Even the Darkest Stars was the book I received in my September FairyLoot box, and it was a book I didn’t realise that I needed in my life.
Even the Darkest Stars follows Kamzin the second daughter of the one of the Village elders. Kamzin wants to be an explorer, and map out the mountains of the empire, but her father wants her to be the village shaman, and Kamzin isn’t magically gifted. When the emperors royal explorer River Shara comes to her village and asks Kamzin to lead his team to the top of Raksha the tallest and the deadliest mountain. Kamzin can’t say no especially when her sister Lusha and a rival explorer try to bet them to the summit. In the end Kamzin will have never guessed the perils she would face on her way to the summit, and the choices she will make to get there.
I really enjoyed the character of Kamzin, the sister/ daughter who is over looked and seen as a disappointment finally getting to do the thing that she is great at. I loved the banter between Kamzin and River especially their competitions against each other.
The book is a truly epic adventure, as I read the story I felt like I was on the expedition,(although to be truthful I wouldn’t have made it very far 😂.) The story draws you in, you get so engrossed in the plot that when the twist happen it really takes you by surprise. Even the Darkest Stars is a great addition to the YA fantasy family.
I give this book 5 out of 5
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