Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review: Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Title: Among the Nameless Stars
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publish Date: June 4th, 2012

Before Kai joined the Cloud Fleet, he wandered… AMONG THE NAMELESS STARS.

Four years before the events of FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS, the servant Kai left the North Estate, the only home he’d ever known, and Elliot North, the only girl he ever loved, in search of a better life. But the journey was not an easy one.

Featuring narrow escapes, thrilling boat races and at least one deadly volcanic wasteland.

I don't usually read novellas, especially not prequel novellas, but when I saw Among the Nameless Stars for free on Amazon I had to give it a shot. Mostly because I've been dying to read For Darkness Shows the Stars ever since seeing that gorgeous cover!

Kai is such an immediately likable character, even though he's sort of caught in this whole I love you/I hate you mentality about his friend Elliot, a Luddite he left behind at his old home. Now he's traveling, looking for a better life in Channel City. But, he finds, that "better" life he's been dreaming of might not exist after all. Or... maybe it does, if he can just figure out a way to outsmart a man (more like mobster) named Pen.

Even though Among the Nameless Stars is a novella, it's just long enough to tell an intriguing story that will have you dying to read For Darkness Shows the Stars if you haven't already. I know I will be reading it soon! Peterfreund somehow conveys just enough of the world without any info dumps or over-complicating the story.

If you haven't read For Darkness Shows the Stars give this prequel a try. I bet you'll enjoy it. And if you have read it, then you'll probably want to check out the adorable angsty Kai presented in this compelling prequel.

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  1. I don't know this book or the previous one. Glad you enjoyed it and I must look into them. 5 hearts, awesome!


  2. Oh, wow, love the covers. I haven't heard or seen this series before and will be adding them to my list. Thanks for the great review.

    Katie ~ Turner’s Antics


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