The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill
published August 2nd, 2022
Bridgerton meets Illuminae in this explosive, romantic space opera where danger and deception lurk behind glamour and wealth.
Vika Hale longs for a better life than that of a barmaid on a struggling planet, but her dreams have always seemed out of reach despite the mysterious benefactor who bankrolled her education. When the elusive billionaire dies and names Vika in his will, she’s whisked away to a glittering and glamorous new world as the ward of his heir. Suddenly, her wildest dreams don’t seem so impossible.
But when someone targets the will’s heirs in a series of terrifying bombings, Vika’s new life is thrown into uncertainty. Knowing that she may be next, Vika teams up with the one person she’d rather keep at arm’s length—her guardian’s mysterious new assistant, Sky Foster. She doesn’t trust Sky, but he may be the only one who can help her discover the bomber’s identity before she becomes the next victim. As Vika grows closer to Sky, she realizes she may not escape these new threats unscathed. Sky is keeping a secret and it’s one that could unravel everything.
In The Stars Between Us, Cristin Terrill sweeps readers away to a world where secrets are currency and love is the most dangerous risk of all.
well, I hated Vika. I gotta stop reading books that describe themselves as “Bridgerton” because when I read that I think “full of gossip!” but when publishers write that, they mean “Latitude specifically will hate all of the characters”. there’s some fantastic imagery here but it doesn’t make up for the fact that I hated Vika, even as she grew and changed over the course of the story. Also, I found the ending, Vague and Disappointing. I like the cover though! Three stars.