Sunday, March 27, 2022

A Review: The Brighter the Stars

This week I dipped my toes into some sci-fi, and I stumbled across an audio book The Brighter the Stars by Bryan Prosek. I don't usually listen to audiobooks, but I may try to add them to my reading more. It's pretty nice the things you're able to accomplish while also listening to a book!

Summary: This story follows Jake, a young Legion soldier who is motivated by revenge after witnessing the brutal murder of his uncle when he was a teen. Jake gets caught up in a bigger political issues of Earth and it's relationship with other planets.  He manages to locate a lost crystal that was stolen, but all the while has to decide whether to follow through with his revenge plans, save the love of his life, or clear his now tarnished name.

Thoughts: This book was well planned, well structured, with clear world building and characters that I could relate to. There's a clear moral conflict that Jake is having to work through all laid out in an exciting well paced book.  Having said that...I don't feel that I was the targeted audience for this book and that's ok! This is the kind of book I was looking for when my oldest son was a young pre-teen and would inhale books so much that he left our librarians scrambling. I didn't really start paying attention until I was about  halfway through, but I don't even think there were any bad words in it.  It's a clean book, suitable pre-teens as well as teens, and more than likely the target audience this book was intended for.

Bryan Prosek also has published A Measure of Serenity which is also labeled YA which focuses on a young girl named Serenity Ashdown. Be sure to check it out!

Disclaimer: I received an advanced e-copy of this book free for review.  This however does not affect my opinions, as I do not leave a review for each book I receive. There are links to Amazon, clicking these links won't cost you anything but any purchase helps support this blog.  Thanks!

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