About the BookThe elves have come down from the sky in their ships, their countenances full of light and their bodies, power. But they rule over us humans with iron fists, and without mercy. Vampires stalk the streets, lurking in shadows and the cover of darkness. Their lust for blood is never sated, and the nights are filled with the screams of their victims. I’m just a street rat, a trash picker. I didn’t expect him to choose me. The Prince of Elves could have anyone, so why me? Even as my heart sings at the elf’s close proximity, I still love the boy who left me, disappearing into the city’s corrupt underworld. I don’t even know if he’s still alive. Stars reign. Rebellion brews. And with my already uncertain future disintegrating into chaos, I don’t know who to turn to, or who to trust.
About the AuthorKara Jaynes is a fantasy and children’s book author. She loves rainy days, long walks, and fairy tales. She’s been writing since she was very young, and has more stories in her head than she could possibly write.
Party Time!Calling all book readers! Join author Kara Jaynesas we chat about her urban fantasy novel STARS DESCEND on June 12th from 8 PM to 10 PM EST (5 PM PST and 6 PM MDT). Grab your favorite drink and snack and be prepared for a fun time of chatting with Kara, games, and giveaways. Special guests Janeen Ippolito and Sarah Ashwood will also be sharing their books and joining in the fun.
Blog Tour ScheduleMonday, June 3rd
- Storyteller Princess: Book Review Spotlight
- She Hearts Fiction: Guest Post on Vampires
- Between the Lines: Guest Post on Seattle, Washington
- Cobonham: Book Review
- Kandi J Wyatt, where fantasy and reality meet: Book Review & Character Interview with Sol
- J.L. Mbewe: Book Spotlight
- The Book Sprite: Guest Post about Overcoming Prejudice
- Urban Fantasy Investigations: Author Interview
- The Hero’s Tale: Book Review
- Stars Descend Facebook Party
- Unicorn Quester: Character Interview with Eldaren
- Betwixt the Pages: Book Review
- Sarah Ashwood: Character Interview with Stella
- Unicorn Quester: Video Review
- Unicorn Quester: Blog Tour Wrap-Up
Quick Reasons: SPACE. ELVES. Be still, my flailing heart; and with space elves came SPACE ELF VAMPIRES, which is just…I can’t handle it!; cliff hanger warning, this book will leave you needing more; magical realism is the cherry on top; there are some distinct “Beauty and the Beast” vibes going on
HUGE thanks to Kara Jaynes and Unicorn Quester for a complimentary egalley of this title! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book.
Penguins, it’s FINALLY happened! I have found a book with aliens that didn’t absolutely drive me CRAZY while reading. Of course, these aliens are more like….elves. Space elves, but elves. And there are vampires, which may also have played a part, but…. ALIENS! THAT I ACTUALLY LIKED! YAY! I’m just gonna go over to that corner and celebrate while you read the rest of my review, otherwise all this is going to be is me screaming that I finally found a book with aliens in it that I actually enjoyed reading.
There are some distinct Beauty and the Beast vibes coming out of this read, though. I won’t go through every single one, but… stubborn, headstrong girl who loves reading gets taken prisoner, magic brings girl and guy together, girl and guy begin changing their views toward each other…. Badaboom, badabang, Beauty and the Beast. The world-building is fantastic, though I had a small amount of trouble fully visualizing what was being described (that could just be ME, though, honestly). I really dig the magical realism, though I wish there had been more play on it throughout than just the few mentions we were given. And the CLIFF HANGER ENDING…if you’re not about those “oh my goodness, that can’t be the end, GIVE ME MORE NOW!” feels, you might not like how this book ends. Just a warning.
I had an absolute blast reading this book and discovering that I CAN enjoy books with aliens……assuming those aliens are space elves, that is. I desperately need the next book, though, to see what becomes of our characters and how this story plays out. While the world-building and magical realism could have been delved into a little deeper, I had a great time following these characters on the first parts of this journey, and can’t wait to see where things wind up. I’d recommend this to lovers of space elves and vampires, futuristic worlds, and delicious prose. Keep an eye out for the dream vagrants, Penguins–star-blood and magic can be a dangerous mix.