Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood | {ARC} Book Review #371

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood, from Perseus Books, Running Press, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.

Trigger Warning:

25463009Three royal houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive.

Asa is the youngest daughter of the house of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food and energy crisis for far too long. She thinks she can save her family’s livelihood by posing as her oldest sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the throne of the house of Westlet. The appearance of her mother, a traitor who defected to the house of Galton, adds fuel to the fire, while Asa also tries to save her sister Wren’s life . . . possibly from the hands of their own father.

But as Asa and Eagle forge a genuine bond, will secrets from the past and the urgent needs of their people in the present keep them divided?

Publication Date: December 08, 2015.

I’m not gonna lie, I’m a total mood reader. It’s taken me a while to get back into the groove of wanting to read Science Fiction novels.

I have high hopes for Inherit the Stars. I imagined that this novel would be action packed with a bit of romance. 

What I liked about Inherit the Stars was that the book starts in the middle of an action packed scene. I love it when books get right into it. Some books just need to start really quickly, and I’m glad that Inherit the Stars fit that bill.

Asa is desparate to save her sister, and will do anything to make sure her oldest sister lives. So I like the fact that Asa took fate into her own hands and did what she had to do. Even if it meant offering herself on a royal platter (though it didn’t quite come to that).

Could have had more oomph to the story, but, I’m happy with what I read, and I genuinely enjoyed the fact that the pace of the story is a fast one.

There are some moments in the book where the story stops and another begins and we dont even know when that happens. Which can tick some people off, and it took some getting used to. Honestly, if anything, the scene skipping only made me pay more attention to the novels story.

A big part of Inherit the Stars is low-key also about the relationship that Asa has with her father. He disregards her in every way. I don’t relish that kind of father-daughter relationship. However, I want to believe that by the very end, he kind of does good.

Something that I really enjoyed in Inherit the Stars was the fact that yes, its a Sci-Fi novel, but the usual Sci-Fi mumbo-jumbo isn’t a main prominent thing.

I enjoyed reading Inherit the Stars. Not everything that I had envisioned for this novel came into play, but that’s 100% okay. I’m satisfied with the ending that Asa and the rest of the characters had.

I give Inherit the Stars, 3 stars.

Happy Reading!
— Adele

5 thoughts on “Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood | {ARC} Book Review #371

  1. Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts/The Novelistics) says:

    I completely understand being a mood reader! I usually am as well unfortunately. 😖

    I don’t remember reading Inherit the Stars AT ALL – it’s been 3+ years. I think my biggest issue might have been the romance, which was really fast paced in my opinion at the time. Not sure how I would feel about it now if I do read it again. 😅

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