Ignite the Stars (Ignite the Stars, #1) by Maura Milan

Ignite the Stars (Ignite the Stars, #1)

Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl.A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve...

Details Ignite the Stars (Ignite the Stars, #1)

TitleIgnite the Stars (Ignite the Stars, #1)
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherAlbert Whitman & Company
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult

Reviews Ignite the Stars (Ignite the Stars, #1)

  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Characters were okay, but the writing was wayy too choppy, and I felt like a lot fo stuff didn’t make sense? + Annoying scifi cursing 😒 Totally shipped the romance though 😍 RTC!
  • Lisa
    This is the space adventure I’ve been waiting for! Strong female characters, friendships, slow burn romance and a lots of high stakes missions. YES. Some of the plot threads took me to places I wished for more info on, but it’s only because I loved it and wanted more.
  • julianna ➹
    *sobs in asian*
  • Vicky Who Reads
    5 STARSOMG MAURA YOU'VE BEEN HOLDING OUT ON US THIS IS AMAZINGpre reviewI'M SORRY WHAT THERE'S A POC ON THE COVER (of the first book!!! not just the cover redo!!!) gah this needs to come sooner please and thank you!cover reveal (look at it it's so beautiful T.T) SEPT. 4th 2018 Y'ALL (see pub date announcement tweet here @librarians). I'm so ready for outlaws in space!
  • Kate (beautifulbookland)
    Space books are difficult for me, mainly because I’m not that intelligent and so can’t really follow along with all the technical space talk, ya get me? But I’m so desperate to love that I keep trying and trying but...I just can’t. I absolutely adored The Lunar Chronicles, but most other sci-fi books fall short for me.Sadly, Ignite the Stars is no different. It was okay, it really was. I liked Ia, our criminal mastermind extraordinaire, b...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Everyone in the universe knows the outlaw Ia Cocha and fears him. One thing they don't know is that Ia is actually a seventeen year old girl. In reality she is a top notch pilot and a criminal mastermind who has spent her entire life terrorizing the imperalist Commonwealth that destroyed her home. When Ia gets caught by the Commonwealth, they see the truth of her identity as an opp...
  • alice (arctic books)
    Full RTC!
  • Kat
    Can we please appreciate the cover first? Because not only do I really like it colour-wise, but there is a POC on the cover. All the thumbs up for that.But now, let’s get to the story. Even though I needed quite a long time to get into it, I just read 3/4 of the book in one sitting because… wow. What took me so long in the beginning was that the story is told in three POVs and that each chapter is another character. That made it hard for me t...
  • Bethany
    Ignite the Stars is a fast-paced sci-fi adventure with strong female characters. If you can suspend disbelief to get past the idea that a 17-year-old girl has been the most wanted criminal/rebel in the universe for several years, then this book is a fun ride, with a side of social commentary on immigrants and refugees. It's a strong and very bingeable debut.Ia Cocha is a "criminal mastermind" and talented pilot who has been hiding both her identi...
  • Alexa
    I received an ARC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.In YA, it is not uncommon to have teenage protagonists lead armies, or be the smartest, most dangerous person around by the end of the book. Ia is not one of those protagonists. She is already the most dangerous criminal in the galaxy by the time she turns seventeen, and has been building her reputation for years.I admit that this tested my suspension of disbelief, which sounds ...
  • Amy Leigh
    I needed a good ya sci-fi and Ignite the Stars gave it to me! This book is intense and I read it in one sitting. I loved that it was written from three point of views. I'm always wondering in other books what the other characters are thinking beyond what the narrator tells us and this author gives you exactly that. I loved Ia as the main character and the character development is well written. This is a beautiful space opera and I can't wait for ...
  • Shawn
    A Stellar Debut!Ia is the scourge of the All Black. The Sovereign of Dead Space. Rogue of the Fringe Planets. Blood Wolf of the Skies. And she's only seventeen.But he rampage all comes crashing to a halt when the Olympus Commonwealth's army finally catches up to her. They apprehend her, but instead of throwing her into prison for life, they take a gamble, thinking they can use her youth and skills to help in their fight. So instead of a prison co...
  • Jennifer H.
    10% in and I knew I was hooked! That doesn't happen near as often as I would like. I'll be the first to say that I am not a big sci-fi YA fan. I can probably count on one hand how many YA sci-fi books I have read and actually enjoyed it. Not my favorite genre, BUT Ignite the Stars is certainly and most definitely the exception and I am so happy that I took the chance. The basic plot honestly reminded me of Divergent in the beginning - a girl is s...
