A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole

A Conspiracy of Stars

Octavia has only ever had one goal: to follow in the footsteps of her parents and become a prestigious whitecoat, one of the scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. The secrets of the jungle’s exotic plants and animals are protected fiercely in the labs by the Council of N’Terra, so when the rules suddenly change, allowing students inside, Octavia should be overjoyed.But something isn’t right. The newly elected leader of the Cou...


Details A Conspiracy of Stars

TitleA Conspiracy of Stars
ISBN9780062644237
Author
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Rating

Reviews A Conspiracy of Stars

  • Emily May
    2017-09-07
    Is this how humans got ourselves into this mess? By believing that we have as much right to this planet as the Faloii? Do we think we own the galaxy? 3 1/2 stars. I really think that love for certain books can depend on the time when you read them. There would probably be times when A Conspiracy of Stars would be too slow-moving for me. Because, honestly, it is a very slow climb; a gradually painted picture of a fascinating concept, with later ch...
  • Laura
    2017-06-28
    I have a love/hate relationship with the classic slow build. Mainly because I usually get too bored. But there are the cases where the slowness pays off in an explosive way. That ends up being the case here. Especially in the last chapter. So this is worth the read. However..suffering through that slowness was a bit of a pain until the world we were in came to life. I get it, though. If this didn't come together in a slower way, the world-buildin...
  • Sarah
    2017-10-29
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a YA sci-fi story, set on another planet.I liked Octavia, and I liked how she kept searching for the truth even when things got hard. I also liked her friends Rondo and Alma, and I liked how they helped her even when she sounded a bit crazy.The storyline in this was about Octavia finding that things were not as they seemed on the planet where she li...
  • Angelica
    2017-12-27
    I think that this is my favorite book I've read this year.Admittedly, it's the only book I've read so far this year, but no matter. For being the first book I read in 2018, this has set the bar fairly high.  And to think that I felt a bit hesitant when picking this book up after seeing some low rated reviews. But then I realized that the problem was less about the story and more about personal preferences.The main problem with this book is that...
  • Lisa
    2017-09-01
    Everything about this book - the characters, plot and mystery - are all very well thought out and carefully constructed. I was definitely compelled to read and continue unraveling the secrets of Faloiv (
  • Melissa Souza
    2018-01-13
    3.5 stars!!!Going into this book, I really didn't know what to expect. But from the blurb, I was pretty excited from the brief synopsis. I was looking for something which was a departure from the usual YA fantasy and I would say this novel did deliver in that regard. However, there were some aspects of the novel which could have been explored further. Let me explain this more fully.Firstly, the worldbuilding was very immersive. The author has com...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    2017-09-27
    “But home isn’t just a memory, I’ve decided: it’s knowledge, knowing where you belong and where you fit in.” This was a solid sci-fi story that combined all the things I want to see in my science fiction reads: compelling research, characters I connect with, and an intriguing mystery. A Conspiracy of Stars follows aspiring scientist Octavia, who’s desperate to follow in the steps of her parents and discover the secrets of Faloiv. But...
  • Madison
    2017-11-05
    Here there be monsters. A Conspiracy Of Stars is a truly imaginative novel. Beautifully crafted, this book draws the reader into another world, or rather planet, that is entirely different from our own. Yet is seems that the troubles of humanity follow, no matter how exotic the location.Octavia's dream is to become a whitecoat like her mother and father, eminent scientists who study the diverse animals and plants of Faloiv. When she and her fello...
  • Karen
    2017-10-12
    See my full review and much more on my blog KissinBlueKaren A CONSPIRACY OF STARS takes place on a distant planet called Faloiv. Octavia’s grandparents and other scientists have crash landed on. The big job on this planet is to become a ‘whitecoat’ scientist, studying the animals of Faloiv. Everything changes when Olivia witnesses a native Falvoii being attacked and captured by the scientists in the council of N’Terra. With a little help...
  • Kayla
    2017-11-08
    I need the sequel so badly! I need to know what happens with my children! The magic and world building in this book was amazing and I CANNOT wait to see what she does in the next book.Read full review here: https://gracelingaccountantblog.wordp...Liked:*The world building was extremely well done and very interesting*There were some hard sci-fi elements in the book but it wasn't too much for my brain to handle*Not only are the characters mostly da...
  • Glory
    2018-02-10
    We came here to start over, not to make the same mistakes...А получилось как всегда.Это было красиво. Да, "Аватар" чувствуется, но авторской крутоты тоже немало.
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    2017-08-18
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Oh yay, my mind has the mixed feelings again! Let's get right to it with yet another list, hmm?The Things I Liked: It's on another planet and that is always awesome. I mean, who doesn't want to go venture to literal worlds unknown!? And I love when a planet harbors secrets, and this one totally does. Especially in relation to the Faloii ...
  • Justina Ireland
    2017-12-29
    If Animal Planet and the SyFy network had a baby, it would be this book.Octavia is an aspiring scientist on a colonized planet after the destruction of Earth. Her parents are scientists, and she dreams of following in their footsteps, studying the fauna of their new home.But things aren't what they seem, and it soon becomes clear that there's a conspiracy afoot, one which will threaten not only the tenuous peace with the creatures that called the...
  • Anca
    2018-02-27
    3.5*Octavia wants nothing more than to become a whitecoat, just like her parents, and study the natural wonders of Faloiv, the planet humans moved to when the origin planet died.When she finally gets her change and comes in contact with her first Faloiv animal, she notices something is different about her...This story was unique (although I did get some Avatar and Jurrasic Park vibes here and there) and interesting. Octavia was a great heroine an...
