October 6, 2017

Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster | Review

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Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster | ReviewLast Star Burning on October 10, 2017
Pages: 400
Format: ARC

Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal—a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.
Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev is forced to do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.
When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.
But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.

I really don’t read enough fantasy novels, so I was so excited to be approved for this one on Netgalley. I started it as soon as I could. After starting it, however, I realized that it was a little more sci-fi than I had thought, which was awesome!

I absolutely loved Sev. She was incredibly strong and hilarious. She was even a little awkward at times, which made her really relatable. Plus, there was a great romance.   

The ending… let’s just say I’m really glad that there’s going to be a book two! I can’t wait to find out what happens next.  

Also, I have to comment on the writing. I don’t know what it is about it, but I loved it. I’ll definitely be checking out more by Sangster in the future! 

  1. Nice! I was starting to get curious about this one! Glad it was a decent read!

  2. Amber Elise says:

    I'm reading this now and it's taking me a minute to get into it because I had assumed it was fantasy – I feel like this one reads more like a dystopian and like you said – sci-fi.

  3. Elena Love says:

    Glad you enjoyed it! I love fantasy and as soon as I read the synopsis for The Last Star Burning, I knew that it was right up my alley and I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on it! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

  4. Lorraine says:

    Oooh, I'm intrigued by this one, especially since you mentioned it was more sci-fi than you expected.

  5. Becky Baker says:

    I'd not heard of this book and it sounds really interesting. I am forewarned and will probably wait a little while before picking up as it seems I'll be eagerly awaiting a second book. I've not read enough fantasy recently and this sounds like it's a good one.

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