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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Three royal houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive.
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?
Author Tessa Elwood's debut series is an epic romance at heart, set against a mine field of political machinations, space adventure, and deep-seeded family loyalties.
My rating: 4.35 of 5 stars
“I love you,” I say, more shape than sound. “Don’t forget.”
This was such a good sci-fi story, and I really liked it!
Asa was a great lead character, she was strong, knew what she wanted, and she really had spunk! The way she looked out for both of her sisters, even though she was the youngest, and always tried her best, even if it was the wrong thing to do, really showed what she was really like, and I just really felt for her.
The storyline in this was so surprising, and I loved the twists! There were several things that I didn’t see coming, and they were really inventive!
I liked the romance in this too, even though there was only a little bit, I really liked the way Eagle and Asa grew to love each other slowly, and nothing was forced or fast.
The ending to this was also good, and I loved the mystery surrounding the ending!
8.7 out of 10