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Year 2522. Oh. My. Stars. Junior Officer Ara Lawrence here, reporting for duty. Again. It's situation critical for the security team and everyone in the base - including my parents - with a new attack from the looters imminent, a possible galaxy-wide crime conspiracy and an unstoppable alien threat. But this all pales in the face of my mind-blowing discovery about the Q-net Year 2522. Oh. My. Stars. Junior Officer Ara Lawrence here, reporting for duty. Again. It's situation critical for the security team and everyone in the base - including my parents - with a new attack from the looters imminent, a possible galaxy-wide crime conspiracy and an unstoppable alien threat. But this all pales in the face of my mind-blowing discovery about the Q-net. Of course, no one believes me. I'm not sure I believe me. It could just be a stress-induced delusion. That's what my parents seem to believe... Their concern for me is hampering my ability to do my job. I know they love me, but with the Q-net in my corner, I'm the only one who can help the security team beat the shadowy aliens from the pits we discovered. We're holding them at bay, for now, but the entire Milky Way Galaxy is in danger of being overrun. With battles on too many fronts, it's looking dire. But one thing I've learned is when people I love are in jeopardy, I'll never give up trying to save them. Not until my dying breath. Which could very well be today...


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Year 2522. Oh. My. Stars. Junior Officer Ara Lawrence here, reporting for duty. Again. It's situation critical for the security team and everyone in the base - including my parents - with a new attack from the looters imminent, a possible galaxy-wide crime conspiracy and an unstoppable alien threat. But this all pales in the face of my mind-blowing discovery about the Q-net Year 2522. Oh. My. Stars. Junior Officer Ara Lawrence here, reporting for duty. Again. It's situation critical for the security team and everyone in the base - including my parents - with a new attack from the looters imminent, a possible galaxy-wide crime conspiracy and an unstoppable alien threat. But this all pales in the face of my mind-blowing discovery about the Q-net. Of course, no one believes me. I'm not sure I believe me. It could just be a stress-induced delusion. That's what my parents seem to believe... Their concern for me is hampering my ability to do my job. I know they love me, but with the Q-net in my corner, I'm the only one who can help the security team beat the shadowy aliens from the pits we discovered. We're holding them at bay, for now, but the entire Milky Way Galaxy is in danger of being overrun. With battles on too many fronts, it's looking dire. But one thing I've learned is when people I love are in jeopardy, I'll never give up trying to save them. Not until my dying breath. Which could very well be today...

30 review for Defending the Galaxy

  1. 5 out of 5

    Maria V. Snyder

    Twists, turns, and galactic-sized secrets revealed in this exciting conclusion to the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. The action moves faster than the speed of light so don't expect to sleep once you start reading. As you can see, I'm very excited about the release of book 3! This series has been so much fun to write. I loved the characters and wish I could invite them all over for dinner. This book also refused to be finished as all the twists and turns threatened to end up being one gigantic, g Twists, turns, and galactic-sized secrets revealed in this exciting conclusion to the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. The action moves faster than the speed of light so don't expect to sleep once you start reading. As you can see, I'm very excited about the release of book 3! This series has been so much fun to write. I loved the characters and wish I could invite them all over for dinner. This book also refused to be finished as all the twists and turns threatened to end up being one gigantic, galaxy-sized knot! That's what I get for not plotting my novels in advance. Worth it! Otherwise, I wouldn't be surprised and there's no fun in that. :) This will be released November 16, 2020.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I got an early copy of this book (lucky me!), and it lived up to all my expectations for a fantastic ending to an amazing series. I will definitely be rereading these. They are new favorites! UPDATING with two of my official quotes. I LOVED this whole series so much! I rarely collect physical books anymore, but these three are going on my shelf in a place of honor. —A stunning trilogy, expertly crafted and masterfully executed with characters who won my heart from the beginning. I couldn't turn th I got an early copy of this book (lucky me!), and it lived up to all my expectations for a fantastic ending to an amazing series. I will definitely be rereading these. They are new favorites! UPDATING with two of my official quotes. I LOVED this whole series so much! I rarely collect physical books anymore, but these three are going on my shelf in a place of honor. —A stunning trilogy, expertly crafted and masterfully executed with characters who won my heart from the beginning. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Remarkable in every way! —Chock full of action, humor, danger, and emotion, this phenomenal series is unputdownable from start to finish! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    TW: Medical procedures, bodily harm, death “I’m an intangible worm!” Defending the Galaxy is the finish to a series that all authors should aspire to. It’s complete, tidy and leaves just enough of a future to leave you reaching out for more whilst being held by a sturdy ledge. Maria V Snyder is an auto-buy author for me and she again proves why with the final instalment to the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. It’s always hard to write reviews for the last book in the series because so much of the co TW: Medical procedures, bodily harm, death “I’m an intangible worm!” Defending the Galaxy is the finish to a series that all authors should aspire to. It’s complete, tidy and leaves just enough of a future to leave you reaching out for more whilst being held by a sturdy ledge. Maria V Snyder is an auto-buy author for me and she again proves why with the final instalment to the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. It’s always hard to write reviews for the last book in the series because so much of the content and the pull of the plot comes from the development from the previous books. I always try to write spoiler-free reviews, or as spoiler-free as I can, so I’m not going to delve into the plot of Defending the Galaxy, instead I’m just going to gush about how fulfilling reading this was. 2020 has been a really difficult year for me and my love for reading. It almost disappeared entirely and I struggled with not only finishing a book but even starting a book. I absolutely smashed through Defending the Galaxy on 3 train trips to and from work which is quite a feat for a 506 page book, considering I have only read 60 books this year (when I usually am up to at least double that by now). The recap provided by Ara at the beginning of the book allowed you to just settle comfortably into her character with no effort whilst also reminding you just what happened previously, without it feeling forced. I appreciated how much you are able to suspend belief and imagine yourself alongside Ara as she is going through all of the events and lose yourself in this world. Everything that I had wanted to get resolved, got resolved. I have absolutely zero complaints, which is a happy surprise and I fully recommend this book, this series and this author. *I was provided an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review, I was also lucky enough to receive a free published copy of the book from Harlequin Australia – thank you so much!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Trisha

