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Move the Stars (Something in the Way Book 3) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File Size : 3568 KB
- Publication Date : October 23, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 508 pages
- Publisher : Jessica Hawkins (October 23, 2017)
- ASIN : B0716XXJJZ
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,363 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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SPOILER FREE REVIEW
Once again, Jessica has almost rendered me speechless....almost. There is so much to say about this series, it's hard to know where to begin. First off, let me say that in all the reading I've done I have not felt the emotion and connection to the characters like I have in the SITW series. My thoughts have never been this consumed by a love story, EVER!
Lake and Manning's journey is a love story of epic proportions. To say that you will experience every emotion under the sun is an understatement. You will feel hope, anger, frustration, hatred, lust, love; you get the idea. The list can go on and on. I cried tears of joy and I cried tears of sadness and despair. The emotional roller coaster you'll be on can take a toll, but it is completely, wholeheartedly, 100% worth every minute of your time. You will fall in love with these characters as if they are your family and you have their best interests in mind. You will feel resentment and anger towards to the ones you think are inflicting pain on them. The urge to scream at the top of your lungs and cry in the next breath is inevitable.
Jessica's writing is flawless and she is not afraid to cross the line. It will take you by surprise, but the journey she takes you on is nothing short of fantastic. There is so much angst and passion in this love story you can only imagine how Jessica must have felt putting her thoughts and words to paper. Jessica pulls you into the story with every word, every twist and turn you don't see coming. She is with you every step of the way and you have no choice but to trust that she'll give us what we need, what we want.
It's hard to believe we've waited a good portion of the year for the fate of these characters. This was probably my most highly anticipated read of the year. I won't forget about them anytime soon. The likelihood of me discussing this story for months to come with my favorite book whores is pretty much a given! I have never seen a story captivate and connect people to one another like this series. To say that this love story has become an obsession is an understatement and I wouldn't have it any other way.
This love story is beautiful, painful, raw and emotional. The characters have captured my heart like no other. Do I recommend this series?!?! Yes, yes, I do with every fiber of my being. It won't be easy to move on from this love story, but it's what my "family" would want for me. They will forever be in my heart ❤❤❤
Without question, this author writes a compelling,, slow burn, coming of age series. I was totally immersed in the plot through the first 2 books. Even with angst ratcheting up to an almost implausible level, I was with the author 150%.
And then, I read the last 2 books and became so irritated I skimmed both books. And here comes the spoilers. Lake was 16 when she met Manning, who was 23. She was too young. He was too screwed up.
But they both fell in love even though she was too young and he was too screwed up.
My problem with this author is the trope with Lake's older sister, Tiffany. There is a scene where Tiffany sees Lake and Manning sneaking out late at night to be together. And what does Tiffany do? In a jealous snit, she calls the police and tells them Manning is drunk driving with an underage girl. When the police find them, Manning is charged with a crime he did not commit (robbery - he was railroaded by the police) and sent to prison (book 2). Because Manning is so screwed up, he accepts this as his lot in life.
Then, and here is where I just cannot even begin to fathom, in book 3 Manning and Tiffany marry because Lake's father wants Manning apart from Lake, Tiffany is jealous of Manning and Lake, and Manning is too screwed up to say no. Manning and Tiffany divorce after a couple of years. And where the author totally lost me is how, for the entirely of books 3+4, the author has Lake especially pontificating ad nauseam about the pain Lake is causing Tiffany because Lake and Manning finally begin their HEA. This is after Tiffany not only lied to the police in a jealous rage that culminated in Manning going to prison for something he did not do, after he is released and they are married, she lies to him about being on birth control and gets pregnant to trap him in this disastrous marriage.
There are 2 full books of Lake blaming herself for Tiffany's megalomaniac actions and emotions. Seriously. It got to the point where I just had to start skipping chunks of dialogue.
I love a great angst, slow burn novel. I detest when an author dumbs down real life emotional reactions and responses with an over abundance of nonsensical dialogue. Intelligent readers appreciate intelligent writing.
This book is RAW.
This book is MESSY.
In other words, this book is LIFE.
From the minute I turned the last page of Somebody Else's Sky back in May, I have done little else but think about how this epic story of forbidden love would end.
I dreamed up no less than a million different scenarios, and I couldn't have been further from the reality of what Jessica Hawkins gives us in Move the Stars.
I knew what I wanted, but in the end I got everything I didn't even know I needed.
I had tears in my eyes throughout. Happy tears, sad tears, hopeful tears, romantic tears, angry tears, and anxious tears. I felt everything. And then I felt some more.
At one point, at 1AM, I stepped away from the book. I thought I had hit the limit of what I could take. But Lake and Manning were calling to me, and I knew I had to finish.
Jessica pushed me past what I thought my limits were, and I read the remainder of the book holding my breath, waiting, waiting (and secretly wanting) Jessica to push me again.
This book, and the entire series, is absolute perfection. Lake and Manning hold a piece of my heart that is theirs forever.
I cannot recommend this book and series enough. It is special for many reasons, and is quite possibly my favorite of all time.
Top reviews from other countries
This whole series has been a sweet kind of torture.
I've had my heart expand then deflate. Burst with joy, then get ripped out of my chest, stomped on, kicked and set fire to just to start all over again.
I almost didn't want to read this book for fear I wouldn't be able to take it. At the end of the second book I'd wanted to smash my kindle into a million pieces and never think about this story again but that was never going to happen. Scowling at my kindle, I had to find out how it all ended.
GOd, this final book was just as frustrating and I can't spoil it for others who have yet to finish it but there WAS a sigh of relief for Lake and Manning, albeit for just a short while, (see previous heart pummeling). Alas, it would never be that easy though would it.
I need to just put it out there though that I have never disliked a character more than Lake's sister Tiffany. I mean, really...I just can't stand to even think about her. Through every book, Tiffany has been a selfish, devious character who's only goal seems to have been to kick Lake down in any way possible. Who needs enemies with a sister like that?
I wished with everything in me for Lake and Manning to get there happily ever after, I truly did. Again, I don't want to give anything away but the ending left for me, an opportunity for a further book. It certainly didn't feel like it was all tied up. I'm just not sure my heart could take any more angst for these star crossed lovers.
I have to give this series of books five stars for the journey they've taken me on and I was all in but my god, I don't know if I could take it again. As I said at the beginning, I'm exhausted. What a ride its been. Make sure you read them in order but fair warning, you may throw your book or reading device across the room along the way lol.
Lake... God I just wanted to jump into the book sit her down with wine & chocolates and just give her a big hug. That poor girl.
I still think she did right with going to New York. Just saying!!! I'd of done the exact same.
God Manning I hated him and loved him all at the same time. I couldnt help it. He had my heart from the very first book. He may of made me upset and annoyed but I still loved him.
Tiffany... I still HATED HER!!!! I wanted to also jump in the book and slap her sooooo hard. She made me so stabby and angry.
Then I thought everything was going great then BAM!!!
I was like OH FOR GOD SAKE NOOOOOO!!!!
Jessica and her words. I just love them ♡ xx
I loved this read, great story, plot, characters, there is so much angst it’s heart wrenching. I was pulled back and forth reading this and I can’t wait for the final instalment. I found the writing realistic and the intimacy was very well written. It’s a true portrayal of a love that just seems to never be the right time. I’d recommend to ‘series’ romance lovers.