Review: Star-Crossed

Title: Star-Crossed
Author: Minnie Darke
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Sometimes even destiny needs a little bit of help.

When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and more specifically, by the horoscopes in his favorite magazine. The same magazine Justine happens to write for. As Nick continues to not fall headlong in love with her, Justine decides to take Nick’s horoscope, and Fate itself, into her own hands. But, of course, Nick is not the only Aquarius making important life choices according to what is written in the stars. 

Charting the ripple effects of Justine’s astrological meddling, STAR-CROSSED is a delicious, intelligent, and affecting love story about friendship, chance, and how we all navigate the kinds of choices that are hard to face alone. 


This is an amazing new story about crossing paths and destiny.

Justine meets her childhood love Nick again when they’re grown up. She knows he loves reading the horoscopes in the magazine that she works for, so she alters his Aquarius horoscope every month to persuade him to fall in love with her. However, he interprets them differently from how she intends, and decides it means he should get back together with his ex-girlfriend. These misunderstandings were kind of funny, because it all works out in the end.

Interspersed between Justine and Nick’s story were other stories of people who were affected by Justine’s horoscopes. At first, I didn’t understand these parts because I couldn’t see how it related to the main plot. By the end, I loved those stories. Everything ended up being connected, which was amazing. I think you could reread this book and notice new connections every time!

I loved this story. It’s a fun romantic comedy.

Thank you Penguin Random House Canada for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

Have you read Star-Crossed? What did you think of it?

8 thoughts on “Review: Star-Crossed”

  1. Great review! I can’t wait to hear about the next book you are reading. I’ve seen the cover a few times and thought it looked like something I might enjoy.

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