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, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Family, Adventure, Travel, Road Trip

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 ...
  • Sandeep ☾
    5/5 Stars I love love love love love this book! 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 the 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? A spectacular adventure with cuteness, fun, romance, heartbr...
  • 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!
  • 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 ...
  • Lisa
    Sweet, romantic and fun! A great outdoors-themed contemporary!
  • 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...
  • Andi (Andi's ABCs)
    That was great! I really loved the dynamic between Zorie and Lennon and the families. And I loved how the story unfolded. Some of the camping stuff was a little eh for me, but that’s just because I’m more of an indoor girl. :-) But really a book for the TBR. Review to come.
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
    Jenn Bennett is just an author who absolutely works for this reader, friends. STARRY EYES is another really great contemporary story from her! I liked Zorie. I liked Lennon. I liked the setting (camping, hiking, waterfalls, forests). I liked the relationships, and the story. It was a pretty darn good read!
  • nick
    4.5/5Jenn Bennett can do no wrong in my eyes!I loved Zorie, I loved Lennon. I loved Zorie & Lennon. I loved her stepmom. I loved Lennon's mom. Basically I loved all the important folks in this book.Except for Reagan. And some other folks. They were nasty! Full RTC, but this book was just pure JOY for me!
  • YA and Wine
    STARRY EYES is sweet and sexy and filled with wonderfully heart-stinging moments. This is the greatest adventure I’ve experienced in contemporary fiction.
  • Lauren
    Last summer I read and loved Jenn Bennett's Alex, Approximately. Seriously, if you haven't read it already what are you waiting for?! Go forth and buy a copy! Anyhow, when I caught wind of Starry Eyes, Jenn's newest book, I couldn't have been more excited. The fact that it featured one of the activities I dread most - camping- didn't even detour me. I had faith that Jenn would make it fun, and luckily, that's exactly what happened. Starry Eyes is...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Confession time! This was my very first Jenn Bennett book! But fret not friends, for it shan't be my last. Confession number two: I don't often "do" fluffier books. Oh, but how glad I am that this one called to me!First of all. Who would not love what is basically a hybrid of friends-to-lovers and enemies-to-lovers? This book combines a...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    “Don’t be cautious. Be careful.” I wanted to read this because I thing hiking and camping are fun and haven’t really seen that in a YA story before that wasn’t an epic fantasy journey. I have to say, Starry Eyes was a fun time. I laughed a lot and couldn’t put the book down! Things I Liked This book definitely wasn’t short on the tropey contemporary elements I love. We have feuding families (a la Romeo and Juliet), and we have the ...
  • Stephanie
    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. This is my second book by Jenn Bennett and I found it just as addicting as I did Alex, Approximately . It was a quick, easy read that kept me glued to the pages.Ok, so let me get the things that didn't sit great with me out of the way. There was some mocking of religion, which I never appreciate. There was much more adult content than I appreciate in a young adult novel...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    *4.5 stars*Jenn Bennett writes the BEST YA contemporaries. Still swooning from this one. Full review coming closer to release!
  • Em
    Jenn Bennett has done it again. After reading Alex, Approximately and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I was super excited to get my hands on a copy of Starry Eyes, which the publishers were nice enough to send me. As soon as I got it, I sat down and read it in two days. Two days! 400 some-odd pages in two days. And I loved every second of it.Why did I love this book so much? Because Jenn Bennett has a way of creating multi-dimensional characters...
  • Lauren R.
    4.5 stars. SO GOOD. How does she do it? I’m continually impressed. Lennon and Zorie were honestly not my favorites at the start but they grew on me with every page I read. What a perfect ship and childhood-friends-to-more-warring-families-forbidden-romance... a combination of all my favorites. Soooo much chemistry. The hiking aspects didn’t initially interest me when the book was announced, but my boyfriend has been on a hiking/wilderness kic...
  • Ginger at
    An unexpectedly sweet, emotional story filled with the great outdoors! I really enjoyed this journey. Now I want to visit the sequoias deep in the Sierra Nevadas. Having a guide like Lennon would be pretty great, too. 😉
  • Eri (Airy Reads)
  • Aila
    Suchhhh a good YA contemporary read. Perfect for the summer: that comfortable time in-between semesters where teens have that sense of freedom and independence. Jenn Bennett always writes hit contemporaries, and Starry Eyes was no exception. There were excellent, down-to-earth characters, the most wholesome romance, and an adventurous setting. There was a bit more drama than her past books, but the atmosphere of the book overall remained light an...