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Star CrossedOnly one can surviveIn a world where nutrition can be transferred via a pill and society is split into Eaters and Non Eaters seventeen year old Princess Vela has a grave dilemma Her father the king is dying and only a transplant of organs from a healthy Non. If nothing else this book has the most uniue plot I have ever encountered in a YA sci fi story although it could also be included in the dystopian andor fantasy genres as it's kinda all over the place Unfortunately that's pretty much where the pros end for meThe new world presented to us is divided into two classes the Eaters and Non Eaters There's not enough food to accommodate the population but luckily an elite few carry a gene that allows them to convert digested food into a highly nutritious waste that is then provided to the Non Eaters in the form of a capsule Yes you read that right It's pretty out there a little too far off the rails for my tastes Wait I'm not finishedPrincess Vela is our narrator in this story and while she's a likeable character her dialogue is very juvenile leaving this book firmly in the genre of very young adult like preteen in my opinionVela's father the King needs a full organ transplant eye roll which is to be procured from the healthiest Non Eater and lo and behold guess who ends up being the perfect candidate Vela's love interest This story was not one that I could sink my teeth into I found it borderline ridiculous most of the time and the obligatory bad guy was obvious from the get go 2 VERY generous stars ⭐⭐I was provided an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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review Star Crossed 103 ☆ Only one can surviveIn a world where nutrition can be transferred via a pill and society is split into Eaters and Non Eaters seventeen year old Princess Vela has a grave dilemma Her father the king is dying and only a transplant of organs from a healthy Non Eater boy will save himVela is tasked with choosing a boy fit to die for the king whEater boy will save himVela is tasked with choosing a boy fit to die for the king which is impossible enough But then Carr the boy she's loved all her life emerges as the best candidate in the Bittersweet Trials And he's determined to win because by doing. DNF at 17%Look I'm going to be kind here and not rate this story but let's just say I didn't enjoy it The narrator was fine even if she was a step down from the excellent narrator from my audiobook I had just previously listened to But the story phew that was hard for me to get through The story is billed as YA but it felt veeeeeery young I'd say 13 ish range even though I know the characters are supposed to be older What really annoyed me was as a medicalscience y person I couldn't get past the flawed premise of the book even though it was an interesting hook Warning nerdy rant aheadThere is just no way that someone could consume food and then through any sort of genetic modification could get calories from the food and be able to make some pills out of those calories to feed others The energy has to come from somewhere If they genetically modified everyone to process food and calories efficiently I would be all on board but you can't get calories than exists already I couldn't get past that And yes I know it's supposed to be fantasy and we aren't supposed to analyze it that much but I can't help itI just couldn't with the whole story and though Pintip Dunn is probably a very talented author I'll have to try again with another of her stories goodreads|instagram|twitter|blog

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So he can save the life of his Non Eater sisterRefusing to accept losing the boy she loves Vela bends the rules and cheats But when someone begins to sabotage the Trials Vela must reevaluate her own integrity―and learn the true sacrifice of becoming a rul. StarCrossedAuthor Pintip DunnPublishers Entangled TeenPublication Date October 2nd 2018Genre Sci Fi Romance FantasySource ARC from Netgalley mybookishvibes Rates ⭐⭐⭐⭐5 Set in the future where human race is near to destruction and survival in the planet of Dion solely depends on the new evolved Aegis to overcome the limited food problem and supply the colonial people with food pillls instead of real food as only the Aegis are able to eat and produce the pills for necessity while this comes as a responsibility and gives them shorter life than most to live whereas sacrifices are a must for the existence of life saving and finding the fittest body for the dying king doesn't make things easier for Princess Vela Kunchai contestant for the king's next successor along with her sister Blanca her rival in every way possibleCaught in between her duties to the colony and her devotion to the people while she uncovers the true nature of her best friend's sickness and to choose the right path in saving both her father and her one true love Carr's life in the way of the fight for the place of king's successor and to be crowned ultimately as the ueen with her own sister; the rightful decisions to take doesn't come as easy for a rulerthis book is a whirlwind of emotions and rights to serve and to loveMy ThoughtsSci Fi is one of the genre I haven't explored on and while it always seems like I've had expectation for a good sci fi fantasy novel; this book certainly lived up to all of those I loved the plot and the story of this book which proves to be as a brilliant theory and made me even interested in the book itself“This pain too will pass Just hold on and life will get better It always does”I’ve felt her presence as I walk in the woods Her touch whispers over me when I tilt my face to the stars looking for answers I know she’s here with me even if she’s in a different realm”They’re just words Intangible things that disappear as soon as they’re said Like particles of dust that blow away when the wind fans pass overhead Like dew drops that disappear as the day progressesMaybe some things aren’t worth any price Maybe there’s a fate worse than deathThat’s the thing with ideals They’re easy to impose on other people Not so easy to practice yourself”All the characters in this story were put so gracefully I loved their idols and the history of Dion a planet new born for the sake of survival of humans and aegis alike The sisters were my favorite of all Vela and Blanca they had a very different kind of relationship; complicated and torn between the right to love and serve Vela and her father the king who was her true motivator I loved their bond throughout the book And while this came as a surprise to me I throughly enjoyed reading itThis book shows one beautiful example of friendship love destiny duties loyality dignity and one's moral privilegeFinal Verdict and RatingsI'll definitely recommend this book to those who wants to explore of futuristic story and a good fantasy thriller novel as I really enjoyed discovering to this book and I'm very excited to read books from this genre soonand so I am giving this lovely book 4⭐5 forward it's captivating story Thanks so much to Entangled Publishing LLC and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review