Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener @TempestChani @XpressoTours

Amid Stars and Darkness
Chani Lynn Feener
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Delaney’s entire world is thrown into chaos after she is mistaken for Lissa Olena, an alien princess hiding out on Earth in order to escape an arranged marriage.

Kidnapped by the princess’s head bodyguard, Ruckus, and imprisoned in an alien palace, Delaney is forced to impersonate the princess until Olena can be found. If she fails, it will lead to an alien war and the eventual enslavement of the entire human race.

No pressure or anything.

Factor in Trystan, the princess’s terrifying betrothed who is intent on unraveling all her secrets, and her own growing feelings for Ruckus, and Delaney is in way over her head.

Get lost Amid Stars and Darkness, in this YA sci-fi romance from debut author Chani Lynn Feener.

My Review:

Delaney a human girl is mistaken for a girl from another planet and taken by Ander Ruckus. Delaney tries to tell him that she is not this girl Lissa Olena that he keeps calling her but he just won’t listen so she is whisked away in a spaceship to the planet Xenith. Ruckus soon figures out that she is not his Lissa but with the Lissa still missing Delaney has to pretend to be the Lissa because if she doesn’t then war is imminent which could put Earth in danger as well. So what is a girl to do? Does she keep her mouth shut and pretend to be their Lissa or does she speak up and let everyone know who she is and demand to be taken home? Will she keep quiet to save lives? Does she even have a choice?

I will have to say that I enjoyed reading Amid Stars and Darkness way more than I ever thought I would. I have always liked watching movies or TV shows about aliens and spaceships and other planets but I wasn’t quite sure how I would like reading about them but as they say a book is way better than a movie and that is so true or at least Amid Stars and Darkness is. I love the different names the author gave for each title. Like for instance the Lissa is a princess and a Zane is a Prince and a Ander is like a Commander and a King is a Basileus and a Queen is a Basilissa.

Amid Stars and Darkness is filled with lots of mystery and the characters have a lot secrets that they just don’t want to turn loose of. One in particular Zane Trystan; another tall dark and handsome alien, Lissa Olena’s fiancĂ© now what is this dude’s secret? This is one mysterious man.

I loved all the characters especially Delaney and Ruckus and I think they fit well together. I loved the way Delaney talked how she always had a little snarky come back and how funny she could be at times. She could take care of herself almost as well anyone in a fight.

I would recommend Amid Stars and Darkness to anyone who loves science fiction, aliens, spaceships, life on other planets and tall dark and handsome men. Yeah and I can’t wait for the next book. 

Author Bio:
Chani Lynn Feener has wanted to be a writer since the age of ten during fifth grade story time. She majored in Creative Writing at Johnson State College in Vermont, and graduated in 2012. To pay her bills, she has worked many odd jobs, including, but not limited to, telemarketing, order picking in a warehouse, and filling ink cartridges. When she isn’t writing, she’s binging TV shows, drawing, or frequenting zoos/aquariums. Chani is the author of Amid Stars and Darkness and the teen paranormal series the Underworld Saga, originally written under the penname Tempest C. Avery. She currently resides in Connecticut, but lives on



Giselle said...

Great review, Nancy! This sounds like a fun sci-fi read - and the characters sound like they have a lot of life and personality! Glad you liked it!

Anonymous said...

The characters sounds great and I like a good mystery, not to mention the cover is gorgeous. Wonderful review.

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