Series: For Darkness Shows the Stars #0.5
Published: June 4, 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Novella, Science Fiction, Young Adult
The Short, Sweet, and Spoiler-Free Blurb:
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.
Among the Nameless Stars was a prequel novella for one of my favorite novels, For Darkness Shows the Stars. The writing in this novella didn’t seem to be the same quality that I loved in the novel. The story was ok but not terribly interesting. I feel like if there’s going to be a prequel it should be about something mind-blowing or amazing and the simple plot about the boat race was not enough to keep my attention. I just didn’t see the point of this novella. I didn’t get any new insights into the story. It fills in details about Kai but I already knew where the plot was going. It might be that it’s just been too long since I’ve read For Darkness Shows the Stars that made it feel like I didn’t learn anything new or interesting.
Even though I wasn’t a fan of this prequel, you should definitely still check out For Darkness Shows the Stars.
Content Rating: Mild, for very brief non-graphic mentions of abuse.
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