Navigating the Stars

  • Title: Navigating the Stars
  • Author: Maria V. Snyder
  • ISBN: Navigating the Stars
  • ASIN
    B07DKRK9B7
    Edition Language
    English
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  • Page: 435
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Navigating the Stars Navigating the Stars is the first book in a new science fiction series Terra Cotta Warriors have been discovered on other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy And Lyra Daniels parents are the archae
    Navigating the Stars is the first book in a new science fiction series Terra Cotta Warriors have been discovered on other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy And Lyra Daniels parents are the archaeological Experts yes with a capital E on the Warriors and have dragged her to the various planets to study them despite the time dilation causing havoc with her social life Whe Navigating the Stars is the first book in a new science fiction series Terra Cotta Warriors have been discovered on other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy And Lyra Daniels parents are the archaeological Experts yes with a capital E on the Warriors and have dragged her to the various planets to study them despite the time dilation causing havoc with her social life When one of the many Warrior planets goes silent, and looters attack her research base, Lyra becomes involved in discovering why the Warriors were placed on these planets And, importantly, by who Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 464 pages Published November 19th 2018 by Harlequin Australia More Details Original Title Navigating the Stars ASIN B07DKRK9B7 Edition Language English Series Sentinels of the Galaxy 1 Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Navigating the Stars, please sign up Popular Answered Questions When will it be released in the US like 6 months ago Add your answer Maria V Snyder I m hoping by mid December I ll let you know as soon as I do flag See all 5 questions about Navigating the Stars Lists with This Book YA Releases of November 2018 42 books 115 voters 2018 November Releases 44 books 51 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jul 05, 2018 Maria V Snyder rated it it was amazing Review from the author Of course I m going to give my own book 5 stars This is a new SF series as if you couldn t tell from that gorgeous cover I had so much fun writing this book Lyra s voice is so strong and she has this new kind of snark She just refuses to be ignored Another thing I love is that both her parents are alive and well and involved in her life much to her chagrin Plus the science of traveling through space very fast is accurate as there s a time dilation, which most SF books movies ignor Of course I m going to give my own book 5 stars This is a new SF series as if you couldn t tell from that gorgeous cover I had so much fun writing this book Lyra s voice is so strong and she has this new kind of snark She just refuses to be ignored Another thing I love is that both her parents are alive and well and involved in her life much to her chagrin Plus the science of traveling through space very fast is accurate as there s a time dilation, which most SF books movies ignore as it s really hard to factor that into a story I did cheat with communications, but I created the Q net that makes it work However, not to worry that you ll be drowning in technical SF stuff it s still my style of writing, action, mystery, some humor and a touch of romance.The book is coming out in Australia New Zealand on 19 November 2018 in print and eBook I don t have dates for the USA, Canada, or UK right now If you really want the book, I HIGHLY suggest you pre order it from Book Depository they offer free shipping worldwide My Australian editions tend to sell out on Book Depository once the book is published like really quick so pre order Here s the link flag 106 likesLike see review View all 22 comments Dec 20, 2018 Holly rated it liked it Shelves young adult, 2018 read 3.5 starsI ve read two other series by this author Healer and Study , so when I saw she had started a new series I of course gave it a try This time she went the route of going YA and also switched to sci fi instead of her usual fantasy While I still overall enjoyed the plot characters, I m not sure the world building was quite as effective The only thing that really stood out as being solidly not of this world is the concept of time dilation she presents The space crafts utilize a m 3.5 starsI ve read two other series by this author Healer and Study , so when I saw she had started a new series I of course gave it a try This time she went the route of going YA and also switched to sci fi instead of her usual fantasy While I still overall enjoyed the plot characters, I m not sure the world building was quite as effective The only thing that really stood out as being solidly not of this world is the concept of time dilation she presents The space crafts utilize a machine that folds physical space making a sort of short cut from point A to point B so that it takes considerably less time to traverse the universe However when you get to your final destination that would normally take 30 years to reach, but it only takes you 10 days to get there, everyone not on the ship is now 30 years older, but everyone on the ship has only aged 10 days I actually wish this concept had been further explored imagine being a teenager forced to move with your parents for their new job, leaving all your school friends behind but you promise to keep in touch However when you get to your new home only a week later, all your friends you left behind are now in their 30s with jobs and young kids of their own and you re still just a teenager How crazy would that be That s a story I want to read about Anyways, back to the real story in this book the terracotta soldiers in China true story in this world have been replicated on several alien planets but the how why is unknown Lyra s parents are archeologists so they are being sent to a new planet where some terracotta soldiers have been found This story has a twist I did see coming, but I liked that while some of the secrets of the alien terracotta soldiers have been revealed, not all of them had leaving the rest of the series to have interesting plot developments reveals I ll definitely pick up the next installment, but I don t necessarily know if I will be in a rush to read it flag 43 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Jul 03, 2018 Maggie Reader in Wonderland marked it as tbr highly interested review of another edition Shelves tbr to buy Yes A new book by Maria V Snyder And sci fi at that Nothing can surpass my love for Poison Study series, but hoping this one will be close second Love the cover It s one of the best from all Snyder s works flag 19 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 10, 2018 Lynette Noni rated it it was amazing I had the privilege of reading an early draft of this a little while ago and OMIGOSH IT IS SO GOOD No words Maria V Snyder has done it again flag 15 likesLike see review Nov 13, 2018 trufflebooks rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 4.75 5 This review can also be found on my BLOG I loved this book wayyyy than I expected to and wow, it was such a fun and action packed journey Sci fi books are hard to write and boy did this hit most the right notes for me.Let s get some categories up World Building PlotThere s a lot in this category sorry not sorry.I love a good sci fi read and as a bit of science nerd who knows like 2% about science and space, it was fun learning some stuff while reading this book One of the 4.75 5 This review can also be found on my BLOG I loved this book wayyyy than I expected to and wow, it was such a fun and action packed journey Sci fi books are hard to write and boy did this hit most the right notes for me.Let s get some categories up World Building PlotThere s a lot in this category sorry not sorry.I love a good sci fi read and as a bit of science nerd who knows like 2% about science and space, it was fun learning some stuff while reading this book One of the things that have always confused me a little is the concept of time in space and in this novel, it s a huge aspect While it can be a little confusing to fully understand it at the start, the concept in this novel is ingenious.Basically, when you re going to a planet, it takes let s say, 60 days to get there, so