Addictive, Highly Entertaining and Sparkling with Life | Review: Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

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Get ready for the next installment of Once & Future: the delightfully queer and adventurous spin on the classic Arthurian Legend. IT'S TIME TO GO ON A HEIST, PEOPLE! Sword in the Stars, here we come.

by Amy Rose Capetta 
& Cori McCarthy

In this epic sequel to Once & Future, to save the future, Ari and her Rainbow knights pull off a heist... thousands of years in the past.

Ari Helix may have won her battle against the tyrannical Mercer corporation, but the larger war has just begun. Ari and her cursed wizard Merlin must travel back in time to the unenlightened Middle Ages and steal the King Arthur's Grail---the very definition of impossible.

It's imperative that the time travelers not skew the timeline and alter the course of history. Coming face-to-face with the original Arthurian legend could produce a ripple effect that changes everything. Somehow Merlin forgot that the past can be even more dangerous than the future...

Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
Rating: ★★★★☆

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my participation in the blog tour/my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way. 

Oh, oh, oh! I'M SHOOK. I'm hooked. I'm still completely enamored with this series. I'm floating in space and reaching for the stars. Do you get the idea? Ah! Once & Future's highly anticipated sequel, Sword in the Stars, is nearly here--and ready to take you on an adventure, in these bleak and uncertain times. 

My advice to you? 

Pick up the Once & Future books while we head full force at our future of temporarily social distancing and potential lockdowns. They are a good source of entertainment. And we could all use a little escapism at this point. That being said: back to the actual review of Sword in the Stars!

I was somehow both hesitant and excited about Sword in the Stars because I loved Once & Future so very much and sometimes, sometimes, sequels lack the same essence of their predecessor. Fortunately readers will be treated to a similar form of entertainment and exhilaration within the pages of Sword in the Stars

While, at times, the writing felt drastically different than what we saw in Once & Future, the sequel still had an abundance of thrills, laughter, familiarity, newness and that purely addictive quality we'd come to expect. As always, Capetta and McCarthy weave a delectable and dive story together in little to no time--captivating their audience and leading them on an adventure of a lifetime; proving to us that they are truly a dynamic duo. 

Sword in the Stars is an action-packed, humorous, diverse, time-hopping take on a classic tale. Much like its predecessor, this story remains on the path of taking what is familiar and turning it into a new tale. Full of intensity, uniqueness, and fast paced plotlines, this novel is a true adventure and a highly engaging ending to a dazzling duology. 

Much like with Once & Future, Sword in the Stars is impossible to put down and is the very definition of one-sitting-read. With representation (!) for days and a delightful spin on the Arthurian Legend, you can't go wrong. You should be reading this duology. Like, now. Capetta and McCarthy are doing what so many other's should be doing--and I'm forever here for it.

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