Starlight Seized: Review

Today I’m sharing my recent read Starlight Seized, which is a beautiful title, by the way! And China Dennington’s cover is equally beautiful.

4 stars
Prose: 5/5
Romance: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Plot: 4/5
Prose:

Very elegant, flowing, and well-written! It is definitely one of the author’s strong points. I enjoyed the poetry featured in both Tessa’s and Maris’ entries.

Romance:

Very subtle and well-fleshed out. It wasn’t a romance novel by any measure, but it hinted so well at blossoming romance between various people and their relationships without distracting from the story.

Characters:

Another well thought out part of the novel. The characters are very complex and multi-dimensional. They all have various parts to them, rather than being two-dimensional. Because of the format of the novel, which goes through two different timelines, there is a rather large cast, but the author does a good job of keeping everyone straight in the reader’s mind.

Plot:

The book started off rather slow, personally. The middle kept me interested and wanting to read, but then the ending seemed to come much too quickly. Although I did agree with the ending, I thought it could have been expanded a little bit.

Overall:

A really good novel! I enjoyed it way more than I thought it did. It had a few pacing issues, but it didn’t detract too much from the overall story.

Content:

A few light kisses. Mentions of pregnancy, and having children. The book was pretty clean. It did deal with issues about war, poisoning, and government type issues, but nothing was graphic. It would have been fine for even a 12+

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.


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