Clarisse has always had a power of light, but her power has always been treated like a curse rather than a gift. In order for her to escape her life of abuse, she must trust someone she just met. But, what if he is the one she should have been wary of all along?
Thank you so much to Books of Match Media and the author for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book ripped out my soul… multiple times and I’m desperate for more…..
So…. this book was SO SAD omg. The main character just went through so much traumatic and heart wrenching pain and there was NOOOO END OF IT. Did the author want me to sob throughout the entire book because that is exactly what happened. The plot would kill you with a sad moment, then pick you up with a cute moment, and then it would murder you with sadness again. My poor heart just couldn’t take it!!
The concept of the book was so good and I really enjoyed the characters, but I felt like the writing was just a little toooooo wordy for me. The author went into such great detail about a lot of the things and I thought the story and the dialogue got a little lost because of it. I found myself skimming at times because it would take a LOT of words to get a point across. I had to go back and read some things on occasion.
The book was told in multiple perspectives as well which I enjoyed, but it could get a little confusing at times and I found myself having to go back and read things to understand the overall plot. I also felt the villainous element was a little too much. The parents were against the main character for a reason and so was the Church of Light, but for another reason it got a little weird and confusing. I wish it had just chosen one villain to get the plot’s point across.
I also felt the presence of Terrence didn’t really make sense…. I didn’t really understand what he wanted from Clarisse and how even found her to be honest. The whole reaper world was so interesting and I just wish the author had carved more time out of the plot to explain it to the reader. I’m hoping more will be revealed in the next installment because I am so curious about the dynamics of the world of Death.
I also didn’t quite understand what Clarisse’s power exactly was…. Did she actually have the power of the stars or the power of light? I was so confused….
Although I struggled with the execution of the plot, I was a massive fan of Clarisse and her story. She really just stole my heart and I want to see her get a happy ending because she freaking deserves one! The ending ripped my heart into a MILLION pieces and I want to know what happens next!
Overall, although there were a few bumps in this read for me, I loved the overall message and I can’t wait for the next one!
My Book Rating
4/5 Book World
Remember the Stars by Eris Marriott
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Published on August 31, 2021
Copy Read: ebook (Kindle)