Thursday, August 18, 2016

#Review: Under a Million Stars by Rita Branches | #Giveaway @rita_branches @YABoundToursPR

Under a Million Stars
Rita Branches
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 8th 2016

Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?

Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.

Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.

Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he's hiding.

Now it's up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie's broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.
Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?

*It's a Stand-alone 

DISCLAIMER: I received an e-ARC of this book (from the author first, before learning of my position in this blog tour) in exchange for honest review. 

Prepare for some tears. I have ever intention of sharing this book, in its entirety, with you. This book follows Charlotte, or Charlie (or Charms, a nickname Jake had given her, once upon a time). Pretty much your every day teenager. But no, not quite. You really get into the plot and you feel Charlie's emotions to a strong degree. We also visit Jake's perspective and how he feels about everything. He has been hiding things for two years, things that he knew would keep him and Charlie apart. Their friendship is over. Gone. Pulverized into oblivion, if you will.

The moments when the book takes you back into the memories were so beautiful. The transition worked really well and it did not feel choppy at all. The entire book was so well written and I especially loved Jake. He's the best-friend character that I adore in books. 

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars.
This book was so beautiful! Painful to read, but too good to put down. I was having a full blown heart ache while reading. I just kept waiting for Jake to start gathering the pieces and gluing them back together. He does gradually, and its subtle. Like extremely subtle. But it works out perfectly in the end, and I may have woken up my brothers in the middle of the night because my eyes were releasing oceans. The ending was so . . . *SIGHS* Perfection.

About the Author
Hi! I'm Rita Branches. I was born and raised in in Portugal and I'm going to independently publish my debut novel in the Spring of 2016, Painting Sky.
I am so happy that you decided to take a look at my work.
Little bit about myself: along with being a writer, I am also a landscape architect. I started writing to bring 'to life' the stories that my mind created.
I LOVE to read. It was and always will be my passion.

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