The Stars We Steal

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Princess Leonie “Leo” is forced to attend this year’s Vlag season, basically a month of events encouraging the royals and rich to become romantically attached and engaged by the end. Leo could care less for the finery, food or being romantically involved with anyone for that matter… until Elliot arrives. Elliot Wentworth, AKA the boy Leo was engaged to but broke it off with. The one she let get away.

The stakes rise as she finds out Elliot is also going to be involved in the Vlag events. As their time together increases, Leo begins to realize that she is falling in love with Elliot again despite convincing herself otherwise. But will the love continue between the lies and past regrets?

I enjoyed The Stars We Steal. It was quite the page-turner. I thought the hate-to-love concept was very well executed. I love Leo and Elliot’s characters and many of the side-characters. The world-building was well done; I loved the description of the different events they go to. However, I often forgot that we were in space on a luxury spaceship.

My main issue with the book is that it’s a young adult book promoting the risky behavior of drinking to get drunk. It was an easy plot device to get the characters to say what they wanted, but it happened throughout what seemed to be half the book. I think this would be appropriate for eighteen and up.

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Author Alexa Donne
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2020-02-04
ISBN 9781328948946
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Issue May 2020
Category Young Adult


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