Across the universe, she’s the monster with many names. But no one realizes that infamous outlaw Ia Cocha is only a seventeen-year-old girl. A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control. Soon Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth’s military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances–including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming flight master, Knives–cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth’s clutches before these bonds deepen? And outside the Academy, there are forces of evil at work, machinations that even the great Ia Cocha doesn’t know about– things that threaten not only the Commonwealth, but the entire fabric of the universe itself… (Description taken from the book: Ignite the Stars.
Ia is tortured till she chooses to join the Commonwealth, some hand-to-hand combat, Ia shoots some people with a taser, Knives stabs a syringe into Ia’s neck, people were tortured (doesn’t describe torture, just says they were tortured beyond healing), Knives is tortured by Ia’s brother, Ia throws knives at Brinn, Ia kills people, Ia gets some injuries, Ia is stabbed in the stomach with a knife in the digital world (but she would die if she had died in the digital world), variety of injuries, people are killed.
The book has some made-up curse words: Dues (replaces God) and mungbringer, characters say shut up, characters say damn, bitch is used once as a descriptive word (not directed at a person), idiot is said, suck is said.
Two people almost kiss, two people kiss, some mild crushes, some flirting, Ia gets the decision to either become a soldier for them or go to a prison planet that houses sexists and rapists.
There is some alcohol.
Title — Ignite the Stars
Author — Maura Milan
Series — Ignite The Stars
Book in Series — #1
Pages — 388
Publishing Date — 2018
Publisher — Albert Whitman & Company
How to Get Ignite the Stars — Amazon-IgniteTheStars
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