28 November 2013

The Sound of Shooting Stars by Heather Allen - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Title: The Sound of Shooting Stars
Author:  Heather Allen
Genre:  Contemporary YA
Publication Date:  11 November 2013
Event organized byInto the Night Reviews

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?

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As I start reading this book, I can feel my brows come together, one of my brow raised to its peak and I was like –

What’s the deal with Beckett Chase? What’s with all the bitchiness? Geez. She’s got it all – she’s beautiful, rich and popular…

If she wants something, she gets it. Doesn’t matter if she broke the rules or the sanctity of the girl code. She does things, awful things without remorse. Oh yes, she’s the mighty Queen Bee. I hated her. I wonder what would it take for her to drop from the pedestal she is now. It didn’t take long – because once Jamie Grey came into her life and rejected her, she came spiraling down from her thrown.

It started with hate, then I’m suddenly confused – what is with this girl? Is she good? Is she bad? I suddenly couldn’t put a label on her character. Because one time I almost came to love her, then she will suddenly do something that would earn back my wrath. Argh!!! Oh girl, just to remind you…

If Beckett has it all, Jamie has nothing growing up and went from the one foster home to another. After realizing that he wouldn’t really have a permanent home, he decided not to care anymore. Now he’s on his senior year, and he’s once again thrown into a new home. But he tells himself it would be the last time because soon, he’ll be 18, and he would be free from the system. What he didn’t expect is meeting one stubborn, confusing girl Beckett.

I like Jamie, and he’s a great character. I can’t blame him if he grows frustrated with her, because honestly sometimes, I am too. She confused him - one thing she was into him, then suddenly she wasn't! He’s only human and is bound to frustration. 

Nevertheless, he never thought that there is more drama with the wealthy than he thought of. Suddenly, everything becomes more complicated when he realized that there is more to Beckett than what she shows. 

I like how the author infused not just astronomy but as well as mythology in this book. Not to mention, I swear, you won't know who's the good, the bad and the ugly until somebody finally reveal something that will have your jaws dropping in surprise.  I love the title, the cover and the whirl of confusion, emotions and frustration the characters have brought me in this novel. It gave me a feeling of anticipation that had me –

And finally, when I reached the final chapter, I let out a sigh…

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★


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.


Heather is offering an amazing Giveaway in conjunction with the blog tour!  Prizes include ebooks & paperbacks by Tiffany King, Carol Kunz, Rachel Wade, Misty Provencher, Heather Dencker, Heather Allen and Heather Gunter as well as tickets to Indie Girl Con in February 2014 and a gift card. 


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