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Star-Crossed

Star-Crossed: Als Emery sechs Jahre alt war, landete ein Raumschiff von einem fernen Planeten in ihrer Kleinstadt. Während die Bewohner mit gewaltsamen. Hier findet ihr die Kolumne über die Pläne für Staffel 2 zur amerikanischen Serie "Star-Crossed" die auf TheCW lief. Informiert euch darüber, was für die. Übersetzungen für „star-crossed“ im Englisch» Deutsch-Wörterbuch (Springe zu Deutsch» Englisch). ˈstar-crossed ADJ inv liter.

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Als Emery sechs Jahre alt war, landete ein Raumschiff von einem fernen Planeten in ihrer Kleinstadt. Während die Bewohner mit gewaltsamen Mitteln gegen die Aliens vorgingen, freundete sich das Mädchen mit dem gleichaltrigen Roman an. Star-Crossed (englisch für „unter einem schlechten Stern stehend“) ist eine US-​amerikanische Science-Fiction-Fernsehserie mit Aimee Teegarden und Matt. Star-Crossed auf sixx. Ein Raumschiff mit Bewohnern vom Planeten Atria stürzt auf die Erde. Die Menschen sind geschockt und stehen den Ankömmlingen. Star-Crossed: Als Emery sechs Jahre alt war, landete ein Raumschiff von einem fernen Planeten in ihrer Kleinstadt. Während die Bewohner mit gewaltsamen. Star-Crossed ist eine Fernsehserie über Außerirdischen, die wie Bürger zweiter Klasse unter normalen Menschen leben. Übersetzungen für „star-crossed“ im Englisch» Deutsch-Wörterbuch (Springe zu Deutsch» Englisch). ˈstar-crossed ADJ inv liter. Die neuesten Episoden von "Star Crossed". Folgen Folge 13 Der letzte Angriff US, Originaltitel.

Star-Crossed

Star-Crossed: Als Emery sechs Jahre alt war, landete ein Raumschiff von einem fernen Planeten in ihrer Kleinstadt. Während die Bewohner mit gewaltsamen. Hier findet ihr die Kolumne über die Pläne für Staffel 2 zur amerikanischen Serie "Star-Crossed" die auf TheCW lief. Informiert euch darüber, was für die. Als Emery sechs Jahre alt war, landete ein Raumschiff von einem fernen Planeten in ihrer Kleinstadt. Während die Bewohner mit gewaltsamen Mitteln gegen die Aliens vorgingen, freundete sich das Mädchen mit dem gleichaltrigen Roman an.

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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Episodes Seasons. Edit Cast Series cast summary: Aimee Teegarden Emery Whitehill 13 episodes, Matt Lanter Roman 13 episodes, Grey Damon Grayson Montrose 13 episodes, Greg Finley Drake 13 episodes, Brina Palencia Sophia 12 episodes, Chelsea Gilligan Teri 12 episodes, Natalie Hall Taylor Beecham 11 episodes, Melise Julia Yeung 10 episodes, Titus Makin Jr.

Lukas Parnell 10 episodes, Jesse Luken Eric 10 episodes, Johnathon Schaech Castor 8 episodes, Victoria Gabrielle Platt Gloria Garcia 8 episodes, Merle Dandridge Vega 7 episodes, Dora Madison And, if Nick Jordan's relationship with his beautiful, lookalike girlfriend was entirely watertight and secure, then the horoscope could have no meaning for him.

What harm, then, could a few minor alterations possibly do? The plot: Justine is a twenty-six-year-old wannabe journalist — working as a copy-runner glorified gopher at a popular monthly magazine and waiting for her break — and outside of work, she's in a lonely funk: living away from her family, her best friend has moved away, no love prospects, etc.

One day Justine runs into Nick — an aspiring actor, recently broken up with the gorgeous model girlfriend who wanted him to get a real job — and as the two had been childhood friends and briefly sweethearts before Nick's family moved away, an easy rapport is rekindled between them.

Alas, as is the way with such plots, the more Justine meddles with Nick's horoscope, the more he believes that the infallible astrologer Leo Thornbury is telling him to give up acting and return to his ex-girlfriend.

In addition to this main thread, Darke adds a large cast of secondary characters: Fellow Aquarians who make life-changing decisions based on Justine's fake horoscopes and as if to acknowledge that the stars are never wrong, the seemingly unrelated actions of these characters will eventually steer Nick onto the path that Leo had originally laid out for him.

I guess my biggest problem with the plot is credibility: If there's one thing we know about Justine, it's that, after two years as a dogsbody at the magazine, she wants to be promoted to staff writer.

My biggest problem with Justine herself is that she's an annoying grammar Nazi — carrying a Sharpie to the farmer's market to fix the spelling on produce signs, amending sentence structure on restaurant menus — and to the degree that I think we're supposed to actually find this an admirable trait, I have to conclude that this is Darke's own pet peevery showing through; and grammar pedantry is no more attractive in a novel's plot than it is on a comment thread.

