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Heir of Skies (The Starbright Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
Darkness closes in around me. The thick, heaviness of it poisons the edges of my world and the boundaries of my heart.
I am bound to it.
I am destined to fight it.
In my world, Darkness isn't a metaphor. It isn't my imagination. In my world, the Darkness is a living, breathing evil that threatens to destroy everything I love.
But I won't let it.
I'll die before I give in.
Stella Day is a Star, an angel bound to Earth to protect it against the forces of evil. She's trained for her assignment since birth. She knows what to expect.
So when her infuriating, but way-too-good-looking, Counterpart shows up at her door uninvited and five years too early, she should be able to adjust. Or at least handle him.
Only Seth won't be handled. And he won't go easy on her either. On the training field or off.
From the Author
Book #2 - Heir of Darkness
Book #3 - Heir of Secrets
Book #4 - Heir of Empyrial Fire (TBA)
Book #5 - Heir of Realms (TBA)
- ASIN : B009CEYRFY
- Publisher : Reckless Siren Publishing; 1st edition (September 15, 2012)
- Publication date : September 15, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 3528 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 254 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1500829331
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #469,507 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1,547 in Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romance eBooks
- #14,311 in Romantic Fantasy (Books)
- #17,056 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy (Kindle Store)
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Instead of spending her days with school, sports and her friends she now has to add fighting and training to protect to the earth with Seth. While Stella is destined to be with Seth she can’t help the feelings that her best friend has developed. With two guys trying for her heart she has her hands full toss in an angry fallen who is intent on having Seth join his side. Stella will have to take a speed course in learning to defend the earth or else it will fall into the darkness like all the prior planets. At least she won’t have to do it alone.
I like Stella she’s one of those pure characters you can’t help liking right from the start. I really love characters you can connect with and Stella is one of those characters, plus as the book progresses she just gets better. I really like Seth he’s the good guy with a good heart intent on doing what’s right even if it means losing the last of his family. I’m not sure how I feel about Stella’s best friend Tristian he kind of bugs me the way he knows she’s off limits but doesn’t back off with his intentions.
I've had this one as a kindle freebie for over a year and I wish I hadn't waited so long. I haven't found that Angel book that I've fallen in love with yet but this series may just be it. While the author uses the concept of good vs evil she adds her own unique twist creating stars and warriors as protects of earth. The stars and warriors have the ability to heat up their skin to the power of the sun, they are stronger, faster, and can fly how cool is that? I loved Stella even if she is in a love triangle which typically I avoid she’s still a character I enjoyed reading her story. Overall I think the author did a great job, and plan to read the next ones in the series. Side note the series was renamed and the cover updated in my opinion much better.
But I just never fell in love with it.
To me... it was so slow moving. With a lot of information being repeated throughout the book. I understand being descriptive and getting the reader to be able to imagine the people and places in the book (which I was completely able to do)... but many times over, information was repeated, where it really just didn't need to be.
I also couldn't fall in love with the characters easily. In fact, the only character I semi loved by the end of the book was Seth.
I definitely got into the book towards the end. When... stuff finally started to move along.
It ended in the perfect way... making me want more, and now waiting (im)patiently for November 12, when Sunburst is suppose to come out. I have high hopes for Sunburst!
And on a sidenote: There were a few editing errors in the first half of this book. Paragraphs that just didn't make any sense, no matter how many times you read them. Going between first person and third person a lot with Stella (usually within the same sentence). That was all towards the beginning of the book though... from the middle onwards, I didn't really notice anything.
I love, love, love Rachel.. and feel horrible for not loving this book.
But I cannot wait for Sunburst to make me love this series!
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Having said I couldn't get into it as much as star-crossed, I'm now just as invested in this storyline and can't wait for the next one and even though this is not her best book (by far The Rush !!!), it's absolutely streets ahead of a lot of the other stuff I've read this year. Will be watching out for lots more from Rachel Higginson.
The story line is that of a teenage love triangle where the heroine is a star(literally) out to save the world from evil, By the end of the book she has neither chosen which of her 2 suitors she loves nor has she saved the world, so rather disappointing.
PS I would not allow my 13yr old read this as I consider it too adult, a book for 15yr+ and aimed at girls mostly
I guess Starbright has a lot to prove after the star-crossed series and I have not enjoyed it as much as i enjoyed reckless. However I need to stop comparing because actually its an enjoyable read I love Stella she is a great character and I love Seth & Tristian however I did feel this book was really laying foundation for the series and it was missing something although i am not hooked on this series yet I however have no doubt by the time I read the next book I will be well and truly hooked. Once again Rachel has proved what an awesome author she is so hurry up with next book :-) :-)
It is full of spelling mistakes, typos and there's even a point where there is character confusion. The story really shows a lot of promise but there's just too many mistakes for it to be an enjoyable read.
I think it might be an idea to fix these issues before continuing to sell them. I can cope with the occasional typo but there was just too many. I think it is doing a disservice to what may be a good book. I had to give up half way through as it just got too frustrating.
This is a shame as I just devoured the Starcrossed series in a matter of days!