once you get there it s been 60 days and you re 60 days older However, because they haven t invented the tech yet, even though it might ve taken you 60 days to get there, 40 years has actually lapsed in the planet you just left So once you arrive at this new planet, everyone you knew at your old planet is 40 years older HOW CRAZY IS THAT I WAS SHOOK.The way Maria wrote this concept might ve been confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, it s pretty amazing Her world building and the plot is also very solid as we are introduced to Lyra, the protagonist whom we already read the point of view from throughout the whole book She s been travelling from planet to planet numerous times because her parents are archaeologists researching these terracotta warriors that have somehow appeared across a lot of planets, even though they re from an ancient Chinese dynasty like the warriors that protect that famous Emperor irl The big mystery of their work wtf brought these warriors there and how did they do it Since Lyra has travelled so many times, she understands and grasps the concept of living on a ship and at a research base for a long time especially the whole leaving friends behind kind of thing , and Maria s descriptions of life on there are so interesting Especially soc time the mandatory 2 hour socialisation session all kids up to the age of 18 must have I won t say any but I personally really enjoyed how she set the world building and the story and it was just so succinct.The plot was so good Many times I was so bewildered by the action and it felt so real and had me on edge It reminded me a lot of Illuminae in how the action was depicted and it gave me goosebumps at times Another thing I loved from the huge Asian rep, the main character, Lyra is mixed Asian and because of those cool Chinese terracotta warriors, all the planets with them have Chinese names Yes, I may have skimmed them all because I can t read Chinese or Pinying but I kind of tried This hit so close to home because as an Asian girl, it s cool to read about Asian things sometimes in YA books.CharactersLyra was a likeable character, she had a funny kind of snark and was pretty sarcastic I liked the way her relationships with the other characters including her parents were described and developed Her worming ability is another cool similarity to Kady s hacking in Illuminae, but I liked worming and the Q net was introduced The love interest, whatshisname, was also an interesting character that was originally the stereotypical brooding bitch but turned into quite a realistic character I loved how they started to like each other cause I m trash for the hate to love trope.I personally liked that this book also featured some great parents Although they spend so much of their time working, they were sweet and so caring Other characters I won t mention were also pretty great and amusing.WritingWhile most of the book was very well written, I feel like the writing is the only minor downfall The copy I read was an advanced one so I can t say if there are gonna be any major changes in certain written parts but there were some parts of the book that had me cringe a little Not because of what was happening but because sometimes, the anecdotal writing style just didn t fit Reading Lyra s pov was fine for most of the books but when she sometimes seems to be talking to you specifically or to her diary as you might call this writing style, it didn t always fit so well for me I could see what Maria was going for in creating a connection with the reader and getting some humour in there, but personally, I didn t particularly enjoy those tiny bits Other than that, the writing was awesome The dialogue and the flow of the writing was lovely and I just kept wanting to read and OverallThis was a great read, I really enjoyed it It had action, romance, sciency stuff and Asian rep to its core I m SO hyped for the next book because, my god, that ending had me wanting so much The plot twists, the action, the suspense, I highly recommend this book to any sci fi lovers I was truly super surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, so pick it up and let me know what you think I m low key stressed because I m not sure when this book comes out, so it has either come out on November 16th or will come out tomorrow on November 19th, 2018 Don t hold me accountable lolThanks for reading xx TracyBLOG INSTA TWITTERA big thank you to HarperCollins Australia and Harlequin Teen Australia for kindly sending me the review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review LOVED this book, it s so underhyped, people should be talking about this So action packed and had an amazing concept with awesome Chinese roots highly recommend it and full review to come closer to the release date flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Jeann Happy Indulgence rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves sci fi, young adult Check out Happy Indulgence Books for reviews As my first Maria V Snyder book, I was quite disappointed, especially since the blurb promised an exploration of Terracotta warriors in space which reminded me of Unearthed The sci fi elements flew over my head, particularly when it came to the space time differing from Earth time and people being too old when you came back to them after being in space The thing that really interested me about the book was the excavation of the Terracotta wa Check out Happy Indulgence Books for reviews As my first Maria V Snyder book, I was quite disappointed, especially since the blurb promised an exploration of Terracotta warriors in space which reminded me of Unearthed The sci fi elements flew over my head, particularly when it came to the space time differing from Earth time and people being too old when you came back to them after being in space The thing that really interested me about the book was the excavation of the Terracotta warriors on different planets, but even that had limited explanation with the whole focus of this on the main character hacking or worming her way into different systems from one location They don t really move around to different planets, at all Most of the plot focuses on the new romance with Niall, trying not to get caught worming but also rebelling against her parents who seem to praise her for everything she does I also found the writing rather juvenile, so the book would definitely be suited to the younger YA range There was also some strange inner monologue which was diary like but took you out of the story because it wasn t exactly set out like a diary I m hoping the language and editing improved from the Advance Reader Copy that I read, because it was slightly awkward and jarring to read.The book starts off really slowly and I don t think the pacing ever really improves I wasn t particularly interested in the plot, or what was happening between Lyra and Niall I would recommend this to readers who are a fan of lite sci fi primarily focused on a romance, who prefer younger or even middle grade YA I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. flag 9 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 03, 2018 Sarah marked it as ordered review of another edition Come on U.K publishers why have none of you picked this up yet I guess I ll just have to give my money to someone else because no way am I missing this series Book Depository to the rescue, I ve ordered the Aussie version flag 9 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Nov 09, 2018 Janelle Dazzlepants rated it it was ok Shelves young adult, space opera, single perspective, sci fi, female protagonist, contemporary sci fi, dnf, ebook I received an e ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Navigating the Stars has such a cool premise China s infamous terracotta warriors are discovered throughout space, and it s a mystery as to who created them Throw in some cool hacking, space travel, and time dilation science, and it sounds like a recipe for a great story But overall it s terribly executed The writing is juvenile and I wasn t surprised to see in the acknowledgements that it was beta read by Lynette Noni, becaus I received an e ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Navigating the Stars has such a cool premise China s infamous terracotta warriors are discovered throughout space, and it s a mystery as to who created them Throw in some cool hacking, space travel, and time dilation science, and it sounds