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Monday, October 31, 2016

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Review: Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches

Hello! Sorry about double posting today but I had to get this up today. I hope you guys don't mind. Anyway, on to the review~


Title: Under A Million Stars
Author: Rita Branches
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Reviewer: Anelise

Goodreads Synopsis:
Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?

Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.

Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.

Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he's hiding.

Now it's up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie's broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.
Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?
Review copy provided by YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

This story is about how despite the the tragedy of loosing her family and her best friend, Jacob, Charlotte learns to continue living her life courtesy of her ex-best friend when she's forced to move in with him.

I really liked how the author had the story written in both Charlotte's and Jacob's point of view. It added more to the story knowing what Jacob was thinking and why. Of course, I kinda didn't like Jacob (I mean, how could you not? He broke poor Charlie's heart!) at the beginning, but as I read more from his prospective and also learning the secrets he wanted to keep hidden, he became more likable.

One of the reasons I got hooked, and stayed hooked, was because I wanted to find out the secret Jacob kept hidden. Throughout the story, it mentioned the secret and the way it was described made it seem like it was very important which made me want to find out what it was even more.

I like Rita's writing style a lot. The book was written smoothly and I could imagine what was going on pretty clearly.  I love how she shows that even after loved ones die, you can keep living.

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