Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Written in the Stars by Ali Harris

Have you ever wondered 'What if…?' What if you'd taken that other job, gone on a date with that sweet guy, moved to a different city? Would an alternative life path have led to a happier ending? Now imagine if you could have taken both paths… When Bea Bishop slips while walking down the aisle on her wedding day, she is momentarily knocked unconscious. And in a flash, her world splits and two separate parallel lives take her on two very different journeys. In one, Bea flees back down the aisle and out of the church. In the other, she glides blissfully towards Adam, her intended. Each path will take her on a very different journey. And each will see her life change for better and for worse. But which story will lead to her happy-ever-after?

The First Last Kiss was such a beautiful read and I have been long awaiting a new release by Ali Harris and after reading the synopsis for Written in the Stars I knew this would be another wonderful read.

Bea Bishop takes a tumble on her wedding day as she walks down the aisle and a blow to the head knocks her unconscious, she sees her life split into two both taking completely different paths one where she gets married to Adam and one where she runs from the church unable to marry Adam. We see Bea in both of her paths but what decision was the right one?

This must have been such a hard book to write and the author isn't shy at taking a risk. It took me a few chapters to get used to the flow of this book as it is set in a Sliding Doors style read with each chapter alternating between the different path of Bea's life and once I got used to the flow of this book it actually turned out to be a very clever and skilled structure to this book and definitely gave this book an edge over a lot of chart books.

The storyline was unpredictable all the way through which made this a compelling read, I just couldn't put it down. The subject matter of the book is one I am sure we can all relate to as at some point in our lives when we are faced in making a huge decision and part of us wonder what would happen if we chose a different path, would the outcome be the same but just on a different journey? This was a real thought provoking read for me and so it is not a book that I will forget anytime soon.

Bea was a brilliant character who is flawed but seems to go on a journey of self discovery and it is great for us to get to know her at the same time as she is getting to know herself.

Ali Harris has such a unique style to her writing as well as the story lines she creates, she is unlike any author I have read before and she become a firm favourite of mine as her books are very unpredictable, emotional and yet uplifting and just pure perfection. I definitely recommend this book but I would say remember to have patience at the beginning of this book as a few people I have spoken to have given up at chapter 3-4 but I assure you that you will get into the flow of the book and you will not be disappointed.

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1 comment:

  1. This looks great, well worth a read!
    Much love, Sarah x