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Rating: 5 Stars
Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal—a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.
Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev is forced to do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.
When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.
But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.
Photo by Caitlin Sangster
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Last Star Burning for an honest review.
Last Star Burning is the next dystopian read you have been searching for! For so long I loved dystopian books but then it seemed that they kind of died down, maybe some were scared to match the great writing and success of what was already out there but this book definitely lives up to those greats, such as Hunger Games, The Testing and Legend. The great thing about the Last Star Burning is it is original in that it is definitely Asian influenced and I loved that it has that cultural aspect to set it apart.
Sevvy and Tai-ge are friends forced to live in different classes. Things were different before Sev’s mother betrayed the nation and her. Now she is branded and forced into a low class. They have to be careful of disease and bombings.
When Sev is out to late and they try to pin the bombings and sudden outbreak on her she has to flee for her life. Howl, the chairman’s son and rebel, is willing to help her get to safety. She soon sees their may be secrets being hidden. Sev will have to see if she can trust these other rebels and handle the creatures outside of the walls.
Who can Sev really trust? Will Sev find out if her mom truly betrayed her?
Last Star Burning is a fantastic read with characters that have such a great journey. Sev grows so much and the other characters are well written as well. There are so many twists with mystery and action, and the romantic moments had me loving this book. Everyone has their reasons in this book. I can’t wait for more! I definitely recommend and I am giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
Caitlin Sangster grew up in the back woods of California and would rather go hiking, running, swimming, or general outdoorsing than just about anything else. If there aren’t any mountains, it doesn’t count as a real place. At eighteen, she moved to XinJiang, and at twenty-one it was Taiwan. She did eventually buckle down and graduate from Brigham Young University with a BA in Asian Studies and is now that person you avoid at parties because she’ll probably start talking about Shang dynasty oracle bones.
Caitlin has been writing since middle school. She always thought of it as a silly sort of compulsive habit until she realized that people like reading stories and she liked writing them and there wasn’t much silly about that.
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