    Found this a very satisfying conclusion to a great series. Full review at my blog Trish Talks Texts. Found this a very satisfying conclusion to a great series. Full review at my blog Trish Talks Texts.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nemo (The Moonlight Library)

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library If you've read and enjoyed Maria Snyder's books before, then I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy Defending the Galaxy. There's an excellent recap at the start of the book, so although you might want to re-read the first two books if you've left some time between this one, you absolutely do not have to. It has all the Snyder hallmarks I've grown to recognise and love: a super fast pace, a need to be sneaky, witty banter, adorable romance, scary an This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library If you've read and enjoyed Maria Snyder's books before, then I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy Defending the Galaxy. There's an excellent recap at the start of the book, so although you might want to re-read the first two books if you've left some time between this one, you absolutely do not have to. It has all the Snyder hallmarks I've grown to recognise and love: a super fast pace, a need to be sneaky, witty banter, adorable romance, scary and sadistic villains, plot twists. It even has a heroine who has grown so much in her power she borders on being too powerful, which should also be recognisable as a Snyder trope. There's just something so readable about this book. It's so fast paced that sometimes I had to read sequences twice to understand Ara's lightning-fast logic: she's so smart and makes connections and realisations faster than I did. I could feel Ara's frustration as her parents - totally understandable - ban her from the Q-net and force her back into civilian life - for her own protection. It's one of Ara's struggles of this whole series: she's so close to that magical 18 where she will finally be deemed an independent adult, able to make her own rules, live on her own, go all the way with her boyfriend. I mean, she's so close. But her parents, who desperately want to protect her, keep bundling her back into childhood and the cage that comes with it. I totally feel for Ara. I also liked how Niall responded to her as well. Their romance is very cute, but they still fight and have disagreements, but I love that it's over external conflicts and each other's safety. They're so into each other, but they always put their duty first. It's admirable, considering they have raging teenage hormones. The villains had great motivation and it even made them seem more human and less, I dunno, evilly demonic. Doing bad things for profit, a massive sense of entitlement, and destroying where you live so you can get rich is a theme we can easily see in the real world. It made it much more relevant and believable, and frightening. Pretty much the only thing I didn't really enjoy so much was Ara's superpower bordering on all-powerful. This happens in other Snyder books, too, where the heroine is like, "Hey, I can do this thing, what if I do it slightly differently, can I then do that? Yes? What about this?" To me, it feels a bit like discovering superpowers just by making a jump in logic. Like, "I heal people by absorbing their pain, well that means I can also push pain into them right?" I mean, to me, that's now how it should work. Just because you can drive a car doesn't mean you can fly a plane. But often, that's the logic in these Snyder novel: you think it, and it becomes. Basically the only limit to Ara's power was that she had to think her way through a problem. I perhaps wasn't able to suspend my disbelief as much as I wanted to when Ara's flying around the galaxy saving everyone's butts. I remember feeling the same thing about Avery from the Healer series, (view spoiler)[who learned to 'zap' baddies as an extension of her healing powers, (hide spoiler)] and Yelena (view spoiler)[grew so all-powerful that Snyder literally had to take her magic away in the second trilogy (hide spoiler)] of the Study series. Ara is so powerful and capable of doing so much, and she is literally the only person in the galaxy who can do it. (view spoiler)[Hack the star roads to move spaceships? (hide spoiler)] Why not? There's a logical explanation for how she can do that. I appreciate that things need to get bigger and badder and better, especially in the final book of a trilogy, but she was just so powerful that it almost made it a one-sided battle. I had such a great time romping around with Ara, but I was never really concerned for her well-being, because she was just so special and important and able to find loopholes in just about everything. The bad guys wear bodysuits to protect them from being shot. Instead, just aim for the uncovered head... And Ara was always able to hit the head, so the bad guys may as well not be wearing any protective suits at all. Despite my feelings about Ara's power I was pretty much loving this book and having a very good time with it, and expecting it to be all wrapped up very neatly... And then there were two lines at the very end that absolutely broke me. I can't even describe how perfect the final three words were for wrapping up the whole trilogy, but they were. It was so perfect and I had so many feelings and it was such a great series that I just sat and cried for a little bit that it was all over now. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Kindle *Genre* Young Adult / SyFy *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Defending the Galaxy is the third and final installment in author Maria V. Snyder's Sentinels of the Galaxy series. This book picks up where Chasing the Shadows finished. We are once again taken back to Planet Yulin. Yulin is one of 22 planets known to have Terracotta Warriors which were left behind by an ancient race to protect the universe from a hostile alien force known as HoLF’s. Over the past two books, Junior Security Officer *Source* Kindle *Genre* Young Adult / SyFy *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Defending the Galaxy is the third and final installment in author Maria V. Snyder's Sentinels of the Galaxy series. This book picks up where Chasing the Shadows finished. We are once again taken back to Planet Yulin. Yulin is one of 22 planets known to have Terracotta Warriors which were left behind by an ancient race to protect the universe from a hostile alien force known as HoLF’s. Over the past two books, Junior Security Officer Ara Lawrence formerly Lyra Daniels, has been fighting against Jarren and his looting murdering collaborators which included several attempts on her lie, and an alien force which has been given an open door to enter galaxy thanks to Jarren’s destruction of the Warriors. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews* https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    This review is spoiler free. Also, you should read both Navigating the Stars (Book 1) AND Chasing the Shadows (Book 2) first. Oh. My. Stars! I’ve adored both other books in this trilogy, with them shooting to the top of my all-time favorites list as soon as I read them. The novels have phenomenal world building, excellent characterization, and a great pace. This third, and final, novel was the perfect ending to the trilogy. It’s difficult to write a spoiler free review as so much happens that can’ This review is spoiler free. Also, you should read both Navigating the Stars (Book 1) AND Chasing the Shadows (Book 2) first. Oh. My. Stars! I’ve adored both other books in this trilogy, with them shooting to the top of my all-time favorites list as soon as I read them. The novels have phenomenal world building, excellent characterization, and a great pace. This third, and final, novel was the perfect ending to the trilogy. It’s difficult to write a spoiler free review as so much happens that can’t be mentioned without revealing plot details, but I’ll do my best. Ara is currently reeling from the Q-Net’s revelation that it is a being that is part of the Milky Way. On top of that, she’s also struggling to deal with the aftermath of being kidnapped (again!) by the murdering looter, Jarren. Ara also has to face the fact that both the looters and shadow blobs, or HoLFs, are coming after her and the people she loves. This novel (and trilogy) is a phenomenal bildungsroman. Each novel shows Ara grow and mature, but Defending the Galaxy especially illustrates this. When Ara shares the Q-Net’s revelation with those she loves, they worry she is experiencing PTSD from her most recent kidnapping. Ara’s handling of her family and friends’ reactions to the new information she shares demonstrates exceptional character growth and is done in a very appropriate way. Maria V. Snyder also deserves major kudos for her portrayal of different characters’ responses and reactions to mental illness. Ara’s relationship with Niall is continued, and they’re as sweet as ever. They, like any teenaged couple, fight, and Snyder does a phenomenal job of writing characters in a relationship who face and handle their issues through communication. As of the end of book two, Chasing the Shadows, the murdering looter, Jarren, is now in the custody of the Yulin security team, so we get to read as their interrogations of him unfold. And while I won’t spoil it, there is one very satisfying moment! I really can’t say much more without revealing where the plot goes. But what I can say is that Defending the Galaxy is FANTASTIC. I’m already looking forward to being able to reread it again, especially as part of a reread of all three books in a row. This is an excellent novel; everyone who likes the series should check it out. I would like to thank Harlequin Romance Young Adult for my ARC copy.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia for this arc n exchange for an honest review. My stars are probably a bit skewed, but mostly, I think this was a satisfactory end to this trilogy. Reading Maria V Snyder is like greeting an old friend. Cliche, I know. But the moment I opened Defending the Galaxy, I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed. Sure, it wasn't as good as some of my favourite Snyder novels, but it's still pretty good in it's own way. Defending the Galaxy, along with the ot Many thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia for this arc n exchange for an honest review. My stars are probably a bit skewed, but mostly, I think this was a satisfactory end to this trilogy. Reading Maria V Snyder is like greeting an old friend. Cliche, I know. But the moment I opened Defending the Galaxy, I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed. Sure, it wasn't as good as some of my favourite Snyder novels, but it's still pretty good in it's own way. Defending the Galaxy, along with the other books in the Sentinels trilogy, was face paced, space filled, and slightly confusing. I love the idea of the Sentinels. I love Q. Q is my favourite. Even more my favourite is how the Q-net evolved. I will say that I hadn't had the chance to reread the first two books before reading DtG, so my memory was fuzzy on a few points and I did appreciate the complete infodump recap at the beginning. So what did I like? The most? Q and what he tells/teaches Ara. I loved hearing about the story behind Q, behind the alienness, Fourth v Fifth v Sixth Nation. That was fun! I also enjoyed the action pace. Lots happening and going and generally an easy read. The characters were great, though I honestly was waiting for the betrayal. Unsurprisingly, there was one. It just wasn't the one I thought it would be. The world. It's pretty interesting. Confusing, sometimes yes. But overall, it's a different take on space. What I could have liked more. Maybe Ara? She was actually somewhat empathetic. But her narration wasn't always fun. I enjoyed her convos with Q, but like when she's handling her parents or the mental evaluation (this latter surprisingly came about without any shocking twists, which I was totally geared for), was semi-annoying. Because she's bratty for a second on the forms she has to fill, but then I feel like Snyder just inserted a huge product placement in the middle. In this case it was a product placement for taking mental health seriously. A very fair and reasonable point to make, but it was just so in your face. Oh, and this happens to with the parental inserts. I do like that parents are playing a key role, but I just wish they weren't so extreme, or portrayed as such. Or rather, it makes sense everything they did, but it was frustrating reading it. So, maybe I'm not as annoyed by it as I thought, just wondering if I would have liked it more if done another way? Haha. Ah, also, Ara tends to come off a little special snowflake. In a way it's more that she becomes the centre of it, rather than it was some unique special prophecy about her. I do like that Ara chooses to be selfish at times, but it does sometimes feel that she's the only one who does everything. Granted, in saying that, she also reports to Radcliffe and doesn't do everything on her own. So I do like that sense of protocol about her. But, still, Ara is special, that's pretty clear. The pacing is face, and I've felt that the writing in this series and the Eyes of Tamburah series more descriptive than storytelling. It feels plain. I don't think the writing felt plain in Poison Study! But ah well. I still enjoyed it. Overall? Worth reading for an easy spacey ya read. I'm a sucker for pretty much any Maria V Snyder book. I don't know why. Favourite is still Poison Study, so. Oh, and I have been enjoying the Eyes of Tamburah books.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Morgan | Mashleas Reads

