Friday, December 4, 2015
Me on Inherit the Stars
Author: Tessa Elwood
Release Date: December 8, 2015
Publisher: Running Kids Press
Asa is the youngest daughter of the house of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food and energy crisis for far too long. She thinks she can save her family's livelihood by posing as her oldest sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the throne of the house of Westlet. The appearance of her mother, a traitor who defected to the house of Galton, adds fuel to the fire, while Asa also tries to save her sister Wren's life... possibly from the hands of their own father. But as Asa and Eagle forge a genuine bond, will secrets from the past and the urgent needs of their people in the present keep them divided?
Inherit the Stars is the story of a young girl hoping to save her sister, but it felt rather lackluster and flat.
Asa is loyal to her sister Wren. When she falls ill, injured, near death, Asa pushes to keep her alive. She has hope that Wren will wake up one day. She does the impractical and enters into an arranged marriage to keep Wren cared for. Everything she does is for Wren, but she can't help but ruing everyone else's plans.
I was hoping for something exciting to happen but I got bored with Asa's stumbling and bumbling around, her trying to be honest while also trying to use people. With the multiple people trying to control the situation. With Eagle seemingly having no emotions beyond angry, surprised, or resigned. I did get through the book but it struggled to hold my attention. I imagine some will like this book, but it didn't work with me.
(I received an e-galley of this book from Running Press through NetGalley.)