The Starless Crown by James Rollins

Disclaimer: I received this e-audiobook arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Starless Crown

Author: James Rollins

Book Series: Moon Fall Book 1

Rating: 2/5

Recommended For…: can’t recommend, DNF

Publication Date: January 4, 2022

Genre: Dystopian

Age Relevance: can’t recommend, DNF

Publisher: Tor Books

Pages: 560

Synopsis: A gifted student foretells an apocalypse. Her reward is a sentence of death.

Fleeing into the unknown she is drawn into a team of outcasts:

A broken soldier, who once again takes up the weapons he’s forbidden to wield and carves a trail back home.

A drunken prince, who steps out from his beloved brother’s shadow and claims a purpose of his own.

An imprisoned thief, who escapes the crushing dark and discovers a gleaming artifact – one that will ignite a power struggle across the globe.

On the run, hunted by enemies old and new, they must learn to trust each other in order to survive in a world evolved in strange, beautiful, and deadly ways, and uncover ancient secrets that hold the key to their salvation.

But with each passing moment, doom draws closer.


Review: I had to DNF this read at 20%. The book wasn’t grabbing my attention and it had a lot of things that started to kind of trigger me. The book had a ton of exposition, but the plot didn’t feel like it was going anywhere. And while I do like the characters overall, nothing is just making me want to read this one.

Verdict: It’s not for me, but maybe for you!