Uncross the Stars
by Janell Rhiannon
Publication date: December 15th 2014
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
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?
Uncross the Stars is a quick, but enjoyable read. If you enjoy teenage angst and loads of high school drama, this is definitely the book for you. I do wish there would have been more time for deeper character development, as it would have helped me connect with Fiona and Dario more. I also longed for a more intense air of mystery to thicken the plot. While those things were somewhat lacking, overall it was a good YA romance.
The author’s writing style is one with great potential. The writing wasn’t flawless, by any means, but the story was still fairly easy to read. I really loved the emotion she was able to inject under the surface of the story. Fiona and Dario were perfectly cast characters in this dramatic teenage tale.
Having a teenage son of my own, I have to say that teens are quite different these days than what the author portrayed in this book, but that is also what made me enjoy it. Fiona helped remind me of how things used to be when I was in high school, although I wasn’t a geek back then. It’s funny that I can relate to her more as an adult.
I will definitely read more by Janell Rhiannon, and I urge you to take a chance and read Uncross the Stars. Anyone that loves YA romance will really enjoy this book!
~About the Author~
Janell has been writing since she was in grade school. In high school, her 9th grade English teacher suggested she consider a career in writing. After a decade in college and a Master’s degree in history, she settled into teaching.
Writing never stopped. Stories never stopped. READING fiction never stopped. Now, she writes and publishes on-line. Invisible Wings is her first YA novel, a compilation of short stories centered on teenage life triumphs and tragedies. She believes being a teenager is difficult and wrote Invisible Wings to let teens know they aren’t alone. That they matter. That even though life is rough, they can still find beauty and love.
Beside the YA stories close to her heart, she adores Mythology and Fairy tales. Anything magical and mystical. And dragons. And gargoyles.
She currently lives in CA.
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