Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Starry Eyes

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.What could go wrong?With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choi...

Details Starry Eyes

TitleStarry Eyes
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Favorites, Young Adult Contemporary

Reviews Starry Eyes

  • Candace Robinson
    Honestly, I hated the first couple of chapters of this book. Zorie was annoying, then the whole Brett thing was ridiculous, because he was ridiculous, not sure how she didn't notice that at first... Buttttt The Anatomical Shape of A Heart is my favorite contemporary ever, so I was like let me just proceed. And thank goodness I did because this is one of my favorite contemporary books this year. Given, this is the only contemporary I have read so ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: April 3, 20184.5 stars. I've been missing national parks, backpacking, hiking, camping, wilderness survival, etc so this story turned out to be exactly what I wanted to read right now! I really loved the setting and the characters. Ok this plot is weirdly hard to summarize because there are a lot of side stories going on... but that also means everything weaves together perfectly in a way where nothing's ever dull! I'm just going to...
  • Stacee
    I’m a sucker for anything that hints at R+J or BFF to more, but to have both AND it comes with Jenn Bennett’s name attached to it? Yeah, I’m sold.Love love love Zorie and Lennon. She’s addicted to planning and organization and loves the stars. He’s snarky and maybe a bit sullen and loves hiking. Together there’s a lot of history and hurt and feeeeeeeeelings between them and I absolutely loved reading them figure it all out. There are ...
  • jessica
    although i didnt adore this as much as bennetts other YA contemporary novels, this was still enjoyable! it was an easy, breezy read with relatable characters and fun plot. very simplistic, but i think this would be a cute summer read for anyone interested! 3.5 stars
  • Jessica
    4.5 stars Books like this one are why I love reading contemporary YA and YA romance in particular. Compared to adult books, YA romance cannot rely on sexual tension as much, at least not to the same extent as adult romance can. The authors need to make you feel that giddy, tingly anticipation without lots of innuendo and sexy scenes. Not that adult romance can solely rely on that but a good dose of sexy does make things easier, I think. Giving yo...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    I enjoyed this so much!! I loved the whole story, the kind of friends to enemies to lovers things was perfect The characters and supporting characters were wonderful, and I loved the personal journeys that they all tookIt was so well written, and tbh it made me want to go camping, and I am one of the least outdoorsy people ever haha The setting and descriptions were so beautiful, and also it is so wonderful that there were maps, I absolutely love...
  • Sandeep ☾
    5/5 Stars Best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon are stranded together after a camping trip that goes wrong. With no one but each other, they are forced to face their issues. With witty jabs and insults as they try to make it back to safety. Fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature, what could possibly go wrong? This book was a spectacular adventure with cuteness, fun, romance and heartbreak.I really enjoyed the...
  • Amy Leigh
    This was a quick read but a feel good adorable ya contemporary that I may re-read just because. After reading Alex,Approximately I knew I had found a new auto read author. This book did not let me down at all! I loved the romance and awkwardness and everything about it. I highly recommend this to ya contemporary romance fans and invite you to fall in love!Zorie is an astronomy geek with future plans to work at NASA. For now, she is working part t...
  • Jaime Arkin
    If you don’t already know this, Jenn Bennett writes some of the best YA Contemporary that’s out there. I adore her style and her characters and her words and just everything.I’ve been eagerly waiting for Starry Eyes and when I just happened to get my hands on it early, there was no way I was waiting to dive in. Zorie and Lennon have been best friends forever and more recently they were exploring their romantic feelings. But Zorie can tell y...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    3.5 stars. Cute and addictive. Finished it in less than a day. I wanted something I could fly through, and this book delivered. Side note: It was also refreshing to see sex discussed in a positive, healthy, consensual way. This book doesn't come out until April 2018, but I think it will make a perfect summer read next year!
  • ♥Rachel♥
    4.5 StarsSo many things to love about Starry Eyes! The setting! A locale I’m pretty familiar with was like another character in the story, and Jenn Bennett’s beautiful descriptions made the setting come alive! I could almost smell the pines and picture wading through the ferns while reading.Backpacking! I used to be and avid backpacker so I loved that a good portion of Lennon and Zorie's story takes place while backpacking through the big red...
  • Kindling Micky
    My eyes are literally made of stars right now, dazzled, book-drunk stars. This book epitomises why YA is the sweetest spot to exist as it now joins a little collection of ‘YA-beats-all-other-genres’ books.STARRY EYES is a real and beautiful tale of a friendship gone wrong somewhere, of families flawed and complex and a second chance at restoring friendship and love. Zorrie is a nerdy, budding astronomer with allergies and an organisation obse...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: solid 4/5 ”When I looked up at the stars, I saw us. You were the stars and I was the dark sky behind you”“Without dark sky you couldn’t see the stars”“I knew I was useful” he says“You’re essential”This is the first Jenn Bennett book I’ve read but it definitely won’t be my last! I couldn’t put down this cute, lighthearted and very fun novel. So many awesome moments I could mention❤ I found the plot very refreshi...
  • Jen Ryland
    THANK YOU Starry Eyes for pulling me out of my slump (reading slump and just general life slump) and thank you for (view spoiler)[ having this book show characters who call out a scumbag lying cheater and master manipulator** and kick him to the curb rather than suggesting that anyone should put up with that kind of crap, make excuses for it, look the other way, or blame themselves! (hide spoiler)]I really, really, really needed this book this we...
