NEW RELEASE REVIEW: A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune

Author: TJ Klune
Book: A Wish Upon the Stars
Series: Tales From Verania
Page/Word Count: 450 pages, 165K words
Categories: Fantasy/Paranormal/Sci-Fi
Release Date: March 26, 2018
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed.

The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne.

But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choices—and the friends he left behind.

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17✨s – Honestly, when I finished this book, I had to take a moment to make peace that it was the final one. I adored this series so hard. I feel like I have lived alongside these characters since book one (which incidentally was my very first audiobook). TJ Klune is simply one of the most gifted authors I’ve ever read.

As the blurb indicates Sam of Wilds returns from a year away to find his beloved Verania and City of Lockes in a horrible state. From the beginning, we’ve read about Sam’s destiny. In A Wish Upon the Stars, it all comes together. Questions are answered, feelings are had, monologuing is done (maybe I’m doing that now), wishes are granted and love is everything (so much love). I’d like to share an excerpt that, to me, just summarizes everything:

“I don’t… like. The word. Destiny. Because it means I don’t have a choice. That my decisions don’t matter. That everything I’ve done in my life has been preordained by higher powers, moving me like a chess piece across a board. That who I am, what I’ve become, was set in stone long before I was even a conscious thought.”

This book made my heart sing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

17 stars you say? Yep, and even then, I think Lori was being conservative 🙂 – Jessie

About TJ Klune:
When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid—he didn’t think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, over two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder, wondering why he has to go to work as a claims examiner for an insurance company during the day when he could just stay home and write.

Since being published, TJ has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance, fought off three lions that threatened to attack him and his village, and was chosen by Amazon as having written one of the best GLBT books of 2011.

And one of those things isn’t true.

(It’s the lion thing. The lion thing isn’t true.)

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