(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I did think that the plot of this book was quite a unique one. The fact that the main character was a star was a really intriguing idea… but that was revealed in the blurb of the book and I felt it could have been left as a mystery a bit more.
I would have probably given this book four stars… but apart from the love triangle (I don’t like them, but I knew this was coming), I was a bit irritated by the fact that Vegas seemed to have a whole lot of characters in love with her/wanting to sleep with her. The love triangle itself wasn’t really bad and I did feel that the author did a good job of developing Vegas’ relationship with both Leo and Gage. I also felt that the history of Vegas’ and Leo’s relationship was a really interesting one.
Although there’s a much more scientific explanation for stars than the myths indicated, I liked how the explanation for the stars came across. I would have liked to know about the other stars in the constellation, though, and if they were immortal beings who were connected to Vegas.
Hydra was pretty creepy, but I would have liked a bit more explanation as to why the snake seemed particularly obsessed with Vegas. I know the prophecy and everything, but it did seem to be another one obsessed with Vegas. And I had a lot of trouble understanding what Hades was trying to do.
It was interesting to see many of the other characters from Greek mythology and I particularly liked how Apollo came across, despite the fact that Vegas was apparently his favourite along with everyone else’s. It was good to see some of the others, but a lot of them came across as jerks… and those seemed to be the ones who are always made out to be the bad guys in books based on Greek mythology.
I didn’t mind Vegas as a main character, but I felt there were times she came across as a bit shallow. I did like how it took her a while to figure out how to use her power… but she did seem to accept it a bit too quickly, especially when she jumped on her name being similar to the name of the star Vega.
Would I read a sequel to this book? I’d actually be more interested in reading a book about Vega’s and Leo’s history together. Without the obsession due to how different (and exotic) she looks in comparison to everyone else.