Navigating the Stars is the first book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series by author Maria V. Snyder. Lyra Daniels, 17, can’t really blame Einstein or her parents for their impending passage through the galaxy. The inventions of Q-net help you travel great distances in space. Lyra’s ancestors explored the galaxy, searching for resources and colonizing alien planets.
Here are the top 3 reviews and comments that readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: Navigating the Stars – Sentinels of the Galaxy Book 1 audiobook by Lonnie
I picked up this book solely on the strength of a review written by a Goodreads friend, well that, and the blurb was very enticing… and I loved it! There’s so many good things about this story that I don’t even know where to begin!
The first thing that caught me up was the beginning and the perfect funeral, yes I did say perfect funeral! Well, that and the main character’s (Lyra Daniels’) sassiness! I just loved her from the very start…
While aboard the Star Ship, I found something else that added to my pleasure, the Captain, her crew, and that great big star viewing window! It all had a Nathan Lowell kinda vibe, and Nathan is easily one of my top 5 author’s of recent years. Plus all the while, Lyra, in the interest of not being bored out of her gourd, kept everyone on their toes. The crew was even taking bets on whether or not she’d end up in detention (ship-speak for the non-adult brig)… Lyra has this great relationship with her parents, and they even knew when they had blown it, and apologized to her in order to make things right… Lyra is indomitable, and she won’t be ignored, or constrained… Plus there’s something vital that only she can do (ya’ gotta get the book to find out what 😁)!
Gabra Zackman was the perfect choice to narrate Lyra’s story, even if a character or two sounded a bit like Admiral Ackbar (think Star Wars…). Lol
So if you like space flight, that’s maybe even a little reminiscent of Nathan Lowell’s style, along with coming-of-age stories, sprinkled with ruthless, grave robbers, deadly aliens, and a centuries old ancient puzzle, you’ll want to grab the book. Oh, and you’re welcome… In advance!
Review 2: Navigating the Stars – Sentinels of the Galaxy Book 1 audiobook by SD Bookworm
Excellent Story with Excellent Narration
When I finished the series I wanted to listen to it all over again. I din’t want the story to end.
Narration was so good that I looked for other books narrated by Gabra Zackman. Characters and voices were very well done.
Review 3: Navigating the Stars – Sentinels of the Galaxy Book 1 audiobook by Kelsey
Greatest sci-fi I’ve read in a long time!
This book has, as usual for Snyder, instantly likable characters and a story that leaves you wondering what will happen next.
I love the premise of the QNet and how we can travel in space. So many great parts.
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