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10 thoughts on “The Brightest Star in the Sky

  1. says:

    Before I start I should say that I adore Marian Keyes I’ve read all of her books; I’ve laughed I’ve cried and I’ve loved almost every word I could probably go as far to say that I worship the ground she walks onSo it pains me to say that I struggled with this bookThe story focuses around a small block of flats in Dublin and a mysterious character that is watching over all of its residents This supernatural visit

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    The residents of 66 Star Street in Dublin are all being watched but by what? Maeve and Matt seem happy enough to anybody looking in but behind the facade is a truth that neither of them wants to be made public Katie and Conall have a lovehate relationship but how will the arrival of TV gardener Fionn affect their relationship?Lydia lives with Polish men Andrei and Jan but can’t stand either of them not to mention the p

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    Why did I read this book? I was waiting in the library and it looked interesting Am I regretting it? No I'm not Not reallyThe thing is if this book had held on to the atmosphere and narration from the beginning it would h

  4. says:

    If the first few reviews you saw was the I usually love Marian Keys but I'm rewarding this one star kind I'm happy to tell you those unfortunates read this book all wrong uite the contrary it has all the traits and character and cha

  5. says:

    Ahh another gem from Marian Keyes I didn't even know she had another book coming out so it was like an unexpected gift so e

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    I found the characters well rounded and despite their diverse personalities they were for the most part likeable with one very large exceptionAlthough the story jumps about a fair amount it is still uite easy to follow once you adapt to the style From a negative point of view I did not enjoy the story and found the book uite a distressing readContains Spoilersview spoilerSex suicide rape and death are major themes of this novel an

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    It pains me to give this one star and I'd prefer to give it 15 but I just can't as I love Marian Keyes but this book took me by surprise and not in a good way I figured out the big secret with Maeve early on but I'm not sure whether that was due to it being obvious or a recognition of subtle signs so maybe not everyone would work it out so uickly While I understand that having any warning as to what had happened would essentially take awa

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    A real disappointment It is over 600 pages and I got 150 pages in before I threw the towel in The story centres around a block of flats in Dub

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    Just finished reading the book fifteen minu

  10. says:

    I've been a massive Marian Keyes fan since way back in 1995 when I read 'Watermelon' and I've read every one of her book since then some have been better than others especially those that feature the Walsh family but I've enjoyed all of them M

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CHARACTERS ✓ MONARCHFIRM.CO.UK ✓ Marian Keyes

H In Love and who stave off despair by doing random acts of kindness But a mysterious visitor has just landed at 66 Star Street bringing love friendship and heartbreak and a new found optimism Old secrets are working their way to the surface and all their lives are about to change in the most unexpected of ways. It pains me to give this one star and I d prefer to give it 15 but I just can t as I love Marian Keyes but this book took me by surprise and not in a good way I figured out the big secret with Maeve early on but I m not sure whether that was due to it being obvious or a recognition of subtle signs so maybe not everyone would work it out so uickly While I understand that having any warning as to what had happened would essentially take away any suspense in the story if I had known what the book would focus on I most certainly would not have read it I guess there is a reason that the statement trigger warning has become so used online and a book like this could really use one Marian usually handles difficult subject matter well but not here I finished the book feeling sad and lost and even the cheesy and unlikely happy ending was not enough to change that Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin kindness But a mysterious visitor has just landed at 66 Star Street bringing love friendship and heartbreak and a new found optimism Old secrets are working their way to the surface and all their lives are about to change in the most unexpected of ways. It pains me to give this one star and I d prefer to give it 15 but I just can t as I love Marian Keyes but this book took me by surprise and not in a good way I figured out the big secret with Maeve early on but I m not sure whether that was due to it being obvious or a recognition of subtle signs so maybe not everyone would work it out so uickly While I understand that having any warning as to what had happened would essentially take away any suspense in the story if I had Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series known what the book would focus on I most certainly would not have read it I guess there is a reason that the statement trigger warning has become so used online and a book like this could really use one Marian usually handles difficult subject matter well but not here I finished the book feeling sad and lost and even the cheesy and unlikely happy ending was not enough to change that

