Sunday, December 15, 2019

ARC Review: Starlight by Lisa Henry

Starlight (Dark Space, #3)From the blurb:

Brady Garrett is back in space, this time as an unwilling member of a team of humans seeking to study the alien Faceless and their technology. It’s not the first time Brady’s life has been in the hands of the Faceless leader Kai-Ren, and if there’s one thing Brady hates it’s being reminded exactly how powerless he is. Although dealing with the enigmatic Faceless might actually be easier than trying to figure out where he stands with the other humans on board, particularly when one of them is his boyfriend’s ex.

Cameron Rushton loved the starlight once, but being back on board the Faceless ship forces him to confront the memories of the time he was captured by Kai-Ren, and exactly how much of what was done to him that he can no longer rationalize away. Cam is used to being Brady’s rock, but this time it might be him who needs Brady’s support.

This time Brady is surrounded by the people he loves most in the universe, but that only means their lives are in danger too. And when Kai-Ren’s fascination with humanity threatens the foundations of Faceless society, Brady and Cam and the rest of the team find themselves thrust into a battle that humans have very little hope of winning, let alone surviving.

Heather's rating:

Yaaaaaaas! The time has come, and this long awaited book is finally here. And friends, this book is so glorious that it is WORTH the wait.

Guys, if you haven't read Dark Space and Darker Space, don't even THINK about picking up Starlight. It is not a stand-alone. Not even a little bit. But, honestly, why would you want to pass on the majesty that is books 1 and 2 in this series?

I feel a little bit about Starlight that I did about Darker Space in that it's hard to explain what actually happens and how Lisa Henry manages to make everything so freaking compelling. And, friends, this book is compulsively readable. I'm talking, "clear your schedule" kind of a book. I read Starlight straight through in one sitting, finally finishing it around 2 am. I could NOT put it down.

We get a lot of the nitty gritty details that I was hoping we would get. We learn a LOT more about the Faceless, and we get even more progression in Brady and Cameron's relationship. We really dig deep into this wonderful and scary and interesting world that Lisa Henry created, and I couldn't get enough.

And then, we get a twist, baby! Man, there are some surprises that I did not see coming. Don't read spoilers because this book gets really good the longer it goes. I don't think I could have stopped reading if I tried in the last 30%.

All Dark Space fans, you WILL love this book. Trust me. And this book still leaves off with so much potential for more. Even Chris will get under your skin, and if he doesn't get his own book, I may die. (Very slightly exaggerating.)

I can't even talk about it anymore because I want you to experience it for yourself. Just buy it already.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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