µ Read Å Bonds of Brass (The Bloodright Trilogy #1) by Emily Skrutskie ☆ this is one of my FAVORITE books I VE read THIS YEAR IT S SO MUCH FUN.
This was fucking phenomenal Fast paced, heavily Star Wars inspired, shitload of fun, full of all the fun romantic tropes, with characters I grew attached to to the point it stressed me out enough to slow my progress to a standstill, a plot designed for maximum tension internal conflict, AND THAT ENDING Oh my fuck Wow 5 5, blown away, go preorder it NOW.
Full review to come closer to the publication date.
A Young Pilot Risks Everything To Save His Best Friend The Man He Trusts Most And Might Even Love Only To Learn That He S Secretly The Heir To A Brutal Galactic EmpireEttian Nassun S Life Was Shattered When The Merciless Umber Empire Invaded He S Spent Seven Years Putting Himself Back Together Under Its Rule, Joining An Umber Military Academy And Becoming The Best Pilot In His Class Even Better, He S Met Gal Veres His Exasperating And Infuriatingly Enticing Roommate Who S Made The Academy Feel Like A New HomeBut When Dozens Of Classmates Spring An Assassination Plot On Gal, A Devastating Secret Comes To Light Gal Is The Heir To The Umber Empire Ettian Barely Manages To Save His Best Friend And Flee The Compromised Academy Unscathed, Rattled Both That Gal Stands To Inherit The Empire That Broke Him And That There Are Still People Willing To Fight Back Against Umber Rule As They Piece Together A Way To Deliver Gal Safely To His Throne, Ettian Finds Himself Torn In Half By An Impossible Choice Does He Save The Man Who S Won His Heart And Trust That Gal S Goodness Could Transform The Empire Or Does He Throw His Lot In With The Brewing Rebellion And Fight To Take Back What S Rightfully Theirs Tor We have the LGBT sci fi market cornered, bitches Del Rey WE RE CHANGING OUR NAME TO DEL GAY I blurbed this book and said An exciting YA space opera full of action and adventure that explores the bonds of loyalty and love and what happens when they are stretched to their limits Lots of fun, great tension between the characters, danger, excitement it s all there The resolution was a bit jarring but not fatally so A solid YA space opera.
this is so totally a finnpoe book isnt itill have 10 With this book, my dreams are officially coming true.

Ultimately a gripping science fiction that features a him and him star crossed romance within a political landscape on the cusp of a revolution One side came to power in blood while the other side seeks justice, and Ettian must decide where his loyalties lie Ettian, our protagonist, is in love with a boy that tests his loyalty to his origins His family died during the revolution when he was a kid, and he s lost so much that he s content to simply be alive and fed His priority now is protecting Gal, his roommate and as we discover a central player in the power s that be But as his people make a comeback, he must choose does he still continue protecting the boy or does he rejoin his people Ettian frustrated me at times He doesn t communicate, and he s indecisive, but mostly what drove me crazy was just how much he prioritized Gal who really didn t seem to deserve it Gal doesn t give him the benefit of the doubt when situations call for it Ettian is strong in conventional ways he s a talented pilot, and goes to admirable lengths to protect Gal But he s so self deprecating that it can be a hard perspective to sit behind for extended periods There are a couple of good romantic moments, but until I can really get behind Gal as a character, I just don t feel that it ll be all that fulfilling Given where this story leaves off, it really does seem like Gal will be in a beneficial position as far as his capacity for character growth goes Gal has a bit of growing up to do.
I ll definitely read the sequel, but I hope to see an Ettian that is willing to claim what he wants and hopefully he wants than just Gal Ettian has some growing up of his own to do.
emily skrutskie said if i can t have canon finnpoe i ll just do it myself and i respect that BONDS OF BRASS is my big little troublemaker It was the book I wrote in the spring of 2016 remember those days and it d been the joyful light that s carried me through the time since then It s made of secrets and lies and the ultimate question of how far you can trust someone who s been lying to you the entire time It s got a half burnt girl with a rainbow umbrella whom I love with my entire heart, and two disastrous bisexual boys who might bring the entire galaxy down around them for each other And a horrible spaceship And streaking And other shenanigans I hope it brings you even delight than it has brought me.