Sky Full of Stars, book 2
Category: science fiction and fantasy, space opera, teen and young adult
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Format: advance review copy ebook (eARC)
My Rating: 4-stars
Starseer, pilot, and animal lover Jelena Marchenko wants to prove to her parents that she’s ready to captain her own freighter and help run the family business. When she finally talks them into getting a second ship and letting her fly it, it doesn’t faze her that the craft is decades old and looks like a turtle. This is the chance she’s craved for years.
But it’s not long before the opportunity to rescue mistreated lab animals lures her from her parentally approved cargo run and embroils her in a battle between warring corporations. To further complicate matters, her childhood friend Thorian, prince of the now defunct Sarellian Empire, is in trouble with Alliance law and needs her help.
Torn between her duty to her family and doing what she believes is honorable, Jelena is about to learn that right and wrong are never as simple as they appear and that following your heart can get you killed.
I unabashedly love Lindsay Buroker’s writing. Her stories make me laugh, are fast paced, and are just plain fun. The Rogue Prince doesn't disappoint. I do recommend that you read the Fallen Empire series first. I didn't. Fortunately, I had no problem enjoying The Rogue Prince as Buroker provides enough backstory for the newbies like me (and reminders for those who read the Fallen Empire series awhile ago) to keep the story moving without leaving us in the dust. I'm off to pick up the Fallen Empire books and get to reading.
My favorite part of the book is the animal rescue. It was action packed and triumphant. It doesn't hurt that out of the rescue came my favorite character in the book... Alfie. I'm such a sucker for the animals. And Alfie is adorable and fluffy. Read down further and you will find a lot of information on the characters.
I'm a sucker for Buroker's worlds. I also love her characters and I'm glad that I have been given another chance to explore with them.
As a reviewer for Lindsay Buroker, I was given a pre-release copy of this book for my honest and unbiased opinion.