I enjoyed reading Tarnished are the Stars because it is filled with intense science fiction, action, and just a dash of romance. Written by Rosiee Thor, this book follows the protagonist, Anna, a tech-savvy girl with a mechanical heart. She is on a quest to save her people from Tarnish, a deadly heart disease. One day she meets Nathaniel, the Commissioner’s son, and he is willing to do anything to make his abusive father proud of him. He is betrothed to a mysterious girl named Eliza, the Queen’s most skilled assassin and spy. Anna, Nathaniel, and Eliza become unlikely allies in order to overthrow the evil Commissioner.
My favorite part about the novel was the interactions that Thor created between her characters. The witty banter along with the traumatic conflicts kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the novel. I was curious to discover if their conflicting motives and secrets of the characters would bring them together or tear them apart. My least favorite part about the novel was the loose ends. At the end of the novel, I still had many questions about what would become of the characters and the society that they lived in.
Ultimately, Anna, Nathaniel, and Eliza must work together and trust each other, but do they have too many secrets? Will they be able to get past their differences in order to complete their mission and save the planet? If you are anxious to know, then read this book to find out!.