Author: Teagan Kearney
Title: "Stars and ashes"
Book 1 in series The saoirse saga
Main character: Kia
I got a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review :) this story was such a great surprise for me :) I wasn't really sure what to expect from this sci-fi novella... although it's somewhere between novella and a full lenght novel :) so imagine my joy when it turned out to be a super entertaining read :) I inhaled it, and not only because it wasn't super long ;) trust me, I would read it just as fast if it would be twice as long :) but since it's not, my review will be a bit shorter as well, cause I don't want to spoil you anything and it's gonna be hard talking about it without sharing too much ;)
Like I mentioned, it's a sci-fi story :) Kia, our main character, becomes a slave after the army of an emperor conqueres her planet... most of her family is murdered and she is facing a very hard future... that is until she accidentally saves the life of the emperor's son... how can you save someone's life accidentally? :) trust me, I was wondering the same thing, but it really is an accident :) after that she is offered to train to become one of his very elite guards and takes that chance with a plan of her own :) I know... it sounds super intriguing :) and trust me, the story itself is even better :) with a kick-ass heroine, interesting premise and quite a few surprises it was a super fast and very entertaining read :) fantastic writing style makes you want to read chapter after chapter... and so I did :) and don't even get me started on that ending... :) it's not really a cliffhanger, but... it definitely makes you that much more curious about the second book, so it's great that the sequel is already available :) I am really struggling right now you guys, because there are things that I want to tell you, but I know they will be too spoilerific, so... ugh... just trust me and give this gem a try :)