Did I need another book after Star Mother? No. Star Mother was this lovely, perfect, unique story in a world that was absolutely spellbinding. When I heard about Star Father, I thought that I wouldn’t enjoy a story about Saiyon. He was not the most compassionate character in the first story. But I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this story. I mean, it’s Charlie Holmberg, she could write the weather and I would enjoy it. She gave us a whole new angle on these same characters, The Sun, The Moon and Mother Earth and I enjoyed every page of it.
This time, our heroine is Aija who is in her 30’s and living on a farm with her mother and grandmother when one day the sun fails to rise. The world is struggling to cope with this new reality when Aija finds an injured man who she nurses back to health, falls in love with and then realizes he’s The Sun and she can never be with him. I’m paraphrasing but you get the gist… she spends the rest of the story trying to find a way to achieve immortality so she can be with him.
Boy, does this girl commit when she makes a choice. She is the most tenacious, resilient character I have ever seen. Whether He was worth it all, I don’t know. I really think this story needed another name because it was not really about Him but the love of him and what it drove Aija to do. The depictions of the celestial characters was even more beautiful and amazing than the last book. I also really loved how Aija’s art was described and how it played into the overall plot. In the end, I loved this book even more than the first. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Thanks to Netgalley for early access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.
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