And my biggest problem overall is the handling of the astrology elements — it's hard to tell if Darke is a believer Justine does not believe in horoscopes but her actions are always connected to her Saggitarian nature, except when influenced by her Virgo rising , and the plot elements shift between everything being random and all being fixed in the stars.

Even Nick — who doesn't make a move without reading his horoscope first — has a weird initial reaction when he discovers what Justine has been up to: Yes, she had made an idiot of him, but even worse than that, she had taken something from him.

I can't remember the last time I read my own horoscope for fun so I'm not complaining that Darke doesn't take it all seriously enough , but I would have liked her to take a stance one way or the other she populates the story with so many true believers but Justine's arguments against astrology are more credible than Nick's in favour.

What I did like was Star-Crossed 's setting in a southern Australian city, and I enjoyed travelling throughout a whole year with Justine as she describes her surroundings: When Halloween arrives each year, with the bones of the pagan festival of Samhain still visible through its ragged cloak, it prepares the people of the northern hemisphere to hunker down for the life-or-death test that is winter, and reminds them to make their peace with the dead.

But in the southern hemisphere, where Halloween comes just before the start of the cricket season, at a time of year when sunscreen sales are on the up, the night of the dead is really just an opportunity to break out an outrageous costume and concoct brightly colored alcoholic beverages.

So, I wasn't completely annoyed by this read even if it sounds like it — after all, my expectations were not high — and I'm looking forward to learning what my fellow book-clubbers made of it.

While reconnecting, Nick reveals that he still guides his life according to the astrology section of the magazine where Justine just so happens to work.

At first, Justine finds this information an amusing throwback to the boy she knew as a teenager. Darke managed to find a decent line between science and pseudoscience to balance on and the humour, dry and sarcastic, kept me amused while I read.

Authors can tread a fine line when writing romance novels, and to me, keeping that bit of bite in amongst all the inevitable sap, kept Star-Crossed from becoming tooth-achingly sweet.

Justine as a main character is incredible relatable, I enjoyed her sarcastic nature, and the fact that she has an ongoing war with a fruit and veg vendor at the local market.

It speaks to the millennial mindset of dreaming big, and then having to keep on dreaming, because to give up would destroy your soul a little bit.

The idea of Justine jeopardising her job, and her integrity, to convince the guy she likes to give her a chance seems borderline crazy, and more than a little manipulative.

While I can see why that could fall under the banner of personal preference more than anything else, at times, it did throw me out of the story, and it would take a little bit of trudging to get back into it again.

As a little aside, I will point out that this book is incredibly Australian, both in landscape but also in language. The acknowledgements at the end of Star-Crossed say that Darke wrote this book to amuse herself, and you, the reader, and I think that perhaps nothing describes it better than that.

I really wanted to love this book but I was just bored. Started off well but just not for me. View all 4 comments. But as the story progresses, the occasional mispronunciation, tripping over words in a rush and stumbled enunciations become more frequent, and the emphasis and pacing deteriorate to an irritating degree.

Disinge 4. Mar 20, Philippa rated it it was amazing Shelves: read Witty, mischievous, intelligent and delightful. Clever, fun and light-hearted with the kind of ridiculous and cute twists that appeal to my whimsical side.

I grinned my whole way through the ending. It also reminded me of I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan, where smaller POVs are intermingled into the main story even the POV Clever, fun and light-hearted with the kind of ridiculous and cute twists that appeal to my whimsical side.

At first the side character POVs seemed a little random, but they come back into play in awesome ways.

I think the premise of this book sets up a dreamy romance that is written in the stars. Unfortunately, the reality of what is actually delivered in the plot is far more lackluster.

Nick and Justine have known each other since they were toddlers. There parents even fantasized of them one day falling in love, but after Nick's family moved away, they lost touch and moved on with their lives.

They run into each other in the middle of a farmer's market one day when Justine is trying to correct the sp I think the premise of this book sets up a dreamy romance that is written in the stars.

They run into each other in the middle of a farmer's market one day when Justine is trying to correct the spelling of a vendor's sign when Nick catches her red handed while dressed as a fish.

Sparks immediately fly at least for Justine , and she wants to do anything to rekindle what they had.

Nick has always based his important life decisions on what his horoscope predicts for the month. Justine realizes that she has an opportunity to tweak the monthly horoscopes for the magazine that she works for in order to steer Nick in her direction.

In all honesty, I thought that this book would be a light hearted read that maybe had a bit of astrology thrown in since I do find it a bit entertaining to read my horoscope at times.

However, this book is entirely based on astrology to the point that Justine's tweaking begins to interfere with the decisions of other random strangers that have nothing to do with the plot whatsoever.

It got to the point that I just wanted it to be done. I understand that some people live by astrology, but this was too much for me.

Another issue that I had with this book was the inner dialogue that Justine had with herself. Typically speaking, this does not bother me and I quite welcome the insight that we get into an MC's innerworkings.

However, whenever the conversations were Brain, Justine, Brain I just couldn't do it. It's not like there was anything profound taking place.

