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Tarnished Are The Stars Blog Tour: Review, Favorite Quotes, Character Art

The Lunar Chronicles meets Rook in this queer #OwnVoices science-fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer and Sharon Cameron.

A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher's chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog -- donning the moniker Technician -- to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner's tyrannical laws.

Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner's son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father's respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father's elusive affection is worth chasing at all.

Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner's secrets at any cost -- even if it means betraying her own heart.

When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic -- before the Commissioner ends them first.

Tarnished Are the Stars
by Rosiee Thor
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: October 15th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, LGBT


Favorite Quotes:

"For your tech-related inquiries, see a consultant when the moon sleeps and the kettle sings. It is a long four to the short nine."

"Beneath the panel, a familiar machine ticked. Silver sheets fanned out like flower petals, interwoven with scarred flesh; the marks of metal from long ago still bloomed angry-red on his skin."

"He wished she wouldn't. he did not deserve to be touched, marred by dirt and filth and the kind of blood no one could see."


Tarnished are the Stars by Rosiee Thor is such a great read. I really liked these characters so much. I really love Eliza but I will try not to play favorites. Let's dive right in to this great book.

Anna has a mechanical heart. She tries very hard to keep her TICCER a secret. This one difference sets her apart from other people on the planet. I think it truly makes her special. Anna being a gear head wants to help everyone she can with technology that has been outlawed. If Anna were to get caught using this technology, she would die. Anna thinks the people are worth that risk. I really liked Anna's character because she is brave and determined. She wants to do what is right by the people even if it would cost her life.

Nathaniel is on the hunt to catch The Technician. He wants to prove to his father that he  is able to take over the family business. Nathaniel just wants to be understood and treated like an adult. His father The Commisioner likes to keep him locked up. Once Nathaniel learns that he and Anna have something in common, he wants to learn more.

Eliza works for the Queen. She is the eyes and ears. I think Eliza's story is very interesting because one minute she is an assassin and spy and then the next she is supposed to be engaged and reporting back to the queen. I feel like s hew went from having kickass experiences to pretending to settle down. I really loved how Eliza's personality just screamed off the page. I felt like I really got to know her and I want more.

This book was so good. I really enjoyed the characters and the story line. I was routing for these characters the whole way even though at times they all wanted something different. Tarnished are the Stars definitely surprised me. You get some sci-fi, some fantasy, some steampunk, some romance, and even some adventure if this novel. I swear it has it all. Definitely pick up a copy today. I can't wait until Rosiee Thor's next book. She is an author to watch.

Character Art:

About the Author:

Rosiee Thor began her career as a storyteller by demanding that her mother listen as Rosiee told bedtime stories instead of the other way around. She lives in Oregon with a dog, two cats, and four complete sets of Harry Potter, which she loves so much, she once moved her mattress into the closet and slept there until she came out as queer.



Prize: Win a signed hardcopy of TARNISHED ARE THE STARS by Rosiee Thor (US Only)

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Ends: 29th October 2019

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Tour Schedule:

October 15th

October 16th

Utopia State of Mind - Guest Post
Moonlight Rendezvous - Review + Favourite Quotes
Book-Keeping - Review

October 17th

L.M. Durand - Interview
Luchia Houghton Blog - Review + Favourite Quotes
Dazzled by Books - Review + Favourite Quotes
The Reading Chemist  - Promotional Post

October 18th

BookCrushin - Guest Post
Novelishly - Review
My Thoughts Literally - Review + Favourite Quotes
TBR and Beyond - Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes

October 19th

Morgan Vega - Review + Favourite Quotes
Starlight Reads - Review + Favourite Quotes
Arzo Reads - Review
Confessions of a YA Reader - Promotional Post

October 20th

NovelKnight - Interview
Bookishly Nerdy - Review
The Layaway Dragon - Review + Favourite Quotes
One in a Million - Review

October 21st

Kait Plus Books - Interview
The Book Dutchesses  - Review + Favourite Quotes
Novel Nerd Faction - Review + Playlist

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