A Conspiracy of Stars

 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
590 0
A Conspiracy of Stars
Author(s)
Age Range
14+
Release Date
January 02, 2018
ISBN
9780062644213
Octavia has always dreamed of becoming a whitecoat, one of the prestigious N’Terra scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. So when the once-secretive labs are suddenly opened to students, she leaps at the chance to see what happens behind their closed doors.

However, she quickly discovers that all is not what it seems on Faloiv, and the experiments the whitecoats have been doing run the risk of upsetting the humans’ fragile peace with the Faloii, Faloiv’s indigenous people.

As secret after disturbing secret comes to light, Octavia finds herself on a collision course with the charismatic and extremist new leader of N’Terra’s ruling council. But by uncovering the mysteries behind the history she’s been taught, the science she’s lived by, and the truth about her family, she threatens to be the catalyst for an all-out war.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

A Conspiracy of Stars review
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Feedback

First thing first - what a world! This is a brand new planet that Cole had created and holy moly did she do such a successful job on it. She described it in such a way that was never dull but always had enough detail to paint the picture. And the wildlife! All of these new species and each time I wanted to meet them. I was truly blown away by the creativity in this book and it needs to be appreciated. The story was just as intriguing. I was honestly hooked right from the beginning and my attention was always invested into the story. There were some instances that were very predictable and repetitive. It did take some time for the plot to really develop which led to some scenes feeling almost identical to a previous scene. This didn’t happen too often and I still really enjoyed the book. But these instances made me feel like something more productive could have been introduced. And then there was one huge plot hole to me. Why, please why, did the grandmother’s disappearance literally cause her parents to completely change? This is mentioned throughout the whole book but is never explained upon and honestly drove me crazy. I kept waiting for an explanation but it just never came. Regardless, this story was unique and very enjoyable. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book.

Octavia was a fantastic protagonist. I loved how smart she was and really used her logical thinking to try and determine best solutions. One of my favorite aspects was that she included other people into her thoughts. This doesn’t happen too often, which can be very annoying, but Octavia trusts her friends and knows that she needs help. What a refresher! Instead of keeping everyone in the dark and trying to figure out everything by herself, she relies and confines in her friends. I felt like this gave the book more depth and a better way to develop the characters. Alma was a great best friend and even put aside her wants to help Octavia because she realized how important these events were. I’m glad that these girls had their relationship. Rondo was another great relationship for Octavia. One of the interesting ways that Cole wrote was their relationships. Even though they’ve all been friends for year, these are new characters to us. She really developed their relationships easily as if we knew how they’ve treated each other ever since they were little. This really helps distinguish how they relate and interact with each other. At one point it seemed as if there was going to be an insta-love but Cole took her time to develop the attraction, which worked perfectly. The only relationship issues I had was Octavia with her parents. There were actually a lot of issues I had with this. It goes back to the big plot hole about her grandmother. It just didn’t make sense to me and there was never elaborated on.

Final Thoughts

Overall, A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia Cole was a very unique read. I was completely absorbed into this story and was in constant awe of the wonderful world building that was created. Even though there were some repetitive scenes and a plot hole, the book was very enjoyable. The main characters were also fantastic. I loved how they were developed and can’t wait to see what happens to them in the next novel. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a beautifully created new world with conspiracies and secrets.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Road Trip
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Join everyone's favorite Wildcats from the Disney+ smash hit original...
I'll Meet You in Your Dreams
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A heartwarming text honoring the ever-evolving relationship of a parent...
Colors of Habitats
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The brand-new sequel to a well-reviewed bestseller that has been...
Noble Thief (Fantasy and Fairytales Book 6)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A prince of two kingdoms. A woman fighting against the...
10 Truths and a Dare
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
It's Senior Party Week, that magical in-between time after classes...
All These Bodies
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation. ...
The Beautiful Ones
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and...
I Am the Shark
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
What makes the great white shark (one of) the greatest...
Made in Korea
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic...
Take Me Home Tonight
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Nora’s Infinite...
The People We Choose
 
3.3
 
5.0 (1)
When 17-year-old Calliope meets her new neighbor Max, their...
Hurricane Summer
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
In this sweeping debut, Asha Bromfield takes readers to...
Slingshot
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
An exciting debut contemporary young adult novel perfect for...
The Keeper of Night
 
0.0
 
5.0 (1)
Death is her destiny. Half...
The Girls are Never Gone
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Conjuring meets Sadie when seventeen-year-old podcaster Dare takes an...
White Smoke
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this...

Latest Member Reviews

10 Truths and a Dare
 
3.7
"10 TRUTHS AND A DARE is a book about family and owning up to your mistakes. Olivia is about to..."
The Beautiful Ones
 
4.0
"It's the start of Grand Season and Nina's chance to join the Beautiful Ones, Loisail's notable socialites, hasn't gone well...."
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #1)
 
5.0
"This was... one of the best books I've read in a long time. It was one of my absolute favorite..."
Yes No Maybe So
 
5.0
"I should start by saying I don't normally read books involving politics because I read to escape real life. That..."
Made in Korea
 
4.7
"MADE IN KOREA is a sweet romantic-comedy about competition, family, and reaching for your dreams. Valerie runs a very successful..."
The Keeper of Night
 
5.0
"HOW I GOT MY HUSBAND BACK WITH THE HELP OF DR.IFADE CONTACT ON WHATS_APP NUMBER +1(551)333-5249. OR HIS EMAIL ..."
Perfectly Parvin
 
5.0
"PERFECTLY PARVIN is a laugh-out-loud, charming YA contemporary fiction read. Parvin is about to begin her freshman year of high..."
Thirty Talks Weird Love
 
5.0
"******PLEASE READ***** URGENT EFFECTIVE LOVE SPELL TO GET YOUR EX BACK FAST AND TO SAVE YOUR..."
The Love Song of Ivy K. Harlowe
 
3.0
"THE LOVE SONG OF IVY K. HARLOWE is a new adult read about love, pining, and friendship. Andie is 19..."
The People We Choose
 
5.0
"******PLEASE READ***** URGENT EFFECTIVE LOVE SPELL TO GET YOUR EX BACK FAST AND TO SAVE YOUR..."
The People We Choose
 
3.3
"THE PEOPLE WE CHOOSE is an intriguing YA contemporary about how we define family. Calliope is nearly 18 years old,..."
Choices
 
5.0
"It's no secret that I adore Michelle's books, so it was fun reading one of her earlier books. ..."