    4.5 stars! Defending the Galaxy was an epic conclusion to this witty, brilliant and wonderful sci-fi trilogy. What I like most about this series is that it's easy to read, fast paced, full of sweet yet completely real moments, and has the ability to make me laugh so hard. It's the perfect mix of what makes a young adult sci-fi series so addictive. We pick up just after where the second book ends and Defending the Galaxy keeps up a seriously fast paced plot to keep you on the edge of your seat. Yo 4.5 stars! Defending the Galaxy was an epic conclusion to this witty, brilliant and wonderful sci-fi trilogy. What I like most about this series is that it's easy to read, fast paced, full of sweet yet completely real moments, and has the ability to make me laugh so hard. It's the perfect mix of what makes a young adult sci-fi series so addictive. We pick up just after where the second book ends and Defending the Galaxy keeps up a seriously fast paced plot to keep you on the edge of your seat. You really start to wonder how our heroes are going to pull through when all odds seem against them. Ara and Niall work with the rest of the team to stop the looters threatening their very existence, and at times, things look bleak. The plot was well paced, had me begging for more with each page. The Q-net is deeply explored in this book and it was great to see lots of different elements come together from previous books to really tie up the story. We learn a lot more about the warriors, the HoLFs, time dilation and star roads, Lan and Jarren. Things really start to make sense and the stakes are high - making for a great read. Ara as usual, made me laugh, but she also had some really great moments of insight. Despite the fact she is only 17, I really identified with her character and felt she was very realistic in some of her thoughts and feelings. She actually showed more maturity than I expected and that was refreshing. This is demonstrated in her relationship with Niall and I really enjoyed reading their sweet moments, it made it feel more genuine. My favourite part though is the laughs. Maria Snyder has a way of writing characters and lines that just make me cackle. And despite this being a sci-fi book that is one of the things I love most - is her ability to be serious and bring out your sense of adventure but also make you have fun doing it! There were so many witty one liners in this book - just like the previous books, that made me smile so much. The ending wasn't quite what I expected - but that was a good thing. There were a few twists and turns and I loved how the story played out. Overall if you enjoyed sci-fi books with witty characters, sweet romance, a great adventurous plot and writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat, I would definitely recommend Defending the Galaxy and the previous books in the series! Thank you to Harlequin Australia & NetGalley for providing my copy for review! I voluntarily read and reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own and do not represent the author or publisher. 

