Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Review: Starcrossed by Elizabeth Bunce

Digger is rescued by a boat full of "nob" teens while on the run from the Greenmen, after a job gone bad. Digger has no where to turn after her partner in crime, Tegan, was caught and told her to run. Now she isn't sure where is safe, and she agrees to travel with her "nob" friends to their home.

Caught between wanting to return to the city of Gerse, and wanting to run away she ends up taking a job as a lady's maid for young Lady Merista Nemair. It's not the same as her life picking purses and forging documents, but she always has a warm bed and doesn't have to worry where her next meal will come from.

In a world where magic exists, but is outlawed, and where the kingdom is ruled by religion, Digger is an asset to those who can use her to dig up secrets. While away from city life Digger, posing as Celyn Contrare a jeweler's daughter, becomes an asset. Lord Daul sees Digger for what she is, and threatens to expose her to her new employers, who she actually likes. With the country on the verge of war, not everything is as it seems and Celyn is in position to learn what really happened in the past, and what it means for an uncertain future.

Elizabeth Bunce writes a tight tale of adventure, mystery and magic. Pay attention to all the small details in Starcrossed, or you might find yourself re-reading to figure out what you missed! Digger/ Celyn is a girl with out a home or family, and her survival instincts are similar to Katniss from the Hunger Games or Katsa from Graceling. Readers will love the cast of characters in the castle, from quiet Mir to the smarmy Lord Daul.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Up next is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I loved Lips Touch Three Times and I can't to read this one!)