It was just another opportunity for Justine to drool over Nick rather than use her words and actually say how she felt.

Wow, so this came off a lot more negative than I intended, and I do apologize for that. This book was just not my cup of tea.

It may be for others, so I do still ask that you give it a chance if you like romance stories. I would definitely try another book by this author.

This one just completely missed the mark. Thank you to Crown Publishing and Goodreads for the giveaway win. This did not influence my review.

All opinions are my own. Apr 06, Obsidian rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , netgalley. Please note that I received this book via NetGalley.

This did not affect my rating or review. Younger me would have been all over this book. A book about how your astrology sign rules you life?

I loved reading all of that stuff and figuring out what aspects of being an Aquarius I had. My friends and I all loved tarot cards and fortune tellers.

Heck, I had a best friend who would go on about how her boyfriend was such a Gemini which meant full of contradictions and selfishness at times.

We don't just follow the two main characters of Justine Sagittarius and Nick Aquarius we follow a bunch of other secondary characters who are affected along the way too.

Not everyone gets a happy ending, but I found myself smiling and even tearing up a bit here and there. I also loved that the setting is Australia. I am all for romance books not always taking place in London and New York.

The ending was definitely a great HEA. Nick and Justine's mothers are very good friends so these two do grow up together. But after one of the family's move, the two don't see each other again until they are 15 years old.

And after that, almost another 10 years goes by. And when Justine runs into Nick again, she finds herself thinking about him and how maybe now they could have a relationship with each other.

Nick has a girlfriend though. However, when Justine realizes that Nick's favorite astrologer writes for the magazine that she is employed at, she starts to wonder if maybe fate needs a helping hand.

I honestly took a little warming up to Justine after a bit though. I wasn't down for what she was attempting to do and I honestly didn't get why she couldn't just talk to Nick.

That said, she leans a lot more Aquarius at times I thought with her sense of romance and how fate keeps throwing Nick in her path.

Justine is sarcastic and obsessed with grammatical errors to the point I kept cracking up about it. She dreams of being a reporter and is worried that she's not going to get a real life while she watches her friends and family couple up and move on.

Nick was a dreamer, but I thought at times quite pragmatic. He's trying to make a living as an actor and finding it hard going.

His model girlfriend is quite tired of him being poor and wants him to give up acting for more steady work. And though he is thinking about it, he keeps getting pushed by Justine to stay with acting.

The two together have a wonderful shared history and I loved their backstory. Darke also follows a ton of other characters influenced by their horoscopes and this is where sometimes you will end up laughing or be sad.

I thought it was great to follow them all from the beginning of the book to the end. Heck, we even get a dog as a character in this one and I won't get into his side-plot, but I was worried for the dog for a good portion of the book.

The writing takes a bit to get going along with the flow. However, once it does, the book really snaps along. I had a hard time putting this one down while I was on the road.

I know a lot of people will probably roll their eyes about astrology, but honestly I think Darke does a good job of showing both sides of things.

Those who rely too heavily on their astrological signs and those who focus too much on things being black or white.

Darke follows the secondary characters in the Cusp sections so at first you get introduced to a lot of new people, but she circles back to them again though so you can follow the progression of their stories separately from Nick and Justine though sometimes they do interact with the cusp characters.

The ending was pitch perfect and I was sad to put this one down. I will definitely be on the lookout for future Darke books.

Apr 25, OLT rated it really liked it. This debut contemporary romance by Tasmanian author Minnie Darke has really impressed me.

It's mostly a fun and frothy romance and has so many secondary and tertiary characters that we veer off from the main romance many a time. Yet, in spite of the numerous people populating this ensemble-cast story, Darke has the ability to sketch each one in just a few sentences and provides more depth to all of them than I would have thought possible.

I really enjoyed the intelligent and clever writing here, This debut contemporary romance by Tasmanian author Minnie Darke has really impressed me.

I really enjoyed the intelligent and clever writing here, with beautifully-crafted sentences and an understanding of human nature that I would not have expected in such a young author.

Oh-oh, did that sound reverse ageist? I'd like to put a few excerpts of Darke's writing here but I'm having trouble deciding on just which examples to choose.

Well, try these, maybe: "Watching Nick on stage, Justine remembered, had always been like watching a seal plunge into water: an ungainly animal suddenly making sense.

The stage was Nick Jordan's element. It could easily have been straight out of grade two: the sort he would deploy when she still had a Freddo frog in her lunch box and all he had left was a bundle of carrot sticks.

Suffice it to say that the writing in this book is the kind that appeals to me. As for the plot, which is often secondary to the writing for me when reading, it is basically a romantic comedy.

Childhood friends Justine Carmichael and Nick Jordan were separated by the Jordan family's move to another area when Justine and Nick were young teens.

Now, at the beginning of this story, Justine is 26 and she runs into Nick again. She gives him her phone number but for some reason doesn't ask for his, and, alas, that appears to be the end of it when he does not call.

Nick, a huge believer in astrology, reads that column assiduously, so Justine, recently promoted to contributions manager at the magazine, is able to alter the Aquarius horoscopes Nick's sign without anyone finding out she hopes.

