Curse of Stars Review

 Hi Everyone! So as you can see, I am participating in Xpresso Blog Tour's tour for Curse of Stars. They have supplied me with a copy of this book in order to provide an honest review. Please note that this has not affected my opinion in any way. 

The format of this blog post with take the following format if you are interested!

  • Giveaway information
  • Book Review
  • About the Author

Giveaway Information:

In this giveaway you can win the following prizes:
  • 1st Place: $20 gift card to the eBook retailer of your choice, a glow book mark, and a swag pack
  • 2nd-4th place: $10 gift card to the eBook retailer of their choice and a swag pack
  • 5th place: a swag pack
This giveaway is International and will be available until 16 March 2017. You'll need to use the following link to enter:

Good Luck to everyone who is entering! May the odds be in your favor.

Book Links:

Book Review:

Title: Curse of Stars
Author: Donna Compositor
Series: Diamond Crier #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 19 February 2017
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: E-book
Pages: Not Available 
Rating: 3.5
Reading Timeline: 3 March 2017 - 

Goodreads Synopsis:

Sabi Perez is the last Diamond Crier, only she doesn't know it. Not until a crazed ruler from another world comes to collect her priceless tears and won't take no for an answer.

Living in New York, Sabi's seen some nasty things, but the lengths which her captor will go to keep his crown are things found only in the darkest nightmares. Afraid and alone, Sabi finds solve in her cellmate, Anya, and Cabal, a fellow Crier who also has powers, a rare combination that buys his favor the ruler. Only it's a favor he doesn't want.

In a fit of rage, power erupts out of Sabi, the same poor Cabal has, and a spark of hope ignites. Together they may have a chance at escape, something no other Crier has done. Except a ruler hellbent on draining them of every last diamond tear isn't their only hurdle. If they escape they'll be hunted to the end of the earth, if they survive the trek to safety. If they stay, the ruler will leech them dry. Sabi would rather die trying than lie down and die, even if that means running away into more danger.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I was sent this a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in order to participate in the book's blog tour. Please note that in no way has receiving this book affected my opinion. All thoughts are my own. I don't particularly read a lot of Science-Fiction/Fantasy novels. I love watching the films but reading them... Not so much. However, I am really excited for this book because I think that it would be a really great read from what I can see in the synopsis. I am ready for some grueling action and escape plans.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book felt average. There was a flow to things however it just felt like there was nothing unique to it. There wasn't anything that shouted individuality. However with that being said, it was really easy to get through this book as there was definitely a flow with the sentences.

Plot Thoughts:

From page one we are sucked into an action filled world where everything just seems to go from bad to worst. And all Sabi wants to do is get back to her family and keep the people around her safe. The first thing that shines through quite boldly is the camaraderie. Everyone protects everyone, and everyone helps everyone to the best of their ability. As a group, Sabi, Anya and Cable learn the magic of the Crier and in term they hope to earn their freedom.

The plot was quite enticing and I must say it had me slightly attached to the book.

Character Thoughts:

I don't have much to say about the characters besides that I really enjoyed them and cannot wait to see more.

Final Thoughts:

Whilst the writing didn't aid the story in my opinion, the plot definitely made up for it quite a lot. I loved how the story unfolded an cannot wait to see more!

About the Author:

Donna has been writing since she was in the single digits when she first realized she needed to do something about all the thoughts in her head. After a stint with bad poetry she finally found her way to novels, mainly of the young adult fantasy variety. When she's not cranking out more stories she works a regular 9 t0 5, reds anywhere from 2-3 books a week, drinks copious amounts of tea, eats way too much, and makes her own beauty products because her skin turns into a sentient hive if she uses anything else. This is mostly because she lives in the desert where the air siphons water clean out of her. She lives with a man named Steve and several quadrupeds: three cats names Renfield, Sam and Dean: and a MinPin named Malfoy


Yours in Reading,



  1. Great review, Melleny! This sounds like an exciting and action packed read! Glad you liked it! :)

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