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Book Review: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

35297469.jpgPublication Date: April 3rd 2018 

Goodreads Synopsis

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t 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 California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s 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?

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ok but why did nobody tell me how great this book was!

In this we follow Zorie who always has a plan for everything, down to the tiniest detail. That all goes out the window though when her friends abandon her and the boy she’s been avoiding for a year, Lennon, without any way of getting home.

This was up for free on Riveted and I thought why not? I’ve had the book Night Owls by Jenn Bennet on my shelf for a while, like a long while, and never picked it up, but boy is that going to change now.

This book was so entertaining!  Like it was about two characters hiking but it never felt dull or boring. I’d say my least favourite part was the beginning but as soon as Lennon and Zorie became the main focus of the story I was hooked!

Talking about Lennon. I love him. His dry, sarcastic humour  and his reactions to the popular kids were so funny. He was also just adorable! I ship him and Zorie so much.

I think probably my favourite thing about this book, besides Lennon, was the step-mother/daughter relationship. I am closer to my step-dad then my biological dad, I call him “dad” just like Zorie calls hers “mum”, and I’m a total sucker for relationships like that.

My only complaint about this book is that the ending was wrapped up super quick. I really wouldn’t have minded like an extra chapter or whatever just flushing the ending out more.

Overall, I loved this book, I gave it 5 stars from pure enjoyment and I definitely would read again.

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