Thursday, May 13, 2010

Review - Star Shack by Lila Castle

Star Shack by Lila Castle

Release Date: June 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 224
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Around the World Tours

Rating: ♥♥♥

Pete and Annabelle live for their summers together on Gingerbread Beach. They've always believed they were a perfect pair… until junior year, when Annabelle becomes obsessed with astrology. Now they can hardly stand each other. Pete thinks that Annabelle (a Leo) has become a total flake; Annabelle thinks Pete (a Scorpio) has become an uptight jerk.

When Annabelle dares Pete to open a summer business on the Boardwalk generating personalized horoscopes, their fast-paced, hilarious bickering soon rises to a fever pitch. The he-said/she-said advice of the Star Shack is wildly popular and seems able to fix any relationship problem… except their own.

But when one of Annabelle's star charts helps catch a thief, Pete might have to admit that the stars could really hold the key to the future…and to his own heart.


Star Shack is a book you can sit outside enjoying the sun and plunge right through it. It is a very cute story about a girl who is overly obsessed with astrology and the guy she's been in love with who really isn't too keen on the idea. Their relationship was cute, but at times I really wanted to strangle Pete. He could be such a douche towards Annabelle and I just wanted to tell her that she could do so much better. But his personality grew on me and the book all together was just fun.

One thing I really enjoyed was reading all the little horoscopes before each chapter. It gave you a glimpse of the people that were about to be introduced and how well or not well their personalities went with it.  This is definitely a read I would recommend if you're looking for something light and something that will put a smile on your face.



Sara said...

Aww awesome review. I've been wanting to read this one for awhile now. It sounds like such a cute read :D

Anonymous said...

It sounds like such a cute read. :D Perfect for beach reading~ Wonderful review!

Thao said...

Horoscope? I'm excited about this book already. Will try to get my hands on it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really awesome book.. This is the first time I have heard of it, I love the cover!! Great review!

Llehn said...

Sounds like a nice, breezy summer read. I may just pick it up.