The bestselling author of Court of Fives sets off the Highroad trilogy with “a fast-paced space opera with a likable, courageous female protagonist” (Library Journal).
Willful as well as physically brave, Lily Ransome is dissatisfied by the options available to her on Unruli: She can either join her family’s lucrative mining business or begin procreating. When Heredes, her beloved martial arts instructor, tutor, and father figure, is kidnapped by alien bounty hunters, Lily spurns the expectations of her home planet and ventures into space to find him. Befriending a persecuted minority class of humans called the Ridani, she becomes involved in an intergalactic rebellion and finds love in an unexpected place—as well as true strength within herself.
A Passage of Stars is the first book of the Highroad trilogy, which continues with Revolution’s Shore and The Price of Ransom.
The story is incomplete.
I won't give it a higher rating without knowing how it turns out. But, since this is sort of a cliffhanger, there are two more books to buy. I don't plan on doing that. On the plus side, the characters are interesting and there is the chance that some of the characters who died didn't really.
The book is unfocused. There is a rebellion starting and the main character, a strong female protagonist, has decided to join it although it is not clear she supports it or trusts its leader.