The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill

Posted February 18, 2024 by jrsbookr in Fantasy, mystery/crime, Romance, Sci fi / 2 Comments

by Cristin Terrill
The Stars Between Us by Cristin TerrillThe Stars Between Us Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on August 2, 2022
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General, Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Romance, Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Pages: 320
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Bridgerton meets Illuminae in this explosive, romantic space opera where danger and deception lurk behind glamour and wealth.

Vika Hale longs for a better life than that of a barmaid on a struggling planet, but her dreams have always seemed out of reach despite the mysterious benefactor who bankrolled her education. When the elusive billionaire dies and names Vika in his will, she’s whisked away to a glittering and glamorous new world as the ward of his heir. Suddenly, her wildest dreams don’t seem so impossible.

But when someone targets the will’s heirs in a series of terrifying bombings, Vika’s new life is thrown into uncertainty. Knowing that she may be next, Vika teams up with the one person she’d rather keep at arm’s length—her guardian’s mysterious new assistant, Sky Foster. She doesn't trust Sky, but he may be the only one who can help her discover the bomber’s identity before she becomes the next victim. As Vika grows closer to Sky, she realizes she may not escape these new threats unscathed. Sky is keeping a secret and it's one that could unravel everything.

In The Stars Between Us, Cristin Terrill sweeps readers away to a world where secrets are currency and love is the most dangerous risk of all.

Reading Challenges: Netgalley Backlist


The Stars Between Us is the story of a young lady named Vika Hale whose family is struggling to survive on a planet rife with low-income and struggling people. Due to an event from her childhood, her whole world is turned upside down by a wealthy family and very absurd circumstances of a will. The Stars Between Us has many things going for it because it can fall into several categories for readers. It is based in space and has slow-burn romance, political intrigue, and mysterious double-lives characters. I was hooked from the first page as we watched Vika go from dirt poor to wealthy in the blink of an eye. Still, not all is peaceful in the new world of the rich, and Vika soon learns money can’t solve everything. Though money is not evil, what and how people react to having a lot of it varies widely among humans. I loved this stand-alone, and it was a delight to read.















About Cristin Terrill

Cristin Terrill holds a BA in Drama from Vassar College and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. She’s the author of the young adult novels Here Lies Daniel Tate and All Our Yesterdays, which has been translated into a dozen languages and is the winner of the International Thriller Writers’ Award for Best Young Adult Novel, a YALSA pick for best young adult fiction, and one of Kirkus’ Best of 2013. She’s the co-founder of Wordsmith Workshops, which runs writing retreats and online learning for new and aspiring authors, and the business manager of the literary booking agency The Author Village. She lives in upstate New York with many cats.

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