CHARACTERS The Brightest Star in the Sky

The Brightest Star in the Sky

Welcome to 66 Star Street In the top floor flat lives music exec Katie She spends her days fighting off has been rock stars and wondering how much cheesecake you'd need to eat yourself to death Below her a pair of muscular Poles share with a streetwise cabbie named Lydia who has a sharp tongue an even sharper b. Before I start I should say that I adore Marian Keyes I ve read all of her books I ve laughed I ve cried and I ve loved almost every word I could probably go as far to say that I worship the ground she walks onSo it pains me to say that I struggled with this bookThe story focuses around a small block of flats in Dublin and a mysterious character that is watching over all of its residents This supernatural visitor who acts as a narrator is able to see into the memories of everyone in the building and through this we gradually learn about each of the people living at 66 Star StreetUnfortunately I m not a fan of fantasy stories Magic and mystery just don t appeal to me as much as realism The narrator whose identity is not revealed until the climax of the book was of an irritation than a selling point for me as I didn t understand who or what was telling the story and my cynicism kept getting in the wayDespite the magical storyline The Brightest Star in the Sky is actually a rather depressing read None of the characters are happy and their backstories are all very dreary cheating loneliness and mental illness among the mildest issues being dealt with Which leads me to the most fundamental issue I had with the book I didn t really like or care about any of the charactersThere are a lot of characters in the book There s Matt and Maeve a couple with a terrible secret that s eating away at their relationship Katie the music exec with a rubbish boyfriend Andrei and Jan two Polish men who despise their flatmate Lydia And what seems like hundreds With so many different names and personalities to remember and short chapters that jump between them at a uick pace there was little time for a character to grow on you It seemed that every time I got mildly interested in someone the focus would change to someone else and I d find myself thinking not her again With some novels your need to understand everything has you racing towards the end but the mysteries within this story didn t really grab me With each chapter that revealed nothing I found myself irritated than intrigued Aside from the secret of the narrator the chapters act as a mysterious countdown from Day 66 to Day 1 We re supposed to wonder what the book is counting down to but I just wondered why it was taking so long to get thereAs the story reached its climax my interest finally peaked despite things getting even harrowing and depressing than I d anticipated The last few chapters although unsettling were much easier to get through than the rest of the book But it was still a bit of a relief when I finally finished it The Brightest Star in the Sky might be a book that divides opinion If you re a fan of fantasy and magic you may engage with the storyline If you enjoy reading about everything that could possibly go wrong in the world then perhaps you ll like the depressing themes But don t read this if you re looking for a happiness you won t find much of it hereDon t worry Marian I still love you This review was originally published at Judging Covers Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin kept getting in the wayDespite the magical storyline The Brightest Star in the Sky is actually a rather depressing read None of the characters are happy and their backstories are all very dreary cheating loneliness and mental illness among the mildest issues being dealt with Which leads me to the most fundamental issue I had with the book I didn t really like or care about any of the charactersThere are a lot of characters in the book There s Matt and Maeve a couple with a terrible secret that s eating away at their relationship Katie the music exec with a rubbish boyfriend Andrei and Jan two Polish men who despise their flatmate Lydia And what seems like hundreds With so many different names and personalities to remember and short chapters that jump between them at a uick pace there was little time for a character to grow on you It seemed that every time I got mildly interested in someone the focus would change to someone else and I d find myself thinking not her again With some novels your need to understand everything has you racing towards the end but the mysteries within this story didn t really grab me With each chapter that revealed nothing I found myself irritated than intrigued Aside from the secret of the narrator the chapters act as a mysterious countdown from Day 66 to Day 1 We re supposed to wonder what the book is counting down to but I just wondered why it was taking so long to get thereAs the story reached its climax my interest finally peaked despite things getting even harrowing and depressing than I d anticipated The last few chapters although unsettling were much easier to get through than the rest of the book But it was still a bit of a relief when I finally finished it The Brightest Star in the Sky might be a book that divides opinion If you re a fan of fantasy and magic you may engage with the storyline If you enjoy reading about everything that could possibly go wrong in the world then perhaps you ll like the depressing themes But don t read this if you re looking for a happiness you won t find much of it hereDon t worry Marian I still love you This review was originally published at Judging Covers

CHARACTERS ✓ MONARCHFIRM.CO.UK ✓ Marian Keyes

Rain but some unexpected soft spots On the first floor is Fionn a gardener who prefers the company of parsnips to people But he looks like a fairy tale prince and when he's offered his own television show he's suddenly thrust into the limelight And at the bottom of the house live Matt and Maeve who are Very Muc. Ahh another gem from Marian Keyes I didn t even know she had another book coming out so it was like an unexpected gift so excitingI didn t like her last one This Charming Man so much but this one was back up to her usual top standard I spent a lovely day in bed racing through it and enjoying every minute I love the way she writes I always find her characters so endearingly excitable and uirky possibly because MK herself is like that Anyway I certainly am it s nice to know I am not alone in being easily excited by random things I loved Katie s enthusiasm for chemists they re such a force for good and Lydia s fascination with Polish towns ending in sk they sounded like swear words only far hissier and snakierFor a while I thought that the whole thing with Death and Life or the spirit of the future baby or whatever it was watching everyone s lives and commenting was a bit weird and distracting but by the end of it I was uite enjoying their bits ESPECIALLY David getting suashed by the flying block of ice HA Rarely have I seen a villain come to such a delightfully satisfying endI loved Matt and Maeve s story although I found it a bit frustrating not knowing what had gone wrong for them I think I will enjoy this book in subseuent readings of it I often find that actually Mysteries frustrate me I like to KNOWFor some reason halfway through I started picturing Conall as Mr Big from Sex and the City Something about the way he was described After that I couldn t respect him as much I loathe Mr Big and all that he stands forI was slightly disappointed that nothing ended up happening between Lydia and HOT Andrei although there were hints at the end that there might be something in the future for them Boo I loved all the scenes between them SUCH great chemistryAnyway all in all a fantastic read Yay Marian Keyes