She hopes these alterations will be hints to him that She is The One for him, not his famous model girlfriend, and that he should be true to his calling as an actor, to counteract the girlfriend's attempts to dissuade him from it because he hasn't yet made it big.

This has unintended, and often unfortunate, consequences, not only in Nick's life but also in the lives of several other people who also follow the STAR's horoscopes to guide their lives.

Those are the ensemble cast you'll find here. There's even a stray dog named Brown Houdini-Malarkey who gets into the action. All these incidental personal stories are fun and everything ties together at the end.

This is a fun look at love, fate, meddling and trying to influence people and change fate, the randomness or not of life, and how one makes life decisions.

It's fluffy and frothy but perhaps with a bit more depth than an average rom-com. And, even though astrology is not my thing, she managed to make me enjoy a book revolving around the premise that it is indeed a "thing" for many people.

Sep 28, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: multi-character , australian , net-galley , aussie-author , netgalleyreaders , chick-lit , netgalleyonly , romance.

Whilst this seems to backfire spectacularly month after month, her new readings do, however, unintentionally influence a plethora of minor characters.

I mean, really, who takes anything they read in a magazine seriously? Yet, our leads, along with a dozen or so supporting characters, make major life decisions based on a horoscope column.

The stories featuring these supporting characters are interspersed throughout and unfortunately they did not have as much of an impact on me as I felt they should.

Most were a little bland; I never laughed out loud, nor did I well up with tears. Each short story was okay but that was all.

The main characters, too, were not as likeable as I would have liked and Nick and Justine really lacked chemistry.

I liked the pacing of the interspersed stories, effectively giving them a rom-com movie feel. Maybe it would work better as a movie though because I did sometimes get mixed up with who was who.

Maybe the characterisation was not as great as it should have been; or the plots were too weak. Drake also tried to add in too many twists with the supporting stories.

Maybe less could have been more? The same could be said for much of the book. Maybe pages less and some of the boredom I felt could have been skipped.

Then there was the repetition of the which character was which star sign, and which rising sign, and how their personality was influenced by these signs and what reading was relevant to them etc etc etc.

It got a bit much. Even as a believer, I struggled. This book really appealed to me because it seemed like a very unique idea for a romance novel.

I enjoyed the astrology aspect because it is such a great reminder that we are all interconnected. I find the idea of how small choices we make can have huge consequences, both positive and negative, for other people to be completely fascinating and I loved the parts of this book that focused on that.

Some of this book got a little wacky and went off on little spurts which were distracting for me as a This book really appealed to me because it seemed like a very unique idea for a romance novel.

Some of this book got a little wacky and went off on little spurts which were distracting for me as a reader but overall it was a cute and quick read.

A big thank you to NetGalley and Crown Books for a copy of this book. May 09, Stephanie rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in , arc.

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy! I found this contemporary romance completely delightful. As Justine meddles of course , she gets more than she bargains for.

Nick never responds to her fake horoscopes the way she thinks he will, and he's not the only one who reads them, after all: she sets off a domino effect among Aquariuses.

It had everything I could have asked for: a cast of off-beat but lovable characters, a just-this-side-of-believable plot, and a really earnest optimism Thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy!

It had everything I could have asked for: a cast of off-beat but lovable characters, a just-this-side-of-believable plot, and a really earnest optimism about love and fate.

I loved this book! Not only was there a fun, cute love story between the main characters, but I really loved the mini-side stories of the other characters affected by the horoscopes.

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Star-Crossed

Darke writes a smart and funny novel that will have you rooting for Justine and Nick, whilst at the same time getting caught in the various Aquarius characters that are affected by the repercussions of Justine's tampering with the horoscopes.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet motif is strong throughout the narrative with two productions of the play, where Nick plays Romeo in one of them, his last ditch attempt to make it in his chosen profession.

There were occasions when I was faintly exasperated that Nick and Justine just could not just be straightforward and upfront with each other, but then this delightful novel would not have been written for us to savour.

No doubt for many readers, it is written in the stars that they are destined to read this book. View all 8 comments. Apr 30, Kaceey rated it it was ok Shelves: buddy-read , netgalley.

Destined to be together until Nick's family decides to move, not just across town — but across the entire country. Leaving the teens to grow in different directions.

A chance meeting in a market re-ignites long hidden sparks between the two. Well at least for Justine.

Justine is trying to work her way up to the position of copy writer at a highly popular news magazine, the Alexandria Park Star.

This, while poor Nick is flounder 2. This, while poor Nick is floundering in the world of acting. Never landing the right leading role.

Nick is an Aquarius whose sole focus is following the stars. Who needs to settle down when you have astrology, right? After all, it is his guide in life.

When a character holds an inner dialogue I just love it! Feels it adds so much to the character. Unfortunately, in this case, it just came off awkward.

Oh I wanted to love this one! I really did! And I would read snippets that I thought were taking me down that road only to find that it was a road to nowhere.

