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Book Review: A Wish Upon the Stars by T. J. Klune

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Genre: Fantasy, MM Romance, LGBTQ Ficiton, RomCom
Series: Tales From Verania, book 4
Rating: 5 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: YES

Summary (via Goodreads):
Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed.

The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne. 

But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choices—and the friends he left behind.

 

WARNING: For MATURE readers only. This book contains explicit language and sexual content. Reader discretion strongly advised.

My Review: A Wish Upon the Stars concludes the Tales From Verania series with everything you know, love, admire, and expect from Sam and company. There were surprises. There were feels. There were laughs. There were tears.

Sam’s big entrance out of the Dark Woods was everything you would expect of someone like Sam. It was hilarious!

The biggest lessons I left with post-read are 1) you are in part who you surround yourself with, 2) destiny is not carved in stone as stone crumbles, and 3) choice is important. Admits all the humor and lovablenss, T. J. Klune presents profound lessons that strike you to the core when you least expect it. And through Sam’s POV, we witness the effects of these lessons on his exponential growth.

Sam is probably one of the most purest, amazing, one-of-a-kind main characters it has ever been my pleasure to know. Tiggy I love like no other. Gary is classy and sassy. Ryan for all his awkwardness is kind, loyal, and brave. Justin is everybody’s Best Friend 5eva. Kevin is gross but wonderful. The dragons are amaze-balls. And even Myrin, the villain of our story, I have a fondness for.

Throughout the story (masterfully told), you don’t know how it’ll end. Although Sam has managed to defy others expectations of him over and over again, there is still no telling if the destiny (Sam’s least favorite word) will come to fruition. In a battle like this, there will be winners and there will be losers. There will joy and there will be heartbreak. Nevertheless, I am 100% certain everyone will enjoy this fourth installment and how the story ends.

I am sad to see this series end and look forward to a triumphant return to this world (according to the author). I am forever thankful to this book and series that has changed me forevermore.

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