like a recipe for a great story But overall it s terribly executed The writing is juvenile and I wasn t surprised to see in the acknowledgements that it was beta read by Lynette Noni, because it s just as inelegant and the sentence structure as terribly constructed as her Medoran Chronicles books There s literally a sentence where Lyra nods importantly what the fuck and another where liquid sadness drops down her face Just say she s fucking crying Lyra s narration is incredibly juvenile and she reads as a 13 year old, not the 17 that she s purported to be She addresses the reader directly at multiple points throughout the text which would be fine, if she remotely sounded like any 17 year old I d ever met in fiction or the real world She awkwardly and inelegantly overexplains everything, as if the reader didn t have two brain cells to smash together and fill in the blanks Lyra s relationship and the love interest himself are also cringeworthy They have ZERO chemistry and the poorly executed enemies to lovers trope goes from 0 to I Would Die For You really quick Lyra has the maturity of someone who says hubba hubba when they see a hot guy, yet thinks about him touching her breasts at their next makeout sesh It s weird and awkward to read Lyra s parents were frustratingly inconsistent They seemed to pick and choose when they cared about her, and yet their negligence is never addressed properly Either make them the tropey absent parents or make them overbearing just be consistent As for the story There s barely a plot to speak of and the threads that are there move at a glacial pace I got 50% of the way through and contemplated DNFing the book as nothing had happened, and there was no indication of how the terracotta warriors were propelling the story forward Needless to say, I got to the end and immediately RAGED that I d wasted so much time on this story that went nowhere I wouldn t continue with the sequel if you paid me flag 7 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 04, 2018 Becky rated it it was amazing Oh my stars I bloody loved that It s 4 09am I just finished I have to get up early for work in a few short hours Do I regret it Not even a little, tiny bit I can t give justice to what I m feeling or thinking right now Just read it READ IT So I love Maria V Snyder I wait in anticipation for the day her books are released and then I read them in one sitting So its a few weeks later now, and I ve read it again, and now feel able to talk coherently I m generally not very good at b Oh my stars I bloody loved that It s 4 09am I just finished I have to get up early for work in a few short hours Do I regret it Not even a little, tiny bit I can t give justice to what I m feeling or thinking right now Just read it READ IT So I love Maria V Snyder I wait in anticipation for the day her books are released and then I read them in one sitting So its a few weeks later now, and I ve read it again, and now feel able to talk coherently I m generally not very good at book reviews, I just want people to read it because I loved it, and I know other people will love it too So here goes Navigating the Stars is the start of a new sci fi series and it does not disappoint Normally I m not a big sci fi fan I prefer fantasy, you know dragons, swords, castles and far away kingdoms But I decided to give Navigating a go because its Maria, and I love her Chronicles of Ixia and Healer series books Boy am I glad I took the chance Lyra is the kind of teen I wished I could have been She is independent and just a little bit sassy with a heart of gold She has had to learn some tough lessons early on in life, but that doesn t stop her from wanting to help in any way she can, even if that help isn t wanted and some of the methods she uses may be slightly illegal That just makes me love her even I can sympathise with Lyra in many ways, her parents have dragged her half way across the galaxy, and every time she moves she has to say goodbye to her friends who she will never see again As a child my own parents relocated me multiple times so I really feel for Lyra in this sense Luckily there was no time dilation involved, but it definitely is hard to keep saying goodbye I respect the fact that this doesn t stop Lyra from making new friends, and boy was one friend in particular well worth the effort I truly loved this book I ve read it twice since it came out, and both readings were so enjoyable that I ll probably end up reading it a third time before the next book is released flag 7 likesLike see review Aug 29, 2018 Figgy marked it as owned but not read Shelves arc or netgalley, one hundred percent rock reviews, format proof copy, publisher harlequin, review 2018, review copy, to review, unsolicited arc, 2019 discovery bookshelf I ve never actually read any of Snyder s fantasy books, but I quite enjoyed Inside Out Outside In, so I am BEYOND excited to read another of her sci fi books which, by the way, I didn t know existed until it turned up in the mail flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 30, 2018 Brian 9 marked it as to read THE QUEEN HAS NEW BOOK flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Dani Dani Reviews Things Love in a time of Feminism rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 release, aliens, bamf, blog tour, family love, forced proximity, grief, hate to love, kindle copy, made me think Now that was surprisingly awesome Why surprising Well, I struggled at the start My biggest hurdle Physics I m of a biology nerd and never quite reached the same level of ahh, I get it with physics My brain couldn t fully immerse itself in the story while part of it was still trying to understand how time worked The first third of the book was a lot of setting up the world and trying to explain time dilation and what it meant for relationships with other people And to be honest, I s Now that was surprisingly awesome Why surprising Well, I struggled at the start My biggest hurdle Physics I m of a biology nerd and never quite reached the same level of ahh, I get it with physics My brain couldn t fully immerse itself in the story while part of it was still trying to understand how time worked The first third of the book was a lot of setting up the world and trying to explain time dilation and what it meant for relationships with other people And to be honest, I still don t completely get it, but I think it eventually became just a Thing to Accept rather than something I could understand.But then things started to look up, and my engagement in the story gradually increased the other mysteries arose Physics, I m not sold on, but throw in some ancient history, computer hacking, and even some paranormal biology mash, and I am there There were so many threads working through this story, slowly connecting, and Snyder managed to make them all work while keeping me hypothesising on all fronts straight through I loved it My brain was positively tingling with all the puzzles thrown around for it to work out And I m so proud of myself for working one of them out a while before the big reveal.Adding to the excitement was a lot of action With not just one threat to consider once on the new planet, Lyra and co were kept on their toes People actually got hurt in this, including Lyra People died The ending was particularly intense, so much so that I may have shooed away my momLyra herself was great because she was real She didn t know what she wanted to do and didn t let others box her in She tested boundaries and had some snark about it her, but she was also very aware of her adolescent status and who had authority She also reacted to what was happening, showing fear and grief and so on It was inspiring to read about a teenager who did get freaked out and feel woozy, but who also tried to help regardless.I loved her relationship with her parents, who actually acted like parents They kept an eye on her, set rules and punished disobedience, and they showed they cared about her in many ways, sometimes too much I also loved how her mom was clearly In Charge while her dad had to sometimes rein in his pride when she did something reckless but with great results.There was a hate to love romance in here that I, naturally, was very happy about It was a gradual thing at first, and I loved how Lyra almost didn t know what was going on Somehow, Snyder managed to capture the giddiness of a new relationship and the heat while also countering it withwellparents Awkward sex talk anyone