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June 8, 2010

Review: Aries Rising (Star Crossed #1) by Bonnie Hearn Hill

Title: Aries Rising
Serie: Star Crossed
Author: Bonnie Hearn Hill
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Release Date: March 2nd, 2010.
Pages: 304.
Age: Young Adult.

When Logan McRae discovers a magical book called Fearless Astrology, all she wants is to change her sucky life. In order to get into the summer writing camp of her dreams, she needs the recommendation of her stubborn and irritable English teacher Mr. Franklin. Logan also has her eye on Nathan, the hottest guy in class. Unfortunately, so does popular, beyond-gorgeous Geneva, editor of the high school paper.

Logan's two best friends, Chili and Paige, are always there to give her the advice she needs. But now that she has Fearless Astrology, Logan discovers a whole new way to overcome her dilemmas-while helping the three of them land the guys they're crushing on.

When the Gears, a group of boys, starts causing trouble in school and out, she decides to identify them using astrology. Her goal: to impress Mr. Franklin, Nathan, and the kids who believe she is faking her newfound
knowledge. The answers are in the stars, all right, but can Logan decipher them before it is too late?
At the beginning of the book, Logan was an average girl, a little bit insecure, that only when she's with her friends she feels comfortable. But when she finds an astrology book, which says it'll change her life, she wants to try it. 

She learns to use the zodiacal signs to understand people and get along with them, and to finally get what she wants (as the cute guy). It is interesting to read Logan's changes from shy to a very secure girl just because of the book, and also I think it's very original to have included Astrology. I had some knowledge about it, but I still learned a lot. In each chapter you can read some tips about each sign while Logan has to deal with people (for example: Aires people), and although at some point it seems that she becomes very dependent on astrology, at the end it teaches you that "The Sun is not the sum".

Unfortunately, I didn't liked Nathan, the cute guy. It was nice boy, but very shallow and I just thought he was another pretty boy. Maybe in the next book, Logan can find someone better.

The writing is simple and light, and it's easy to read and not get bored with Logan. But it is not a fast-paced book, one of those that doesn't let you go to sleep without ending it.

A young and innocent story, and although a bit predictable, very nice. Surely, I'll read the next books.


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