  • novelteathoughts
    2018-01-31
    I already need the second one. *throws hands up in the air*This book is full of cliffhangers. Beware!
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2017-11-30
    5 starsOctavia's dream is to follow her parents' footsteps in becoming one of the esteemed whitecoats--the highest rank of scientists on the planet of Faloiv. She would be able to study the jungle's exotic plants and animals that are protected through the Council of N'Terra.When the opportunity for an internship opens, Octavia is overjoyed until she learns of the extremist views of the new Council leader. He's growing in power, and when Octavia w...
  • Kara
    2017-06-28
    While I was reading A Conspiracy of Stars I was thinking that this was one of the most inventive and original books I have ever read. The world-building is bizarre, yet totally works, and though I don’t have all the answers, I am thrilled to find them all out in the next book. This wasn’t a perfect book, but it was mind-blowingly entertaining, and I loved every minute of it.A Conspiracy of Stars starts as Octavia and her father are driving th...
  • Nara
    2017-09-10
    It seems like 2018 may be a great year for young adult novels, because it seems like almost every one I've read so far has been absolutely fantastic. A Conspiracy of Stars grabbed me initially because of the cover, and to be honest, I just went for it without reading the blurb at all. I even thought it was a high fantasy, and was pleasantly surprised to be reading a wonderful pure science fiction.The novel seems to be possibly set in the far off ...
  • Shelley
    2017-09-08
    *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* YA, Science Fiction*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*A Conspiracy of Stars, by author Olivia A. Cole, is the first installment in the authors untitled duology. This is a work of pure science fiction/fantasy set on a planet called Faloiv where 40 years ago, a group of humans, including the protagonists own grandparents, left the Origin Planet for a new beginning. They ended crash landing on Faloiv and have been here ever since. They ...
  • Stuti T
    2018-01-10
    Read my review on the blog HERE.Everyone and their grandma has seen Avatar (actually wait, I don’t think my grandmas have…), the James Cameron sci-fi movie about a white saviour dude who white-saves the indigenous people of a planet that humans are trying to study and colonise. A Conspiracy of Stars takes the same premise, but centres characters of colour in a narrative that promises to actually think about colonialism and its impacts—and t...
  • Krutula
    2018-02-13
    Cole's futuristic sci-fi will delight those who loved Avatar (and not for the 3D). It delves into human greed, arrogance and has themes of colonialism. The story is set in a distant planet called Faloiv, where a community of human settlers, mostly scientists get stranded, and is told from the point of view of a second generation settler, Octavia. Octavia and her generation have been brought up to revere scientific advancement, and the main aim of...
  • Leah
    2018-03-03
    I liked the idea of this story, but I didn't like the execution. I thought the story was too slow. It took a long time for the story to get going. Also, I was expecting a very different type of story, which didn't help. I liked the characters, though, and the world sounded interesting, but I didn't like the romance. The insta-love didn't work for me. The ending was exciting and intriguing, but it was too little too late.
  • Dany
    2017-12-25
    "There are things that we must do as scientists" if we want to survive This has the potential to be a massive series, that I don't understand why this will be only a duology...I finished this book and I felt satisfied. Yes, satisfied. Lemme explain further:1. I love the Avatar vibe the book has. A bunch of humans living in an alien planet that belongs to another race and the we want more greedy feeling that humans have. 2. Exquisite descriptions...
  • Heather
    2018-02-02
    *Actual rating 3.5 A slow burn, but a good one. A Conspiracy of Stars was only barely on my radar, but for some reason, I decided to read it ahead of even some of my more anticipated reads. It follows a girl and her people who live in a new world (literally), one they’ve only lived in for a generation or two after having to leave their old planet for reasons not given. The new planet has a different climate, vegetation, and animals, and even pe...
  • Kelly Gunderman
    2018-02-02
    Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings! ***Actual Rating: 2.5/5 Stars*** A Conspiracy of Stars was a book I was so incredibly excited to read - I fell in love with the title, the description, the cover - everything. I was in the mood for a really amazing science fiction novel that I just couldn't help but get lost in. Unfortunately, A Conspiracy of Stars was not at all what ...
  • Kayleigh
    2018-01-06
    3.5 stars.“Is this how humans got ourselves into this mess? By believing that we have as much right to this planet as the Faloii? Do we think we own the galaxy?”A Conspiracy of Stars is a fantastic, well written book hidden behind an extremely slow paced and rather boring story. It's a good thing I don't have much of a problem with slow paced stories as most people do, because I wouldn't have enjoyed this book nearly as much as I did. Despite...
  • Ashton Smith
    2018-02-19
    When I received this book in the January Uppercase Box, I was thrilled. The dust jacket promised strong STEM girls (which whom I can closely identify with my love of math), alien planet zoology, secrets, and even some romance; I was hooked. I was a little disappointed when I got further into this book and found myself liking it less and less. Don’t get me wrong—I enjoyed it. My expectations for the book as a whole were a lot higher than what ...
  • Ashley Hennen
    2018-02-01
    This will be a spoiler-free review.Wow! A Conspiracy of Stars really took me by surprise! I got this via The Bookie Box, but I had been wanting this book for a while. I've always been curious about Sci-Fi, but I admit I usually don't reach for it nearly as often as I do Fantasy. I gave this book 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.Our main character, Octavia, wants to follow in the footsteps of her scientist parents, not questioning her way of life or future mu...