Navigating the Stars
Navigating the Stars is the first book in a new science fiction series. Terra Cotta Warriors have been discovered on other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. And Lyra Daniels' parents are the archaeological Experts (yes with a capital E) on the Warriors and have dragged her to the various planets to study them despite the time dilation causing havoc with her social life. When one of the many Warrior planets goes silent, and looters attack her research base, Lyra becomes involved in discovering why the Warriors were placed on these planets. And, more importantly, by who.

Navigating the Stars Details

TitleNavigating the Stars
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 19th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Australia
Rating
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult

Navigating the Stars Review

  • Maria V. Snyder
    January 1, 1970
    Of course I'm going to give my own book 5 stars! ;) This is a new SF series - as if you couldn't tell from that gorgeous cover!! I had so much fun writing this book - Lyra's voice is so strong and she has this new kind of snark. She just refuses to be ignored. Another thing I love is that both her parents are alive and well and involved in her life (much to her chagrin). Plus the science of traveling through space very fast is accurate as there's a time dilation, which most SF books/movies ignor Of course I'm going to give my own book 5 stars! ;) This is a new SF series - as if you couldn't tell from that gorgeous cover!! I had so much fun writing this book - Lyra's voice is so strong and she has this new kind of snark. She just refuses to be ignored. Another thing I love is that both her parents are alive and well and involved in her life (much to her chagrin). Plus the science of traveling through space very fast is accurate as there's a time dilation, which most SF books/movies ignore as it's really hard to factor that into a story! I did cheat with communications, but I created the Q-net that makes it work ;)However, not to worry that you'll be drowning in technical SF stuff - it's still my style of writing, action, mystery, some humor and a touch of romance.The book is coming out in Australia / New Zealand on 19 November 2018 in print and eBook. I don't have dates for the USA, Canada, or UK right now. If you really want the book, I HIGHLY suggest you pre-order it from Book Depository - they offer free shipping worldwide. My Australian editions tend to sell out on Book Depository once the book is published - like really quick so pre-order!!Here's the link: https://www.bookdepository.com/Naviga...
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  • Lynette Noni
    January 1, 1970
    I had the privilege of reading an early draft of this a little while ago and OMIGOSH IT IS SO GOOD!!! No words!! Maria V. Snyder has done it again!!
  • Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
    January 1, 1970
    Yes! A new book by Maria V. Snyder. And sci-fi at that! Nothing can surpass my love for Poison Study series, but hoping this one will be close second! Love the cover! It's one of the best from all Snyder's works.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Come on U.K. publishers why have none of you picked this up yet?? I guess I’ll just have to give my money to someone else because no way am I missing this series!Book Depository to the rescue, I’ve ordered the Aussie version! https://www.bookdepository.com/Naviga...
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  • Figgy
    January 1, 1970
    I've never actually read any of Snyder's fantasy books, but I quite enjoyed Inside Out/Outside In, so I am BEYOND excited to read another of her sci-fi books which, by the way, I didn't know existed until it turned up in the mail!
  • Brian 9 ¾ ⚡
    January 1, 1970
    THE QUEEN HAS NEW BOOK!!!!!!!!!!
  • Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
    January 1, 1970
    Snyder is known for her fantasies but she actually has a really decent sci-fi out already, so I'm super excited to read this.
  • Chloe
    January 1, 1970
    I seriously didn't know if I would love this book - YA sci-fi is so hit or miss for me (and I've come across far more misses), but she delivered. The characters were great, humorous and read like real people. I loved getting to see some adult characters in the book playing major parts (yay for family dynamics!!) The book wasn't bogged down in sci-fi language and technology either, but it still was distinctly spacey, and had a beautiful mystery element to it (and a dash of history which automatic I seriously didn't know if I would love this book - YA sci-fi is so hit or miss for me (and I've come across far more misses), but she delivered. The characters were great, humorous and read like real people. I loved getting to see some adult characters in the book playing major parts (yay for family dynamics!!) The book wasn't bogged down in sci-fi language and technology either, but it still was distinctly spacey, and had a beautiful mystery element to it (and a dash of history which automatically wins a bunch of points for me). Loved the time dilation with space travel - I don't think I've ever really noticed its absence before but I sure will now. The only downside to getting an early copy is that I have to wait longer for the second book - I want it now!!
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  • Tien
    January 1, 1970