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    I've very much enjoyed this trilogy, and a lot of that is down to the protagonist. Sure, she's literally a Chosen One. But she's not chosen because of some stupid prophecy or because of her "bloodline" (as if we still believed in the Divine Right of Kings). She's chosen because she's smart, skilled, and principled (for a certain value of "principled"), and she specifically has to solve problems for herself, not just refuse to learn anything and then get her powers handed to her at a moment of cr I've very much enjoyed this trilogy, and a lot of that is down to the protagonist. Sure, she's literally a Chosen One. But she's not chosen because of some stupid prophecy or because of her "bloodline" (as if we still believed in the Divine Right of Kings). She's chosen because she's smart, skilled, and principled (for a certain value of "principled"), and she specifically has to solve problems for herself, not just refuse to learn anything and then get her powers handed to her at a moment of crisis. Although there was a moment when I thought the author had dropped a deus ex machina on us, it actually was an opportunity for her to rescue herself and everyone else through cleverness, persistence, and hard-won skills. The villains are suitably villainous (disgruntled because entitled, setting out to improve their own lives at the cost of others'), there's a strong vibe of "I couldn't do this without my team," and there's a realistic amount of "we're not listening to you because you're a child" followed by "you've proven yourself to be responsible, maybe we should listen to you after all". The premise is fresh and original, the execution is sound, and all in all it's a good ride. Only one thing really bugged me. There's a system that's been set up by ancient aliens, like 2500-years-ago aliens, who have had contact with the Chinese civilization but (as far as we're told) not other civilizations of the time. Yet their surviving machinery does things that take precise multiples of 8 seconds or 8 minutes (and, in a previous book, I think it's laid out in precise multiples of a modern western unit of distance, though I may be remembering that wrong). That broke my suspension of disbelief a bit, unnecessarily. Don't start here, by the way; this is very much the third in a trilogy, and there's very little "previously-on" to orient you if you haven't read the first two books. They form a unit, to be read in order. I received a copy via Netgalley for review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tsana Dolichva

    Defending the Galaxy by Maria V Snyder in the third and final book in the YA Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy. I have previously read and reviewed the first two books: Navigating the Stars and Chasing the Shadows. This is absolutely not a book/series to read out of order because each book builds heavily on discoveries made in the previous books. I strongly recommend starting with book one (Navigating the Stars) if you are new to the series. Defending the Galaxy finally ties up the story of Ara, th Defending the Galaxy by Maria V Snyder in the third and final book in the YA Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy. I have previously read and reviewed the first two books: Navigating the Stars and Chasing the Shadows. This is absolutely not a book/series to read out of order because each book builds heavily on discoveries made in the previous books. I strongly recommend starting with book one (Navigating the Stars) if you are new to the series. Defending the Galaxy finally ties up the story of Ara, the Q-net, and the looters wreaking havoc across multiple planets in the galaxy. The second book ended with a big reveal and this one opens with Ara trying to come to terms with the new information. That really sets the stage for the rest of the book, since there are several major discoveries that shift Ara's world view. As the title suggests, the book culminates in Ara and friends (including plenty of responsible adults) defending the actual galaxy. Or, at least, a handful of planets spread throughout the Milky Way. I enjoyed this book but it was a lot more focussed on action and railing against bad guys (and against parental restrictions) than the earlier books. Even though there were a lot of discoveries and reveals here, I felt that the mystery was less important than the battle that needed to be fought. Which certainly makes sense from a narrative point of view, but it also means that I personally enjoyed the first book in this series best, though I didn't dislike this concluding volume, to be clear. I recommend this series to fans of YA science fiction, especially those who like the idea of space travel and galaxy-sized high stakes. If you haven't read the earlier books in the series, I recommend starting with Navigating the Stars to best lead you into the story, which escalates with each book. 4 / 5 stars You can read more of my reviews on my blog.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Xia ✻.

    #1 Navigating the Stars 3.5 stars #2 Chasing the Shadows 3.5 stars #3 Defending the Galaxy 3 stars 3 stars A nice ending for a very enjoyable trilogy. This book didn’t grip me as hard as the previous two because I already knew most of the information necessary to guess some plot twists, and predictability with a cast of characters and relationships I don’t really care for, result in a weak book for me. Nonetheless, the agile rhythm and the creative skills of our MC make a very fun and fast read. #1 Navigating the Stars 3.5 stars #2 Chasing the Shadows 3.5 stars #3 Defending the Galaxy 3 stars 3 stars A nice ending for a very enjoyable trilogy. This book didn’t grip me as hard as the previous two because I already knew most of the information necessary to guess some plot twists, and predictability with a cast of characters and relationships I don’t really care for, result in a weak book for me. Nonetheless, the agile rhythm and the creative skills of our MC make a very fun and fast read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Abby Smith

    I loved this trilogy for some reason. It's really not my type of book, and there are lots of aspects of it that would normally bother me a lot - info dumps, aggressive lack of swearing, taking place in space - but I still love it. I loved this trilogy for some reason. It's really not my type of book, and there are lots of aspects of it that would normally bother me a lot - info dumps, aggressive lack of swearing, taking place in space - but I still love it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Louisa

    This book was utterly fantastic, I loved reading it, it was such a fantastic end to the series! Loved it so much!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (a GREAT read)

