Blurb from Goodreads
Sometimes even destiny needs a little bit of help.
When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious sceptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable.
To Justine, anyway.
Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and more specifically, by the horoscopes in his favourite magazine. The same magazine Justine happens to write for.
As Nick continues to not fall headlong in love with her, Justine decides to take Nick’s horoscope, and Fate itself, into her own hands. But, of course, Nick is not the only Aquarius making important life choices according to what is written in the stars.
Charting the ripple effects of Justine’s astrological meddling, STAR-CROSSED is a delicious, intelligent, and affecting love story about friendship, chance, and how we all navigate the kinds of choices that are hard to face alone.
I thought this would be a very light, fluffy story with a tiny hint of astrology and that the characters would laugh about the silliness of it all…
But instead I found this book to take astrology far too seriously and in many ways attempted to bestow it with credibility.
Astrology has been proved to have no scientific validity and therefore is categorised as a pseudoscience.
And therefore I found it hard to relate to any of these characters that believed so strongly in it. Perhaps if the book had contained more humour or some crazy laugh out loud moments I could have found something to empathise with.
But sadly this book just turned out to not be to my personal taste.
I would recommend the book only to people who placed some merit in astrology as any one else I feel would find themselves as frustrated as I was with this story.
*An e-copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher, Bantam Press / Random House UK Transworld Publishers, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Published April 2019