How far would you go to save the damned?
Celeste Adair lives in a world painted gray. She’s spent the last five years of her life stuck in a mental institution because she told the truth: there was an angel on the roof of her foster home. Since then, she’s been slapped with labels she didn’t deserve and words she didn’t ask for.
Luke Enoch lives in a world painted a fire red. He and his sister, Clover, have been living on the streets of Brooklyn for the last five years, running from the police because Luke has been accused of lighting the house fire that killed their parents. Luke has sacrificed everything to keep Clover safe and will do whatever it takes to make sure she doesn’t suffer the same fate he has.
After waking up from what they thought to be their final breaths, Celeste and Luke find themselves trapped in the year 1392 with a single mission: protect Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers. With the centuries-old war brewing, the only shot they have at keeping Romeo and Juliet alive is keeping them separate. But, when fate (and a trigger-happy prince) steps in, there aren’t many things Celeste and Luke can do to stop all of Verona from falling into war. With the line between good and bad erased, Celeste and Luke will have to risk everything to keep the star-crossed lovers safe–even if it means losing each other.
I loved the idea of this book. I’m a sucker for Shakespeare, so when I read that it would be set within Romeo and Juliet, I was really excited. What I got, however, was not what I was expecting. It was so much more. I really enjoyed it, there were aspects of fantasy, (one of my favourite genres!!) plot twists, and after I had read the first few chapters, I struggled putting it down.
I loved Celeste. I wasn’t sure what I would think of her, but she was a really interesting character, and I think the way she was written was brilliant. She was strong, brave and very determined to accomplish her mission. Considering all the things she had been through in her life, she turned out pretty well. Luke, on the other hand, I was unsure about. Don’t get me wrong, I liked him. He was fiercely loyal and protective over his sister, something I can relate to, being the oldest sibling, but his morals… they weren’t great. I understand why he did the things he did, but it doesn’t mean I have to like them. The relationship between these two characters was also intriguing. I couldn’t tell what was going to happen, they were both very damaged people, so I didn’t know how that would work out, but it didn’t stop me from hoping something would.
Wilson’s writing was also something I wanted to mention. I like the way she writes, and she certainly kept me interested and guessing what was going to happen! There’s also a bit of violence in this book. It’s not at all over done, in fact, I thought it was just the right amount, but if that’s something you don’t like, I’d suggest thinking about it.
Also, be warned this is part of a series! Thank god, because I don’t know if I could cope with not knowing what happens next. I’m certainly looking forward to reading more about Celeste, Luke and the Eon Warriors.
Overall, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
I’d like to thank Maddison Wilson for sending me a copy of Doubt The Stars in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.