Thursday, October 26, 2017

Review: Move The Stars by Jessica Hawkins

Move the Stars (Something in the Way, #3)
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Title: Move The Stars
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Series: Something In The Way #3
Version Reviewed: eBook, ARC
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

GoodReads Synopsis:
The highly anticipated conclusion to the Something in the Way series, a forbidden love saga.
It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents' house. If I’d known then what I do now, would I have kept on walking? Manning was older, darker, experienced—and I’d trusted him when he said the story would only ever be about us. I’d held those words close and challenged fate, but I had lost.
A part of me is still that sixteen-year-old girl squinting up at Manning, but no matter how far I fall or high I soar, I’ll always be a bird without her bear and nothing without him.
When I close my eyes, I can no longer see her. The decisions I made were to push Lake in the right direction—away from me. But now that she’s gone, would I have made those same choices?
I’d walked away like I was supposed to. I’d kept my distance. I’d bent over backward to keep Lake pure, but she’s no longer that girl, and I don’t know if I can stay away anymore. I only know I don’t want to. She’s still everything I want and nothing I should ever have, but if anyone can move the stars, it’s her great bear in the sky.
These are the reviews that are the hardest for me to write. It's hard to convey how much a book moved you when the story is still wrapped around your mind and the characters are pulling at your heart in all directions. Writing a review isn't easy when you feel like you can't put into words all the different ways the book affected you.

Move The Stars left me breathless. This book, the entire series really, is beautiful in every imaginable way. The characters are heartbreaking and so fucking tangible that you find yourselves wrapped so deeply in their stories and feel your own pulse pounding in time with their thoughts and actions.

It's very rare that I read a book that moves me in such a way that I find myself without words, lost in the world I just left behind, and empty, aching for more of what they could offer. I have loved every book that I've read by Jessica Hawkins but the Something In The Way series makes me feel something on such a level that I can't even fully comprehend it.

If you love forbidden, starcrossed romances, please, please give this series a try. From the beginning to the beautiful, heart-wrenching end, it's hard to tear yourself away from Lake and Manning's story.

Five out of five unmoveable stars.

Rating: 5 Stars

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