This series continues to bring me an infinite amount of joy with the romance and brings such great tension with the politics and power moves going on in the periphery. Only thing I don’t like is now I have to wait for the next book!!
I love how Eclipse the Moon continues Starlight’s Shadow series, and especially Kee. She is one of my favorite characters, and I see so many pieces of myself in how she needs reminders to change tasks and worries about coming on too strong when she starts to like someone. And oh my goodness, my heart was so full throughout with the many little ways Varro cares for Kee and makes sure she eats and takes breaks when she gets sucked too deep into her tasks! The romance between them is just so wonderful and delightful and has filled my heart with so much joy~
I also love the political stuff and the mystery around intent and who is “good” and who is “bad.” There are so many complicated motivations at play, and watching Starlight’s crew navigate the pressure of those with more power than them is so good. I love the ways Kee using her skills at collecting information as a means to make deals and solidify her position. I also love Kee learning her strength and ability to persevere when too often she’s felt like a burden because she’s less physically strong than Tavi and Eli.
This book, this series, is very much a favorite and I hope others fall in love with Kee and Varro and the crew of Starlight’s Shadow. Also I really want Eli, Anja, Havil, and Chira get their polyamorous story!! Strongly recommend Eclipse the Moon if you want a romance full of caretaking against a backdrop of political plots in space!
Disclaimer: I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review purposes; this in no way influences my review.