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Maria V. Snyder brings us Defending the Galaxy, the stellar conclusion to her Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy filled with action, suspense and of course a sparkling of romance! This was such an amazing series that I am saddened to see it end, but it was most definitely a fun and exciting ride! Ara is still adapting to the shocking news that the Q-net is an actual senti I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Maria V. Snyder brings us Defending the Galaxy, the stellar conclusion to her Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy filled with action, suspense and of course a sparkling of romance! This was such an amazing series that I am saddened to see it end, but it was most definitely a fun and exciting ride! Ara is still adapting to the shocking news that the Q-net is an actual sentient being, not only that, but it’s pretty much the Milk Way! Naturally, adjusting to the fact that it needs her help to save the galaxy isn’t as much of a stretch! The downside to this huge revelation though is that no one believes her. Despite Ara trying to get everyone on board and proving what she can, everyone thinks she might suffering a little PTSD after her encounter with Jarren. Needing to prove her own sanity to her friends and family, she will stop at nothing in order to keep them all safe, even if she has to break her mother’s rules! Lol. Ara knows that even though Jarren is in lockup that he is no way defeated. He still has secrets and his band of looters is still out there, still set on their plan to take over the galaxy. I will say this, there is more suspense than action. There’s still plenty of action, but a lot of it comes from the need to plan and the need to plan quick. Coupled with that are the constant interruptions that prevent this from happening and require more action so things can get back on course. Needless to say, there is a healthy amount of action amid the chaos. What I positively loved about this book was Ara’s bravery. Omg, this girl is so freaking brave! Not only does she adapt to the role of a security officer exceedingly well, but she heads right into the thick of danger with nary a worry about herself, she wants to protect her friends, family, and people the most. She’s a headstrong kind of girl with a very big heart. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do to keep the people she loves safe. And of course, though Niall and Ara got to spend very little alone time together, they make the best of what they have. I loved their relationship. It grew from animosity into something really sweet. I can barely remember when they didn’t like each other as they’ve grown so far as a couple. I love too that Maria doesn’t throw in any unnecessary obstacles for them. It’s refreshing when an author avoids the dreaded love triangle! Ara and Niall have pretty much always been cemented as together. There were quite a few shocking revelations in this one! I mean, learning the Q-net is actually the Milky Way was HUGE, but Maria isn’t done throwing us surprises yet and I was all for them! The way this series ends is in the most perfect kind of way, as you all might know, my favorite series ending is one that ends the series, but gives you the hope for more from the characters. We may never see those adventures, but you know they will be had! If you’ve been looking for that futuristic thrill ride set in space, I would highly recommend Maria V. Snyder’s Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy! It was an amazing series to read and was simply unputdownable! Overall Rating 5/5 stars Defending the Galaxy releases November 23, 2020 for US & December 2, 2020 for Australia

  16. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    The last three words. That is all. The last three words.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    Ara Lawrence (a.k.a. Lyra – who had to die to become Ara in book 2), has come to the startling discovery that the Q-Net, the thing that everyone uses on a daily basis to engage with just about everything, from the simple – such as an alarm clock, to the more complex – such as Math that would confound Stephen Hawking, is not the rather intricate, multifaceted, and rather interesting version of what we would consider the ‘Internet’ (just on a far greater and Galactic scale), it is in fact a Sentie Ara Lawrence (a.k.a. Lyra – who had to die to become Ara in book 2), has come to the startling discovery that the Q-Net, the thing that everyone uses on a daily basis to engage with just about everything, from the simple – such as an alarm clock, to the more complex – such as Math that would confound Stephen Hawking, is not the rather intricate, multifaceted, and rather interesting version of what we would consider the ‘Internet’ (just on a far greater and Galactic scale), it is in fact a Sentient Alien Construct. Even more interesting to Ara, is that it seems to be helping her with problems, without her even having to ask, and, she doesn’t even have to connect via her entanglers anymore (little connectors you plug into your ears that connect to circuitry that has been added to your brain when you are younger so you can connect to the Q-Net). Of course, all of this comes on the back of someone trying to kill her several times, who happened to once be her friend, and is now part of a vicious band of criminals, known as ‘The Looters’, who are breaking into the pits of the dig sites of numerous planets, and stealing things, and then smashing up the priceless Terracotta Warriors that are found there. The same Terracotta Warriors that were once found on Earth, buried in China, same warriors, same clay, same design. Within these warriors is a black heart, (“The Heart of a Warrior”), that if you touch it, it is absorbed into you, and it not only gives you access to certain things, but, you can also then see these horrible Shadow creatures that kill humans. Ara and her team have worked out that the Warriors are actually there to protect people from these ‘Shadowblobs’, but they are not really sure why yet. Nor are they really sure why the Looters are attacking Colonies, or how they are getting around, without the time dilation issues that normally occur when travelling between planets. There are just so many fascinating aspects to this book and this series, Snyder has created this amazing story, with an incredible multifaceted storyline, with Ara at the centre, because she first touched one of the ‘Warrior Hearts’ by accident, which allowed her to see the ‘Shadowblobs’, and from this, it has led her to several other different things in the story, finally to the point in which the ‘Q-Net’, or “Q” as she calls it, has chosen her to be its conduit, and she can now communicate with the Q-Net directly. There is the overarching story of the Looters, what do they want? Why are they attacking the Colonies? How are they doing it without loosing time like everyone else does when they travel between planets? (as per Einstein’s theories of relativity). But at the same time, this is the story of Ara, her transformation from the now dead Lyra, to her new personality of Ara, as she has to fight the Looters (Led by Jarren, her former friend, but they travelled to different colonies, so she aged 90days, but he has aged over 20yrs, and gone down a dark path, their other friends having either died or gone elsewhere) and the Shadowblobs, as well as the continuous disbelief of those around her. Her only allies seem to be her King Toad (Niall), and her partner in Security, Beau. Ara’s journey in this story is absolutely fascinating, and utterly compelling, you find yourself just glued to the book, and unable to put it down, riveted as you have to find out what happens to not just her, Niall and Beau, but her Parents, Radcliff, and the entire Security team, not to mention all of Yulin, and multiple other colonies that come under threat. It is just amazing how this story has evolved from this young girl putting together Terracotta Warriors, to these Warriors being a link to an alien race, Shadowblobs, and a sentient Alien Construct that speaks with her. The Shadowblobs, or ‘Hostile Life Forms’ (HoLFs for short), are another unique concept within this story that are not only terrifying, but enthralling as well, their existence, how to defeat them, where do they come from, and what do they want? The story has elements of being a ‘Hard Sci-fi’ story with regards to the time dilation and Einstein’s theories, which are used quite well to look at the differences in how people age differently and the affects it will have on them (especially their children) as they move around space. There is a real discussion to be had for banning parents from being allowed to travel once they have had children from a psychological level, in that you are not just uprooting them and moving them, and they can still talk to their friends over facebook/Instagram or whatever communication tool there is, they will be dead. This has to have a massive psychological impact when you move them multiple times. The fact the older kids were holding fake funerals for each other was really disturbing. Apart from the Science aspects of the story, there is some rather fierce combat scenes, both with HoLFs and with Looters, and these are done remarkably well. There is some really interesting technology employed in these scenes (no spoilers), and again, the Author has made the effort to do some research to make these parts really compelling to read, not just because you want to know who makes it, but because the actual combat itself is utterly fascinating to read about. The relationships in this story are rather interesting as well. Niall’s and Ara’s relationship develops at a rather glacial pace, but to be fair, there is a lot going on, and they have very little time. Ara’s relationship with her Parents is somewhat difficult to comprehend, as they are at times ridiculously heavy handed in how they smother her and try to keep her from being involved in anything, at the risk of endangering others, and the goals of Security and the overall Mission. But at other times, they seem almost blasé about her welfare, letting her do things that are incredibly dangerous. There is no consistency. And as with a lot of writing, the Mum is incredibly overbearing, controlling, and completely disregards the Fathers point of view – whilst the Dad just stands in the background watching it all happen, and then tries to be the ‘Voice of Reason’ later – as usual, bribing her with chocolate. It is not a great stereotype that is getting perpetuated (I am not suggesting it is this Author perpetuating this stereotype – just that it is out there) One thing I did like, was that to a large degree, the Author closed off a large degree of her plotlines. There were a significant amount of storylines in this story, which made it a really captivating, thrilling story to read, but a lot of the time when you read a book like this, the Author leaves so many plotlines open, and you wonder what happened with this character, or that particular thing, but not in this case, Snyder has done a really wonderful job of cleverly wrapping up all of the storylines, so that this has a really nice ending. It leaves you feeling satisfied, and happy, as a good book and series should, like it all got covered, but there is the possibility that the Author could give us another series if they want!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Brie Andez