And yet again I was left disappointed at a missed opportunity. A buddy read with Susanne! View all 31 comments.

I thought this would be a very light, fluffy story with a tiny hint of astrology and that the characters would laugh about the silliness of it all But instead I found this book to take astrology far too seriously and in many ways attempted to bestow it with credibility.

Astrology has been proved to have no scientific validity and therefore is categorised as a pseudoscience.

And therefore I found it hard to relate to any of these characters that believed so strongly in it. Perhaps if the book I thought this would be a very light, fluffy story with a tiny hint of astrology and that the characters would laugh about the silliness of it all Perhaps if the book had contained more humour or some crazy laugh out loud moments I could have found something to empathise with.

But sadly this book just turned out to not be to my personal taste. I would recommend the book only to people who placed some merit in astrology as any one else I feel would find themselves as frustrated as I was with this story.

May 27, Anna The Bursting Bookshelf rated it did not like it. A review copy of this book was provided by Crown Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

When I read about this book on NetGalley I was thrilled - it seemed right up my alley. A cute romance between two childhood sweethearts, one who doesn't believe in astrological signs which I find very relatable and one who lets the stars guide his life choices.

While the concept was sound, I couldn't bring myself to enjoy the book due to some issues in the storytelling. One of the classic romance trop A review copy of this book was provided by Crown Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

One of the classic romance tropes is one character meddling in the love life of another character. This can be a fun trope, especially when you see characters having to pay for their actions and earn their happy endings.

Justine and Nick stayed pretty one-dimensional and didn't develop throughout the book. I found Nick in particular to be wishy-washy and I couldn't understand his motivations.

Going into this book, I expected to relate a lot with Justine because I am a staunch disbeliever in astronomy, but I was surprised to find she was pretty easily convinced to believe in her horoscope.

I didn't find Justine and Nick to have a lot of chemistry - which made it hard for me to root for their happy ending.

I also had a hard time believing that every character in this book believed in and put weight into horoscopes - I just couldn't relate to any of the characters, nor could I suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy the book.

This novel fell apart for me when it came to the main plot - even with the supplemental stories it was stretched thin and lacked content.

It felt to me that had this book been shorter, it would have a bit more cohesive and had better pacing. The main story was pretty typical rom-com: Justine reunites with Nick and develops a crush.

When her crush is not reciprocated, she begins to meddle with Nick's horoscopes to try to sway him into dating her. There wasn't much more to it than that - the rest of the plot points were pretty predictable and it made for a bit of a boring read.

The main plot was supplemented by side stories of characters who had read the horoscopes from Justine's magazine and had made decisions in their lives based around them.

The fun part of these vignettes was that most of them were interconnected and some even connected to the main plot.

It was a fun way to show the butterfly effect of Justine changing the horoscopes at first, but after a while they just detracted from the already simple main story and felt like a crutch.

I also found myself forgetting names of characters in the side stories and having to go back to figure out how the stories were connected.

Overall, I was disappointed by the lack of content in the main plot and how predictable it was. It felt like it should be a novella, not a full novel.

I would recommend this book to people who love to read their horoscope or who enjoy stories about the butterfly effect that one simple decision can have.

View 1 comment. This was an utterly delightful novel. Justine is a journalist who has been slogging away as a copy runner for a few year This was an utterly delightful novel.

Justine is a journalist who has been slogging away as a copy runner for a few years while waiting in the wings for a promotion at the magazine she works at.

She has an awesome memory, works hard, and is a stickler for accuracy, so much so, she carries around a sharpie so she can correct the many misspellings and errors that appear on signs and menus and programs and pretty much any other thing she spots while out and about.

She was a classic over-thinker, another aspect of her personality I could relate to, even though we are not actually the same star sign!

To give you a taste of Justine, here is a little extract I loved that showcases her to perfection: But even now, as she stood in the semi-dark of her living room, hands on hips, Justine understood that, henceforth, her curtains were going to be an issue.

What if Nick thought she was looking in on him, or inviting a conversation? Maybe she should wait, until, say, seven-thirty?

Evenings were going to be equally problematic. To close, or not to close? When to close? And then there were the weekends. If she shut her curtains at an unusual time, Nick might think she was doing something weird behind them.

Justine wondered if there was, set out in a reference book somewhere, a standard opening and closing protocol for curtains: some kind of code, the adherence to which would ensure that her curtain behaviour could be in no way construed as strange or inappropriate.

When Justine bumps into her oldest friend, Nick, after years apart, their friendship is renewed, and for Justine, so are all of those old feelings that she ended up developing as an angsty teenager.

Nick is mad about astrology, basing many of his decisions on what is written in his stars, and is a huge fan of the astrologer who writes the monthly column at the magazine Justine works for.

Her horoscope had absolutely worked. This was all so perfectly executed, and as the novel progresses, the many connections become more and more apparent.

It was really lovely, and very clever. As you can expect, all goes very wrong before it ends up going right. Yes, she had made an idiot of him, but even worse than that, she had taken something from him.

