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Light from Uncommon Stars, by Ryka Aoki

rmagika's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

marareading's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

A violin teacher sold her soul to a demon and is now trying to repay the debt, MEANWHILE there are being from another planet hiding here running a donut shop trying to be inconspicuous as they hide from an empire... This was a fun one! This absolutely felt like Star Trek fanfic to me. It didn't help to change my mind when there were a ton of references to it as well. Loved that. Our FMC a trans runaway who is a self taught violinist and becomes a student of said teacher who sold her soul. I thought the premise was very unique for sci-fi and I really liked this! Check your triggers, there are some heavy topics, but it's worth your time if you like sci-fi.

fuguefire's review against another edition

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dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

lisa93's review

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I should have checked the trigger warnings first 

mhomereq264's review against another edition

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

count_page's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

5.0

this book felt like poetry at times. it is so beautiful, and despite the violence and bigotry that is also depicted, the story is filled with so much hope and kindness. 

currentlypurring's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

karenreadsbooks's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

This book made me feel so so much. So many emotions. Tears at the end. Beyond amazing and beyond words. 

whatamyreading's review against another edition

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Not a fan of the writing style

readingwithtemperance's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0