Surprise Sunday Giveaway! DEFY THE STARS by Claudia Gray

Usually I don’t post on Sundays, but I recently finished reading an amazing book that releases this week and I wanted to help boost in any way I can. Here’s a bonus giveaway for everyone – on a Sunday!

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.

Noemi would do anything to protect her home planet of Genesis from the attackers of Earth – even volunteer for a suicide mission. Earth-dwellers destroyed their own planets and are avid to find more space to settle – even planets that are already occupied. But it’s not their own flesh they put in danger to conquer new worlds, but mechs – robotic soldiers built specifically for war.

When Noemi’s recon mission mortally wounds a friend, she aborts to the nearby safe-space of an abandoned Earth ship, unaware that a highly revolutionary mech has been left aboard, abandoned for 30 years. Abel – the only mech of his kind – wants nothing more than to return to his maker, the progenitor of all mechs, whose likeness Abel is fashioned after.

But a glitch in his programming makes Abel unable to defy human orders – something Noemi quickly realizes when she discovers him. By releasing him she’s earned his undying programmed devotion, which she can use to crash the gate that connects Earth to Genesis. Replacing her own suicide mission with one using a mech at the helm should be easy – but the more she’s around Abel, the more Noemi believes she can see glimpses of a soul trapped where none should be.

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