Hey lovely readers!
Today’s post is a book review of Rewrite the Stars by Julieann Dove
I was provided and e-arc of this by the PR company promoting this book. All opinions are my own.
“For ten summers Claire and her mother had been guests at the Prescott’s beach house at Kelly’s Cove. And for ten years she played with Mallory and her twin brother, Colin. But it wasn’t until she returned after college graduation for her last summer there, that she realized Colin had grown into a guy who made her knees knock just by smiling at her. Being from different worlds, she knew nothing would come from her attraction to him.
Having returned to the states from studying abroad for four years, the last person Colin thought he’d find staying in his bedroom was Claire Ashton. Lanky and awkward during her adolescent years, he had to look twice to make sure this was the same girl. After a week together it was obvious he’d overlooked something before, because he felt things for her he’d never experienced before. There was only one problem—his last name and all that came with it would never permit him to be with her.
In the end, it’s either love or prestige that will win in the game of love.”
I’m struggling a bit with this one, because well. I’ve never written a review on a book that I DNF’ed. So let me just tell you why I initially chose to review this book. The cover, honestly it’s gorgeous and I’m still so in love with it. And I mean the synopsis definitely interested me because I’m always up for star crossed lovers romance. Like yes please!
But I have to be completely honest, I was turned off my this book within the first few pages. The language is just so odd. So formal, but not in a way that makes sense for the characters. It just seemed like the author was trying too hard to make the characters sound smart. It was very forced. I stopped reading at about 35% because I felt absolutely no connection to this story or the characters and I straight up cringed every time someone spoke. I’m super disappointed, because this is only one of a few books that I haven’t finished. And I absolutely hate not finishing books. But I think sometimes you have to know when to call it, for your own sanity haha.
I think the story itself has tremendous potential if the writing gets a bit more relaxed and polished. I never like to say that am author’s writing isn’t good, especially because I’m currently writing my own book. But I also try to be as honest as possible! So my final opinion, this one probably isn’t worth your money.
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads