Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In my Mailbox: Defy the Stars by Stephanie Parent

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Julia Cape: A dedicated classical piano student just trying to get through her last semester of high school while waiting to hear from music conservatories. 

Reed MacAllister: A slacker more likely to be found by the stoners’ tree than in class.

Julia and Reed might have graduated high school without ever speaking to each other…until, during a class discussion of Romeo and Juliet, Julia scoffs at the play’s theme of love at first sight, and Reed responds by arguing that feelings don’t always have to make sense. Julia tries to shake off Reed’s comment and forget about this boy who hangs with the stoner crowd—and who happens to have breathtaking blue eyes—but fate seems to bring the two together again and again. After they share an impulsive, passionate kiss, neither one can deny the chemistry between them. Yet as Julia gets closer to Reed, she also finds herself drawn into his dark world of drugs and violence. Then a horrific tragedy forces Julia’s and Reed’s families even farther apart…and Julia must decide whether she’s willing to give up everything for love.

Defy the Stars is written in an edgy free-verse style that will appeal to fans of Ellen Hopkins and Lisa Schroeder; however, the writing is accessible enough to speak to non-verse fans as well. The novel’s combination of steamy romance and raw emotion will appeal to fans of Gayle Forman, Simone Elkeles, Jennifer Echols, and Tammara Webber. With a story, language and form that both pay homage to and subvert Shakespeare’s play, Defy the Stars is much more than just another Romeo and Juliet story.

Kindle Edition325 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2012 by Stephanie Parent

I'm hoping to start this ebook by this weekend! 
I want to thank Stephanie Parent for sending me the ebook to read!
I'm excited :)

Find it on Goodreads:
Defy the Stars: by Stephanie Parent


  1. I'm studying Romeo & Juliet in school, and now, I'm attracted to all those star-crossed lovers tale ;)

    If I were you, I'd be really excited too! Can't wait to hear if this is as good as it sounds :)

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    Sel @ mystorywithyouandher.blogspot.com

    1. :) I hope I can start it this weekend!
      I also love star-crossed lovers tales and such!

      Thank you :)

      you are awesome!


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