Light From Uncommon Stars
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Lan Tran and her family run Starrgate Donut, but they too have a secret: Their doughnuts are replicated, not baked, and they are alien refugees from a galactic war. including The Henna Wars and Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar, The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri, Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao, The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco, Hard Sell by Hudson Lin, and Blood Water Sister by Zen Cho. Despite Aoki’s light touch, there are topics she broaches unflinchingly—within the first fifty of the novel’s nearly four-hundred pages, we hear of child abuse and witness instances of racism, transphobia, and rape.
But Tiến still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. If Maren is to have any hope of succeeding, she must become an apprentice to the Aromatory—the emperor’s mysterious dragon trainer.
Brooks places the epicenter of the Bigfoot war in a high-tech hideaway populated by the kind of people you might find in a Jurassic Park franchise: the schmo who doesn’t know how to do much of anything but tries anyway, the well-intentioned bleeding heart, the know-it-all intellectual who turns out to know the wrong things, the immigrant with a tough backstory and an instinct for survival. But this is no normal family - they are aliens hiding from some sort of plague or war among their homeland, and they are going to be learning to make donuts!
But magic is woven by Aoki through every word and page of Light From Uncommon Stars such that at multiple points through every chapter, you will stop and gasp in recognition at the way the author captures and distills the vibrancy and vulnerability of humanity so achingly perfectly. courtesy Penguin Random House) If really good sci-fi is all about to taking a great big, long, hard look at the dark soul of humanity, and the best of it is, then Voyaging Vol.Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.