Saturday, January 10, 2015

REVIEW: Uncross the Stars by Janell Rhiannon

Fiona Lavender is the new girl at school. She has a chip on her shoulder and a pension for poetry. Dario Martinez is the star quarterback, and the most unattainable guy on campus. Their stars cross when they are paired to study Romeo and Juliet for a senior English project. Their connection is fragile and undeniable. But, Dario is afraid of what love will do; and Fiona is waiting for love to claim her.

Will they uncross the stars and find the love they both need to heal their pasts?

My Thoughts:

Fate mean's our future's already determined. It's in our blood running through our veins like threads tying us to what's written in the stars.

When I first saw the cover and read the synopsis for Uncross the Stars I was in love. The cover is simply beautiful and I was intrigued by the books description. And when the author contacted me in regards to doing a review I did a little happy dance and dropped everything to read it.

Uncross the Stars was a really quick read that I managed to finish over the span of a day as I went about my daily routine. The writing style was so easy to read and it was interspersed with real moments of beauty.

The story centres around Fiona and Dario and their growing feelings towards each other. As they both try to deal with demons from their past, they are confronted with many trials as they are put to the test by forces from their present. People that they thought they could trust turn out to be anything but loyal and the main instigator was a rather evil young man. 

So, she let herself drift off to sleep, hand in hand with the boy who was stealing her heart one beat at a time.

The romance between Fiona and Dario was rather sweet despite the quickness of their feelings. They were dealing with the normal teenage progression of relationships and the decisions of how far and how fast to take things. But things barely ran smoothly for these two and they seemed to be pushed apart at every turn.

"I think love at first sight happens smile by smile. The first one hooks you. The rest keep reeling you in."

Uncross the Stars dealt with quite a lot of hard hitting topics. But I think that one that I enjoyed reading the most was the storyline between Meagan and Ryan. As sad as it is, the interaction between the two of them is probably something that occurs every single day. Girls wanting to be loved who are willing to commit to doing things for a boy that they wouldn't normally do just to get some affection and love, and vice versa.

One of the drawbacks for me was that there were times when I found the characters to be a little younger than their years. They were rather quick tempered and tended to react without much thought to the situations that they were presented with. I found myself wishing that they would just talk to each other. They were professing their love but the communication between Dario and Fiona was rather limited.

All in all, Uncross the Stars was a quick, relatable story that picked up in intensity in the second half of the book when there was something happening on almost every page. 

3/5 Stars

Copy provided by the author for an honest review.

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