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    I received this book for free from Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Review I love Jenn Bennet's YA books so much. Starry Eyes is just the latest one added to that list. I didn't even know what it was about but I saw that cover and her name and I was all in. And here are the things that made this such a fantastic read:Zorie & Lennon. Here we have best...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    This ARC was provided to me by the publisher for early review on NetGalley. I was thrilled to have early access to a story that I'd have my eyes on for a little while. I have heard great things about Jenn Bennett's writing and this camping tale held a lot of appeal for me. Guys, I was not let down. I really loved this contemporary. Our main character, Zorie, is a lover of astronomy and clearly feeling a little lost in her friend group and family ...
  • Hollis
    I know nothing about the Great Outdoors. I'm not even sure I like being outside. Seems to me, society has progressed far enough that we should be able to avoid things like fresh air and sunlight. If I want to see wild animals, I'll watch a documentary on tv.So I didn't love STARRY EYES as much as I loved ALEX, APPROXIMATELY but once again Bennett has created a masterful hero that I have fallen in love with and he alone deserves five stars. Bonus?...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    3.5/5 stars. I had a lot of fun reading this book which is about Zorie going camping with a group of friends. What she doesn’t know, however, is that her sworn enemy, Lennon, is coming with them on the trip - and you could say she doesn’t know much about camping in the wilderness, either; but Lennon does! I liked the pacing of this book, the journey through the wilderness it takes you through, and I loved the maps that come with it and that p...
  • Lisa
    Sweet, romantic and fun! A great outdoors-themed contemporary!
  • Jasmine
    ***Actual rating: 5/5 Zoriennon Stars*** ”Just roll with it, Zorie. Let life happen.” Oh my god, this book was soooooooo incredibly amazing that I went on to order five more copies right after I was finished so that I could force strongly suggest my friends read it. Honestly, it’s been a while since I last became this addicted to a story and my entire reading experience with this book was overwhelmingly perfect. All I’m saying is that ...
  • Kayla
    This was really great and very enjoyable
  • nick
    4.5/5Jenn Bennett can do no wrong! You guys know how I've slowly drifted away from a lot of YA books, but Jenn is the one author who will always bring me back to YA. After loving both The Anatomical Shape of a Heart and Alex Approximately, I knew I was in for a treat with Starry Eyes. I devoured this book from start to finish. It's a story that's just full of heart and I can't wait for everyone else to read.Jenn Bennett always takes so much care ...
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    4/23/18 - ETA: Of course I had to read this again! But this time on audio. :D And I think I may have loved it even more, if that's possible. The more I hear Amy Melissa Bentley narrate, the more I love her, especially as the voice of Jenn Bennett's MCs.*****Let's get this out of the way before I delve into all the reasons you're going to want this book. Sure, this book appears to be named after me, but that's not why I loved it so. (It doesn't hu...
  • Jasprit
    I've been devouring Bennett's books lately, they've just been satisfying the need for great Contemporary YA books, they're refreshingly fun, bring such swoony relationships and I just don't want to put them down. So, when I first heard about Starry Eyes, I knew it would be a book that I couldn't wait to have in my hands and let me just say this book is so worth it. I love books that feature best friends to enemies trope, especially more so here, ...
  • Ariana
    Yes! Just as good as I thought it would be!
  • Sam (AMNReader)
    A capable guy is a super hot guy. That's all I'm saying. I adored this hero, and the quirky heroine was great too, just fell a little short of the mark - perhaps because she's a little lost in the beginning -- which makes the map thing so adorable.I mean seriously, a guy who draws maps? It felt original! Anyway, Jenn Bennett speaks right to my teenage Sam. Like directly to her. It also felt wonderful to just be on this journey with them, and the ...
  • Sionna
    For some reason I thought this book was about teens being lost in the forest, so it took me a while to adjust. I liked this one, it was enjoyable, but... just missed the mark. Sometimes, especially in the beginning I was more bored. Then again, I'm also not a huge contemporary reader, so could have just been me. Once they are in the forest the story really picks up and I began to enjoy it. It was so sweet and cute, I couldn't help but like it. Th...
  • Chloe Yeung
    "You were the stars, and I was the dark sky behind you.""Without dark sky, you couldn't see the stars.""I knew I was useful," he says."You're essential." This was so adorable and some parts were just hilarious - I laughed out loud reading this when traveling home by train, and some passengers shook their heads and looked at me, as if I've lost my mind (I JUST QUOTED JOHN LENNON HAHAHA). #noshameThis is my first time reading a YA contemporary nove...
  • Andi (Andi's ABCs)
    This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCsI received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I fell in love with Jenn Bennett's YA books last year when I read Alex, Approximately. The story and writing was exactly what I love in a realistic contemporary. When I finished Alex I moved on to The Anatomical Shape of a Heart. Same writing and stor...
  • Callie (BeverageandBook)
    Jenn Bennett’s books are always addictive and fun—Starry Eyes is no exception.Neighbors Zorie and Lennon were best friends until events surrounding last year’s homecoming dance left them as adversaries. Caught in the middle of a sudden family feud, the two left behind what could have been. But when the pair attends a camping trip that goes horribly wrong, they’re forced to rely on each other to survive the Northern California wilderness.B...