The Weight of Stars and Suns by Dawn Christine Jonckowski
YA Science Fiction, Independently Published in 2020, 355 Pages
What I Didn’t Like:
- A bit predictable. I can’t say I was shocked by much of this, I practically had it mapped out from page one.
- The ending. We’ve established that I’m weird about endings, yes? Yes. Good. Now, I like this ending. Like it so much that it bothers me to know there’s a sequel out there. I like the way this one lingers right now. I actually don’t think I want a second book. That won’t stop me from looking for it, especially if it delivers on more of the bigger lessons/themes that I felt like we were dancing around in this one.
- A bit of the instalove thing.
What I Did Like:
- Those Romeo and Juliet vibes work for me. I love the epic tragedy of a star crossed love story and this one delivers. It’s a roller coaster of ups and down right from the start.
- The world building is beautiful. The details that went into the creation of this world with 36 suns was obvious and made the story a beautiful journey.
- Dameia is a solid character. She had layers of depth hiding under the face she presents to the people and I adored her for being real. The things she struggles with are relatable enough that you can connect to her despite her standing on Tav.
Who Should Read This One:
- If I said “Romeo and Juliet in space” and your interest was piqued … this is for you. You’re welcome.
- Also, if you are fans of my Kingdom of Fraun series, this is a good comp title. This is science fiction where Fraun is all fantasy but there’s a lot of similarities I think you’ll enjoy.
My Rating: 4 stars
- Well written, great journey!