  • Stef (Noveltea Corner)
    (I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.)I was only a few pages into Ignite the Stars when I got the sinking feeling that I knew this story. Ignite the Starsis a very average young adult science-fiction story with a lot of familiar elements. And I mean ‘a lot.’Do you recognise any of these tropes and traits: a prickly, mercenary female character, caught and imprisoned and given ...
  • Aila
    4.5 stars bumped up for the massive crush I have for the mc, IaHow do I even begin describing this book? Ignite the Stars was grandiose, adventurous, and triumphant. It’s a science fiction that follows the journey of Ia Cocha, a daredevil rebel who’s escaped the clutches of the Olympus Commonwealth more than once. But when she’s finally captured, at the beginning of the book, everyone is surprised to see that she’s a young girl. To increa...
  • Book_Girl_22
    I read an early version of this and I LOVED it. IA was such a kickass heroine, sarcastic and spunky, while Brinn was a very relatable character I could identify with. The chemistry between the two felt organic and sincere, and I liked that the author spent a good amount of time on their friendship, which often isn't the case in YA novels. But that doesn't mean there wasn't romance! Knives was dreamy and swoon-worthy, and the scenes between him an...
  • Anne (The Reading Life)
    I am like, at least 99% sure that they updated the synopsis, because when I first came across this book, I swore it said:"Think Throne of Glass set in space".Although it definitely succeeded in catching my attention, I also became extremely wary. Throne of Glass? Those are some very big shoes to fill. Never the less, I still try to give this book a chance, because how am I going to pass that up?I'm going to start off first by saying that I t...
  • Megan (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.Ignite the Stars was a decent science fiction book. It had a decent plot, though it was quite choppy and messy at times and didn't always flow well so it did sometimes lose me. The pacing was also decent but could have been better. There was also a lot of social commentary about refugees, war, and colonization which I enjoyed. I also didn't really like the whole...
  • Shea
    Maura Milan has crafted a fast-paced, sci-fi adventure that you won’t be able to put down! A strong female lead and complex characters who you can’t help but fall in love with! I don’t read a lot of sci-fi yet I consumed this book! Fans of THE 100, get read for your new obsession!
  • Amy • A Magical World of Words
    My blog: A Magical World Of Words4.5 stars. OK so please just do yourself a favour and read this book. It's only publishing later this year so I guess that explains why it hadn't been hyped so much yet, BUT I'M TELLIN' YOU IT SHOULD BE HYPED because it is amazing. It is easily one of the best sci-fi novels I have ever read. Just read it.The writing is excellent. The book might be a debut, but the writing does not feel like that of a typical debut...
  • Kelly
    Ignite the Stars is explosive and smart. This action packed syfy is sure to pull you to the edge of your seat as you read devour every last word.I was immediately drawn into this novel and could not put it down. I absolutely love it when I don’t even need to wait until 10% to know if I am going to like, let alone love a book. I immediately knew this book was right up my ally. It’s full of action, character growth and a kick-ass heroin.Sadly, ...
  • McKenzie Dean
    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed below are entirely my own. I started reading Ignite the Stars with such high hopes for these characters and their story. And, for the last third of the book, everything was perfect. It was the first two thirds that had me falling asleep and rolling my eyes. To begin, let me list the things I loved about this book...
  • Kennedy Vega
    DescriptionEveryone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl.A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing h...
  • Milena
    Ignite the Stars has an interesting premise that unfortunately failed to captivate me. I didn't hate this book but I didn't love it either. I was bored a lot and found the writing a little simplistic. Neither the characters, nor the story had a real complexity. I did like Ia, Brinn, and Knives but didn't think their characters were well developed. One of the things that annoyed me the most is how the author solved the problems that Ia (mostly) fa...
    3.5 stars! Even though initially I almost felt like this would be rated lower because the pacing and set-up felt a little clunky, I actually really ended up enjoying myself. It was a fun space adventure (that I could see as a film or tv series with more development)!
  • Rebecca Sky
    I only read the first chapter but it was soooo good. I rarely get this hooked. I'm desperate for this book. You'll find me in line at BookCon for one cause I can't wait for my preorder to get here! The MC is fierce and compassionate, a combo that is not so easily balanced. Did I mention I'm excited yet???