Fate of the Stars
Publication date: September 1st 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
When the fate of the world rests upon you…
Allison Delaney wants to spend her senior year healing from the loss of her father, to leave the shadows of his death and her junior year break-down behind. A Labor Day beach party seems like a good place to start…but there’s more danger lurking than anyone could imagine. Death is coming to Earth if the pods of infectious creatures aren’t stopped. But only one human can help…
To live or die is no longer a choice.
Eenoki is a protector of life but must have a sentient host to fight the invasion. A teenage girl would not be the best choice, but out of desperation Eenoki invades Allison’s mind and body, granting her unnatural abilities and strengths – and helping her escape certain death when the first wave of pods land.
As destruction rains down on Earth’s population, Allison realizes to save everyone, she must make the ultimate choice: Reject her human side and bond with Eenoki to become the Earth’s Priestess – or be killed along with the rest of humanity.
I was thoroughly intrigued by this blurb, I don’t read a lot of sci-fi these days, but this one caught my attention, and I’m glad I gave it a go, it was a really good read!
Allison is 17yr old girl, still grieving from the sudden loss of her father. She’s quite shy and quiet, preferring to be in the background. Her best friend Becca is her rock and her support, her mum having seemingly disappeared into herself after her father’s death. Becca takes Allison to a beach party, but she gets humiliated by some of the others there and leaves early, but something strange happens and she wakes up on the beach and its morning, and has no recollection of the nights events.
It turns out that the Earth is under attack from aliens, who arrive in ships and attack the population. But there are 3 different kinds, 1 that is trying to destroy the Earth and the other 2 work together to try and destroy the other alien and save the planet. Allison has been chosen as a host for a further alien, a priestess that is very rare and will become the hope for planet Earth’s survival. But she has a lot to go through before this happens, as her bond with the alien spirit is incomplete and she must prove herself, even though she lacks faith in herself.
There is a lot going on here – different alien races to learn about and their cultures, lots to take in, but when you do and you get into the book it really is quite a gripping read. The world and the characters have been well thought out and and constructed and I got really immersed in the storyline. I really felt for Allison as she has a lot to contend with, especially for a 17yr old, but she deals with whatever comes her way with grim determination.
There must be at least another book after this, as by the end of this book there is a hell of a lot yet to be resolved, but I can’t find any mention of further books.
A good read which I really enjoyed and would definitely read more books that will hopefully follow this one. Recommended reading, 4 fab stars.
Arwen Paris is the author of young adult fiction. Her debut YA Sci-fi Urban Fantasy novel FATE OF THE STARS releases September 1, 2017. The actions packed pages of her novels are filled with characters that are forced to face fears they never expected. When she’s not writing, you can see posts of her (too many) vacations that keep her sane. Arwen lives in Washington, has a big crazy family & after the day job, she writes Fiction For the Fearless – #F3Fanatic