    I just finished it and I'm still in shock, I loved it, I couldn't leave it, I just wanted to know what was going to happen, I started it yesterday and finished today, I don't even know what to say, I mean that I have many things to say, like a cascade of thoughts about this book but here I go: -I love the way of writing Maria V. Snyder is a wonderful writer, she manages to convey all those feelings as if you were actually there on all those planets, in that universe and in the Q-NET¡¡¡¡¡ -And Nial I just finished it and I'm still in shock, I loved it, I couldn't leave it, I just wanted to know what was going to happen, I started it yesterday and finished today, I don't even know what to say, I mean that I have many things to say, like a cascade of thoughts about this book but here I go: -I love the way of writing Maria V. Snyder is a wonderful writer, she manages to convey all those feelings as if you were actually there on all those planets, in that universe and in the Q-NET¡¡¡¡¡ -And Niall please, where do I get one of those hahaha, he's so understanding and I never doubt Ara, I think he doubted her less than herself (not counting that time he avoided her) -Radcliff, what can I say I love it, the relationship she has with Ara and her son, and Ara's parents is like a big family, one that I aspire to one day, they all have their flaws but they still stay together -Ara's father loved that close relationship they have, my father and I are close and we watch Star Wars movies together (that means a lot) reminded me of him. I loved all the other characters, each one had a personality so different but so complete and impressive, all the mystery caught me I wanted to finish it to know everything, but at the same time I wanted the story to CONTINUE! I wanted to meet Phoenix and see his face being dragged along with the ship hahahahaha It was really something exciting to be in that universe to meet the characters, get excited, get sad, and the second after screaming with joy, it's my favorite trilogy; and my family looks at me like I'm crazy when I tell them that I'll get a ship and go to space, who knows maybe one day, the question is, to see space it would give me claustrophobia?? i love the ending and if you already read it you will understand, and if you still do not do it, what are you waiting for, run to read it, you will have fun, it also contains SARCASM, and as I say sarcasm is not an attitude, IT IS AN ART .

  19. 4 out of 5

    Yazzy

    What a bloody good book. I was a little worried about reading this one since so much time had pasted since I’d read the last two. But it was pretty easy to catch on and a lot of things were explained fairly quickly (turns out all that repeating of the story at the start of the book is actually useful if there is time between reading). I absolutely loved this book. It was the perfect end to the series. I loved Ara and Neil. So god damn adorable. They honestly have one of the best book relationshi What a bloody good book. I was a little worried about reading this one since so much time had pasted since I’d read the last two. But it was pretty easy to catch on and a lot of things were explained fairly quickly (turns out all that repeating of the story at the start of the book is actually useful if there is time between reading). I absolutely loved this book. It was the perfect end to the series. I loved Ara and Neil. So god damn adorable. They honestly have one of the best book relationships I’ve ever read. It’s trusting and sweet and you don’t get that often enough. The book starts off exactly where it left of - finding out the Q-net is sentient - which is obviously mind blowing. I gotta admit I also loved ‘Q’ as a character. He was a lot of fun. Also super helpful. I gotta say I didn’t at all like the role her parents took in the first half of this book. Taking a traumatised kid and grounding her. I was so angry at them because of how useless they made her and I honestly think that Ara should have been way more mad. If her parents didn’t allow her to use her trauma as an excuse to be a shit they sure as shit also shouldn’t be allowed to do the same. Like no even letting her see Neil was a super low blow. And I felt like it took up so much time in the story as well. Besides that the only other problem I had was getting tired and not really absorbing the story towards the end. It started to feel like a bit of work to finish the book. It picked up towards the end but but some of it was hard to understand with all the science and techno jargon. That being said tho I do think a lot of it and Ara’s ability to figure everything out was pretty well paced. She got a lot of ideas and followed the logic so it seemed to all make sense - even if I didn’t understand some of the reasoning behind it all. Overall a super good book and a really interesting series. I look forward to reading more of her work.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Megan » Hello Book Bird

