Saturday, April 23, 2011

Review: Gemini Night by Bonnie Hearn Hill


Title: Gemini Night
Series: Star Crossed 
Book #: Three
Author: Bonnie Hearn Hill
Published: 2010
Source: For Review
Rating: 

Logan McRae's guy is far away and out of touch, and she is heartbroken. She turns to her mentor, renowned journalist Henry Jaffa, who helps her land a job as the Friday intern for CRUSH magazine in San Francisco. With a little luck, she could also be the mag's teen astrology columnist. All she has to do in order to prove herself to Stacy, her editor, is figure out the astrology chart for one of the celebs who will be attending the CRUSH launch party Halloween night.

But when she studies the mystery person's chart, she sees disaster predicted for the weekend of the costume party. Who is the in-danger Gemini? Is it fashion designer Graciela Perez, the "Silver Dragon"? Is it her friend Chili's new guy, teen celebrity chef Alex Keen? Or
is it, as Logan suspects, out-of-control singing star Arianna Woods?

As Logan turns to her book, Fearless Astrology for guidance, she sees something she's missed before. Big trouble is predicted that night for her sign as well. (taken from goodreads.com)
 
This is the third book in the Star Crossed series, and I have to say that I thought it was the best one so far. As a teen fascinated by the world of writing and publishing, the idea of working as an intern for a magazine sounds fabulous to me. I really enjoyed being in Logan's shoes as she learned the ropes for surviving the world of celebrity interviews and demanding editors. 

Logan is witty, and in this last book, she seems to stand up for herself more than she did previously. I clapped for her as she braved both friend and foe to achieve her goals and do what was right. Her two best friends, Chili and Paige, were not in the previous book very much, and I was thrilled to read about their close relationship with Logan once again. The intense friendship shared by the three was definitely my favorite aspect of the series.

Now, I know that I said this in my review for Taurus Eyes, but I wish Logan didn't rely on astrology quite so much. The theme of the series is Fearless Astrology, though, and I did enjoy learning more about my sign, as well as my friends'. I've actually taken a bit of interest in the science, now, and done a little research on my own.

The plot took a very unexpected turn towards the story's close, and I was pleased with the surprisingly wonderful happy ending. Everything was tied up with a pretty pink bow. Overall, Gemini Night was a gratifying end to a unique, intriguing series. I'm a little sad to see the characters go, but I'm content with how things ended. If you're interested in astrology, these are definitely the books for you!

*I received this novel free of charge from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

1 comment:

Shaylene said...

I read Aries Rising and thought it was really good, but I can't seem to find the other two! Anyway, great review :) I definitely have to read Taurus Eyes and Gemini Night now!