But seriously, Lyra and her special friend were so adorable and so supportive of each other, and I loved it.So yes, surprising And while the ending brought some answers, there is still so much to resolve, so I ll be anxiously awaiting the second book If you like your sci fi with some action, mystery, and a dash of romance, consider trying this out I ve been to Xi an and here are some warrior replicas that made their way to my mom s garden in South Africa flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 23, 2018 Chloe rated it it was amazing I seriously didn t know if I would love this book YA sci fi is so hit or miss for me and I ve come across far misses , but she delivered The characters were great, humorous and read like real people I loved getting to see some adult characters in the book playing major parts yay for family dynamics The book wasn t bogged down in sci fi language and technology either, but it still was distinctly spacey, and had a beautiful mystery element to it and a dash of history which automatic I seriously didn t know if I would love this book YA sci fi is so hit or miss for me and I ve come across far misses , but she delivered The characters were great, humorous and read like real people I loved getting to see some adult characters in the book playing major parts yay for family dynamics The book wasn t bogged down in sci fi language and technology either, but it still was distinctly spacey, and had a beautiful mystery element to it and a dash of history which automatically wins a bunch of points for me Loved the time dilation with space travel I don t think I ve ever really noticed its absence before but I sure will now The only downside to getting an early copy is that I have to wait longer for the second book I want it now flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 Linda rated it really liked it This new series is quite a departure from Snyder s Poison Study books This is SF rather than F and, with a seventeen year old protagonist, definitely YA But Snyder brings her usual attention to detail in world building and characterization to make this newest venture a very satisfying read.Lyra is the daughter of archeologists who specialize in the baffling appearance of Terra Cotta warriors nearly identical to those in Xian, China on Earth on numerous alien worlds around the galaxy The story This new series is quite a departure from Snyder s Poison Study books This is SF rather than F and, with a seventeen year old protagonist, definitely YA But Snyder brings her usual attention to detail in world building and characterization to make this newest venture a very satisfying read.Lyra is the daughter of archeologists who specialize in the baffling appearance of Terra Cotta warriors nearly identical to those in Xian, China on Earth on numerous alien worlds around the galaxy The story takes place centuries in the future where humans have explored and colonized parts of the Milky Way and travel is facilitated by technology that folds space but creates time disparities that separate friends and families When Lyra s parents are assigned to a new world, she is heartbroken to leave her friends, knowing that by the time she arrives, her friends in their reality would be twenty years older while she ages only by months Lyra s journey and the new world give her the opportunity to meet new friends and develop new skills These come in handy when she discovers mind boggling information related to her travels and about the warriors She s a very likeable and relatable protagonist whose thoughts and feelings come across as the teen she is but without dwelling on the annoying angst so common in YA stories There s a definite love interest, but it doesn t overshadow the rest of the storyline Surprise twists at the end of the book promise interesting stories to come as the series progresses.I ll definitely look for the next book flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 23, 2018 Jessica a GREAT read rated it it was amazing review of another edition Let it be known that Maria V Snyder is one of my all time favorite writers and I was positively ecstatic when she told me she was writing a new book Imagined my devastation when I heard that her US publisher didn t want it, luckily there s the Aussie and New Zealand one that helped to bring this story to life She is having the book printed in the US, so never fear my friends We all know and love Maria for her amazing fantasy reads but this time, she s returning to the Sci Fi realm And yes I Let it be known that Maria V Snyder is one of my all time favorite writers and I was positively ecstatic when she told me she was writing a new book Imagined my devastation when I heard that her US publisher didn t want it, luckily there s the Aussie and New Zealand one that helped to bring this story to life She is having the book printed in the US, so never fear my friends We all know and love Maria for her amazing fantasy reads but this time, she s returning to the Sci Fi realm And yes I said, returning Her first YA series, Inside Out was of a similar genre, but her newest release, Navigating the Stars takes that Sci Fi element to new levels This isn t your ordinary space book I m usually hesitant with space books because they tend to involve a great deal of science that I fear will be beyond my levels of comprehension, but for Maria I was willing to take that chance and I was not disappointed Lyra is just you futuristic average computer hacker living on Planet Xinji with her parents, that is until they ve been given a new job assignment on Plant Yulin with a great research opportunity While her parents are thrilled about the archaeological finds, Lyra isn t happy about leaving another planet and another group of friends But since she s not eighteen yet, she has no choice to follow her parents.While on the spaceship to their next home, Lyra is quite miserable To make matters worse, for being underage, she s forced to participate in a socializing hour filled with everyone underage There she meets, Niall, who s a grumpy sullen teen her age She tries to make friends with him, since he s really the only one on the ship her age, but he proves to be too grumpy for her tastes Which naturally means, a friendship is bound to form later onand Maria does not disappoint One of the other things that made this one a teensy bit hard to comprehend at times mostly because new world settings with a new spacey world to understand there s also a bit of time lapse spread over the galaxy While it took her only 90 days to get to her new home, years have passed on her old home planet Her best friend is an adult with children and life has moved along It makes things hard, but Lyra needs her friend s help with translating a strange tablet that she was piecing together for her parents.When the discoveries on the planet Yulin prove to be so great that they require extra security, Niall s father decides to take his team down to the planet as well and since Niall is just weeks shy of being eighteen, he s forced to go along as well when he wants nothing to stay on the ship and essentially be an explorer.Soon the discoveries that Lyra continues to uncover prove to be too great Her hacking skills get her into trouble and the trouble she uncovers is even dangerous.That s all I ll get to on the plot It s a very detailed and far reaching one too The twists and turns the events take is mind boggling Again, I will say that things aren t too complex with the plot For me what got just a tad confusing was all the time jumps and whatnot How it had been decades for her friends on their home planet and only months for her It does get explained somewhat in the beginning that I followed easy enough, but later on there were just other things that were related to the whole traveling around time aspect that kind of just went over my head a bit But naturally, when it comes to that I just rolled with it Lol I didn t remain lost for very long, so it didn t impede my reading.The pacing was pretty spot on It was well balanced with heart racing moments with the downtime moments that were great for character building and growth And of course there was still the deeply ingrained mystery that was brewing that grew in strength as the story went along.What I did enjoy was the relationships that Lyra had Not only did she maintain a good relationship with her parents, I loved the romance that was slow to develop between her and Niall I always love a