Book Review: Amid Stars and Darkness


Title: Amid Stars and Darkness
 Chani Lynn Feener
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Version: Hardcover
Page Count: 368
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Synopsis: GoodReads
Notable Notables: A fresher take on the love-triangle trope
Recommended Readers: Do you like aliens? Alien bodyguards?? Evil alien princes??? Pretend relationships????
Rating: ★★★★★

Okay, I did not expect to love Amid Stars and Darkness as much as I did. Not because it sounded like a bad book or anything (it absolutely did not), but you know when you read what something’s going to be about and you get your hopes up for it, and then it fails to deliver? I was worried that’s what this book was going to do, especially since I hadn’t heard any major buzz about it.

Never have I been happier to be wrong because this book was a delight from start to finish. Also, fanfic writers, get your notebooks ready because the plot here is prime AU material for all your multi-ship needs!

Earth knows about aliens, but Delaney’s never had much interest in learning more about them; she has her own life to live. All that changes when she runs into alien princess Lissa Olena, who unknowingly to Delaney changes Delaney to look exactly like her. Turns out, after spending five years on Earth learning its customs, Olena is running from her responsibilities to return to her planet, take over the throne, and marry Zane Trystan, the terrifying heir apparent of another alien race. Now it’s Delaney’s problem.

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