Blog Tour: ARC Review~ The Sound of Shooting Stars by Heather Allen +Playlist & Giveaway
Title: The Sound of Shooting Stars
Author: Heather Allen
Genre: Contemporary YA
Publication Date: 11 November 2013
Event organized by: Into the Night Reviews
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?
Jamie Grey is a foster kid that hasn't had the best of luck finding a stable, loving home. He moves into the Chase home and though they seem like nice people, his mind is set on turning 18 so he can be on his own.
Beckett Chase is beyond annoyed with the fact that this guy is invading her home and space. She decides she's just going to stay as far away from him as possible. That's a huge struggle considering they obviously live together and attend the same school. Beckett comes off as a spoiled brat right from the start. She doesn't want Jamie around her and he doesn't want to be around a shallow girl.
Somehow they seem to connect and are drawn to one another.
This is definitely one young adult book that stands out among all the rest. Beckett's development from bratty to loving was wonderful to see. Despite her off-putting personality, I couldn't help but like her. I could sense that there was so much more to her and it made me desperately want to figure her out.
As for Jamie, his story was heartbreaking, but he was so strong and never gave up.
I loved the addition of the stars and constellations to the story. They were put in perfectly and it all made sense in connection to the characters and their stories.
The book jumps back and forth between Jamie and Beckett's POV. I really enjoyed having both point of views. It allowed me to really get to know their feelings and backstories. I think it was necessary for this story. This was a subtly, beautiful story with such great characters. Heather Allen's writing is flawless and consuming. I'd recommend this to any fans of YA and contemporary romance.
*An eARC of this book was provided by the author for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion/review.
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About the Author
Heather Allen is the author of The Just Breathe Trilogy, and newly released- The Sound of Shooting Stars. Heather finally realized her dream of becoming an author only recently with her mermaid trilogy. She savors every moment on this new journey and the wonderful friends she has met along the way. She has many more books planned. More ideas pop up than she has time to write about.
Heather currently resides in the scorching hot state of Florida with her husband and three children. She holds degrees in education from The University of Central Florida and Nova Southeastern University. She is a hopeless romantic who loves to read just about anything, coffee and Jelly Belly jellybeans. When she isn’t teaching, writing or reading, Heather can be found at the beach or out on the water boating.
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