Book Review: Born of Scourge by S. Jean

Every so often, a star falls and is given a human form, in order to banish the shadowy scourge that overtakes the lands. Sol is tired of his fellow stars dying for unappreciative humans and plans to eradicate them, but getting to know some of them on the journey has him questioning his decision.

Book Cover - Born of Scourge by S. Jean
Title: Born of Scourge
Pages: 247
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
More Info: Goodreads // Amazon


*I received an ecopy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*

This book has a dark premise, and there are some dark, sad, and violent moments throughout, but it was a gentle sort of darkness. You wouldn’t expect those two vibes to work together, but they did. The characters, friendships, and bit of romance brought a gentleness with them that even the scourge in the story could not overtake.

The characters really were very sweet. I would’ve liked to get to know them a little more, but still, their sweetness always shone through! Most of them, anyway. Even Sol, who wanted to eradicate the humans. He was a literal star, I wouldn’t expect him to have the same value for human life as a being that lives among them, and his anger and upset had a reason behind it. And the one character who wasn’t sweet was interesting in his own way.

This also has some unique world-building and its own take on a star becoming humanoid, which is always a cool idea.

If you want a story that explores dark themes without making you feel too down, with gentle characters, soft m/m romance, and humanoid stars, you may like this one!

*Rating: 3.5 Stars // Format: Ebook via TTS // Read Date: 2024*


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  1. Lola

    This one does sound like it had an unique premise with a literal star being a character. I like the sound of being dark without making you feel too down.