I have recieved this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Spinning Starlight
Author: R.C Lewis
Genre: Young Adult/ Futuristic/ Sci-fi
My rating: 77%, 2.99/5
Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it’s hard to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she assumes it’s just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are fired.
Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi’s vocal cords to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word and her brothers are dead.
Desperate to save her family from a desolate future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with her brothers’ survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to bring them back?
Haunting and mesmerizing, this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’sThe Wild Swans strings the heart of the classic with a stunning, imaginative world as a star-crossed family fights for survival in this companion to Stitching Snow.
Yup, I am not too impressed by this book. I mean, you guys have no idea how much I was expecting out of this book. I thought it was going to a mix between Cinder and These Broken Stars. Nope. The plot didn’t catch my attention. I couldn’t get into the book. I took like a million years to finish it. In the book’s defense, I was in a reading slump and reading a genuinely uninteresting book would piss me off. But even if I wasn’t, I would still feel nothing for this book. 😦
This book is set far away in the future where there are different planets and high technology. The main character, Liddy is the sister of the famous….inventors? Honestly, I don’t even know what the book about. After finishing it, I felt so confused. In fact, throughout the book, I was trying to figure out things worked int his world. The descriptions were not done properly. Utterly boring.
The first few chapters were hell. Things started picking up later but again lost the juice. I know that this is a companion novel to another book and maybe I should have read that one before. I have no idea if it would have resulted in a different opinion or not. Meh.
I read this book along with Renzi over at Books In My Vein and we shared a few opinions so thank you for doing it with me and putting up with my lazy reading! 😛
So yeah, overall, a not-so-enjoyable book. Was expecting much much more. Let me know what you thought!!! 🙂