Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Review: Star-Crossed by Luna Lacour (My First Ever NA Read!)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
STAR-CROSSED by Luna Lacour

Expected publication: March 28th 2014
Category: NA
Genre: Romance

Rating: ★★★


"It started with a game - seduce the new teacher.

Eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Laurent is living the American Dream. Born into a wealthy, socialite family with more opulent surroundings and material things than any girl could even fathom, Kaitlyn is the fresh, young face amidst a sea of morally-amiss Manhattan Debutantes. She is educated, poised, and on the outside - entirely virtuous. Her life, in short, is perfect. Or so it would seem.

Inside the walls of her Upper East Side mansion, Kaitlyn is struggling. After her parents' divorce and her father's remarriage to a beautiful but otherwise utterly vapid woman, Kaitlyn quickly finds herself living in a realm of self-created fantasy, completely detached and entirely clashing with her new family – particularly, her classmate-turned-stepbrother, Marius. Arrogant and with a penchant for playing games, he is intrigued and infatuated by Kaitlyn's faux-chaste outer facade that she uses to cover an otherwise calloused heart.

When the two of them enter into into their final semester at Trinity Prep, and the buzz around campus is that a gorgeous new teacher has set foot in the classroom, Marius makes Kaitlyn a bet: seduce the man who is now her Literature teacher.

If she wins, she gets his trust fund. Money that she can use to finally escape a life that she has come to loathe.

If Marius wins... he gets her virginity.

When an initial spark turns into full-blown obsession, and her affections are inevitably returned – Kaitlyn learns that there are no actions without consequence, and some affairs are simply star-crossed."

 I was searching for ARC copies and I stumbled upon this on Goodreads. I thought it was Young Adult, I didn't even bother searching some details about the book because I was so excited to read it because it was my first eARC ever. Upon reaching the point where they did the thing, they weren't supposed to do, I realized that this book isn't YA and I couldn't do anything about it because I started reading it and I like it.

 The beginning, let's say 20% is kind of boring for me... because it's too descriptive but then as I moved to future chapters, it went smoothly and it was good but don't expect too much because you might get disappointed.

 I thought this book is about aliens falling for humans. (Yes, I didn't read the blurb & I didn't bother.) When I learned that this is about student/teacher relationship, I love it! It kind of reminds me about Pretty Little Liars about the student/teacher relationship. (Ezra & Aria! <3)

 I love the characters, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Marius, and Will. They were all flawed and that's why they seemed so real. Kaitlyn and Will's relationship is like Romeo and Juliet but in this story they were both rich. The only problem is that Will is Kaitlyn's teacher and that's why it's not okay. The few remaining chapters were so predictable and I'm happy how it ended. Over all, it was good but like I said, don't expect too much.

A big thank you to the author, Luna Lacour! :) 
**ARC was provided by author in exchange for an honest review.*

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