I loved the arrangement of this novel, with the chapters following the astrology year, beginning and ending with Aquarius. Within each chapter, time was devoted to Justine, and then to all of the other characters whose lives were being affected by the dodgy Aquarius entries.

I also really enjoyed the magazine setting, with the daily workings and the interactions between Justine and her co-workers.

The journalist in me got a real kick out of it all. Thanks is extended to Penguin Random House for providing me with a copy of Star-crossed for review.

When Justine Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic bumps into old friend Nick Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer , it could be by chance or maybe it's written in the stars Justine works at a magazine which includes a horoscope column that Nick uses to guide his life.

What better way to get his attention by making some alterations to his horoscope before it gets printed; what possible harm could it do?

This is a very enjoyable, light-hearted read. Well written and easy to read, it was an absorbing novel that I quickly got lost into.

Our two leads, Justine and Nick, are very likeable and I was rooting for them to get together the whole time and have their happy ending. There is a whole cast of minor characters that don't seem to be connected at first glance but it all comes together in the end; I quite liked these little side characters and their respective mini stories.

This book would be comparable to one of those feel-good romantic comedy type films that many love to indulge in - and yes, I think this novel would make a fab movie.

A thoroughly entertaining as well as quite humorous in parts novel that I'd happily recommend for those looking for a light easy read.

And now Nick is back in town, working odd jobs while waiting for his acti Star-Crossed is the first novel by Australian author, Minnie Darke who also writes as Danielle Wood.

And now Nick is back in town, working odd jobs while waiting for his acting career to take off. Justine, always the literary one, is working at the Alexandria Park Star, though, sadly, only as a copy runner.

Does he seriously make life decisions based on this patently made-up stuff? Nick defends Leo, claiming his advice is surprisingly sound.

A daring, possibly even dangerous move? While the zodiac chapters relate the lives of our main protagonists, the cusp pieces describe how Justine unwittingly influences the behaviour of several apparently unrelated minor characters whose actions, nonetheless, add to the almost madcap climax.

There are cute little touches like zodiac symbols denoting new sections, and of course, the star sign of each character, even a scruffy, one-eyed dog, is an integral part of their description.

This is a book filled with humour. May 24, MissBecka rated it liked it Shelves: kindle-already-done , zbooks-i-read , netgalley-books-read.

Why so many side story characters? Most of them I found unnecessary and just made the book convoluted. I would have enjoyed this more if the focus had been maintained on Nick and Justine.

I did really enjoy Brown Houdini-Malarky's inner monologues and would have loved a final chapter through his eyes. Thank you NetGalley and Crown Publishing for my copy.

View 2 comments. Star Crossed introduces Justine Carmichael, a young woman with a flourishing career in journalism.

She begins to wonder of their chance reconnection was simply a coincidence, or something more. When Justine discovers that her new job could influence her relationship with Nick she takes a chance and she puts her heart on the line.

This simple act of attraction and devotion has far reaching implications for not only Nick and Justine, but for the many followers of the astrology column Justine has adapted.

Star Crossed is a humorous, clever and warm hearted novel that will be sure to have fans of romantic comedies thrilled to bits. Sometimes we need a little light and positivity in our lives, which is where books such a Star Crossed have a role to play.

Having just come off the back of a very powerful but bleak novel, the contrast and joy Star Crossed provided me was simply wonderful.

Star Crossed is a novel with a broad appeal. I recall viewing this film in the early days of my relationship with my now husband.

Star Crossed reminded me of this beautiful film, it is a love story like Star Crossed that is governed by the hands of fate, chance, faith and the unpredictability of life.

I could actually see Star Crossed many times transferring to the screen extremely well, it has definite screen presence! So, there is a bonus to Star Crossed.

Darke takes an excellent and refined approach to her characters, she is able to convey both intense feelings and diverse emotional responses.

The lasting result of this great form of character introspection is that we get a firm handle on the lives of these protagonists.

It makes for one really entertaining read! Onto our leads, Justine and Nick are both appealing and I just loved the fact that these two were definitely destined for one another.

Justine was sweet and I appreciated many of her traits. I also enjoyed learning about her career, which was portrayed well by Darke.

Nick was a fabulous hero, I actually found it funny to begin with that he used astrology to guide his decisions in life, but each to their own!

While I was reading Star Crossed I noticed little motifs of astrology symbols on the different chapters of the novel.

I think what I really enjoyed about the novel, as much as the romance and characters, was the structure of the novel. It is always good to see an author venture in new territory, particularly with narrative structure.

I picked up this book based on a review by someone whose judgement I trust and loved it. One day, Justine runs into her old friend Nick Jordan, a struggling actor.

Nick is an Aquarian and, as Justine discovers, believes in the stars. And it just so happens that Nick relies on the astrology column of the Alexandria Park Star for guidance.

The fates conspire, and Justine gets a promotion to contributions editor at the Alexandria Park Star. One of her duties is to transcribe the monthly astrology column which its reclusive author sends to the magazine each month by facsimile.

