Charlie Holmberg is one of my favorite YA fantasy writers, immediately you are drawn into unique worlds with compelling characters. In this story, we are brought to a little peasant town to meet a young girl who is betrothed to a man who she loves but does not love her. In a bid to gain his love and adoration she volunteers for a very rare ritual to make love to the Sun to birth a star. Usually this is a death sentence but she miraculously survives and has such an impact on the Sun he begs for her to stay with him. But she wants to go home to see what impact her choice had on her family. When she arrives home she realizes 700 years have passed and her family is long gone. She is determined to find her descendents leading her on a journey across the land on which she meets a mysterious godling that will change everything, for her and the whole world.
Like all of her other books, we get a heroine, Ceris, that is strong but vulnerable and so likable. You’re immediately drawn to her and so invested in her journey. The depiction of the Sun and the other celestial beings is entirely unique and intriguing. The idea that the universal beings are constantly battling for purchase in the universe and care not for humans yet need their worship was really interesting.
There is not a lot of action but the characters and their interactions really held my attention and I flew through this one. This is available on KindleUnlimited so I recommend giving it a try. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This one has a sequel coming out in the spring, what upcoming sequel are you looking forward to?