STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House


Sometimes even destiny needs a little bit of help.

When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and more specifically, by the horoscopes in his favorite magazine. The same magazine Justine happens to write for. As Nick continues to not fall headlong in love with her, Justine decides to take Nick’s horoscope, and Fate itself, into her own hands. But, of course, Nick is not the only Aquarius making important life choices according to what is written in the stars.

Charting the ripple effects of Justine’s astrological meddling, STAR-CROSSED is a delicious, intelligent, and affecting love story about friendship, chance, and how we all navigate the kinds of choices that are hard to face alone.

Out May 2019

368 Pages


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

When I read the premise to this book, I thought of all the amazing directions the author could go with this idea. So when the book was offered to me to review, I jumped at it!

I loved the little surprises that came along with the book. Much thanks to the publicists/publishers.

For anyone wishing to read this book, do not take the astrology part too seriously, keep an opened mind and allow yourself to be adventurous with the romance and humor. There’s a Romeo and Juliet element throughout the story, but it’s not what I would call a retelling. The writing is very good, the author’s voice is entertaining. The story is paced smoothly, although a few times the main characters ticked me off. Characters are developed and well-fleshed out, truly flawed and multi-layered. The plot has a few snags, but overall I thought it read well.

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