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Well I loved it and I’m glad I did because I’m tired of some of those pretty book covers pulling me in, but that is neither here nor there.
I love space books =) It’s like my new thing that – uh – started last year. So, it’s not THAT new but who cares.
In this book it would seem that Earth is a big ole arse hole. I mean they have set stuff loose on the galaxy and other things.
They are fighting with Genesis that is another planet that
it was amazing
*I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
“And as always, she wishes her most secret, most selfish wish:
If only I could explore it all.”
•I obviously believe this book to be deliciously written, skilfully paced, blessed with two leads that are absolutely beyond compelling, but I also think I loved as unconditionally as I did because of past conditioning (I think there’s a pun here), meaning: are you familiar with Isaac Asimov? If you’re not,
(Also, I don’t know if you notice how invested in the romance I get when Claudia Gray’s the one who writes it… because Abel is basically my new Paul Markov, even though I’ll never stop loving Paul Markov.
No, honestly. The romance is usually my literary equivalent of a turkey shoot. This woman’s got talent.)
•I know I haven’t even mentioned things like the plot or the world building and I’ve been talking like forever, I know. But remember what I said at the beginning? The best books for me are al about the characters. But rest assured that every other thing –plot and world building, pace and writing– will not dissatisfy you. I couldn’t have enjoyed it so much had they proved to be any less than good or pleasant, and they’re all far more than that, though I don’t doubt you could find a couple of flaws if you looked close enough. (One thing that’s still bugging me, for instance, and which is probably the most futile of them all too, but whatever, is: what’s with all those mentions to Han Zhi? He was literally everywhere and had no purpose whatsoever.)
The thing is that I, personally, don’t see the point in that. Defy the Stars made me feel so deeply involved and I found the characters’ development so complex and convincing, I really don’t need much else.
Plus, it’s got robots.
•The ending obviously destroyed me. I wouldn’t exactly call it a cliffhanger, but sure it felt like one to me. (view spoiler)[
“Tell me,” Akide says. “Where do you think Abel’s gone? What is he likely to do next?”
“I don’t know.”
It’s the truth. And in some ways, that’s the most wonderful truth of all.”
➽ I’m sure you got how I feel about the book by now, but anyway: to put it simply, Defy the Stars was able to play on my heartstrings and make my soul sing in a way few books have. My legendary soft spot for robots with feelings certainly played its part and I’m completely happy with and unapologetic about it. Can you pick it up even if robots don’t seem to do it for you? Absolutely. In fact, that’s all the more reason to give it a try.
*All the quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change*
it was amazing
I know many of you may be ignoring this one because it looks like a typical scifi romance drama. Don’t. Yes, there is a romantic element, but it’s definitely not the whole book. The main characters have a very slow buildup to romance, and it never overtook the book. I’m not much of a romance fan myself, but this book was so much more than that. Give it a try even if you’re worried.
This book is inevitably going to be compared to every sci-fi book published in the past five years. So here, I did