Stars of Fortune
By Nora Roberts
Guardians Trilogy, book #1
Category: Contemporary Romance
Overall Rating: 4.1
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 4
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4.5
- Literacy: 4
Book Description: Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the legendary fire star, part of an ancient prophecy. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.
Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.
When a dark threat looms, the six must use their combined powers—including trust, unity, and love—to find the fire star and keep the world on course.
Captivation: I really like this book, I started and finished the book in a day, keeping it handy in all situations, locations, and when needed, using the audio.
Sizzle: The Intimate scenes in this book were sweet and occasionally hot. A good blend of true plot, romance, and intimacy.
Romance: I like the story, though the relationship build in this book seemed odd. I’m not sure what it was, but just feels like something missing (maybe conflict between Sasha and Bran?). Still, it’s a good story.
Enjoyment: I am a fan of Nora Roberts. She has ventured further and further into the mythical and fantastical over the years, and in doing so, found new, interesting ways to make the books different from others written. This is another example of that change, it’s different from other’s she’s written, though holds some similarity to the Blood Magic Series and the paranormal talents of the characters or magic. The plot, mystery, tension, and suspense in this book is well written, and for those that enjoy a bit of mythology in their books, this is a good combo of it all. It is somewhat predictable, but in general a good read!
Literacy: I found a few standard errors in this book, what one normally tends to see – nothing too surprising, distracting, or frustrating.
Overall, This is a good, interesting series. It captures attention, holds you in, and makes you keep wondering… what’s going to happen next?