Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Review: A Shifting of Stars (A Shifting of Stars #1) by Kathy Kimbray @KathyKimbray

A Shifting of Stars
A Shifting of Stars #1
by Kathy Kimbray
Published: May 28, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult


A squandering emperor.

A wicked prince.

A handsome stranger.

And the reluctant girl who’ll capsize a kingdom.

Seventeen-year-old Meadow Sircha watched her mother die from the wilting sickness. Tormented by the knowledge that the emperor failed to import the medicine that would have saved her, she speaks out at a gathering of villagers, inciting them to boycott his prized gladiator tournament.

But doing so comes at a steep cost.

Arrested as punishment for her impulsive tongue, Meadow finds herself caught up in the kind of danger she’s always tried to avoid. After a chance meeting with an enigmatic boy, she’s propelled on a perilous trek across the outer lands. But she soon unearths a staggering secret: one that will shift her world—and the kingdom—forever.

Filled with longing and heart, surprise and wonder, A SHIFTING OF STARS is perfect for fans of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, RED QUEEN and SHADOW AND BONE.

My Review:

Meadow is stilling grieving her mother’s death. Her mother died a year ago from the wilting sickness. Meadow is mostly upset as her mother’s life could have been spared if the emperor would have had the medicine needed to save her mother imported. She blames the emperor for her mother’s death and wants revenge.

After speaking out against the emperor Meadow is arrested and sent to jail to be punished. She meets this nice young man who helps her escape. Meadow with this young man’s help spend their time looking for her father after she hears that he has been arrested as well.

We are introduced to a lot of different characters in the beginning that was a little hard to follow and keep them all straight that sort of made the story slow to follow but as the story developed it did move along and pick up with a vengeance. There were a few twists that threw me for loop and grabbed my attention real quick like after that and I couldn’t put it down. I loved this new twist that just set the story off. These twists are what made this book and gave it its five stars. So keep reading as it does get better.

I would recommend A Shifting of Stars to all fantasy fans. Read to find the twists that are so magically enthralling.

About the Author:

Kathy Kimbray is a YA author from Australia.
After graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney, with a degree in Media Arts and Production, she went on to complete postgraduate studies in education and spent many years as a primary school teacher.
Now a full-time novelist, Kathy is lucky to be able to tell stories every day.

Aside from writing, Kathy is an avid reader, dancer, language learner, musical theater enthusiast and fan of terrible reality TV. She lives with her husband in Sydney, and dreams of one day owning that elusive chateau in France.