Princess Vela's people are starving.
Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Accepting a genetic modification that takes sixty years off her life, she can feed her colony via nutrition pills. But her best friend is still getting worse. And she's not the only one.
Now the king is dying, too.
When the boy she's had a crush on since childhood volunteers to give his life for her father's, Vela realizes her people need more than pills to survive. As tensions rise between Aegis and colonists, secrets and sabotage begin to threaten the future of the colony itself.
Unless Vela is brave enough to save them all.
About the Author
Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University and received her J.D. at Yale Law School. Pintip's debut novel, Forget Tomorrow, won the RWA RITA (R) for Best First Book. The Darkest Lie was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Her other books include Remember Yesterday, the novella Before Tomorrow, Seize Today , and Girl on the Verge.
"With a prose as incandescent as a nebula, and a romance that blazes like the sun, Star-Crossed utterly consumed me from the very first page. Readers will savor this riveting, emotional tale of hope and supreme sacrifice." --Darcy Woods, award-winning author of Summer of Supernovas
"Pintip Dunn's creative worldbuilding brings to life a delicious tale full of depth and complexity with a bold heroine filled with love, loyalty, and courage. Star-Crossed will transport readers to another universe and leave them hungry for more!" --Brenda Drake, NYT bestselling author of the Library Jumpers series
"Pintip Dunn has crafted one multi-course meal of a story: a fascinating premise to whet the appetite, an entree of utterly compelling world-building seasoned with literary prose, and a forbidden romance that has all the decadence of the richest dessert. It's well worth savoring!" --Jen Malone, author of Wanderlost and Changes in Latitudes