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Book Review: The Weight of the Stars

5/5 Stars.

I've had this book in my tbr pile for so long, I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner. The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum is a character driven story with a fantastic cast of characters, all the while science and space being the thing that brings the characters and story setting together. The story follows two teenage girls, Ryann and Alexandria, who find an unlikely bond together through space travel and troubling family dynamics, which eventually leads them into a slow burn romance.

I usually find books involving space, space travel, and the like, are a hit or miss with me. It's not a genre I pick up right away, but this book is so much more than just the setting and plot.

As I said, the story has a great cast of characters, all of them so well developed and so well imagined that each have their own place in the story. Each character is their own, all of them vastly different, and yet they all find a bond that makes them fit together perfectly like puzzle pieces. I felt connected to them all, which made the story all the more emotional, funny, and genuine. The romance was the model of slow burns, but we see them develop a meaningful friendship first before the softness begins, and ugh I just melted through the whole thing. If it wasn't for job responsibilities I could have read this entire book in one sitting, I was that hooked!

This was my first book by K. Ancrum, but they are now on my book radar and I will definitely be picking up their other works!

The Weight of the Stars is out now! Follow the author

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