This mini bookcussion is for the novella in the Starbright Series by Hilary Thompson. YA Bound Book Tours is hosting a review tour who provided me the copy. If you haven’t already, check out my review for the first book, Justice Buried here.
So, this is book #1.5, told from Lexan’s point of view! I was really excitied about rading this one! 😉
Title: Lexan’s Pledge (Starbright Series, #1.5)
Author: Hilary Thompson
Genre: Young Adult/ Dystopian/ Romance
My rating: 98.99%, 5/5
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Author’s Note: this is not the full-length sequel to Justice Buried. It is a short novella telling Lexan’s side of the story!
There will come three…
A child of peace, born in a place of war.
A child of right, born in a place of many wrongs.
A child of lawfulness, born in a place with no laws.
The secrets of Asphodel continue to spill as Lexan tells his side of the story. Lexan has been pretending for so long that he barely remembers why. All he knows is that it’s getting harder to be the image of perfection that everyone expects. With Keirna plotting murder, Saloman having visions, and Trea throwing tantrums, Lexan just might be ready to risk his world for the chance at a better one.
In General –
[There will be no discussions for this novella plus this might contain some mild spoilers for those who have not read the first book. :)]
I was soo glad I read this book! I desperately needed Lexan’s perspective on all this. In fact, I wanted this book to go on longer. I am usually annoyed by novellas and the only ones I have enjoyed are Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi. But this one is my new favourite as well. It made me fall for Lexan even more and now I know some more secrets of this mysterious Asphodel.
This book also made me hate Astrea more. Lexan made it sound like she is a complete bitch. And she was! She is naturally bitter, angry and mean! Okay, maybe not mean….but still pretty frustrating! Like… God, what did he ever do to you?! She reminded me of America, but a tad more aggressive. We like our female protagonists to be strong and awesome. But Astrea is just rash and impulsive. Too pridefull and blames the wrong people for her convenience. I mean, she cannot hate the prophecy and convey her anger towards it, but she can very well hate Lexan , who has nothing to do with it!
Anyway, this book has me all kinds of excited for the next book, Balance Broken. There will be a full review and discussion for that one. Promise! 🙂
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