Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Young Adult Fiction Romance

Star Eaters

by (author) Brooke Carter

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2023
Romance, Emotions & Feelings, Environment
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
8 to 12
Recommended Reading age
12 to 18
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price

Classroom Resources

Where to buy it


In a far-off galaxy, entire worlds are dying.

Their suns and other stars are being consumed by Star Eaters, members of an intergalactic corporation who use advanced technology to steal energy from planets to fuel a fleet of roving starships. But Destin, a young and newly minted Star Eater, is reluctant to destroy worlds he’s never even seen. When he finds a mysterious stowaway girl named Calla on his ship after his first solo mission, Destin is torn. He must decide between turning her in or helping her save her planet. Time is running out—he only has one day before the planet’s sun star dies forever, and only enough fuel to reach home or escape for good.

The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

About the author

Brooke Carter was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC) and where she currently makes her home with her family. She is the author of the Orca Soundings titles Another Miserable Love Song and Learning Seventeen and the Orca Sports title Lucky Break. For more information, visit

Brooke Carter's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“The moral quandary in this science-fiction tale for reluctant readers is sharply articulated and deeply felt.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Will appeal to a great many young adult readers...Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Light speculative fiction with a vague hint of ­romance.”

School Library Journal

Other titles by