I love stars and practically any novel that involves space, but I don’t think I would enjoy reading The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum. It really is a shame because I’m a huge fan of space-related novels, but the problem with this one is that it’s too steeped in reality and romance for me? I genuinely don’t enjoy reading novels that are largely focused on romance and, in fact, only have a very select few of these that I enjoy reading. I need there to be more to a plot than that and, while The Weight of the Stars does appear to have this with the mother lost in space bit, for me it’s just not enough. I also don’t care for novels that are centered around the disappearance or absence of a parent. In fact, I tend to prefer novels that avoid discussing the parent involvement at all. I’m sure there’s some psychological commentary to be had regarding my mental state and relationship with my parents as a result of those feelings, however…it’s just not for me. So, no, unfortunately, The Weight of the Stars is not going to be on my TBR. But, if you think this book was amazing and I’m making a mistake, please take the time to let me know since I genuinely do believe its awful to miss out on great books. And I will admit that I am rather intrigued by the poetic style mentioned in the synopsis.
Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.
One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the two misfits are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.
Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more . . .
In K. Ancrum’s signature poetic style, this slow-burn romance will have you savoring every page.
How do you feel about this novel? Is it a book you think you’ll be excited to read or one that you probably won’t bother to pick up? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below! Happy reading, everyone.