5-stars, all the stars!
Here’s the thing, I absolutely adored Star Mother, but Holmberg has outdone herself with Star Father. I always say I don’t have the right words to review her books, and it’s true. But with Star Father, I have all the words and no way to put them in a semblance of order for a cohesive review.
“I felt small beside him, and saw all the things I was not.”
This one is so much more and so vastly different from Star Mother. There are many godlings involved. Aija, who is sometimes incredibly reckless, is so persistent and unfailing in her faith in what she’s trying to do. She has an incredible team with her every step of the way. I love Zyzi, and I want, need, her to have her own book. She is too great a character who has a story that needs to be told. And Tyu? I love her so much! Seriously, all the characters are so incredible. Even the moon nearly broke me.
This is such a special book. I read another review that said Charlie had leveled up with this one, which is accurate because Star Father is an incredible read. The world, Aija’s art and devotion, the characters that helped her on her path, the research into making this such a stunning read all come together beautifully. Thank you, 47North, for sending this along.
About the Book:
In a heavenly war, the moon is prevailing…
It happens in an instant, filling Aija with dread: the Sun is suddenly cast from the sky, throwing the Earth into midday darkness. On the fourth day of endless night, Aija finds an unconscious man by the river. His skin is as hot as her lantern’s glass and just as golden. To Aija, a farmhand with the soul of an artist, this beautiful stranger is an inspiration—and a mystery. He calls himself Saiyon. He bleeds light. His friends are celestial. His enemies, godlings of the moon.
Between Aija and Saiyon, attraction grows warmer. For Aija, an unfathomable revelation: she’s falling in love with the earthbound Sun God. When Saiyon’s faltering powers are restored to full glory, what then? There’s a way Aija can become immortal, too. Saiyon can’t support such a risk.
Aija chooses to follow her heart to places darker and more dangerous than she realizes. Whatever sacrifices lie ahead, they’re the only way to make an impossible true love last forever.