Mar 13, 2016

Dreaming Of Antigone.

dreaming of antigone.
robin bridges.

Publisher : Kenisnghton
Publication Date:March 29.2016
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Format|Pages: ARC EBook|304.
 Source: Received digital copy from Netgalley.


Every star has its own path…

“I can’t ever be the blazing star that Iris was. I’m still just a cold, dark satellite orbiting a star that went super nova.”

Andria’s twin sister, Iris, had adoring friends, a cool boyfriend, a wicked car, and a shelf full of soccer trophies. She had everything, in fact—including a drug problem. Six months after Iris’s death, Andria is trying to keep her grades, her friends, and her family from falling apart. But stargazing and books aren’t enough to ward off her guilt that she—the freak with the scary illness and all-black wardrobe—is still here when Iris isn’t. And then there’s Alex Hammond. The boy Andria blames for Iris’s death. The boy she’s unwittingly started swapping lines of poetry and secrets with, even as she tries to keep hating him. 

(Source: Received digital copy, in exchange of honest review. Thanks to Kensington Books & Netgalley)


This book ended up being much more than I imagined it to be. When I first came across this book when I was on Netgalley, and the moment that I saw the description, I fallen in love with the story already. DREAMING OF ANTIGONE sounded just type of books that I love. I had a feeling that it was going to be a sad story, but I didn’t realize how sad it was going to be, and it got to the point where I couldn’t put the book down. Despite being dark and sad I found myself unable to pull myself away from Andria’s story. As I read the book, I felt like I became part of Andria’s story, as I saw through her eyes, and through her pain. Even if I didn’t lose anyone way that she did, I can imagine the pain of losing a loved one. However I can’t even begin to imagine how it must felt like, to lose a loved one through drugs, only to find out later that there is so much more than that. DREAMING OF ANTIGONE was the type of book that will have you thinking, will have you wonder what others secrets are there, what will happen next? It’s not just a book about romance but family, friendship, secrets.

Andria: I felt sorry for her. I could tell that loss of her twin, Iris was hard on her, even if there were times that she tried to hide that. Plus her mom was overprotective due to her seizures. I do understand where she was coming from, after all she just lost one of her children, and she didn’t want to lose another. I did love the writing style, how we followed Andria by the days she had left till she could take her driver’s test, it was interesting to read. Of course I couldn’t help but wonder if she would actually make it this time. I think that Andria was suffering more than she let on, and it feels like if it wasn’t for her friends and Alex, she might have been worse off than she was. I did notice the sighnfigant change in her from beginning of the book, to the end of book. Now Alex, their relationship was different, mostly because she blamed him for Iris’ s death but at the same time she couldn’t help but feel some sort of connection to him. I couldn’t help but wonder if he felt the same about her, the ways he pushed her away at times did make me wonder. Despite what happened in past, I did find myself rooting for the two of them.

Of course I loved the cover. Just look at it? How can you not fall in love with the cover? It’s stunning and at the same time, mysterious. Actually the cover of the book was one of the first things that caught my attention, it had me curious about the book. The way that couple looking up at the sky, you can’t help but wonder if there are looking for more than stars. Also the title, it’s so unique but at the same time fits the storyline so well. DREAMING OF ANTIGONE is also filled with so many unexpected twists that even you don’t see coming. The type of twists that you find yourself re-reading just make sure that you read it right. I couldn’t get enough of this novel. Beautifully written. It’s a first book I read by this author and won’t be the last. A book that is worth it every page.


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