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Star Crossed [PDF / Epub] ☉ Star Crossed By Pintip Dunn – Only one can surviveIn a world where nutrition can be transferred via a pill and society is split into Eaters and Non Eaters seventeen year old Princess Vela has a grave dilemma Her father the king is Only one can surviveIn a world where nutrition can be transferred via a pill and society is split into Eaters and Non Eaters seventeen year old Princess Vela has a grave dilemma Her father the king is dying and only a transplant of organs from a healthy Non Eater boy will save himVela is tasked with choosing a boy fit to die for the king which is impossible enough But then Carr the boy she's loved all her life emerges as the best candidate in the Bittersweet Trials And he's determined to win because by doing so he can save the life of his Non Eater sisterRefusing to accept losing the boy she loves Vela bends the rules and cheats But when someone begins to sabotage the Trials Vela must reevaluate her own integrity―and learn the true sacrifice of becoming a ruler.

10 thoughts on “Star Crossed

  1. Carrie Carrie says:

    Star Crossed by Pintip Dunn is a young adult romantic science fiction fantasy And guess what folks no insta love and no love triangles Yes I know color me shocked as well And on top of all of that a creepily compelling sci fi angle to the world building The story is set on a distant planet in which the inhabitants including our main character Princess Vela have lived since leaving Earth years and years before The problem on the planet is there is a shortage of food and with not enough to feed everyone they have developed a system in which only a handful eat the food and then nutrients are extracted from them to make pills to sustain the rest of the colonists The eaters of the colony are the Aegis and the downside for them enjoying food is that they lose a huge chunk of their life span Being the daughter of the King Vela trained early to become an Aegis and she and her sister Blanca are now competing to become the next Successor to their father Vela and Blanca are exact opposites and now they've been given tasks that will them to their own limits Having read a couple of other books my Pintip Dunn and really enjoying them I was really looking forward to seeing what this one held After finishing I can honestly say I don't think I've ever come across anything anywhere similar to the world created in this story so an A for creativity I was easily immersed in this world and really came to like the characters and root for them along the way and with a gut wrenching end to the story this one rated at 45 stars for me definitely recommend giving it a try I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit

  2. Danielle& Danielle& says:

    My favourite thing to do when I finish a book is to read the acknowledgements I really like it when they give an insight to the authorbook The acknowledgement section in the back of Star crossed tells you this book was written before Pintip Forgot Tomorrow The author also tells us this book holds a special place with her I'm totally in love with her best selling series Star crossed has a food theme and will pretty much ruin any diet or put you off cakes Vela and her sister Blanca are opposites They are heiress to the throne Their father needs a transplant and a donor is needed It has to be the fittest of the fit The person will sacrifice their lives for the king In return their family will be well looked after Vela is a princess in a dystopian world There isn't enough food for her people to survive so a pill was created as a substitute A selected few eat real food and the rest of the people take the pills Vela and Blanca are expected to eat a lot because the pills are formed from the people that eat In this world being overweight is seen as a luxury and is seen as beautiful When Vela was young she used to slip a little food to her best friend Astana not realising the conseuences Now Vela must find the donor for her father The problem is Carr wants to help his sister Astana and the only way to help is to become the donor Vela has always had a secret crush on Carr now she must choose who dies and who gets to survive This is bigger than just her future it affects the whole kingdom and if Vela can't make the right decisions her sister will become the next ueen This is an undesirable world and the story is a rollercoaster The story fits well with Pintip Dunn's style I just wish it didn't have a food theme The stories good and the characters are well developed Vela's choices are impossible and the romance is touching4 stars out of 5 I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