good slow burn romance and Maria excels at these Yes, they fall in love within the first book, but so much happens with those short 400 pages that you can t help but root for them during those flirtatious moments Lyra is an unbelievable character too I love that she has a snarky kind of attitude and a slight problem with authority She definitely grows over the course of the novel and you see her mature a bit, not that she was immature, but you know, the whole going against authority only to end up working with the authority The ending was probably one of the most shocking ones I admit, I started to make a small suspicion at one point, but really it had no foundation or merit, but in the long run, my gut instinct was right Lol What it will mean for future books remains unclear at this point, but it s definitely a groundbreaking kind of ending that will set up an exciting and exhilarating plot line for the future I know I am most definitely looking forward to that one Navigating the Stars is a page turning kind of read that you can t help but devour in one sitting If it wasn t for the holiday I started this over, I would ve had this done in a day or two Real life always gets in the way of the great reads This is definitely a book you will want to enjoy in one or two sittings as it s simply unputdownable I cannot wait to see where Maria will take this series next Overall Rating 4.5 5 stars flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 25, 2018 Nemo The Moonlight Library rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves wow, 2018 published, 2018 read, arc, audience young adult, beautiful covers, format ebook, genre sci fi space, minority author or mc, publisher harlequin This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryAlthough I prefer to read fantasy these days, sci fi was actually my first love please don t tell my fantasy books I ve read and loved almost all of Snyder s books, including her original sci fi Inside Out, so I was pretty keen to dive into this one, especially since it was starting with a younger, mouthier heroine than I m used to with Snyder And Lyra s voice is incredible So different to anything Snyder s written before Lyra actu This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryAlthough I prefer to read fantasy these days, sci fi was actually my first love please don t tell my fantasy books I ve read and loved almost all of Snyder s books, including her original sci fi Inside Out, so I was pretty keen to dive into this one, especially since it was starting with a younger, mouthier heroine than I m used to with Snyder And Lyra s voice is incredible So different to anything Snyder s written before Lyra actually talks to the reader, but it really works in this context.If, like me, you have read and loved other Snyder books, you ll find it comforting that there are numerous tropes Snyder utilises in this book that you ll find familiar Lyra is the only one who can perform a particular valuable yet illegal skill.Lyra and her love interest start off hating each other.Lyra makes a very good impression on the captain commander leader type figure.Lyra spends some time in self defense combat training.Lyra becomes part of a team but always remains an outsider.There are of course differences from Snyder s other books Lyra s a minor, and her parents, though they love and trust her, don t, won t, or can t treat her like an adult Lyra s parents are archaeologists whose job on distant planets means they basically time travel into the future while their friends stay behind and age, and Lyra s brother, whom we don t meet, abandoned his time travelling, space faring family once he came of age, and her parents are afraid she ll do the same thing They love and respect her, but they force her to travel with them, even though they allow her to make other dangerous decisions Lyra is one of the oldest minors on the ship, and she s at that very interesting and perfect YA age that I love reading about She has school requirements, social requirements, and a responsibility to assist her parents, even though she s not sure if archaeology is the career she wants to pursue.I really enjoyed this book, getting to know Lyra s friends and family, her life as a time travelling archaeologist computer hacker balanced with her responsibilities as a teen If you ve read other Snyder books I think you ll love the familiarity of this book coupled with the new direction Lyra s voice takes us in I loved the descriptions of her home, the new characters added, and her dynamic relationships with everyone.While the Terracotta Warriors seems like an odd choice of topic for a sci fi, I think Snyder really makes it work with respect to the originals and the ones discovered in space I m really looking forward to the next book in the series and unravelling of this mystery.I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Danielle rated it really liked it Actual rating 3.5Navigating the Stars started off, in my opinion, a little weak For starters, it s VERY young, and the MC is very much an angsty teen While this is clearly what Snyder was going for, it just didn t quite do it for me However, once we were aboard the star ship everything finally started coming together It never really felt like anything special, but it sure got intriguing, and was a super enjoyable read So, here go my loves and hates Loves Love, love, LOVED the time dilatio Actual rating 3.5Navigating the Stars started off, in my opinion, a little weak For starters, it s VERY young, and the MC is very much an angsty teen While this is clearly what Snyder was going for, it just didn t quite do it for me However, once we were aboard the star ship everything finally started coming together It never really felt like anything special, but it sure got intriguing, and was a super enjoyable read So, here go my loves and hates Loves Love, love, LOVED the time dilation in the interstellar travel The mystery behind the terracotta warriors The looters The parental involvement THAT ENDING view spoiler I totally didn t see the whole Jarran thing coming I actually thought someone had managed to screw the time dilation, and Lyra was coming back from the future to mess with stuff hide spoiler Hates Again SUPER young The characters were fairly flat and two dimensional The segue s into new scenes were really rather rubbish It felt super choppy, and I struggled to bring it all together at times The romance Ugh I wanted to like it, but it just got too unrealistic too quickly How unbelievably talented Lyra is at everything she tries her hand at My eyes were rolling so hard There was little to no explanation of what the Q net actually is Which leads on to my next point view spoiler What was with Jarran being so deep in the Q net What actualy is the Q net I assume it s the Quantum internet, but it is just so poorly explained hide spoiler And lastly, the editing There were an insane number of typos, though I m chalking this up to it being an ARC I m also chalking up the poor segue s up to it being an ARC, as well as the at times stilted prose Please, oh PLEASE let this be just because it was an ARC I swear Snyder s other work was a heck of a lot better written than this Recommend Yes, but do NOT go in expecting Snyder s other work It is so, SO different Also, go in with lower expectations And if you happen to be a tween teen YA, it will probably be up your alley.Age 12 There is meant to be crossover for adults, but it really is a teen book.Warnings Some death and violence, and some kissing flag 4 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 10, 2018 Madison rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves science fiction, young adult I am a huge fan of Synder s Ixia Chronicles and her Outside In series, so when I heard she was writing a new sci fi novel I knew I just had to read it I am so glad that HarperCollins Australia went ahead with publishing yay Australia Navigating the Stars is full of adventure, awesome advanced technology, romance, archaeology, hacking, code breaking and trouble making With Synder s signature writing style and touch of humour and banter, Navigating the Stars is sure to thrill all her devoted I am a huge fan of Synder s Ixia Chronicles and her Outside In series, so when I heard she was writing a new sci fi novel I knew I just had to read it I am so glad that HarperCollins Australia went ahead with publishing yay Australia Navigating the Stars is full of adventure, awesome