Hello friends! Today I have my review of
Last of Her Name, by Jessica Khoury.
Trigger Warning: Kidnapping, Attempted Murder
Sixteen years ago, rebellion swept the galaxy known as the Belt of Jewels. Every member of the royal family was murdered–down to their youngest child, Princess Anya–and the Union government rose in its place. But Stacia doesn’t think much about politics. She spends her days half-wild, rambling her father’s vineyard with her closest friends, Clio and Pol.
That all changes the day a Union ship appears in town, carrying the leader of the Belt himself, the Direktor Eminent. The Direktor claims that Princess Anya is alive, and that Stacia’s sleepy village is a den of empire loyalists, intent on hiding her. When Stacia is identified as the lost princess, her provincial home explodes into a nightmare.
Pol smuggles her away to a hidden escape ship in the chaos, leaving Clio in the hands of the Union. With everything she knows threading away into stars, Stacia sets her heart on a single mission. She will find and rescue Clio, even with the whole galaxy on her trail.
To be honest, I had thoughts on Last of Her Name before I even sat down to read the book. I thought that there’d be an Anastasia moment in within Last of Her Name. And there was–just not how I thought it’d be. Which is totally cool! I didn’t mind it one bit.
I usually don’t read Science Fiction novels because, well, they tend to bore me with the mechanics of space travel and what-have-you. So while there was a bit of explaining done in Last of Her Name, it wasn’t done to the point where I was bored to tears. I genuinely liked learning about space-travel in this novel because of how simple the characters (honestly the author, lol) made it to be.
When I do read Science Fiction novels, I am quite judgy on the books. In fact, if Last of Her Name wasn’t as interesting as it was, I would have probably not finished Last of Her Name. Another thing that made me keep reading Last of Her Name was how fast the pace of the story is. There never seems to be a break for anyone in this novel. I loved that, actually.
Honestly, Last of Her Name was a really cool Sci-Fi novel. Last of Her Name is super easy to read, and I loved the fact that the reader isn’t bombarded with
useless information about space travel and whatnot.
What I also enjoyed about Last of Her Name was the plot twists, the character developments, and the romance. I also love love love that Last of Her Name is a stand alone novel. We get a great solid ending here people!
I give Last of Her Name, 4 stars.
Have you read Last of Her Name? What did you think of it?
Last of Her Name was the first Jessica Khoury book that I read. I’m quite happy that I enjoyed Last of Her Name to be honest, haha.
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