  3. Felicia Felicia says:

    If nothing else this book has the most uniue plot I have ever encountered in a YA sci fi story although it could also be included in the dystopian andor fantasy genres as it's kinda all over the place Unfortunately that's pretty much where the pros end for meThe new world presented to us is divided into two classes the Eaters and Non Eaters There's not enough food to accommodate the population but luckily an elite few carry a gene that allows them to convert digested food into a highly nutritious waste that is then provided to the Non Eaters in the form of a capsule Yes you read that right It's pretty out there a little too far off the rails for my tastes Wait I'm not finishedPrincess Vela is our narrator in this story and while she's a likeable character her dialogue is very juvenile leaving this book firmly in the genre of very young adult like preteen in my opinionVela's father the King needs a full organ transplant eye roll which is to be procured from the healthiest Non Eater and lo and behold guess who ends up being the perfect candidate? Vela's love interest This story was not one that I could sink my teeth into I found it borderline ridiculous most of the time and the obligatory bad guy was obvious from the get go 2 VERY generous stars ⭐⭐I was provided an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  4. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    DNF at 17%Look I'm going to be kind here and not rate this story but let's just say I didn't enjoy it The narrator was fine even if she was a step down from the excellent narrator from my audiobook I had just previously listened to But the story phew that was hard for me to get through The story is billed as YA but it felt veeeeeery young I'd say 13 ish range even though I know the characters are supposed to be older What really annoyed me was as a medicalscience y person I couldn't get past the flawed premise of the book even though it was an interesting hook Warning nerdy rant aheadThere is just no way that someone could consume food and then through any sort of genetic modification could get calories from the food and be able to make some pills out of those calories to feed others The energy has to come from somewhere If they genetically modified everyone to process food and calories efficiently I would be all on board but you can't get calories than exists already I couldn't get past that And yes I know it's supposed to be fantasy and we aren't supposed to analyze it that much but I can't help itI just couldn't with the whole story and though Pintip Dunn is probably a very talented author I'll have to try again with another of her stories goodreads|instagram|twitter|blog

  5. Amanda Amanda says:

    You can also read my review here originally reuested this title because I read The Darkeat Lie and loved it so I knew the author was good But as time came to read it I kept putting it off because I didn't expect it to be that good I was so wrong though as soon as I read the first chapter I knew that I was really going to enjoy Star CrossedThe plot and world building were very original I found the whole idea of this book to be fascinating The world building for this sci fi was very cool but not overly intricate as the novel was very focused on the plot instead The plot was where this book really excelled There were a few predictable aspects but there were also some very interesting plot twists and I never saw coming There was also a mystery woven into the story that I had a lot of fun trying to figure out I had some guesses but wound up being wrong in the end This plot had it all mystery love sibling rivalry and some political sabotage were all aspects that kept me turning the pagesThe romance on the other hand was totally not for me From the beginning I didn't like Carr as a love interest and it never really grew on me I found it to be sappy and overdramatic I never really felt the connection between the two of them and the whole relationship felt a little forced to me Vela and Carr's relationship didn't burn red hot I never really believed their emotional displays or declarations of feelingsWhich brings me to my next point which is that I never really felt emotionally connected to the characters I love the plot and some of the relationships but I never really felt emotionally connected which was shocking because The Darkest Lie was such an emotional novel so I expected this novel to be emotionally gripping as well Since Star Crossed wasn't based on such an emotional subject I still thoroughly enjoyed it despite the emotional disconnectionI love the relationship that Vela had with her best friend Astana In the very beginning of the novel Vela steals food for her showing just how deep her loyalty is for her best friend I found Vela to have so much integrity and I really admired her as a character I also found it entertaining to read about the sibling rivalry between Vela and Blanca Vela's character arc is an incredible one as she changes so much throughout the novel with her relationships but also in her ability to make difficult decisionsOverall I would definitely recommend this book to science fiction and mystery fans who like a fast paced read If you are looking to emotionally connect to a story or read a good love story I would probably pass on this one though This book pulled me right out of my reading slump and was full of interesting characters that were full of moral integrity

  6. Marie Marie says:

    A copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis book probably has the most uniue plot I’ve ever read There’s nothing else like itThe story is set at a time in the future when people were sent to terraform a planet called Dion However out of the ten thousand pods that were sent only a hundred pods had survived Instead of a habitable fully terraformed planet the people found only a patch of land on which to live This planet is hundreds of light years away from Earth that they had no choice but to make do with what they have Since the land isn’t enough to grow plants and animals they brought from Earth they developed a solution to maximize the food they are able to produce Part of the population undergoes a genetic modification that will make them absorb two or three times as many nutrients from food than the average person These nutrients are then extracted from them and distributed to the rest of the colony as pills These pills also double as currency Interesting right?But as interesting as it was I didn’t like itOne of the problems I had with this book is the writing It’s not bad but there were lines that made me roll my eyes “Her smooth delivery hitches on a few syllables the way a flowing river hiccups around a surprise boulder”Uhm really? “My chest contracts so hard I feel my joints pop”Wait what?And the king calls Vela “eye apple OkaaaayThe plot was uite predictable and there were some parts which I found confusing or contradicting There were also hints in the book which made the bad guy pretty obviousAnother reason why I did not enjoy this is that I did not care for any of the characters Vela is okay but there was nothing she did that endeared her to me Carr is so self righteous and has a superhero complex which annoyed me Blanca lacked dimension Astana was in my opinion not a good friend with the way she blamed Vela for the decisions she made instead of understanding the reasons behind itI finished this book in sixteen days which would give you an idea on how invested or not I was But the part that bumped this down to two stars from the original three stars I planned is the ending I had mixed feelings about it I think the “plot twist” at the end was too good to be true For me the “act” Vela did was unnecessary The king knew what her decision will be and that should have been enough without actually going through itI posted reading about this book on Instagram and the author told me to enjoy it Which makes me so so sad that I didn’tThis book had great reviews and it just didn’t work for me But if you don’t mind everything I mentioned that caused my disappointment maybe you will enjoy this “That’s the thing with ideals They’re so easy to impose on other people Not so easy to practice yourself” Review can also be found on my blogFind meBlog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Spotify