advanced technology, romance, archaeology, hacking, code breaking and trouble making With Synder s signature writing style and touch of humour and banter, Navigating the Stars is sure to thrill all her devoted fans and entice many new readers to join the ranks of her followers Lyra lives on planet Xinji one of hundreds found after the discovery of the quantum net and the ability to crinkle time, moving tens of years through space in a matter of days Her parents are archaeologists working to uncover the mystery of the thousands of Chinese Terracotta Warriors buried on planets spread throughout the Milky Way But when a new planet is discovered, it means Lyra is forced to follow her parents deeper into space, leaving behind her friends and her planned future But big discoveries await and this time Lyra will find herself right in the middle of the big and dangerous discoveries It took me a few chapters to get my head around the setting, timeline and context of Navigating the Stars but once I did I was hooked There is something about Snyder s writing that just grabs you and I particularly liked her use of unique voice and humour in Lyra s narration Written in first person, Lyra sometimes seems to be directly addressing the reader, inviting them to join her story and see things her way even if she is about to lead us all straight into trouble I loved her little asides and wry comments Lyra is a strong character but perhaps not in a traditional way Lyra is smart, frequently helps her parents with archaeology related task and is very good at worming her way through security restrictions in the Q Net Her ability to puzzle out problems and find answers suits her tenacious spirit But Lyra is far from fearless and is less than physically strong, has mood swings she is a teenager, after all and would be happy to leave the fighting to the adults Yet, with her resilience and humour and desire to help, Lyra never gives up, or as she puts it, Refuses To Be Ignored.Romance plays a big part of this story, and I loved it Niall starts off as an annoyance to Lyra sullen and constantly threatening to report her less than legal activities But thrown together and then forced to support each other to stay out of trouble, Niall and Lyra end up working together and find they make a good team Which is handy, because they must face some dangerous challenges History meets the future in Navigating the Stars As Lyra, her parents and teams of scientists uncover ancient artefacts with futuristic technology and a good bit of elbow grease , they must also try to work out how the Warriors made it onto planets only recently discovered With no hint of the aliens lifeforms that might have transported them or reasons why this might have happened, Lyra, with a bit of help from friends both past and present, starts to uncover clues that puts all their lives in danger The technology in Navigating the Stars is cool from time crinkling space ships, to the Q Net and Lyra s ability to worm read hack her way through intelligent streams of data While the whys and hows of the technology isn t the focus of the story, it all works together to make the flow of the story possible This means readers who are not big fans of science fiction can still enjoy this book and the adventure, romance and family dynamics that take the bulk of the book s focus The only problem I had was a few details that were missing or brushed over For example, where does all the food come from There was no mention of the source of food they all eat plenty and the chefs cook it for them in the galley and cafeteria, but where did it come from Earth Space cows Life on an otherwise mostly desert planet And what about waste systems and cleaning systems and all the basic things of life that takes resources and people to make happen Maybe I just missed those details or they were excluded so they didn t detract from the flow of the story but I was very curious and often distracted by these little details Navigating the Stars is the first book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series I am eagerly anticipating book 2 and the continuation of Lyra s story In the meantime, I will enjoy sharing their first book multitudes of readers from our library who can t wait to get their hands on a copy The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes All opinions are my own.Find reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison s Library flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 09, 2018 Lisa Mandina rated it it was amazing review of another edition I ve heard a lot about this author in the past, and always meant to read them But I never did get the chance When the opportunity to read this one popped up, I jumped on the chance The science fiction aspect was what really grabbed me I can tell you that I was not disappointed at all In fact, now I know I ve got to read the other books, not to mention that since this is the first in a series, I need to have the next book now While this doesn t end on a cliffhanger, there are definitely thi I ve heard a lot about this author in the past, and always meant to read them But I never did get the chance When the opportunity to read this one popped up, I jumped on the chance The science fiction aspect was what really grabbed me I can tell you that I was not disappointed at all In fact, now I know I ve got to read the other books, not to mention that since this is the first in a series, I need to have the next book now While this doesn t end on a cliffhanger, there are definitely things that we are waiting to see how they can be solved, and also so much to find out about the Terra Cotta Warriors and what must be aliens that created them We also of course need to know about the person behind the looters, and how they are able to do what they do All of the characters were great I was totally off on some of the things I suspected certain people of maybe having ulterior motives, and in the end, I didn t catch on to suspect just who one of the bad guys was, at least not until right before we found out Lyra was a great main character, and a great narrator for the whole story The different traditions that her friends at the planet we meet her on had created were very interesting But when she looked back at them at the end from how things had changed and her new friendships and relationships, that was such a neat way to look at it as well Her parents were definitely realistic seeming for that type of a family, but I also liked the security and other scientists that they interacted with, and that made up the cast of characters in the story The other parts I really liked had to do with both the science theories of space exploration and travel and how that would affect the age of the people traveling as well as the people the left behind Then there was the Terra Cotta soldier storyline which definitely kept me intrigued with all the different things they found out as they uncovered the armies on each of the new planets and the symbols and arrangement of them Highly recommend this one, and will be putting it on my list to buy for the library where I work Review first published on Lisa Loves Literature flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 18, 2018 Karsyn rated it it was amazing review of another edition The bad thing about starting a new series as soon as it comes out, is waiting for the rest, because this book was sooooooooooooooooo good It did have romance bleh but it wasn t too typical and was a slow thing rather than an inst thing, thankfully The story was great, the characters were great Everything was great Loved it, want Want now flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Annette rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 reads, fantasy sci fi, favorite fantasy, well thumbed books I never thought there is going to be a time I m gonna say that I prefer sci fi over fantasy I like this so much better than Maria V Snyder s fantasy books Only, I regret reading it now cuz it s going to be torture waiting for the next book flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Samantha rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley arc s read As soon as I saw Maria V Snyder has another book coming out I knew I had to have it, so I was over the moon when I found out i had been approved for an ARC Maria is one of my favourite authors and she really has a way of making you connect and feel like you re walking in the main characters shoes