Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Star Crossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Grade: High A

Synopsis:
Digger thrives as a spy and sneak-thief among the feuding religious factions of Gerse, dodging the Greenmen who have banned all magic. But when a routine job goes horribly wrong and her partner and lover Tegen is killed, she has to get out of the city, fast, and hides herself in a merry group of nobles to do so. Accepted as a lady's maid to shy young Merista Nemair, Digger finds new peace and friendship at the Nemair stronghold--as well as plenty of jewels for the taking. But after the devious Lord Daul catches her in the act of thievery, he blackmails her into becoming his personal spy in the castle, and Digger soon realizes that her noble hosts aren't as apolitical as she thought... that indeed, she may be at the heart of a magical rebellion.

Rating:
Character Development: 9/10
Originality: 7/10
Overall Enjoyment: 8/10
Ending: 8/10
Voice: 8/10
Plot: 8/10
Setting: 9/10
Total Score: 57/70

Obtained: Publisher

Age Appropriate? PG-13

Cursing: Some
Drugs, Alcohol, etc: Drinking
Sexual Content: None
Disturbing Images/Violence: Gruesome injury and death

Review:
Elizabeth C. Bunce creates a vivid and intriguing setting. It is easy to be swept up into the commotion of Digger's life, and difficult to pull yourself out again. Fantasy, mystery, action, magic... Star Crossed is a mixture of them all, combined to create an exponentially enthralling read.

The characters all have secrets.
The plot is beautifully woven.
The protagonist is an absolute bad ass.

Star Crossed is a great read and I can't wait to immerse myself in Digger's world again in Liar's Moon.

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3 comments:

  1. This is the first I hear of this book - it sounds fantastic! Thanks for reviewing. :)

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  2. This was an AWESOME book. Very entertaining with witty conversations, fights, and general epic-ness. I'm dying to know when "Liar's Moon" comes out.

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