  7. Liv | Books to Liv by Liv | Books to Liv by says:

    Rating 4 stars HEA view spoiler Yes but bittersweet hide spoiler

  8. Hristina Hristina says:

    Star Crossed is my new favorite book by Pintip DunnI enjoyed the setting especially there was a sense of whimsicalness throughout the book The characters were well developed distinctive and well written I found the premise interesting and well executed and I had a hard time putting this book downIf you're a fan of sci fi and romance YA I'm sure you'll enjoy this bookRating 55 starsCopy received through NetGalley

  9. Ipsita Ipsita says:

    StarCrossedAuthor Pintip DunnPublishers Entangled TeenPublication Date October 2nd 2018Genre Sci Fi Romance FantasySource ARC from Netgalley mybookishvibes Rates ⭐⭐⭐⭐5 Set in the future where human race is near to destruction and survival in the planet of Dion solely depends on the new evolved Aegis to overcome the limited food problem and supply the colonial people with food pillls instead of real food as only the Aegis are able to eat and produce the pills for necessity while this comes as a responsibility and gives them shorter life than most to live whereas sacrifices are a must for the existence of life saving and finding the fittest body for the dying king doesn't make things easier for Princess Vela Kunchai contestant for the king's next successor along with her sister Blanca her rival in every way possibleCaught in between her duties to the colony and her devotion to the people while she uncovers the true nature of her best friend's sickness and to choose the right path in saving both her father and her one true love Carr's life in the way of the fight for the place of king's successor and to be crowned ultimately as the ueen with her own sister; the rightful decisions to take doesn't come as easy for a rulerthis book is a whirlwind of emotions and rights to serve and to loveMy ThoughtsSci Fi is one of the genre I haven't explored on and while it always seems like I've had expectation for a good sci fi fantasy novel; this book certainly lived up to all of those I loved the plot and the story of this book which proves to be as a brilliant theory and made me even interested in the book itself“This pain too will pass Just hold on and life will get better It always does”I’ve felt her presence as I walk in the woods Her touch whispers over me when I tilt my face to the stars looking for answers I know she’s here with me even if she’s in a different realm”They’re just words Intangible things that disappear as soon as they’re said Like particles of dust that blow away when the wind fans pass overhead Like dew drops that disappear as the day progressesMaybe some things aren’t worth any price Maybe there’s a fate worse than deathThat’s the thing with ideals They’re easy to impose on other people Not so easy to practice yourself”All the characters in this story were put so gracefully I loved their idols and the history of Dion a planet new born for the sake of survival of humans and aegis alike The sisters were my favorite of all Vela and Blanca they had a very different kind of relationship; complicated and torn between the right to love and serve Vela and her father the king who was her true motivator I loved their bond throughout the book And while this came as a surprise to me I throughly enjoyed reading itThis book shows one beautiful example of friendship love destiny duties loyality dignity and one's moral privilegeFinal Verdict and RatingsI'll definitely recommend this book to those who wants to explore of futuristic story and a good fantasy thriller novel as I really enjoyed discovering to this book and I'm very excited to read books from this genre soonand so I am giving this lovely book 4⭐5 forward it's captivating story Thanks so much to Entangled Publishing LLC and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review

  10. Lara (Bookish_turtle) Lara (Bookish_turtle) says:

    Idk what exactly what about this book it was but I just didn't enjoy itI think it was partially the concept The fact that there are a group of people whose nutrients have to be extracted from their bodies turned into pills and used to feed the others That just weirds me outAnd I didn't really think about it that much before I read it but it really threw me off for most of the bookAlso the characters just felt forced and I didn't really root for any of them Same with the romanceThe ending was also just really anticlimactic and uite predictable as wellSome parts of this book were okay but overall I really just didn't enjoy it that much But I've read a lot of positive reviews about it so I guess this one just wasn't for me Many thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with a review copy All opinions are my own

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