Under A Million Stars

Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but somethingCan a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back The she spirals into the darkness of depression, the she needs him Jacob vowed to stay away from her no matter how much he still loved her Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is important than the truth he s hiding Now it s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie s broken heart back together even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them It s a Stand alone
Under A Million Stars Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident Now orphaned at seventeen

  • Title: Under A Million Stars
  • Author: Rita Branches
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 428
  • Format: ebook
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    1. *Thank you very much YA Bound Book Tours and Miss Rita Branches for the review copy opportunity.Under a Million Stars follows the story of a girl who was left broken and devastated by a tragic accident and a story of love, which was broken by so many lies.Meet Charlotte Peterson, a pianist, a daughter, a loving sister. Meet Jacob Parker, an athlete, a son, and the one who knows the biggest secret that can break not just his and Charlotte’s hearts but also torn their families apart.Under A Mill [...]

    2. I don’t read a lot of teen or YA books anymore, but when I do they need to be exactly like Under a Million Stars. This story sucked me in from the very first page and wouldn’t let me go until I was finished.“I knew I’d never stop feeling for him—this overwhelming need for him. It didn’t matter how badly he treated me. He would never be part be part of my recent promise about not loving anyone else—of not letting anyone else in my heart. Jacob wasn’t anyone; he had created such de [...]

    3. Under a Million Stars is a sad story. The overarching theme of the book lends to a beautiful, but solemn read, filled with heartbreak and sadness. After performing at a piano concert, Charlotte Peterson is greeted with the news of a tragic accident that took away her family. Charlie is sent to live with family friends the Parkers. There is only one problem with this. Jacob Parker is the love of her life and her best friend, only he hasn’t spoken to her in two years. What follows is their story [...]

    4. I received an arc in an exchange for an honest review, thanks to YA Bound Book ToursSO much HEARTBREAK! This was a roller coaster ride full of emotions, but mostly pain and heartbreak. Why did Charlotte and Jacob break up? What secret is he holding that broke them apart so viciously?This was a typical cliche heart break in relationships, a secret dividing two lovers, torn apart by fate. This " big secret" they kept emphasising throughout the whole book, I honestly was expecting it to be some HUG [...]

    5. AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKSI received a review copy from YA Bound Book Tours as a part of the Blog Tour, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I didn't know what to expect from this book, to be honest. And yet I found myself at 3 a.m still awake, almost done with Under A Million Stars and completely, utterly heartbroken. and also surprised that I was so invested in characters I'd only met a couple of hours agoSO, THIS IS A BEST FRIEND R [...]

    6. Charlotte is a seventeen-year-old girl with a promising future as a concert pianist. But her whole world is turned upside down when her parents and baby brother are killed in a car accident on their way to her first public performance. Charlotte is forced to move in with her godparents, Laura and Robert Parker, and their son Jacob, who broke her heart when he stopped being her best friend two years ago for an undisclosed reason. What secrets are these two families hiding? Will Charlotte ever sto [...]

    7. Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.*I received an eARC of this book from YA Bound Book Tours for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.*This book was an emotional roller coaster. I loved the story from the beginning till the end and I loved every bits of it. You can also check out my review of Painting Sky, her debut novel, here.Charlie and Jacob used to be best friends but one day Jacob walked away from her without any explanation. Now Charlie has lost her whole family in an accide [...]

    8. Based from the synopsis of Under a Million Stars, I really had the impression that I’m in for a roller coaster ride, and I was not disappointed. It was really a roller coaster ride for me, and I couldn’t help but keep on reading because I wanted to unravel all the secrets and about the events that happened in the past.For throughout the story, there were just too much feels. I found myself crying a lot, and later on smiling, and then crying again. I think that I looked so weird to others whi [...]

    9. I was hooked by the story without even realizing it and I didn’t know why or how!The story revolves around Charlotte Peterson, a very talented pianist who lost her family in a tragic accident, and how she deals with depression caused by her loss. She is forced to live her former childhood best friend, Jacob, who ended their friendship years ago for no apparent reason. Even given Charlotte’s situation, Jacob still refuses to make up. But why? How big is that reason for him not to be swayed by [...]

    10. I read “Painting Sky” a while ago, which I think was the debut novel of Rita Branches. If I remember correctly it was during a Blog Tour and I really liked it, a LOT.So when the Author approached me with her new book “Under A Million Stars” and asked if I would like to read it – it was basically a no-brainer after I had taken a short look at the blurb and deemed it definitely up my alley.Oh my and HOW up my Alley it was.And I do not say stuff like that just because I got a book for fre [...]

    11. What I LovedBesides everything? This is the second time this author has completely blown me away! I find that she’s extremely great at making you feel all kinds of emotions. There were some parts that physically hurt and others made me so happy! You’re definitely on an emotional roller coaster during the whole book. I’m just really glad that everything turned out ok for mostly everyone. Also the epilogue was really cute! I love seeing a little glimpse into the future of my book characters! [...]

    12. Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!* I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. *Heartbreaking. Soul shattering. Tearful. Betrayal. Hopeful. Love. Best friends. Those words pretty much describe this book from the start to the finish. It was absolutely incredible. I started it before bed and read nearly half of it before my body passed out from exhaustion and partly because I was up half the night reading because I just couldn’t put th [...]

    13. Reviewed on Behalf of Give Me BooksI don’t read a lot of teen or YA books anymore, but when I do they need to be exactly like Under a Million Stars. This story sucked me in from the very first page and wouldn’t let me go until I was finished.“I knew I’d never stop feeling for him—this overwhelming need for him. It didn’t matter how badly he treated me. He would never be part be part of my recent promise about not loving anyone else—of not letting anyone else in my heart. Jacob wasn [...]

