This was a blog tour I was so eager to be on! Thank you SO much to the Harperfiction team for inviting me to take part, and for the ARC. Here is my review:
What does TWG think?
Wow, wow, WOW! I don’t usually do this as I believe that every book shouldn’t be compared to another as they’re all individual in their own right. However, I’m breaking my rule here as, if I had to liken ‘Rewrite the Stars’ to another book, the book which instantly comes to mind is ‘P.S. I Love You’. Whilst each storyline contain their own unique premise, both stories share similarities in the way that they each contain such deep rooted passion which could be deemed a fire hazard, and such earth shattering emotion that cannot be taught.
‘Rewrite the Stars’ tells the story of Charlie, a twenty something female who has the drive to do what she chooses with her life, yet also has the selfless nature to put her loved ones before her dreams. As the story progresses, we get to watch Charlie grow up and attempt to find her own to feet, whilst also watching heartbreak visit her doorstep various times over the years.
Charlie’s outlook on life, always wondering ‘what if?’, is one that I certainly related to, and I’m sure others will too. We have no idea what outcome our decisions will have on our futures, yet we embark on those decisions day in, day out, hoping that we have chosen to take a path we wont later regret. Of course, we may find that we regret the choices we made, or the routes we didn’t take, in turn beating ourselves up because we constantly wonder ‘what if?’. Charlie had to make a decision based on what someone else needed rather than what she wanted, and ends up spending many years being unable to live with the life she chose in case she has made the wrong decision. But how would you ever know?
I adore Emma Heatherington’s writing. In every book she produces, she always manages to get to the root cause of her characters emotions, their personalities, as well as maintaining the true heart of the storyline and the message she was aiming to convey. Personally, I think that ‘Rewrite the Stars’ highlights just how incredible Heatherington’s talent is, whilst also highlighting the intense depths of mental health and the feelings of regret.
This book blew my mind in more ways than one. I adored the sheer honesty of the mental health elements. I thought the characters were people I would love to know in real life, which is rare of me to say!
Yes, it’s safe to say that I absolutely adored every single thing of this book and what it stood for, from the heartache to the passion, from the family uncertainty to the lacking of self worth. ‘Rewrite the Stars’ is such a beautiful, beautiful book that I will remember forever. Watch out Cecelia Ahern is all I can say!