tessa elwood

Inherit the Stars

Hachette Book Group: Running Press
Dec 2015 • ISBN: 9780762458400

Inherit the Stars: Book 1
Life in the upper echelon, among the power players

Three royal Houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive.

Asa is the youngest daughter of the House of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food and energy crisis for far too long. She attempts to save her family’s livelihood by posing as her older sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the House of Westlet, only to threaten their already precarious balance. All the while, she must save the life of her other sister . . . possibly from the hands of their own father.

But as Asa and Eagle forge a genuine bond, will secrets from the past and the urgent needs of their people in the present keep them divided?


Reviews

Winter 2015-2016 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

“Elwood’s solid debut ably presents a complex society in shambles due to political corruption, environmental destruction, and widespread poverty.”

Booklist

“First and foremost, this is an exquisitely written love story. The characters live and breathe, floating off the pages to haunt readers’ dreams… This book will find a wide range of fans, even those who usually spurn science fiction.”

VOYA

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