Blog Tour: Curse of Stars


cofs-bannerHello everyone and welcome to my blog for the blog tour of Curse of Stars by Donna Compositor. This post will include a spoiler-free review of the book, links to a giveaway running in conjunction with the tour and all about the author. I hope you enjoy reading!


Book & Author Details:
Curse of Stars
by Donna Compositor
(Diamond Crier #1)
Publication date: February 19th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Sabi Perez is the last Diamond Crier, only she doesn’t know it. Not until a crazed ruler from another world comes to collect her priceless tears and won’t take no for an answer.

Living in New York, Sabi’s seen some nasty things, but the lengths to which her captor will go to keep his crown are things found only in the darkest nightmares. Afraid and alone, Sabi finds solace in her cellmate, Anya, and Cabal, a fellow Crier who also has powers, a rare combination that buys his favor from the ruler. Only it’s a favor he doesn’t want.

In a fit of rage, power erupts out of Sabi, the same power Cabal has, and a spark of hope ignites. Together they may have a chance at escape, something no other Crier has done. Except a ruler hellbent on draining them of every last diamond tear isn’t their only hurdle. If they escape they’ll be hunted to the ends of the earth, if they survive the trek to safety. If they stay the ruler will leech them dry. Sabi would rather die trying than lie down and die, even if that means running away into even more danger.

“. . . vividly imagined and deftly plotted dark fantasy . . .” BookLife Prize in Fiction



Donna has been writing since she was in the single digits when she first realized she needed to do something about all the thoughts in her head. After a stint with bad poetry she finally found her way to novels, mainly of the young adult fantasy variety. When she’s not cranking out more stories she works a regular 9 to 5, reads anywhere from 2 to 3 books a week, drinks copious amounts of tea, eats way too much, and makes her own beauty products because her skin turns into a sentient hive if she uses anything else. This is mostly because she lives in the desert where the air siphons water clean out of her. She lives with a man named Steve and several quadrupeds: three cats named Renfield, Sam, and Dean; and a MinPin named Malfoy.
Review: For me, this was a great YA Fantasy read. Sabi lives in modern day New York but has no idea her parents have kept this big secret away from her. When her father gets killed and Sabi finds herself kidnapped and imprisoned away in another world, she is determined to not only break free but find out her true heritage without getting herself or her friends Anya and Cabel killed. As a group, they learn the magic of the Crier world hoping this would bring the freedom that they dream about. I found the world building to be excellent portraying a clear image exactly where Sabi and the group were. I also liked the build-up of action, this made the novel exciting and powerful. My only little complaint was the length of the book was a little short but it was easy to read. Would totally recommend this to all Fantasy lovers!
Giveaway: Ends March 16th
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • 1st place: $20 gift card to the eBook retailer of their choice, a glow bookmark, and swag pack
  • 2nd-4th places: $10 gift card to the eBook retailer of their choice and a swag pack
  • 5th place: a swag pack


That’s it for this post, thanks everyone for reading. Don’t forget to visit the other blogs participating in this tour and a big thank you to Donna and Xpresso for the opportunity to be a part of the tour! See you all soon with a new post!

Alice x



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