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July 31, 2018 / Leslie

Crown of Stars by Sophie Jaff (Nightsong Trilogy #2)

A Rapid Review

Publisher: Harper | June 2017 432 Pages
Format: Paperback 432 Pages | Rating: 5 stars
Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy

In Sophie Jaff’s spellbinding sequel to Love is Red, two women living centuries apart are bound together by an ancient prophecy, which ignites a dark story of obsession, betrayal, and revenge

What’s it about . . .
Crown of Stars continues the story a few months after we left off in Love is Red. While it’s possible to read this one first, there is a lot of backstory that would be missed, so I recommend starting with the first book in this trilogy.

The story alternates between Katherine, in the present, and Margaret, hundreds of years ago in a medieval English village. Katherine is trying to rebuild her life after the horrible events of last summer when she was attacked and her roommate murdered. Her boyfriend has left her and now she discovers she is pregnant. Margaret has just left her village after her father remarried, but she has inherited her mother’s talents, and there are rumors she is a witch.

What did I think . . .
Like the first novel in the trilogy, this is a blend of genres including elements of horror, fantasy, and the supernatural. The story was well-written and the book difficult to put down. I’m always leary of “middle book syndrome” in a trilogy, but this was a pleasant surprise, as good as the first book with lots of suspense and unexpected twists. And for the few times I became a little confused, answers were revealed as the story progressed. There is a big cliffhanger at the end, so I am anxiously anticipating book three!

An Under My Apple Tree Rapid Review
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Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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  1. Mary / Jul 31 2018 9:53 am

    Glad to hear the second book measured up to the first!

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