Perhaps a tweak or two to the Aquarius horoscope might help? Alas, Justine should have known that all actions have consequences. After all, her attempts to correct incorrect spelling on signs and menus with her sharpie have not always been appreciated.

Accuracy is not always valued. But meddling with the stars? Just how many things will go wrong before the stars realign? Jennifer Cameron-Smith It's not as if the horoscopes are They're all just rubbish.

What's one random phrase compared to another? What harm could it do? Star-Crossed was intended as a mindless summertime bookclub pick — looking like an easy-reading rom-com outside our usual fare — but as low as that made my expectations, I don't know if author Minnie Darke even met my lowest bar for a decently written book.

Not a total waste of time, but reading the disappointed reviews from regular aficionados of the romanc It's not as if the horoscopes are Not a total waste of time, but reading the disappointed reviews from regular aficionados of the romance genre, I don't know to whom I could recommend this.

Note: I read an ARC and passages quoted may not be in their final forms. Slightly spoilery review.

Half an hour later, Leo's latest fax was skewered to the document stake in Justine's office, and the month's horoscopes had been submitted for layout.

And if, in the process of transcription, the entry for Aquarius had been slightly transformed, well, Justine considered, the risk was minimal.

Twice now she'd got away with her little sleight of hand. And, if Nick Jordan's relationship with his beautiful, lookalike girlfriend was entirely watertight and secure, then the horoscope could have no meaning for him.

What harm, then, could a few minor alterations possibly do? The plot: Justine is a twenty-six-year-old wannabe journalist — working as a copy-runner glorified gopher at a popular monthly magazine and waiting for her break — and outside of work, she's in a lonely funk: living away from her family, her best friend has moved away, no love prospects, etc.

One day Justine runs into Nick — an aspiring actor, recently broken up with the gorgeous model girlfriend who wanted him to get a real job — and as the two had been childhood friends and briefly sweethearts before Nick's family moved away, an easy rapport is rekindled between them.

Alas, as is the way with such plots, the more Justine meddles with Nick's horoscope, the more he believes that the infallible astrologer Leo Thornbury is telling him to give up acting and return to his ex-girlfriend.

In addition to this main thread, Darke adds a large cast of secondary characters: Fellow Aquarians who make life-changing decisions based on Justine's fake horoscopes and as if to acknowledge that the stars are never wrong, the seemingly unrelated actions of these characters will eventually steer Nick onto the path that Leo had originally laid out for him.

I guess my biggest problem with the plot is credibility: If there's one thing we know about Justine, it's that, after two years as a dogsbody at the magazine, she wants to be promoted to staff writer.

My biggest problem with Justine herself is that she's an annoying grammar Nazi — carrying a Sharpie to the farmer's market to fix the spelling on produce signs, amending sentence structure on restaurant menus — and to the degree that I think we're supposed to actually find this an admirable trait, I have to conclude that this is Darke's own pet peevery showing through; and grammar pedantry is no more attractive in a novel's plot than it is on a comment thread.

And my biggest problem overall is the handling of the astrology elements — it's hard to tell if Darke is a believer Justine does not believe in horoscopes but her actions are always connected to her Saggitarian nature, except when influenced by her Virgo rising , and the plot elements shift between everything being random and all being fixed in the stars.

Even Nick — who doesn't make a move without reading his horoscope first — has a weird initial reaction when he discovers what Justine has been up to: Yes, she had made an idiot of him, but even worse than that, she had taken something from him.

I can't remember the last time I read my own horoscope for fun so I'm not complaining that Darke doesn't take it all seriously enough , but I would have liked her to take a stance one way or the other she populates the story with so many true believers but Justine's arguments against astrology are more credible than Nick's in favour.

What I did like was Star-Crossed 's setting in a southern Australian city, and I enjoyed travelling throughout a whole year with Justine as she describes her surroundings: When Halloween arrives each year, with the bones of the pagan festival of Samhain still visible through its ragged cloak, it prepares the people of the northern hemisphere to hunker down for the life-or-death test that is winter, and reminds them to make their peace with the dead.

But in the southern hemisphere, where Halloween comes just before the start of the cricket season, at a time of year when sunscreen sales are on the up, the night of the dead is really just an opportunity to break out an outrageous costume and concoct brightly colored alcoholic beverages.

So, I wasn't completely annoyed by this read even if it sounds like it — after all, my expectations were not high — and I'm looking forward to learning what my fellow book-clubbers made of it.

While reconnecting, Nick reveals that he still guides his life according to the astrology section of the magazine where Justine just so happens to work.

At first, Justine finds this information an amusing throwback to the boy she knew as a teenager.

Darke managed to find a decent line between science and pseudoscience to balance on and the humour, dry and sarcastic, kept me amused while I read.

Authors can tread a fine line when writing romance novels, and to me, keeping that bit of bite in amongst all the inevitable sap, kept Star-Crossed from becoming tooth-achingly sweet.

Justine as a main character is incredible relatable, I enjoyed her sarcastic nature, and the fact that she has an ongoing war with a fruit and veg vendor at the local market.

