Bam! Young goddess Michelle is off running in the sequel to The Starriest Summer.
If you read Adelle Yeung’s previous book, you know that Michelle has opted to remain in Starrs and serve as Goddess. Now traveling along with Gediyon and Jayse and a team of friends, she’s on her way to Dissett to repair the temple there.
In the first few pages, there are train fights, kidnappings by monsters, and reunions, and much much more. Michelle never catches a break.
Spoiler alert: the Prince Imposter yet lives!
And as one might expect, he’s only around just long enough to remind us that Michelle is
not/totally is super duper attracted to him.
After a bit of traveling (and maybe a little heartache? Maybe?), the ever bubbly and ever hungry Michelle splits away from the Imposter and his unusual friends and arrives in Dissett, also known as Hiesan.
In repairing the temple, Michelle learns a great deal about her powers—and her fate. It turns out that our upbeat heroine is in for a difficult decision. To make matters worse, it’s either her life or Jayse’s on the line. As their feelings for one another bloom, they struggle to come to terms with the sacrifice that must be made. Will they be able to escape the death that awaits one of them?
There’s no time to think about it, as in the middle of performing in a festival play, the pair are stolen away for yet another adventure. The ever loyal Gediyon will be able to save them from harm, right?
All of the drama comes to a head in this book, and believe me when I say it is a whirlwind.
Michelle starts to grow up a little, and while she remains the bubbly girl we followed in the first book, she finally seems to develop an understanding of her position in this world. The hints of flirtation from the first book blossom into romance as Michelle grows and learns…not that our Goddess ever has a free moment to spend with her beau!
Phew, I need a moment to catch my breath after this one.
If you enjoyed The Starriest Summer, definitely catch this book. With yet another beautiful over and enthralling story, An Eclipsing Autumn earns a solid B rating from me!