Scavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars, #1) by Tara Sim

Scavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars, #1)

When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide.Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her...

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

TitleScavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars, #1)
Release DateJan 7th, 2020
PublisherDisney Hyperion
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings

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

  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you! This is the earliest I've ever gotten an ARC (it doesn't come out until next January!) so I was pretty excited to start reading it. Plus, it was pitched as a diverse, gender-bent retelling of Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo - which I haven't read, but I know is all about revenge and justice. A vengeful heroine? I was SO HERE for that.Unfortunately, this book - while good - was missing t...
  • Jessica McKenna
    I might be biased.You see, since I was young, The Count of Monte Cristo has been one of my favorite stories. That probably says a lot about me in ways that aren't all great, but the point is, I know this tale. I know everything Tara Sim takes from it in this update, how she revamps it and how she uses it as a base.And as a Count of Monte Cristo just doesn't really work.I don't think it works all that well as a standard YA, either.The t...
  • Kelsea
    I am so, so grateful to Disney Hyperion for sending me a free ARC of Scavenge the Stars!Okay, I'll admit it. I was drawn in by the cover. I knooooooow authors usually have no say in the cover and the story is written far before a cover is chosen, so it has nothing to do with the quality of the content, BUT LOOK HOW PRETTY. Just look!Honestly, I was incredibly excited and a little nervous to start this book. YA fantasy and I have a long and compli...
  • Kat Cho
    I was really lucky to read an early copy of this beautiful book! I have always been a fan of the Monte Cristo narrative, the idea that someone who was unjustly wronged, coming back after training and becoming a new person and getting revenge! I love how Tara takes that concept and kind of explores the ideas of revenge, re-inventing yourself, identity, and family. There are two wonderful main characters who have been battered by life and their cir...
  • rachel ☾
    this is going to be a divisive one but i had such a good time quick thoughts : • I just loved Cayo & Amaya with my entire body and soul• Stabby revenge stories? Please and thank you• Characters struggling to be Good & True when the world keeps throwing them curveballs and forcing them to make difficult choices are my favourite• No you're crying• Yes, the scs were a tad underdeveloped but hopefully, we'll get to explore them in the seque...
  • Ari
    ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.A retelling is one of my favorite tropes. A retelling of a classic novel is an extra boon. A retelling of a classic novel where the lead will be a female—for obvious reasons here—has even more potential. It still worries me, because I cringe at the possibility of said female being the type of badass that is completely unbelievable given her past l...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz Scavenge the Stars was one of my most anticipated reads for next year so I was super excited when I was approved for a copy on Edelweiss. Also, look at how stunning this cover is. I'm obsessed. Where I had high hopes for Scavenge the Stars it kind of fell flat for me, I was severely underwhelmed and a little dissapointed. This is my first Tara Sim book so I don't have anything to compare it to...
  • Emily
    Tara's a master. You should know this by now, but this book is further evidence: TARA SIM IS A GODDAMN MASTER.
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy / Retelling*Rating* 3.0*Thoughts*Tara Sim's Scavenge the Stars is the first installment in the authors Scavenge the Stars duology. Apparently, this is a retelling of the Count of Monte Cristo. In the city state of Moray, children bear their parent's debts. 7-years ago, Amaya Chandra aka Silver Fish, was sold to a debtor ship Brackish to pay off her father's debts. For years, Amaya has been trying to...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Review to come...
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)TW: gambling addictionScavenge the Stars is a story about revenge. Were you surprised? But even more than that, Scavenge the Stars is also a story about trust and deciding just what kind of person we want to be. I adored that we are able to witness character growth and evolution not only from Amaya, but also from Cayo. We think we are d...