Star Bringer by Tracy Wolff and Nina Croft - Book Review

Star Bringer by Tracy Wolff and Nina Croft - Book Review

Review by @elle.cheshire

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

This was such a great read. It’s multiple POV and each one was entertaining and distinctive. We follow a ragtag group of unlikely allies as they navigate the system in hopes of saving the people important to them. Hunted by a unknown enemy they come across more than few problems!

Kali had a huge development arc as she slowly learns the truth of the system she is supposed to rule. I loved how willing she was to learn the hard truths and she didn’t shy away from them. By the end I was a big fan of her. Ian was fun and I enjoyed the banter and his internal thoughts a lot. He gives Han Solo vibes. Max I wanted more from but I did enjoyed his moments. Same with Gage.

Rain was so sweet and I couldn’t help but love her from the start. Merrick, I would’ve liked more from because he clearly knows a lot and is keeping too much to himself. And Beckett was an interesting one, abrasive but also hurting deeply and with a kinder hidden centre she really grew in me. She was a very well written character and I liked the role she served.

Also the ship was a very entertaining part of this story. I loved the starlight and can’t wait to see where she takes the crew next.

The whole crew was assembled well and each brought something different to the group. We see the system through their varying experiences and despite all their differences they have a lot more in common that meets the eye. The character dynamics were a highlight - and we get two romances, one is lgbtq (yay) - but the plot was also well developed and full of exciting action filled moments (cue intergalactic high speed chases) as well as thoughtful found family building scenes. Once I got into it, it was hard to put down.

The planets and their peoples/ customs etc were decently developed but not so much that I was overwhelmed by the information. The history and politics were easy to grasp and presented well. I enjoyed the dynamics between all the different factions; empire, corporation, rebellion and priestesses. The overly threat of a dying sun was unique and compelling, adding and underlying tension and threat to the story.

I always enjoy Tracy Wolffs writing, it’s so easily to read, fast paced and entertaining and this was no exception. I haven’t read anything by Nina Croft before but I certainly will be now!

An excellent sci fi story - fans of of Aurora Rising will definitely like this one!

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Review by @elle.cheshire

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A bit about me… I love all things morally grey and magical! 

My favourite series is Red Rising and I’m sucker for found family. 

I drink way too much tea and live out my fantasy dreams by visiting medieval festivals and doing archery! 

If I’m not reading you’ll find me writing my book or dreaming of far away places.

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