Miranda Prospero has grown up on an uncharted planet on the fringes of the Bad Nebula with her mother who had needed to go into hiding when she was framed on her home planet. Now the time has come that Miranda’s mother has been waiting for to obtain her revenge on those that ran her off years ago when their spaceships come near the planet they’ve been hiding on.
As the ships crash land upon the planet Miranda finds herself coming across other humans for the first time, including a young man just her age that is immediately taken with Miranda. Miranda begins to sneak off to meet and help him and the two begin to grow closer but her new friend is the son of the man Miranda’s mother is seeking revenge from and a part of the bigger plot she’s concocted.
Where Nothing Ill Can Dwell is the first book in the Bard Nebula series by Crista McHugh. The story within is a new modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s classic The Tempest taking the tale into outer space with all that you would find on a strange planet, aliens and other strange lifeforms. The book has multiple POVs so that you know what is going on with each of the characters at different times in the story.
I actually really enjoyed this one and the creativity with changing the story to fit characters being in space, such an interesting idea and it made the story pop out just that much more with the space ships and aliens mixed into the complex revenge plot. Fun setting, interesting characters and story, would recommend to those who enjoy ya sci-fi or retellings.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.