Monday, August 5, 2013

The Inevitability Of Stars - Kathryn R Lyster Book Review


The Inevitability Of Stars -A story of Fate and the Redemption of Love .

A modern-day Romeo and Juliet set amongst the beauty of Byron Bay and the grind of Sydney.

Rip and
Sahara have always been together. Primary school friends to high school lovers, their ties to each other are as intertwined and inescapable as the roots of the Byron Strangler Fig. But like that same tree, the tendrils of their love are beginning to stifle and choke, and soon, Sahara finds she must leave — moving to Sydney to pursue her career as an artist.

In Sydney, Sahara draws the attention of Sean, a charismatic entrepreneur, and is quickly drawn into his expensive and glamorous world — so very different from the quiet, simple place of her youth. But even as she creates a new life, and a new version of herself, Sahara cannot seem to leave Rip behind.

Back in the Byron hinterland, Rip moves to a working farm to recover from the wounds Sahara left. It's here that he begins to understand his past and reimagine his future. But as Rip rebuilds, Sahara unravels, losing herself in Sean's shiny, but meaningless world and plagued by visions of her previous life and lover.

Heartbreaking and haunting, The Inevitability of Stars is a poignant novel about the burden of fate, the viscosity of reality and the resilience of love.

 1/2 stars
Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever.

** Quote taken from Internet**

I have to admit Throughout this story I found that Rip's Resilience was at times heart wrenching – disturbing but also uplifting . Watching Him bounce back and regain his soul , his heart and his life shows the power of the human heart. 

Sahara and Rip wanted two different paths in life - Rip a more realistic path and Sahara her dreams that take her on journey of discovery and relization.

The Inevitability of Stars was a fantastic show of human spirit in extreme adversity, affliction upon one, distress, heartache  and what the love for one can make you feel. The extent you go to, to fix a broken heart or get rid of the pain associated with it.
Does love make you feel all the above ? . - Most definitely - Not having your soul mate, the one you love can cause more than just your heart to shatter but your world to crumble. This story shows how life must go on. We see the characters growth in many ways, both good and bad and what it takes to come back stronger and regain part of you. Without the part you have lost. Putting together a broken puzzle of sorts.

We can see light at the end of the rainbow for Rip = Sahara we see a growth that is not all positive but certainly monumental in her new life she has chosen . No matter how far away she is Rip is always in her heart. But her future aspirations seem her only goal for most parts.

Kathryn R Lyster portrays her characters with such depth we can see and feel every emotion she paints. Her vivid descriptions throughout the story will have you immersed within the pages and your heart aching along with the characters. I enjoyed this authors writing style and will certainly be reading more of her future works.

The story entwines many spritual aspects which I found to be positive within the pages.

We have characters with flaws within this story - but also a well-developed storyline with tons of depth and detail. The story is not all about despair or misery but also about growth, love and life. SPiritually and uplifting at times.

I enjoyed the secondary characters put forth within this story, and I am hoping for a second instalment.

I found I connected more with Rip in this storyline - having been there in his position before but not to the extreme , I just felt like he was a soul that needed help. I could relate to his heartbreak , his distress and not being able to see that light at the end of the tunnel - but eventually moving forward.
There's something relentless about the way the story keeps moving forwards, driven by inevitability, necessity and, at times just life and love.

Thank you to Harlequin au for supplying me with an arc copy for review for my honest opinion.

Pst I love this cover.
Link To Harlequin Australia - buy links and author info

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Cover Reveal - All of You by Christina Lee

All of You by Christina Lee
Publication date: September 17th 2013

Publisher: Intermix (Penguin)
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
In this powerfully emotional debut New Adult novel, Avery has just met her hot upstairs neighbor. He's irresistible. Tattooed. And a virgin.

Nursing student Avery Michaels wants nothing to do with dating—she's perfectly happy single. Privy to too many of her mother's bad decisions and even worse taste in boyfriends, all Avery can handle is a string of uncomplicated hookups whenever the mood strikes.

When she meets smoking hot tattoo artist Bennett, she wants him—for just one night. But he won't accept a no-strings-attached arrangement. He lives by a straight-laced code of values based on his own troubled upbringing.

Bennett sees something special in Avery and he wants more from her. Way more. As Avery wrestles with her emotions for Bennett, danger and tragedy force them to open up to each other. And Avery must face the terrifying realization that she wants more from him, too.

So she needs to make a choice—let Bennett go or finally let him in



Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives near Cleveland with her two favorite guys. She's addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything.

New Adult/Young Adult author. NA Contemporary Romance, ALL OF YOU, releases September with Penguin. BEFORE YOU BREAK in 2014. Repped by Sara Megibow.

Also the creator of Tags-n-Stones (dot com) jewelry.
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