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Title: OUR DARK STARS
Author: Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade
Pub. Date: March 6, 2018
Publisher: Blaze Publishing, LLC 
Pages: 316
Formats: Paperback, eBook
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While she sleeps, the whole universe changes. Princess Talia Starchaser has it all. Wealth. Status. Adoring citizens. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to publicly betray her best friend, a companion mock she’s had since birth, setting events into motion that lead to the destruction of the humans, and the princess floating through space, a remnant of a time when humans ruled over droids. One hundred years later, half-mock captain Will Perrault and his ragtag crew discover a device floating in space. When a very human Talia emerges from its depths, Will suspects she’s the key to buying his way back into the regiment he once commanded against the last remaining rebel humans—and the ruling mock queen’s good graces. Both Talia and Will would rather get space-tossed than trust one another, but with the queen’s forces chasing them across the galaxy and the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance, they’ll forge the unlikeliest of alliances to survive.

- Excerpt -
Once the Odysseus was in the air and Talia knew she was safe, the adrenaline wore off and she nearly sank to her knees. Leo went to grab her, but Will was quicker, propping her up against his shoulder.
He led her to the engine room, and once inside, a wave of delicious heat washed over her. The numbness in her cheeks and fingers began to fade as she peeled out of her snowsuit. She turned to Will and found herself paralyzed. He was naked from the waist up, his dark-gray briefs clinging to his lower half and leaving little to the imagination. His core muscles tensed and rippled as he leaned over and shook out the water from his hair.
Once his skin was mostly dry, he turned his attention to her. “The heat won’t work if you leave your clothes on.”
“Yeah, my fingers are numb so—” Her words died as he approached and began unbuttoning her blouse, his bottom lip caught between his teeth as he worked. The middle of her shirt parted, and more goosebumps ridged her stomach.
He dropped his hand and turned his back, his gaze fixed on the engines. “There. You can do the rest.”
Frowning, she shrugged out of her shirt and rolled down her soggy pants. If she had any questions regarding his leanings—mock or human—they were answered. She’d been exposed, her breasts barely hidden behind a lacy bra, and not even a twitch disrupted his face. Her presence had no effect on him whatsoever. He was probably used to the perfection of mock bodies, and hers definitely didn’t fit the standard.
Her body had always been athletic, but after she woke up from the pod, she was lean, every muscle showing beneath her skin. Her breasts were small, her curves pretty much nonexistent.
So much so, apparently, they inspired not even a flicker of reaction in Will.

Review1

Yes, this is another space book! I'm kinda really just crazy for space books right now. (Haha) This crazy space story is a page-turner. I always wanted to know what would happen next. The world building is my favorite part of this book, the writing just paints this world with starts and action scenes.

Leo is my favorite characters. I enjoyed the story more whenever he was in the scenes. I don't know why he just lightings the story.

This story is great. I enjoyed the 'space life'. I do wish there was a little more about the technology used in this world. There is a little bit of love that never overpowered the story.

The push and pull between humans and mocks is what makes this book. The line between humans and mocks. And how the roles switch throughout the story makes it an interesting read. The main message I get from this read is that friendship and love will and can happen wherever, that it doesn't matter your skin or race.

If Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza and Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener had a baby it would be something like Our Dark Stars.

I hope there is going to be a book two!






I received a NetGalley ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. So, this is a 100% honest review by me.


AudreyAbout Audrey:
Hi! I’m an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including the Moonbeam Children’s Award bronze finalist, SHADOW FALL. I live in the charming state of Oklahoma with my crew: one husband, two little people, four mischievous dogs, and one poor cat. You can usually find me hiding out in my office from said crew, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for my characters to live in.

In between the chaos—What’s for dinner? Stop pinching your sister! Homework! Dishes!— and my writing, I make time for various projects. An admitted paintaholic, I’ve painted, sprayed or transformed nearly every piece of my house at least once. I even painted my husband’s beloved fabric chair. Oops!

I thrive on creation: starting from an idea, a blank canvas, or perhaps an outdated room, and using my imagination to create something new and emotionally engaging that’s all my own. But stories have always been my first love. Weaving together complex worlds full of flawed, conflicted characters allows me to express myself in a way I could never do otherwise.

I started creating stories during the sweltering Oklahoma summers spent laboring in my father’s wheat fields. Alone and bored, I dreamed up wild fables of vampires (the Anne Rice kind), cave men, and love-torn ghosts. By college my tales had grown more persistent, and I started to actually write them down.

Now, fiction is my life, and I look forward to sharing my characters and their stories with all of you.






KrystalAbout Krystal:
I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).

I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.



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Tour Schedule:
Week One:
3/19/2018- Books at DawnExcerpt
3/19/2018- What A Nerd Girl SaysReview

3/20/2018- Emily Reads EverythingReview
3/20/2018- Darque Dreamer ReadsReview

3/21/2018- F A N N A- Interview
3/21/2018- Twirling Book PrincessReview

3/22/2018- The Desert BibliophileReview
3/22/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview

3/23/2018- BookHoundsInterview
3/23/2018- Sincerely Karen JoReview

Week Two:
3/26/2018- Wonder StruckExcerpt
3/26/2018- Dani Reviews ThingsReview

3/27/2018- Sweet Southern HomeExcerpt
3/27/2018- Smada's Book SmackReview

3/28/2018- Lisa Loves LiteratureInterview
3/28/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview

3/29/2018- Novel NoviceGuest Post
3/29/2018- Twinning for BooksReview

3/30/2018- The Cover Contessa- Interview
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