Author: Rivers Solomon
Source: from publisher for review
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Summary: Great characters and world building, but I didn’t feel totally engaged in the story and I didn’t love the plot.
“Aster lives in the low-deck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South….the ship’s leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster, who they consider to be less than human. When the autopsy of Matilda‘s sovereign reveals a surprising link between his death and her mother’s suicide some quarter-century before, Aster retraces her mother’s footsteps. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer and sowing the seeds of civil war, Aster learns there may be a way off the ship if she’s willing to fight for it.” (source) Read more »