Star-Crossed by Pintip Dunn

by Pintip Dunn
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 2nd, 2018
Entangled Teen

In a world where nutrition can be transferred via a pill, and society is split into Eaters and Non-Eaters, seventeen-year-old Princess Vela has a grave dilemma. Her father, the king, is dying, and only a transplant of organs from a healthy Non-Eater boy will save him.

Vela is tasked with choosing a boy fit to die for the king, which is impossible enough. But then Carr, the boy she’s loved all her life, emerges as the best candidate in the Bittersweet Trials. And he’s determined to win because by doing so, he can save the life of his Non-Eater sister.

Refusing to accept losing the boy she loves, Vela bends the rules and cheats. But when someone begins to sabotage the Trials, Vela must reevaluate her own integrity—and learn the true sacrifice of becoming a ruler.

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Now Star-Crossed, I loved!

Totally up my alley… I read the blurb and I had a good feeling about it, and boy was I proved right!

I do not want to compare it to the Hunger Games cause, it is quite different, however in spirit I do believe that they can be related.  Star-Crossed is really well written, poignant and IMHO is fantastic!

So to give you a bit of backstory, we are not on earth but on a distant planet, where those guys landed years ago.  Through bad luck, a good part of the food traveling with them was destroyed and well they have had to come up with creative ways to make sure the colony survives.

Changes have happened, sacrifices were made all for the survival of the people until it is time to pick the new boy who will die to save the king.

Like the blurb says, one of those boys in running is the one Princess Vela loves.

A tragedy in the making, I am telling you!

I was equally heart-broken.

I really liked Vela, she was a truly amazing character, so relatable and easy to love and root for.  Taking into account the circumstances she finds herself in, it is very easy to empathize with her.

Carr is great too, though he frustrated me at times, I could see where he was coming from, even though I did not agree with him.  It happens often enough that you like a character and things til bug you.

I enjoy that!

I mean you cannot always agree with everyone over everything, right?

Star-Crossed is wonderful, and I am going to very highly recommend it to you all.  If you enjoyed the Hunger Games then, this is a lovely addition, if you want a romance fraught with drama and emotions, this is the book for you… Honestly, there is a bit of everything to everyone… You even have a Murder/Mystery too!

There you have it, I love what Pintip did to this story and I am looking forward to her next book!

Star-Crossed is definitely going on my most beloved shelf.

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About the Author

Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B., and received her J.D. at Yale Law School. 

Pintip’s novel FORGET TOMORROW won the 2016 RWA RITA® for Best First Book, and SEIZE TODAY won the 2018 RITA for Best Young Adult Romance. Her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for the following awards: the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire; the Japanese Sakura Medal; the MASL Truman Award; the Tome Society It list; and the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other titles include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, THE DARKEST LIE, GIRL ON THE VERGE, and the upcoming STAR-CROSSED and MALICE.

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