    14. This atmospheric read chews you up and swallows you whole. It touches on a myriad of issues facing teens, some more so than others. While I appreciated the fact that the main character experiences depression and codependence, there were aspects of Charlie and Jacob's relationship that were rather unhealthy. As someone who has struggled with depression for over two decades, I can assure you this is not the type of love that helps someone with mental illness, but I'm not given the impression that [...]

    15. Full review at childishlypassionate.wordpresBrilliant, moving and perfect for a romance-lover, Under A Million Stars has both the wow factor and the haunt factor. My reluctance to read this book eased after the first chapter and I couldn’t seem to stop reading. You’ve done yourself proud Rita Branches.

    16. I loved this book. I stayed up way too late to read it more than once. I'll put a more detailed review up soon But seriously my favorite romance of the year!

    17. Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces? Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.Jacob vowed to stay away fro [...]

    18. **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: bookbriefs**Under a Million Stars is a young adult contemporary standalone novel by author Rita Branches. Last year, I read and absolutely loved Painting Sky by this author, so I knew that I had to grab Under a Million Stars as well. While, I didn't love this book quite as much as I loved Painting Sky (it was a very different tone), I did really, really enjoy this story. It will make you an emotional wreck, so be prepared for that. The stor [...]

    19. bemusedbookworm/reviewLet me start by saying that I was probably not the intended audience for this book. My thing is SciFi and this is a contemporary. I prefer my books to be futuristic and adventurous. I’d say this book is more dark and moody. Even with the themes being outside my preference, i still really enjoyed this book.The characters in this book were all deeply flawed. Charlotte (Charlie) has just lost her parents and brother in a car accident that has almost completely destroyed her. [...]

    20. 4.5 starsThis is the story of Charlotte and Jacob. How they withstand several devastating events in their lives. How their love lives despite of what happened. It started on the day she was orphaned when her parents and baby brother died in a car accident. As her godparents, Jacob's parents took her in to live with them. She was supposed to be happy that she will live with her bestfriend but unfortunately, Jacob is not her bestfriend anymore after that fateful day. The day when they kissed and s [...]

    21. Review for Under A Million Stars By Rita Branches This book is the following things: cry worthy, heartbreaking, optimistic, and expectant. This book was everything I wanted and more. Charlotte, the main character of the book, goes through a lot in this novel. Charlie loses everything including her family, best friend, her passion and she is in an extremely fragile state. She is so broken that she cannot find it within her to eat. She is forced to live with Jake’s family. The book is told from [...]

    22. Original Post: booknauthors/2016Under A Million Stars revolves around Charlie and Jake. Both are ex best friends parted by a tragedy in Charlie's life. After Charlie's family dies in an accident, Charlie is all alone at 17. Plot twist, she finds herself in Parker family and has to face Jake on daily basis. Does their heart still beats fast when they look at each other? Will everything be ever normal for Charlie or she'll always remain in the black hole of depression?This was another mental illne [...]

    23. Review copy provided by YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.This story is about how despite the the tragedy of loosing her family and her best friend, Jacob, Charlotte learns to continue living her life courtesy of her ex-best friend when she's forced to move in with him.I really liked how the author had the story written in both Charlotte's and Jacob's point of view. It added more to the story knowing what Jacob was thinking and why. Of course, I kinda didn't like Jacob (I mean [...]

    24. I loved how this book wasted no time in sucking readers into the tragedy that was Charlie's life. And it just continued to get better from there. This book is so beautifully written and never failed to make me cry every time Charlie's pain was described. I really empathised with Charlie, especially when she felt guilt over not being nicer to her younger brother. However, Jacob was a character I didn't really understand. The reason for why he kept the secret was shown to us but (view spoiler)[why [...]

    25. DISCLAIMER: I received an e-ARC of this book (from the author first, before learning of my position in this blog tour) in exchange for honest review.My review will bu up soon.

    26. Full Review at kendralovesbooks/Charlie's world was rocked upside down on the day of her first piano recital, when her parents and little brother did not show up. She later found out, after she was finished playing that they were all killed in a car accident on the way to her piano recital. She goes to live with her parents best friends, Robert and Laura and their son Jacob. Charlie and Jacob have also been best friends all their lives. But two years prior Jacob starting distancing himself away [...]

    27. Can we please all just take a minute to gush over the stunning cover that envelops Under A Million Stars? I can't deny that I had a massive case of cover lust when I first set eyes upon it. What really caught my eye though was that this was a story about friends who had grown apart. About a secret, something so massive, that it tore what was supposed to be a forever friendship into two halves. I'm definitely addicted to these kinds of stories. I always find myself eagerly awaiting the fix, and t [...]

    28. With author's works, sometimes their books are amazing and you find yourself so engrossed in them and then they write a new one and you try to read it but it's not as exciting or engrossing to you as the first read and you struggle a bit with it. For me, that's how I found Under a Million Stars as I loved her debut novel Painting Sky and was looking forward to this book and then as I started reading - it began good and then fell flat for me and I found it really hard to connect to the characters [...]

    29. All in all the plot of this story is a decent one. Charlotte's parents and little brother die in a car accident, on the way to an event for Charlotte. The emotion of the story was very well written.There were a few things that bothered me about this story. I love alternate viewpoints, when they are labeled correctly,which this one was. However, I'm not a fan of how when it would jump to the other characters point of view, it's like we are restarting an entire chapter, then being brought back to [...]

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