    Wow you guys! I'm so excited about this new book by Maria V. Snyder. Maria was inspired by the terracotta warriors and so she wrote about them (of course!) but in Space 😎 She's hands down my must-read-everything-author and I had a chance to read an earlier manuscript of this book; I LOVED it 💓 Can't wait for the sequel and this book isn't even release yet til 19 Nov 😲😖 Thank you, Maria & @harlequinaus for this physical ARC 😍😘 A post shared by Tien H (@tiensblurb) on Sep 3, 2018 at 5:00 Wow you guys! I'm so excited about this new book by Maria V. Snyder. Maria was inspired by the terracotta warriors and so she wrote about them (of course!) but in Space 😎 She's hands down my must-read-everything-author and I had a chance to read an earlier manuscript of this book; I LOVED it 💓 Can't wait for the sequel and this book isn't even release yet til 19 Nov 😲😖 Thank you, Maria & @harlequinaus for this physical ARC 😍😘 A post shared by Tien H (@tiensblurb) on Sep 3, 2018 at 5:00pm PDT
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  • Renée
    January 1, 1970
    Damn this was amazing! Im a diehard MVS fan. But I'm always a bit scared when she writes something other than the Ixia/Sitia stories. Because I love those sooooo much! Nothing can compare! Well she's done it. This can compare. Its not as good. (Nothing can beat Valek) but Damn it's close. The story sucked me in right away. And I couldn't put it down till I finished it. I read every minute I could. Even in the bus (almost missed my stop) and while grocery shopping. I haven't found a story that pu Damn this was amazing! Im a diehard MVS fan. But I'm always a bit scared when she writes something other than the Ixia/Sitia stories. Because I love those sooooo much! Nothing can compare! Well she's done it. This can compare. Its not as good. (Nothing can beat Valek) but Damn it's close. The story sucked me in right away. And I couldn't put it down till I finished it. I read every minute I could. Even in the bus (almost missed my stop) and while grocery shopping. I haven't found a story that pulled me in like this for a long time.Lyra, the main character is fun and relatable. Even for someone who's 13 years older like me! Haha! And everything, from the timejumps to the terracotta warriors was thought out really well!
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  • NJ
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed Navigating The Stars! If you liked the Inside Out series, you’ll enjoy this one more as the characters are older and the world is bigger. If you have read her other works or is a fan of Maria’s novels, you will continue to enjoy the level of detail she puts into amazing world building, plot twists and characters in this new series. - - - - Some Minor Spoilers Below - - - - -I loved in particular the idea of Terracotta Warriors being discovered on other planets - it’s such a uniq I really enjoyed Navigating The Stars! If you liked the Inside Out series, you’ll enjoy this one more as the characters are older and the world is bigger. If you have read her other works or is a fan of Maria’s novels, you will continue to enjoy the level of detail she puts into amazing world building, plot twists and characters in this new series. - - - - Some Minor Spoilers Below - - - - -I loved in particular the idea of Terracotta Warriors being discovered on other planets - it’s such a unique concept. Maria has done great research into the history of terracotta warriors and has accurately woven this component into the story. I really liked the whole concept of losing time when you do interplanetary travel. I can’t wait for book 2. It’s an absolute pleasure reading Maria’s novels. I loved the ARC and appreciate the opportunity to read this amazing story and recommend it to my friends.
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  • Amish Chordia
    January 1, 1970
    ARC kindly provided by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review.My rating: 4/5 stars*Spoilers*The story is about a girl who lives on planet Xinji and the book is about her life. The main characters in the book are Lyra. The book is set in the future and it fits the action, mystery, humour and romance genre. This book is written from the point of Li-Li (Lyra) who is from the planet Xinji and is the main character of the book.I Do like that the author wrote the book from Lyra's point of vie ARC kindly provided by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review.My rating: 4/5 stars*Spoilers*The story is about a girl who lives on planet Xinji and the book is about her life. The main characters in the book are Lyra. The book is set in the future and it fits the action, mystery, humour and romance genre. This book is written from the point of Li-Li (Lyra) who is from the planet Xinji and is the main character of the book.I Do like that the author wrote the book from Lyra's point of view as the book is more interesting. I believe the book would be boring from another character's perspective. The author wrote the book in such a way that when I started reading the book I could not stop reading it.The part I really like is the part where they find out that Jarren is the boss of the looters, the second favourite part of the book was when Niall and Lyra ignore each other and then towards the end fall in love and the third favourite part is when Lyra is invited her funeral and then gets a job in the security teamI would recommend this book to my friends and would recommend it to you as well if you like action, mystery, humour and romance genre. This book is probably for teens aged 14-16 because there is a little bit of swearing. If you are fine with a bit of swearing then this book should be fine for you.
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  • Bronwyn Eley
    January 1, 1970
    LOVED IT. Review to come.
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