Queen of Starlight (Sheerspace, #1)

Queen of Starlight (Sheerspace, #1)

by Jessa Slade

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ISBN-13: 9781941547021
Publisher: Jessa Slade
Publication date: 07/21/2014
Series: Sheerspace , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 171,357
File size: 3 MB

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Queen of Starlight (Sheerspace, #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I liked: Beautiful lyrical writing and descriptions that I adored. Also sex scenes written along the same vein, that managed to be hot and sensual without lots of explicit wording, some of which I often finds spoil the overall descriptions with words that jar me out of the scene. The world building was awesome and intriguing (I have a thing for crystals anyway, so to have these used to enhance a body's sensitivity and enable an empathic kind of union totally grabbed me). Despite the hero's insistence that he was a jerk, he really wasn't, and though I'm not a huge alpha fan I was won over by his devotion to a cause that he hadn't really wanted to take up. What I didn't like: The hero calls himself a jerk or similar several times at the start, to the point where I almost stopped reading. It was done too many times and really wasn't necessary after the first couple of mentions. Also, despite the beautifully written scenes, the couple had sex at what seemed totally inappropriate times and places, as if the author had felt compelled to force them in to avoid them being missed out completely. Both times this totally pulled me out of the story. I felt these could have been put elsewhere and broken the flow a lot less. I also didn't like the heroine as much as the hero - in some respects she almost came over as a bit of a wet blanket but just about avoided that label. In conclusion: This is a good book for fans of scifi romance, especially those who prefer the sex scenes hot and sensual rather than full out explicit, if you can excuse the weird timing and settings. Some SF purists might dislike the science behind the crystals bonding to humans (in that respect, I would point to Anne McCaffrey's Crystal Singer). I would probably read the rest of the books in the series and more by this author.
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DebbyReader More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It had a slow start with describing the culture of the planet. At first I wondered if I would finish it. I'm glad I did. Corso and Etta were good characters. They learned from each other about love. I would recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! I took a chance on it, couldn't put it down and now, 2 days later, have powered through all 3 books in this series. Can't hardly stand the wait for the next one...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slade's "Queen of Starlight" is sort of The Magnificent Seven in space, with a princess. Benedetta and Corso are terrific characters; I like how they challenge one another's assumptions about the nature of freedom, duty, and love. My only complaint is that the mechanics of the sheerways (which allow travel through space) needed to be explained a bit better. I really, really hope that Slade continues the series. Highly recommended to fans of Zoe Archer and Eve Langlais. -- lyradora