Books from the Backlog #229

Posted September 1, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 9 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #229Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
Series: Defy the Stars #1
Published by Little Brown Books on April 4, 2017
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Pages: 512
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure that Kass Morgan, bestselling author of The 100 series, calls "startlingly original and achingly romantic...nothing short of masterful."

She's a soldier--Noemi Vidal is willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis, including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she's a rebel.

He's a machine--Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel's advanced programming has begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he's an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they're not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they're forced to question everything they'd been taught was true.

An epic and romantic adventure, perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles and Illuminae.

Why did I add Defy the Stars to my bookshelf?

I downloaded this one from NetGalley years ago. I have a feeling that this was a “Read Now” title. I do remember picking it up and quickly realizing that I was in the mood for a completely different genre and just never got back to it. It has a 4.03 average rating on Goodreads which is pretty high. I hope to give it a try again sometime soon.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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9 responses to “Books from the Backlog #229

  1. I had not heard of this one and it reminds me of some of the YA sci-fi trilogies from Kaufman and Kristoff. I think I’d like it. Hope you do too.

  2. no never heard of this one and I’m not familiar with the author either. I don’t think it would have tempted me as I have a love hate relationship with YA fantasy.

  3. Lover of Romance

    I swear that “Read Now” section they have was the worst. I am glad that now its a bit more difficult to find haha because it was so easy. But its great if you are just starting out and need to build up your review backlist so you can get the nop notch books. I hope you enjoy this one here.

  4. I recognize this book and remember the Firebird books being popular. The author seems to be well liked. Hope you get a into a space opera mood and enjoy this one