Booklist Review
Eturian Princess Cassia and her best friend, Kane, have been on the run for the last two years, but eventually her past catches up with her and Cassia is returned to her sadistic fiancé, who has since made her kingdom his own along with most of the rest of the planet. Once they're married, she turns the tables, imprisons him, and tries to deal with a citizens' rebellion bent on ending sovereign rule altogether. Her husband's mysterious allies release a chemical weapon, and Cassie and Kane enlist the aid of their friends to trace the source, leading them into danger at the hands of the largest Moboutfit on the galaxy fringe. This lively space opera, featuring two minor characters from Landers' companion book, Starflight (2016), is chock-full of conflicts between love and duty; drug-enhanced, Vegas-style pit fighting; and the idea that sometimes your friends may be your only family. Try this with fans of Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's Starbound series or Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles.--Welch, Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist