Ever since last years homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesnt hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.What could go wrong?With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.And as the two travel deeper into Northern Californias rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennons rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?...
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Starry Eyes Reviews
My eyes are literally made of stars right now, dazzled, book-drunk stars. This book epitomises why YA is the sweetest spot to exist as it now joins a little collection of ‘YA-beats-all-other-genres’ books.
STARRY EYES is a real and beautiful tale of a friendship gone wrong somewhere, of families flawed and complex and a second chance at restoring friendship and love. Zorrie is a nerdy, budding astronomer with allergies and an organisation obsession. Lennon, her ex-best friend is a swoony, buff bo ...more
This was a quick read but a feel good adorable ya contemporary that I may re-read just because. After reading Alex,Approximately I knew I had found a new auto read author. This book did not let me down at all! I loved the romance and awkwardness and everything about it. I highly recommend this to ya contemporary romance fans and invite you to fall in love!
Zorie is an astronomy geek with future plans to work at NASA. For now, she is working part time at her parent's wellness clinic as a reception ...more
A capable guy is a super hot guy. That's all I'm saying. I adored this hero, and the quirky heroine was great too, just fell a little short of the mark - perhaps because she's a little lost in the beginning -- which makes the map thing so adorable.
I mean seriously, a guy who draws maps? It felt original!
Anyway, Jenn Bennett speaks right to my teenage Sam. Like directly to her. It also felt wonderful to just be on this journey with them, and the difficult hiking points come along with relationsh ...more
Here's what's wrong with most of the YA books; they all get off to a really good start but then they get cringey and cringier and cringierer.
This book was amazing and cute....at first. I just wasn't a big fan of the whole romance thing and well not really a big fan of Lenon either. I don't even have a solid reason to dislike him...I just do.
Books like this one are why I love reading contemporary YA and YA romance in particular. Compared to adult books, YA romance cannot rely on sexual tension as much, at least not to the same extent as adult romance can. The authors need to make you feel that giddy, tingly anticipation without lots of innuendo and sexy scenes. Not that adult romance can solely rely on that but a good dose of sexy does make things easier, I think. Giving you, as a reader, that feeling of falling in love, m ...more
THANK YOU Starry Eyes for pulling me out of my slump (reading slump and just general life slump) and thank you for (view spoiler)[ having this book show characters who call out a scumbag lying cheater and master manipulator** and kick him to the curb rather than suggesting that anyone should put up with that kind of crap, make excuses for it, look the other way, or blame themselves! (hide spoiler)]
I really, really, really needed this book this week.
Full review up on my blog -check out all my th ...more
This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I fell in love with Jenn Bennett's YA books last year when I read Alex, Approximately. The story and writing was exactly what I love in a realistic contemporary. When I finished Alex I moved on to The Anatomical Shape of a Heart. Same writing and story vibe that I love. Bennett seems to just click wi ...more
If you don’t already know this, Jenn Bennett writes some of the best YA Contemporary that’s out there. I adore her style and her characters and her words and just everything.
I’ve been eagerly waiting for Starry Eyes and when I just happened to get my hands on it early, there was no way I was waiting to dive in.
Zorie and Lennon have been best friends forever and more recently they were exploring their romantic feelings. But Zorie can tell you the exact date everything changed only she doesn’t re ...more