I’ve always loved space, which has resultingly lead into my adoration for novels set in the outer reaches of the universe. Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim is one that I’ve been excited about for a while and cannot wait for the chance to pick up. Add in the fact that I am an avid fan of The Count of Monte Cristo and this is a story you know I’ll never pass up. The biggest question, really, that I have is just how much does it actually parallel this story?

Scavenge the Stars is one of my must reads. I’ve always really loved The Count of Monte Cristo and to find a book that is a gender-bent retelling is just about the greatest thing I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait to read and review it!

scavenge the stars

When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide. Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

Packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, and dueling identities, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo.

What do you think? Have you read it? Are you going to? Let me know in the comments!

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