Last of Her Name
Written by Jessica Khoury
Published by Scholastic
Publication date: 26th February 2019
Summary (from Goodreads):
Sixteen years ago, rebellion swept the galaxy known as the Belt of Jewels. Every member of the royal family was murdered–down to their youngest child, Princess Anya–and the Union government rose in its place. But Stacia doesn’t think much about politics. She spends her days half-wild, rambling her father’s vineyard with her closest friends, Clio and Pol.
That all changes the day a Union ship appears in town, carrying the leader of the Belt himself, the Direktor Eminent. The Direktor claims that Princess Anya is alive, and that Stacia’s sleepy village is a den of empire loyalists, intent on hiding her. When Stacia is identified as the lost princess, her provincial home explodes into a nightmare.
Pol smuggles her away to a hidden escape ship in the chaos, leaving Clio in the hands of the Union. With everything she knows threading away into stars, Stacia sets her heart on a single mission. She will find and rescue Clio, even with the whole galaxy on her trail.
Why I can’t wait to read this:
- I love retellings and re-imaginings so already interested!
- This is not only a re-imagining of the story, but it’s set in space – love sci-fi so this is an added bonus.
- I have always been fascinated, along with a lot of the world, by the story of the Romanov family, particularly the ‘missing’ daughter Anastasia and her potential survival
- I like the idea of Stacia, trying to find her way back to her friends after having her whole world changed – strong friendships are always interesting to read about.
- The blurb doesn’t give me much idea as to where the story might go – will Stacia find her friend? What would happen if the Union catches up to her? I want to read on to find out!
What do you think?
Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?
Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?
Let me know in the comments!
See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here: When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, Starfish, The Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia Unleashed, Bright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and Gold, Storm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves, Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the Crane. Dragon Pearl.
Thanks for reading!