Hey girl hey. And boy.
Okay so just before we begin, a little announcement, I made an Instagram for my blog ! It’s called bayanceblogs. I was going to make it an account to update you every time I post but I’m too lazy for that (I’ll probably do that in the future) so it’s really just an account if you want to dm me. You could still email me but you know emailing back and forth is really annoying so I figured Instagram would be easier if it’s going to be a conversation about something. You get the point. Well anyways, I got this book called Starstruck. I read it Sunday night and finished Monday morning. That’s my routine if I really like a book. Kind of like binge-reading. And this book is definitely binge-read worthy so let’s get started.
P.S. This book is by Cyn Balog. I heard there are other books with this title but the one I read is by Cyn Balog. Okay I said that twice. Let’s get started.
Who, When and Where
Who – Gwen Reilly (main character)
– Evie Reilly (lol a name from my last book too)
When – The year is not specified.
Where – New Jersey ➡️ High school, home and the bakery.
(back of the book/inside the cover)
“Gwendolyn “Dough” Reilly doesn’t think she has much going for her- she’s carrying a few extra pounds, her family is struggling with its small bakery in a town full of millionaires, and the other kids at her New Jersey high school don’t seem to know she exists. Thank the stars for her boyfriend, Philip P. Wishman, aka Wish. He moved to California three years ago, when they were thirteen, but then professed his love for her via email, and he’s been her long-distance BF ever since. // At the beginning of their junior year, Wish emails that he’s moving back to Jersey. Great, right? Well, yes, except that Dough has gained about seventy pounds since the last time Wish saw her, while Wish, judging by his Facebook photos, has morphed into a blond god. Convinced that she’ll be headed to Dumpsville the minute Wish lays eyes on her, Dough puts off her meeting as long as she possibly can. // But when she sees Wish at school, something amazing happens: he looks at Dough as if she’s as gorgeous as he is. Wish is acting a little weird, though; he’s obsessed with the sun and freaked out by the rain. Christian, the creepy new guy working with Dough at the Reilly’s bakery, is convinced that there’s more to Wish’s good looks than just a healthy diet and a tan. He tells Dough that Wish’s tiny star tattoo marks him as a member of the Luminati, and ancient cult of astrologers who can manipulate stars to improve their lives. Are Dough and Wish meant to be together-or are they star-crossed?
Expectation VS Reality
The book was way better than I expected. Very fast paced and is not boring at all. I love the way it’s written from Gwen’s point of view since I’m not really a fan of narratives and there’s so much sarcasm and jokes and it just makes you smile. I specifically love the convos between Christian and Gwen 😂😂
Website’s age rating ➡️ Not available so I guess I’ll be the first one.
My age rating ➡️ There are a few swear words and sex rumours but I guess it’s your average high school so I’m going to have to say 12 or 13+, maybe even 11 depending on maturity.
Boredom and Excitement
Everything starts to pick up pace towards the middle and end. But I also think the beginning was great. It’s basically introducing character and setting through conversation and thought. It gets better as you read it.
9.8/10 !!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK! The writing is so my style and the plot is really interesting! Give it a try. I’m pretty sure you’ll like it too.
Would I Recommend This?
Definitely !!! Especially if you’re into rituals, mystery, high school drama and all that.
What do you guys think?
I’ll see you guys Thursday