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Amid Stars and Darkness (The Xenith Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
A high-stakes space opera that combines science fiction and romance, this debut novel features plenty of action and a heroine whose unique brand of humor and tenacity make her easy to root for.
Delaney’s entire world is thrown into chaos after she is mistaken for Lissa Olena, an alien princess hiding out on earth in order to escape an arranged marriage. Kidnapped by the princess’ head bodyguard, Ruckus, and imprisoned in an alien palace, Delaney is forced to impersonate the princess until Olena can be found. If she fails, it will lead to an alien war and the eventual enslavement of the entire human race.
No pressure or anything.
Factor in Trystan—the princess’ terrifying betrothed who is intent on unraveling all her secrets—and her own growing feelings for Ruckus, and Delaney is in way over her head.
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Chani Lynn Feener’s debut novel Amid Stars and Darkness is a thrilling space adventure complete with perfectly detailed alien planets and a super sexy secret romance.
Praise for Amid Stars and Darkness:
"A thoughtful, sexy adventure with winning characters just begging for a bedtime read." —VOYA
"Feener’s world-building is excellent, and readers will feel engulfed in the culture, politics, and technology." —School Library Journal
"This debut makes for fun, fluffy reading." —Booklist
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Praise for Amid Stars and Darkness:
A thoughtful, sexy adventure with winning characters just begging for a bedtime read. --VOYA
Feener's world-building is excellent, and readers will feel engulfed in the culture, politics, and technology. The romance between Delaney and Ruckus develops slowly and satisfyingly. Give to fans of Melissa Landers's Alienated and Ally Condie's Matched. --School Library Journal
This debut makes for fun, fluffy reading. --Booklist
"This story was amazing! The character development, the romance, the tears, such an emotional rollercoaster!" --Hannah B., reader on SwoonReads.com
"Aliens, sexy soldiers, romance, cliffhangers... guys this book has everything!" --The Blonde Bookworm, reader on SwoonReads.com
"I absolutely loved it. It hooked me right from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. It had so many great twists and turns and I loved that I couldn't predict what was going to happen. I loved the characters and their development throughout the story." --Emmasgems, reader on SwoonReads.com
"A thrilling high-stakes read. From the very beginning I was sucked in and pulled along this intense journey filled with danger at every turn." --Ashley, reader on SwoonReads.com--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B01KFWOH5G
- Publisher : Swoon Reads (18 July 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 5311 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 368 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 769,557 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The sci-fi aspects are pretty light with lots of similarities to earth customs or objects. It feels like there wasn't much world building effort. Everything wraps up fairly fast while seeking to drag on. Her relationships with a couple other aliens magically progress over a game of cards, and suddenly she's gonna miss them. Delaney is also appear a good shot with the Fritz and has good self defense skills after a handful of classes she barely paid attention to a couple years ago. As a martial artist, that last item is complete BS. A couple of classes won't give you the skills to fight off an attqcker , much less three, unless you practice them consistently.
Basically what you get is an 18 year old young woman who lacks a backstory, notable skills other than a smart mouth, who thinks she's independent while letting the men make all the decisions for her. On top of it, she falls for her vapid abductor like a bimbo.