    There’s a yellow dot there. Must be for Jarren. CORRECT. HE IS A YELLOW-BELLIED COWARD. Year 2522. Oh. My. Stars. Junior Officer Ara Lawrence here, reporting for duty. Again. It's situation critical for the security team and everyone in the base - including my parents - with a new attack from the looters imminent, a possible galaxy-wide crime conspiracy and an unstoppable alien threat. But this all pales in the face of my mind-blowing discovery about the Q-net. Of course, no one believes me. I' There’s a yellow dot there. Must be for Jarren. CORRECT. HE IS A YELLOW-BELLIED COWARD. Year 2522. Oh. My. Stars. Junior Officer Ara Lawrence here, reporting for duty. Again. It's situation critical for the security team and everyone in the base - including my parents - with a new attack from the looters imminent, a possible galaxy-wide crime conspiracy and an unstoppable alien threat. But this all pales in the face of my mind-blowing discovery about the Q-net. Of course, no one believes me. I'm not sure I believe me. It could just be a stress-induced delusion. That's what my parents seem to believe... Their concern for me is hampering my ability to do my job. I know they love me, but with the Q-net in my corner, I'm the only one who can help the security team beat the shadowy aliens from the pits we discovered. We're holding them at bay, for now, but the entire Milky Way Galaxy is in danger of being overrun. Did I just break him? We really don’t have time for this. If you haven't ready this trilogy, you need to. I cannot sing the praises for it (or this author, really) enough. I chewed through each book in a day and my only regret is that there isn't more...but it honestly ended absolutely perfectly. Fair warning! This hits the ground running and takes you on a wild right straight to the end...so be sure you have the time to dedicate or else you'll be kicking yourself. Recommended for absolutely everyone under the sun.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Short and Sweet Reviews by Sam

    Before I begin my review for Defending the Galaxy (Sentinels of the Galaxy book three) by Maria V Snyder, I would personally like to thank the author, the publishers and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this ARC and I have reviewed it honestly. A cosmic conclusion to an absolutely phenomenal YA sci-fi series. Our quirky hacker Ara is back to cause havoc in the Q-net and solve mysteries thousands of years in the making. Defending the Galaxy is an exciting and staggering tale. The entire Before I begin my review for Defending the Galaxy (Sentinels of the Galaxy book three) by Maria V Snyder, I would personally like to thank the author, the publishers and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this ARC and I have reviewed it honestly. A cosmic conclusion to an absolutely phenomenal YA sci-fi series. Our quirky hacker Ara is back to cause havoc in the Q-net and solve mysteries thousands of years in the making. Defending the Galaxy is an exciting and staggering tale. The entire Sentinels of the Galaxy series is a must read for teens and adults alike. Defending the Galaxy features, but is not limited to, the following themes: ○ Young Adult ○ Science Fiction ○ Light romance ○ Interstellar travel ○ Alien life forms ○ Hacking ○ Advanced technology My overall rating for Defending the Galaxy is… 5 Stars! Don't you love it when you finish a series and you just feel so... complete. Content, even. This series was impressive from the get go and, impossibly, became so much more! The amount of thought and detail that has gone into these books is unbelievable. Snyder has outdone herself with this epic finale, especially those last 3 words! (Please be in the final copy!) My mind needs a vacation after this impeccable tale. Maybe I'll go fly in the Q-net for a while...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Liz H {Redd's Reads}

    I’m a bit behind with sharing this review as I was confused about the release date and have been having a hard time reading physical and ebooks, but I am so happy that I was able to put in the effort and finish this one yesterday. This was such a fantastic end to a marvelous trilogy. I will say that this series reads more like a fantasy science fiction that a hard science fiction story, which I love as fantasy is more my thing. I also enjoyed how the relationships between the characters were deve I’m a bit behind with sharing this review as I was confused about the release date and have been having a hard time reading physical and ebooks, but I am so happy that I was able to put in the effort and finish this one yesterday. This was such a fantastic end to a marvelous trilogy. I will say that this series reads more like a fantasy science fiction that a hard science fiction story, which I love as fantasy is more my thing. I also enjoyed how the relationships between the characters were developed. Especially between Ara and her parents. Teenagers and their parents have a dicey relationship even when not saving the galaxy, and I think the author did a great job incorporating both throughout this story. I want to say so much, but yet the SPOILERS! Now that the entire series is out, you really have no excuse not to pick up book one and get it started. (2020 is an acceptable excuse.) So go check it out! And big thanks to the author for providing the earc in exchange for an honest review!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tamara Morning

    Title: Defending the Galaxy Author: Maria V. Snyder Genre: YA, sci-fi Rating: 4.5 out of 5 I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Sentinels of the Galaxy series! Maria V. Snyder’s writing is fantastic, as always, and this universe is nicely done and intriguing. I’d never considered the effects faster-than-light travel would have on families and friendships, so that was an intriguing detail. Ara is a lot of fun to read—smart, determined, and with enough snark to make me laugh. She trying to save the universe her Title: Defending the Galaxy Author: Maria V. Snyder Genre: YA, sci-fi Rating: 4.5 out of 5 I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Sentinels of the Galaxy series! Maria V. Snyder’s writing is fantastic, as always, and this universe is nicely done and intriguing. I’d never considered the effects faster-than-light travel would have on families and friendships, so that was an intriguing detail. Ara is a lot of fun to read—smart, determined, and with enough snark to make me laugh. She trying to save the universe here, but she’s also concerned with typical teenage things like her boyfriend and what’s going on with him. Lots of action, high stakes, and characters I care about made this a riveting read! (Galley courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.) More reviews at Tomorrow is Another Day