It speaks to the millennial mindset of dreaming big, and then having to keep on dreaming, because to give up would destroy your soul a little bit.

The idea of Justine jeopardising her job, and her integrity, to convince the guy she likes to give her a chance seems borderline crazy, and more than a little manipulative.

While I can see why that could fall under the banner of personal preference more than anything else, at times, it did throw me out of the story, and it would take a little bit of trudging to get back into it again.

As a little aside, I will point out that this book is incredibly Australian, both in landscape but also in language. The acknowledgements at the end of Star-Crossed say that Darke wrote this book to amuse herself, and you, the reader, and I think that perhaps nothing describes it better than that.

I really wanted to love this book but I was just bored. Started off well but just not for me. View all 4 comments. But as the story progresses, the occasional mispronunciation, tripping over words in a rush and stumbled enunciations become more frequent, and the emphasis and pacing deteriorate to an irritating degree.

Disinge 4. Mar 20, Philippa rated it it was amazing Shelves: read Witty, mischievous, intelligent and delightful. Clever, fun and light-hearted with the kind of ridiculous and cute twists that appeal to my whimsical side.

I grinned my whole way through the ending. It also reminded me of I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan, where smaller POVs are intermingled into the main story even the POV Clever, fun and light-hearted with the kind of ridiculous and cute twists that appeal to my whimsical side.

At first the side character POVs seemed a little random, but they come back into play in awesome ways. I think the premise of this book sets up a dreamy romance that is written in the stars.

Unfortunately, the reality of what is actually delivered in the plot is far more lackluster. Nick and Justine have known each other since they were toddlers.

There parents even fantasized of them one day falling in love, but after Nick's family moved away, they lost touch and moved on with their lives.

They run into each other in the middle of a farmer's market one day when Justine is trying to correct the sp I think the premise of this book sets up a dreamy romance that is written in the stars.

They run into each other in the middle of a farmer's market one day when Justine is trying to correct the spelling of a vendor's sign when Nick catches her red handed while dressed as a fish.

Sparks immediately fly at least for Justine , and she wants to do anything to rekindle what they had. Nick has always based his important life decisions on what his horoscope predicts for the month.

Justine realizes that she has an opportunity to tweak the monthly horoscopes for the magazine that she works for in order to steer Nick in her direction.

In all honesty, I thought that this book would be a light hearted read that maybe had a bit of astrology thrown in since I do find it a bit entertaining to read my horoscope at times.

However, this book is entirely based on astrology to the point that Justine's tweaking begins to interfere with the decisions of other random strangers that have nothing to do with the plot whatsoever.

It got to the point that I just wanted it to be done. I understand that some people live by astrology, but this was too much for me. Another issue that I had with this book was the inner dialogue that Justine had with herself.

Typically speaking, this does not bother me and I quite welcome the insight that we get into an MC's innerworkings. However, whenever the conversations were Brain, Justine, Brain I just couldn't do it.

It's not like there was anything profound taking place. It was just another opportunity for Justine to drool over Nick rather than use her words and actually say how she felt.

Wow, so this came off a lot more negative than I intended, and I do apologize for that. This book was just not my cup of tea. It may be for others, so I do still ask that you give it a chance if you like romance stories.

I would definitely try another book by this author. This one just completely missed the mark. Thank you to Crown Publishing and Goodreads for the giveaway win.

This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own. Apr 06, Obsidian rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , netgalley.

Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review. Younger me would have been all over this book.

A book about how your astrology sign rules you life? I loved reading all of that stuff and figuring out what aspects of being an Aquarius I had.

My friends and I all loved tarot cards and fortune tellers. Heck, I had a best friend who would go on about how her boyfriend was such a Gemini which meant full of contradictions and selfishness at times.

We don't just follow the two main characters of Justine Sagittarius and Nick Aquarius we follow a bunch of other secondary characters who are affected along the way too.

Not everyone gets a happy ending, but I found myself smiling and even tearing up a bit here and there. I also loved that the setting is Australia. I am all for romance books not always taking place in London and New York.

The ending was definitely a great HEA. Nick and Justine's mothers are very good friends so these two do grow up together.

But after one of the family's move, the two don't see each other again until they are 15 years old. And after that, almost another 10 years goes by.

And when Justine runs into Nick again, she finds herself thinking about him and how maybe now they could have a relationship with each other.

Nick has a girlfriend though. However, when Justine realizes that Nick's favorite astrologer writes for the magazine that she is employed at, she starts to wonder if maybe fate needs a helping hand.

Theirs is one of the most star-crossed bromances of our time. Nadler subverts the potentially familiar plot once again, dispelling with a penstroke the possibilities for star-crossed love.

Star-crossed lovers of Verona, young victims of an ancient family feud, doomed to die tragically—we all know how it goes.

This was but the beginning of the tragedy of this pair of star-crossed lovers. Star-crossed always, doomed, fated always to be upset by such unforeseen evil chances!

Many at the baptizing remembered the first meeting of the two star-crossed lovers one autumn day long ago on Blackberry Creek.

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