When Planets Fall
Stars Fall Circle #1
Author: Abby J. Reed
Pages: 319 pgs
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Release Date: May 10th, 2017
Breaker’s home is cleaved by blood. The three tribes on the planet Scarlatti, whose only difference is their blood color, each want to exploit Breaker’s valley for themselves. The feudal tension has already claimed red-blood Breaker’s leg and his older brother. Now all this 18-year old wants is to maintain the tenuous peace in order to keep his little ‘stroid of a brother alive. Malani, a red-blood raised blue, is a kidnapped POW and only wants to return to her adoptive home with her dangerous blue secrets. Luka, a red-blood stewing for trouble, wants to right wrongs done to his family and bathe his home in justice.
All three intersect when Breaker discovers a wrecked starship and is given seven days by the green-bloods to fix and hand it over as a weapon. Breaker must decide if aiding his enemies is worth the home he knows and his family’s life. War is coming. And war respects no boundaries. And war leaves no survivors.
I was intrigued about this book from the very beginning by the very interesting description and the amazingly beautiful cover. An let me just say that this debut is a fast paced exciting read that will pull you in right from the very beginning.
One of the things I really enjoyed was how the author thrusts you right into the world of the main characters. Everything from the dialogue and narration fits right in with the characters and the environment that they each live in. Although, I will admit that it took me a bit to understand some of the language and references, but once I did it just helped me appreciate everything that was happening more.
Reed also did a pretty spectacular job of showing how different each of the tribes and characters were, not just by blood but also in physical ways as well. Like the wings and mechanical enhancements of the blue bloods, and the prosthetic leg, Circuit, of Breaker’s that became another character in and of itself. She let us see those dramatic differences in ways that enhanced the story and explained the characters and their environments so wonderfully.
Plus, who doesn’t love starships and pretty wings?
I’m definitely interested in more from this series and this author and am already excited to hear about book 2!