Her mannerism of writing has just a beauty around it that you can t help but be drawn in completely.Navigating the Stars tells the story of Lyra Daniels being taken on an intergalactic journey by her As soon as I saw Maria V Snyder has another book coming out I knew I had to have it, so I was over the moon when I found out i had been approved for an ARC Maria is one of my favourite authors and she really has a way of making you connect and feel like you re walking in the main characters shoes Her mannerism of writing has just a beauty around it that you can t help but be drawn in completely.Navigating the Stars tells the story of Lyra Daniels being taken on an intergalactic journey by her archaeologist parents The story premise is incredibly well told, the world building is second to none You can really tell that Maria has gone to great lengths to research everything she is writing about, especially all of the scientific explanations I loved the fact that she also had sensitivity readers to ensure that she wrote about Chinese culture accurately and sensitively Lyra is a headstrong, passionate, intelligent and kind main character I loved reading her journey throughout the book and seeing how she grew The family dynamics are such fun to read and the romance Maria does slow burn so beautifully And there s this girl, she s like a comet makes the rest of the Galaxy seem dull in comparison thank you to Harlequin Australia and NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Morgan Mashleas Reads rated it it was amazing Navigating the Stars was brilliant An amazing 5 star read, one of my favourites for this year It was an Indiana Jones space adventure with dark twists, amazing characters and a supremely swoon worthy romance If you love adventure, romance and a little bit of mystery wrapped up in space, this is certainly the book for you I ll admit that when I first started reading this book, I was not sure I would enjoy it The language and terminology used to describe the world put me off at first, but soo Navigating the Stars was brilliant An amazing 5 star read, one of my favourites for this year It was an Indiana Jones space adventure with dark twists, amazing characters and a supremely swoon worthy romance If you love adventure, romance and a little bit of mystery wrapped up in space, this is certainly the book for you I ll admit that when I first started reading this book, I was not sure I would enjoy it The language and terminology used to describe the world put me off at first, but soon I was completely hooked on this amazing story The characters are well written and so full of depth The main character, Lyra, is an absolute gem She is strong and fierce and smart I loved her Not only was she a great heroine for this action packed space adventure, but she grew as a character over the course of the book Navigating the Stars made me laugh out loud multiple times I almost made myself choke I was laughing so hard at one point I really liked the writing style of this book, it was really fantastic to read I laughed, I gasped and I thought yes that is so accurate so many times I felt so many emotions and wanted to read until I couldn t keep my eyes open, thats how amazing it was Lyra s relationships with her parents, Niall, Radcliff and Beau were amazing It was the perfect mix of space, adventure, romance and mystery Not only was this a funny, family realistic and amazing space adventure but it even had a few heart stopping moments I honestly grasped my chest thinking my heart would come out and I was trying to keep it in I cannot wait to see from this series by Maria V Snyder I couldn t recommend this book enough, it was sensational Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Australia for my advanced copy I voluntarily read and reviewed this book and all opinions are my own Blog flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 12, 2018 Tressa Wishful Endings rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, ya, ya dystopian, ya scifi NAVIGATING THE STARS is an exciting beginning to this new SciFi series from this bestselling author The characters are fully drawn and easy to relate to, while the story is compelling from beginning to end Full of intrigue, danger, family, and romance makes for a perfect story for SciFi YA readers I ve been a fan of this author since I read POISON STUDY years ago and was excited to see a new release from her This story did not disappoint I found the characters interesting They have their st NAVIGATING THE STARS is an exciting beginning to this new SciFi series from this bestselling author The characters are fully drawn and easy to relate to, while the story is compelling from beginning to end Full of intrigue, danger, family, and romance makes for a perfect story for SciFi YA readers I ve been a fan of this author since I read POISON STUDY years ago and was excited to see a new release from her This story did not disappoint I found the characters interesting They have their strengths and flaws, making them easy to cheer on and to relate to I especially loved Lyra s voice and how she felt genuine I also loved the relationship between her and her parents, and it was enjoyable seeing how her relationship with Niall changes and grows I also liked seeing how this world was set up, between the different research sites on planet to the spaceship environment I found the scifi elements to be really interesting and they also logically worked for me as well I liked the element of danger and suspense in regards to an alien race and to some other aspects of this story The ending also had some nice twists, which I also appreciated.I did have a few things that I would have liked developed or changed The romance was a little strong for me I would have been okay with less detail I also wanted backstory or explanation for the looters and for the aliens Both those plot lines were very vague Hopefully there will be explanation in the following books.In the end, was it what I wished for I was pulled into this story from the beginning and loved these characters An overall suspenseful and romantic SciFi YA that I d recommend to fans of the author and this genre in general.Content Some swearing a handful of s words and one f word , some heavy and detailed making out, some violence.Source I received a complimentary copy from Rockstar Book Tours, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Carol StarAngels Reviews Allen rated it really liked it Shelves 4 or stars, cliffhanger, kickass heroine, sci fi, young adult This book is a change from this author s normal genre and I believe she did a pretty good job with the YA Sci Fi genre I liked the characters and the whole universe travelling and aging thing really blew my mind I definitely want to read the next book in this series flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Christine Cagnes rated it it was amazing Shelves 1st in series, sci fi, young adult, read in 2018 4.5 stars flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 25, 2018 Laura thechronicbookworm rated it really liked it review of another edition Navigating the Stars is an action packed diverse science fiction adventure, full of fun, mystery, and romance This book was such an enjoyable read It took me a little bit to get into the story, but I was soon enthralled in Lyra s adventures and didn t want to put the book down Navigating the Stars is told from Lyra s perspective in a first person narrative Lyra s character was fun to follow, and I loved how involved her parents were in the story Lyra is also an expert hacker, this does get Navigating the Stars is an action packed diverse science fiction adventure, full of fun, mystery, and romance This book was such an enjoyable read It took me a little bit to get into the story, but I was soon enthralled in Lyra s adventures and didn t want to put the book down Navigating the Stars is told from Lyra s perspective in a first person narrative Lyra s character was fun to follow, and I loved how involved her parents were in the story Lyra is also an expert hacker, this does get her into trouble in some places, but it also helps the team in others The romance was so cute, and I can t wait to see where it heads in the next book Overall, I really enjoyed reading Navigating the Stars, and if you love sci fi I recommend picking up a copy Thank you so much to Harlequin Australia for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 diana rated it really liked