Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl.A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ias age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control.Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealths military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintancesincluding Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming Flight Master, Knivescause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealths clutches before these bonds deepen?In this exhilarating edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventureperfect for fans of The Lunar Chroniclesdebut author Maura Milan introduces our world to a ...
|Title||:||Ignite the Stars|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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Ignite the Stars Reviews
More space sci-fi plus an Asian protagonist? SOLD! Not a fan of the cover though so might just get the Kindle edition.
3.5 stars! Even though initially I almost felt like this would be rated lower because the pacing and set-up felt a little clunky, I actually really ended up enjoying myself. It was a fun space adventure (that I could see as a film or tv series with more development)!
I was pretty sure I'd enjoy this, but I absolutely underestimated how MUCH I would enjoy it. I was totally hooked and had a hard time putting this down. I read the second half of it pretty much in one go. I loved the characters, I loved the way different perspectives were manipulated and used to tell the story. I loved that the romances were largely subtle and in the background and I believed them (though I might've believed it more if it was queer but). The ending was stellar and the stakes wer ...more
(I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.)
I was only a few pages into Ignite the Stars when I got the sinking feeling that I knew this story. Ignite the Starsis a very average young adult science-fiction story with a lot of familiar elements. And I mean ‘a lot.’
Do you recognise any of these tropes and traits: a prickly, mercenary female character, caught and imprisoned and given a chance to redeem herself? A school-like environment ...more
I read an early version of this and I LOVED it. IA was such a kickass heroine, sarcastic and spunky, while Brinn was a very relatable character I could identify with. The chemistry between the two felt organic and sincere, and I liked that the author spent a good amount of time on their friendship, which often isn't the case in YA novels. But that doesn't mean there wasn't romance! Knives was dreamy and swoon-worthy, and the scenes between him and IA were filled with sparks.
The action scenes wer ...more
I received an ARC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
In YA, it is not uncommon to have teenage protagonists lead armies, or be the smartest, most dangerous person around by the end of the book. Ia is not one of those protagonists. She is already the most dangerous criminal in the galaxy by the time she turns seventeen, and has been building her reputation for years.
I admit that this tested my suspension of disbelief, which sounds strange to say in a sci-fi book with aliens. Still ...more
I really love this! Review to come!
*sobs in asian*
this was EVERYTHING I expected and more. I love the cover so much, even the vague and general space nebula background behind the model.
Ignite the Stars was the manifestation of everything I’ve wanted in a sci-fi novel:
→ a badass Asian protagonist
→ a found family
→ a slow-burn-as-hell romance
→ subtle current-day political themes
Seriously, Ia is amazing and she knows it.
Also, why was this pitched as Throne of Glass in space? This has a similar premise, but the plot goes in a very di ...more