  24. 4 out of 5

    Wynta

    The conclusion to my favourite series is finally here! After reading Navigating the Stars i was hooked to this series, after a long wait Defending the Galaxy came out and even though it was the end of the story i was still so ready to start and finish this story. Although my opinion may be a little bias i will say that Defending the Galaxy lived up to the hype of the first two books of the series. Defending the Galaxy like the last two was addictive from the word go, it was a book i couldn’t bear The conclusion to my favourite series is finally here! After reading Navigating the Stars i was hooked to this series, after a long wait Defending the Galaxy came out and even though it was the end of the story i was still so ready to start and finish this story. Although my opinion may be a little bias i will say that Defending the Galaxy lived up to the hype of the first two books of the series. Defending the Galaxy like the last two was addictive from the word go, it was a book i couldn’t bear to put down. It had plot twists that i didn’t see coming even after reading the first two books a million times. It had relationships that i needed to see through. it had characters that i just fell in love with and connected with. I would completely recommend this series and this book to anybody.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lin Lasky

    What a stunning conclusion to an incredible and gripping story. Maria V Snyder is a compelling story teller. Defending the Galaxy hooked me from the get go. Partly because I needed to know what happens next and also because Maria is a master story teller. Yes its Young Adult fiction, don't be a snob! If you love a well told story full of twists and turns that leave you on the edge of the seat then start with Navigating the Stars. I love the rich characters which come with filled out back stories. Th What a stunning conclusion to an incredible and gripping story. Maria V Snyder is a compelling story teller. Defending the Galaxy hooked me from the get go. Partly because I needed to know what happens next and also because Maria is a master story teller. Yes its Young Adult fiction, don't be a snob! If you love a well told story full of twists and turns that leave you on the edge of the seat then start with Navigating the Stars. I love the rich characters which come with filled out back stories. The use of the terracotta warriors was a stroke of genius. I was always curious about them as a kid and I just love it. I love the language used in the book and really enjoyed the fun she had with creating her story. I cant wait for her next book to come out! Hurry up Maria!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Gagne

    Thank you to Harlequin Romance Young Adult for the arc copy. I had such a fun time reading this; the magic from the first book is definitely back! I do think a lot of things came really easily for the main character so I was never really worried for her or anyone else. I also didn't really connect with the motivation for the main antagonist. But over all this was really fun and fast paced, and a really good conclusion to the story. I loved the sense of humor everyone had. I would even like more adv Thank you to Harlequin Romance Young Adult for the arc copy. I had such a fun time reading this; the magic from the first book is definitely back! I do think a lot of things came really easily for the main character so I was never really worried for her or anyone else. I also didn't really connect with the motivation for the main antagonist. But over all this was really fun and fast paced, and a really good conclusion to the story. I loved the sense of humor everyone had. I would even like more adventures from the other characters in the same universe to see more clearly how things changed after the events in this story.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kylie

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher ARC. I first discovered Maria V Snyder’s titles a few years, it was a lucky happenstance for me, as since them, I’ve devoured everything the author has written. Be aware, this is the final novel in a series; for maximum enjoyment you should read: Navigating the stars # 1 and Chasing the shadows #2 prior to this title. Wow! Still more twists, turns and surprises await in this story, and yet again, I was completely immersed within the world, the character With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher ARC. I first discovered Maria V Snyder’s titles a few years, it was a lucky happenstance for me, as since them, I’ve devoured everything the author has written. Be aware, this is the final novel in a series; for maximum enjoyment you should read: Navigating the stars # 1 and Chasing the shadows #2 prior to this title. Wow! Still more twists, turns and surprises await in this story, and yet again, I was completely immersed within the world, the characters’ lives and the unfolding storyline. I’m going to miss reading more about my favourite characters, especially Ara and Q, however, the storyline evolves into an elegant denouement. To

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    What a spectacular conclusion to this series! It surpassed my high expectations. Seriously, I couldn't think of a more perfect ending. Before this series, I wasn't the biggest Sci-Fi reader. It just didn't appeal to me all that much. But because Maria V. Snyder is one of my all-time favorite authors, I had to give this series a try. And I'm so glad I did because, now, I can't get enough of this genre. Don't you just love it when a book/author can spark a new love like that? I can't say too much mo What a spectacular conclusion to this series! It surpassed my high expectations. Seriously, I couldn't think of a more perfect ending. Before this series, I wasn't the biggest Sci-Fi reader. It just didn't appeal to me all that much. But because Maria V. Snyder is one of my all-time favorite authors, I had to give this series a try. And I'm so glad I did because, now, I can't get enough of this genre. Don't you just love it when a book/author can spark a new love like that? I can't say too much more without spoiling some major things, so I'll just end with a recommendation to check this series out. Start with book one and be ready for an out-of-this-world, action-packed thrill ride.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Defending the Galaxy, the final book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy by Maria V. Snyder, offers another fun and exciting adventure. Snyder is able to take a pretty odd and fantastical premise involving the terra cotta warriors and turn it into a multi-planet space conspiracy full of suspense. Begin with Navigating the Stars, then try Chasing the Shadows so you have all the characters and the background. Likable characters, the Q-net, and a courageous attempt to save the galaxy. :) Purchase Defending the Galaxy, the final book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy by Maria V. Snyder, offers another fun and exciting adventure. Snyder is able to take a pretty odd and fantastical premise involving the terra cotta warriors and turn it into a multi-planet space conspiracy full of suspense. Begin with Navigating the Stars, then try Chasing the Shadows so you have all the characters and the background. Likable characters, the Q-net, and a courageous attempt to save the galaxy. :) Purchased. YA/Science Fiction. Dec. 2, 2020. Print length: 407 pages.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Charmaine Ohl

    Oh My Stars. What an Amazing ending, I love this ladies writing. Ara goes through so much in each book and bounces around everywhere before coming out on top, to be knocked back again. Q is great, Ara and Niall are in a typical teenage relationship. Ara has moments with her parents that shwo her growth, but also a little of her immaturity but it is all justified. The conclusion is finished up nicely and the reader can be left happy that there is finally no massive cliffhanger at the end of a boo Oh My Stars. What an Amazing ending, I love this ladies writing. Ara goes through so much in each book and bounces around everywhere before coming out on top, to be knocked back again. Q is great, Ara and Niall are in a typical teenage relationship. Ara has moments with her parents that shwo her growth, but also a little of her immaturity but it is all justified. The conclusion is finished up nicely and the reader can be left happy that there is finally no massive cliffhanger at the end of a book in this series :P :D

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