Three months have passed since the events of The Star Host, and Ren is living aboard the Star Stream under the watchful eyes of the Phoenix Corps. Plagued by vivid nightmares that ravage the ship while he sleeps, he struggles to prove he isn’t a threat and fears he has traded one captor for another. His relationship with Asher, who is failing to balance his personal loyalty to Ren with his professional duties to the Corps, fractures.
Adrift without an anchor, Ren must return to his home planet of Erden if he has any chance of reversing his dangerous descent into madness. There, he hopes to search for his missing brother and salvage his relationship with Asher. What he finds is knowledge that puts everyone’s allegiance to the test.
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I can’t tell you how excited I was when this book came across my email to review! I loved The Star Host (Book one) so freaking much! The writing is descriptive and beautiful. There’s a poetry in the way the author talks about people and situations. And I was constantly on the edge of my seat and I was pulling for Ren and Asher throughout! In Ghosts & Ashes there’s quite the character shift in my opinion. Ren really embraces his star and has a hard time getting himself balanced. Asher… I sort of missed the Asher from book one. The disconnect between Ren and Asher in this one was so sad and my heart broke terribly. Ghost & Ashes is, if you can believe it, a lot more angsty and haunting than the first one. I loved the book and following the journey of both characters; but if by the end of this book you don’t want to fling your Ereader across the room, you read it wrong. Yeah you guessed it… cliffy! When reading a series, when knowing you’re reading one, you have to accept the voice in the back of your mind whispering, “Accept the fact a lot won’t be resolved.” Now things happened. People were found, answers were given, and small victories were had. But…. Yeah there’s a but…. Go into this knowing there’s at least another book after this one. I understand the reason for the distance between Ren and Asher. But I didn’t have to like it. I adored their connection so much in book one and all they were able to do for each other, to see it fracture so epically in this hurt. Because of its ending I will impatiently wait for book three. There’s still people to find, others to NOW rescue, and a heck of a lot more answers needed. This is a wonderfully creative, brilliantly written sci-fi YA series. I adore it to pieces and very much recommend you read it!