Monday, September 24, 2012

Review of Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Among the Nameless Stars
By: Diana Peterfreund
Review by: Kaede

Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 60
Source: First read online.  Currently: E-book.
Star Rating: ★★★★/ Exceeded expectations.

Before Kai joined the Cloud Fleet, he wandered… AMONG THE NAMELESS STARS

Four years before the events of FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS, the servant Kai left the North Estate, the only home he’d ever known, and Elliot North, the only girl he ever loved, in search of a better life. But the journey was not an easy one.

Featuring narrow escapes, thrilling boat races and at least one deadly volcanic wasteland.

*Among the Nameless Stars is available for free with the link that can be found here.*

Now originally I had no intentions of reading Among the Nameless Stars. That may or may not be due to the fact that I had no knowledge of it's existence. But one way or another, I managed to find my way to this prequel, and boy am I glad I did.

For Darkness Shows the Stars is one of my most anticipated books of 2012, so I was really upset when I couldn't work it into my TBR pile until July at earliest. But then, my super awesome friend directed me to the URL for the sixty page prequel, and I knew that someone had answered my prayers. And just for the fun of it, I'll include my reactions after my friend told me about Among the Nameless Stars:

Friend: "Kaedeeeee, have you read For Darkness Shows the Stars yet?"

Me: *glares angrily*

Friend: *backs up slowly with a mocking smile* "Whoa now, someone's got an attitude."

Me: *laughs* "Sorry. And to answer your question, no. I want to, but I have no time. want to read all these books for me and then tell me if they were good or not?"

Friend: "Thanks but no thanks. And if you don't have the time to read For Darkness Shows the Stars, why don't you read the prequel first? It's short
and free."

Me: *screams so loudly that my friend is forced to cover her ears and run a safe distance away from me* "WHERE! WHERE, WHERE, WHERE?"

Okay, enough of that, you get the point. But even if you do have the time and plan to read For Darkness Shows the Stars soon, I'd say read Among the Nameless Stars first. It's a prequel for a reason darling. In a rough sixty pages, Diana Peterfreund is able to explain how Elliot and Kai got to where they are in For Darkness Shows the Stars.

And weren't those letters just the sweetest? It's too bad that a guy like Kai, a guy who still knows how to write and doesn't spend his life gaming, comes around once in a million.

I really couldn't resist throwing this in for a good laugh. Haha.<3

Review also found at: Goodreads

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  1. NYANNN. awesome cat ;)

    You are like officially one of my fav bloggers. I love your sense if humor. As thanks for the heads up! I'm going to read this book online next!

    1. Thanks dear<3 That means the world to me. Really. Thank you for being such a dedicated follower of Wake Up at Seven, too!

      The cat is quite awesome, indeed. >:D


      Oh and, come back and tell me what you think, okay? :3

  2. I didn't know about this prequel until now! Thanks for the heads up. And don't worry, I still haven't read my copy too ;_;

    But more importantly- that cat. It looks like me.

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

    1. Ah, well, maybe you can read your copy and tell me what you think? Your opinion could push the book up my giant TBR pile.

      ...My awesome asain cat looks like you? o_o Erm..err..


  3. agreed that cat is awsom!
    + very nice review! =)

    1. Cats are quite awesome, yes?

      + thanks! x)

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