29 Nov 2018

Wayward Stars | Review

Title: Wayward Stars 
Series: Starswept #2
Author: Mary Fan
Pages: 364 pages
Version: Paperback (ARC)
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Release date: 26 February 2019
Rating: ★★★★★


Sing your truth. Defend your dream. Defy your stars. 

A month has passed since Iris joined an underground rebel group to save Dámiul from the brutal prison he was sent to for fighting back against his world’s oppressive system. Here, conformity and compliance are enforced through telepathy, and Earthling performers are brainwashed into absolute obedience.

Word of a merciless crackdown on those who sympathize with their cause leaves both Iris and Dámiul yearning for action. Determined to liberate her kind, Iris volunteers to return to her former patrons and covertly recruit supporters.

A raid on their hideout catapults her plan into action sooner than expected and forces her to leave Dámiul behind. After persuading the authorities that she’d been telepathically manipulated into helping him, Iris assumes the role of a dutiful musician while secretly spreading whispers of a possible uprising among her fellow performers. But the authorities always seem to be one step ahead, and anyone who defies them is swiftly mind-wiped.

Soon, Iris is forced to confront a horrifying fact: there’s a traitor among them. Desperately clinging to her cover, she races to find out who before her true loyalties are discovered – and the search leads her to an unthinkable answer.


This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Mary Fan!

Wayward Stars is the second book in the Starswept series and continues the story of Iris and Dámuel, and the Abolition!

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a beautiful boy from another world. The forces of darkness tried to take him from me, but I found him. Then they tried to erase him from my mind, but I found him again. As long as I love him, I will always find a way. Even if I’m scared, even if I’m powerless, even if I’m small…
You will not destroy me.

Wayward Stars was an amazing sequel and was just everything that I needed. I loved reading about Iris and Dámuel again and just love the world Mary Fan has created. It’s so original and I cannot get enough of it!

There happened so many crazy things in Wayward Stars, and I was constantly on the edge of my seat. I was so scared that something was going to happen to Iris or Dámuel. Of course, something did happen to them and I think that was a good thing. You got to see how Iris and Dámuel learn to deal with their problems and that shows that there’s some good character development.

I also really like that Mary Fan created her own alien language and that there are some beautiful pages in this book. Every new chapter begins with 2 dark pages, and it’s just so beautiful. I love it when authors decorate their pages because it gives the book something extra.
Some of my favourite pages:

Wayward Stars is definitely one of my favourite books and although Wayward Stars had a beautiful ending, I just have to read the sequel!


  1. Fantastic review :)
    The illustrated pages in this book are GORGEOUS.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/


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