Uncross the Stars (Review & Giveaway!)

Uncross the Stars (Review & Giveaway!)
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Title: Uncross the Stars

Author:  Janell
Rhiannon
Publisher:  Self-published
Published Date: 18th December 2014
Rating: 4 stars
 
*Thank you to the author for the review copy*
Synopsis: Fiona
Lavender is the new girl at school. She has a chip on her shoulder and a
penchant 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 attraction 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?
Review: I was
so excited to read this novel! I loved the cover the first time I saw it, and
won an ecopy. I read that and then was sent a paperback copy from the author as
well. Which makes me very happy to have it on my shelf! I liked this so much it
was easy to read in one sitting.
First of all, isn’t the authors name so beautiful? Janell
Rhiannon… I love that name ^.^
The first 100 pages of this book was fairly slow moving
and kind of typical. It mostly revolved around the slow growing romance and at
a certain point I wondered what more could happen in the story. But at exactly halfway
things picked up and took a turn in a completely different direction! It
quickly became much more than a romance, and I feel more and more in love the
story.
At the beginning of the novel Fiona bothered me a bit.
She acted a bit immature for a teenager and seemed to be unnecessarily mean to
her mother. But that quickly turned around when we found out the reason for
this which didn’t quite excuse it but meant that we could understand.
I felt that the romance was so cute as it grew. They were
such a sweet couple, Dario and Fiona. There was also the Romeo and Juliet theme
in the story which was a huge plus for me as well, because I have discussed
that on this blog as well. The mention of poetry too? Definitely earning this
book some bonus points.
There was a theme of family, football and university
issues. I felt like they were all pretty clear and well brought across in the
story.
Now for some fangirling speak. I really hated the
character Ryan. HATED him, but that was allowed because we were supposed to!
Some of the things he did and caused me to feel so frustrated! But then again,
in a good way because that was exactly how I was supposed to feel. I have never
felt such frustrated feels about things going wrong involving a book until now…
One thing that I didn’t like was Meagan’s character. What
bugged me about her was how naïve she was. I couldn’t avoid feeling frustrated
because she was being used in the most blatantly obvious way and she couldn’t
see beyond the blind love she had for Ryan. I wanted to shake her or let her
open her eyes – when someone says not ask questions you should easily know
something fishy is going on!
I can’t wait to read another book by this author!

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