May 26, 2017

#BookReview: Defy the Stars (Constellation #1) by @ClaudiaGray (@Uppercasebox April)

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.

Claudia Gray is the New York Times bestselling author of many science fiction and paranormal fantasy books for young adults, including Defy the StarsDefy the Worlds, the Firebird series, the Evernight series, the Spellcaster series, and Fateful. She's also had a chance to work in a galaxy far, far away as the author of the Star Wars novels Lost Stars and Bloodline. Born a fangirl, she loves obsessing over geeky movies and TV shows, as well as reading and occasionally writing fanfiction; however, she periodically leaves the house to go kayaking, do a little hiking, or travel the world. She will take your Jane Austen trivia challenge any day, any time. Currently, she lives in New Orleans.

I can't help but think that this one reminds me of Firefly with a twist esp. the end. I won't spoil it for you!!  It blends artificial intelligence with war and the fight for survival.  I really loved how it showed you that even if you think your world is right you really don't know the toll that, that decision is putting on the rest of the world.  Although I feel for the world of Genisis and I understand why they are doing what they are.  I can't help but think how they could also be helping the worlds at large.  

This book was another that is an edge of your seat thrill ride and one that I couldn't put down.  I really spent a lot of the book both wanting and not wanting the two MC's to fall in love.  It just gets me that if they were to get together then what would come of it?  Abel is a machine and Noemi is flesh and blood.  What would that do if they did fall in love?  Would Abel just out live her?  Parts of this question were answered in this first book and I am happy to be shipping them full heartedly now.  

This one doesnt end on a cliffhanger at all. Although I really can't wait for the next book to find out what happens with Abel and Noemi.  When you get to the end of this one you will understand why.  

This one showed you that life can be found in the least expected places and that love will always find a way.  

If you love space and want a great adventure then I would try this one out.  It gives the reader everything they could ask for. Death defying adventure, Romance, and more! 

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