it Stop by my blog for the blog tour Enter the giveaway to win a copy of the book Where to start I should probably tell you I ve been a huge fan of the author since I ve read and LOVED The Healer trilogy So when the news came out about her new sci fi series Saying I was ecstatic is an understatement.Navigating the Stars is a perfect blend of action, mystery, romance and humor I admit the beginning was a tad confusing for me Terracotta Warriors say what now I had no idea what the heck they Stop by my blog for the blog tour Enter the giveaway to win a copy of the book Where to start I should probably tell you I ve been a huge fan of the author since I ve read and LOVED The Healer trilogy So when the news came out about her new sci fi series Saying I was ecstatic is an understatement.Navigating the Stars is a perfect blend of action, mystery, romance and humor I admit the beginning was a tad confusing for me Terracotta Warriors say what now I had no idea what the heck they were talking about I mean clay people And reading further just proved how much I don t understand Lol Kidding Sort of No but in all honesty, I really appreciate how the book isn t too heavy on the science If that makes sense I mean there was the science stuff but there were so many elements that made up the story and I just love how balanced everything was The history behind the Warriors is one I hope would be explored in the coming books And what is up with those shadow thingies If I m not making sense right now it ll probably be true for the rest of this review I m horrible at reviewing books I love But I should tell you just how much I adore Lyra I love her sass, her sense of loyalty and mindful recklessness She reminds me of Cat This Mortal Coil They have the same tenacity and the natural penchant to get in trouble because of their drive to help and do good They re also both badass hackers Assuming I m right that worming is not unlike hacking Otherwise, I m a really terrible reader I think one of the things readers would very much appreciate is Lyra s relationship with her parents It was far from perfect They fight, they argue, they grate on each other s nerves But always ready to put the other s welfare first Not so different from real life.This may sound weird and morbid But this was the very first note I made for my review and I can t not say it I really like the idea of the funerals It s sad but in a there are people who would miss me when I m gone way Knowing you ve been appreciated and there are people who genuinely cares for you is a great feeling to have.Romance lovers like me rejoice The chemistry between Lyra and Niall felt authentic and believable The banter was swoony There were a few super cheesy, cringeworthy lines but not enough to stop my OTP ing of Lyra and Niall I also may have pretended those lines didn t exist To each her own I guess.Overall, I love the writing Love the humor Love the romance Love the science Love the twists Love the worldbuilding.Looking forward to book 2 It feels like we barely even scratched the surface of what s really going on The shadow blobs, the Warriors, the looters, DES, everything It s one huge mystery and I d love to find out what it is Can t wait to see where the author takes us next Must read flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Chiara rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves cover love, physical review copies, series to finish incomplete, young adult A copy of this novel was provided by Harlequin Teen Australia for review.Not gonna lie, I screamed a little when my ARC of Navigating the Stars arrived in the mail Maria V Snyder is one of my all time favourite authors, and my collection of her work is vast to say the least So when I had her latest book in my hands I was ecstatic I thoroughly enjoyed Snyder s previous sci fi series Insider, so I was very keen to read the first book in her new sci fi series, Sentinels of the Galaxy I m sad A copy of this novel was provided by Harlequin Teen Australia for review.Not gonna lie, I screamed a little when my ARC of Navigating the Stars arrived in the mail Maria V Snyder is one of my all time favourite authors, and my collection of her work is vast to say the least So when I had her latest book in my hands I was ecstatic I thoroughly enjoyed Snyder s previous sci fi series Insider, so I was very keen to read the first book in her new sci fi series, Sentinels of the Galaxy I m sad to say it, but I didn t quite fall in love with Navigating the Stars.The first reason is that I think Navigating the Stars was most definitely aimed at a younger YA audience Which is absolutely fine I think we need YA books that are aimed at the younger end of the YA age range However it means that for me, as an adult reader of YA, it feels a little juvenile While I was reading Navigating the Stars I kept on thinking that I would have absolutely adored it if I had read it about ten years ago I think I would have connected with Lyra, the main character, because even though she was on the cusp of eighteen, her voice felt a lot younger I feel like this book would be great for younger teens looking to dive into the wonderful world of sci fi.The second reason is probably the romance When it started off I was keen as a bean I love enemies to lovers, and I could tell that was what the romance was going to be in Navigating the Stars so I was excited for it I felt like the progression from enemies to friends was great, but the jump from friends to lovers seemed to happen a little too fast for me I would have liked some development of the friend aspect of Lyra and Niall s relationship, and less of the instant romantic connection That s not to say that I didn t like Lyra and Niall together because I did, I just would have loved to see them form of a deeper connection over time.While those two things did hinder my ability to fall in love with Navigating the Stars, I certainly enjoyed the book I absolutely loved the premise, which revolves around the mystery of how the Terracotta Warriors, originating in China, are now spread throughout the galaxy Did humans put them there Did aliens Also why Not much was revealed about this, so I m definitely interested to find out the answers as the series goes on.The time travel aspect was certainly interesting, though it took me re reading the explanation passage about five times before it truly sunk in I find that time travel often confuses me so that s not a criticism, really I just couldn t wrap my head around the difference between Earth time and Actual time, and how time passes when people are travelling between planets If you ever read it, keep it simple Earth time is how much time, as measured by people on Aarth, passes from point A to point B Actual time is how much time the people time travelling experience Hopefully that made some sort of sense I think the sequel s to Navigating the Stars will have higher stakes as Lyra and Niall and the rest of the cast find out information regarding the Terracotta Warriors and their role I feel like this series will only get better with time and I m definitely keen to keep reading it 2018, Chiara Books for a Delicate Eternity All rights reservedigger warning use of ableist language, death of friend, physical assault, reference to past non consensual touching, home invasion, attempted kidnapping, explosions, absent sibling flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 03, 2018 Tien rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves young adult, science fiction, for review, arc, own

    Wow you guys I m so excited about this new book by Maria V Snyder Maria was inspired by the terracotta warriors and so she wrote about them of course but in Space She s hands down my must read everything author and I had a chance to read an earlier manuscript of this book I LOVED it Can t wait for the sequel and this book isn t even release yet til 19 Nov Thank you, Maria harlequinaus for this physical ARC

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    Wow you guys I m so excited about this new book by Maria V Snyder Maria was inspired by the terracotta warriors and so she wrote about them of course but in Space She s hands down my must read everything author and I had a chance to read an earlier manuscript of this book I LOVED it Can t wait for the sequel and this book isn t even release yet til 19 Nov Thank you, Maria harlequinaus for this physical ARC

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