14 Nov 2013

REVIEW: The Sound of Shooting Stars by Heather Allen


This is a Mature Young Adult Novel and includes references to sex and adult language.

Jamie Grey grew up tossed around between foster homes. At an early age he shut the world out, deciding he wouldn’t care. Whatever life had to throw at him, he would look the other way. Now his senior year is about to start and he’s been forced into yet another new home. This will be the last time, he assures himself. When an unexpected curveball comes his way in the form of a certain stubborn seventeen year old girl, Jamie soon finds out that life doesn’t always work out the way you plan it.

Beckett Chase has been entitled her entire life. Living in the plush landscape of Palm Beach, Florida, she’s never wanted for anything. She’s always taken what and who she wants with no remorse. When she sets her sights on Jamie Grey and she’s met with rejection, her descent from the top begins.

With a twist of events causing Jamie and Beckett’s worlds to collide, will they be able to put aside their differences or will fate intervene offering an entirely different option?

My Thoughts

I was in the mood for something a little out of the norm for me, and The Sound of Shooting Stars was exactly what I needed. Being a Mature YA novel, it didn't have all the heavy sex scenes that I had been reading, but I really enjoyed the book none the less.

I loved the characters involved in the story. Beckett being prim and proper, was to me one of those characters that you love to hate. But you grow to love and care about her as the story progresses and the 'true' Beckett emerges.

I loved Jamie! I embraced his character immediately, and after finishing the story there is still a soft spot in my heart for him. He's had a very tough upbringing, and you can't help but love and feel for him.

I really enjoyed Heather Allen's style of writing. It was captivating and easily held my attention. I enjoyed how the chapters alternated view points between Beckett and Jamie. It gave us deeper insight in to both of the main characters.

If you are looking for something to read that has a great story line and young innocent love, you won't regret reading The Sound of Shooting Stars by Heather Allen!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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