October 31, 2018

#BookReview: A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy #1) by Sangu Mandanna with @RiseOfTheReader

About the Book:

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back. 

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. 

When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali. 

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart. 

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.




About the Author: Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. She is the author of The Lost GirlA Spark of White Fire and its sequels, and has contributed to several anthologies. She lives in Norwich, in the east of England, with her husband and kids.
Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction 
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My Review: This is another one for me that I just didn't like. This one was the writing and the story both of which felt forced and just not for me.  The plot felt very choppy as well. I did not like any of the characters and I just had to put it down. 

Do I Recommend this book? No

Go Into This One Knowing: Space
 








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