Tarnished Are the Stars

Tarnished Are the Stars Review

The Lunar Chronicles meets Rook in this queer #OwnVoices science-fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer and Sharon Cameron.

A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher's chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog -- donning the moniker Technician -- to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner's tyrannical laws.

Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner's son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father's respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father's elusive affection is worth chasing at all.

Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner's secrets at any cost -- even if it means betraying her own heart.

When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic -- before the Commissioner ends them first.

Title:Tarnished Are the Stars
Edition Language:English

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  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    An incredible YA sci-fi book absolutely brimming with heart, understanding, and the power of coming together to defeat injustice. Not to mention it’s queer as hell and I absolutely loved that this b...

  • K. Wolf

    So I read an early version of this book and it was GREAT, and basically, everyone should be adding this to their to-read lists because it's a great ride full of lesbians and aces in space with cool wo...

  • Lindsay

    Disappointing YA SF with overly simplistic world-building and characters whose behavior comes across as random in many places. A relatively diverse cast does not make up for its other failings.Humanit...

  • Candace Robinson

    Lovely writing but I just couldn’t connect with the story. It could also be that I’m hard to please with any sci-fi book! However, there is good diversity and I think a lot of people will like it....

  • Claudie Arseneault

    DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review. I'm also friends with the author.cw: abuse, parental death (on and off screen), surgeryFinishing books past midnight always messes up wit...

  • AdriAnne

    Sharply characterized and beautifully written, Tarished Are the Stars was a look at a too-close-for-comfort earth-like planet and the way the best of intentions in trying to create a better future can...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    A solid debut! If you like YA sci-fi with elements of mystery, political intrigue, and has an all-queer cast, then you'll like this! - Follows three perspectives:* Anna, who operates under the moniker...

  • Anniek

    "We do not have to use the same words or share the same definitions to be similar, to understand one another."This quote captures what I think is so important and so wonderful about the LGBTQ+ communi...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    that cover is so crooked | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram...

  • Josiah

    "Don't judge a book by its cover" is as well-worn a proverb as any in literature, but of course first impressions of a book are influenced by cover art. The swirl of metallic purples, blues, and the s...