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‘Until the Last Star Fades’ by Jacquelyn Middleton


It is easy for me to say that ‘Until the Last Star Fades’ is one of my favorite books, I read in 2018. I started reading this book as soon as I received it, I know my review is little late but this happens to me when I read Jacquelyn Middleton books. Why? To tell you the truth I had to wait a bit so that my emotions will settle down and also find a way to write this review so that it would make justice to this amazing story. I still feel that whatever I say won’t be enough to convey my feelings but I will try my best.

‘‘You can never say ‘I love you’ enough, and the people you love can never hear it too much. Say it warmly, say it often.’’ Shanon – Ben’s mom

Riley Hope is a senior at NYU and returning from visiting Josh, her hockey player boyfriend, she runs into a struggling British actor, Benjamin Fagan, who just had just wrapped up a pilot season in LA. However, things didn’t go well for him, so he decided to try his chances in Big Apple. After their run in, they lost contact but not for long. Thanks to fate and the jobs Ben takes just to get by, helps them to cross paths again. Since Riley is already taken, Ben decides to take the friendship road with her. Even though Ben seems shady at the beginning of the story, he is a really nice, upbeat and hard-working guy that you will fall in love with. As for Riley, she is really smart, beautiful and her relationship with her mom, Maggie, is something you will adore. Both Riley and Ben seems happy, however, their loneliness and secrets they hide from everyone including each other, helps them to develop a special friendship. With their friendship grows, they start leaning on each other for support. As you can imagine their friendship will take a new turn and they will become more than friends but believe me their story will have a lot of ups and downs. The story might be slow at the beginning but after a bit you won’t be able to put it down. Since I do read a lot of books, lately it got really hard for me to read something that I wasn’t guessing what will happen next. However, I failed on guessing what will happen next with this book, which was amazing. I was just going with the flow 🙂 I really don’t like and enjoy 3rd person POV novels because mostly I feel like I cannot really connect with the story. However, even though the story is written from 3rd person POV, you can easily get in the story and relate/connect with the characters. The secondary characters, starting with Piper and Casey, are super fun but again, that seems like a Jacquelyn Middleton thing. Her first two books was the same way. Full of amazing secondary characters that you cannot wait to read their stories 🙂 I also love how Jacquelyn Middleton always points out psychological illnesses that we or people around us face. In ‘London Belongs to Me’, it was Alex, who were facing anxiety and panic attacks. In ‘Until the Last Star Fades’ it is Riley who is facing smiling depression, which I just learned about.

Through out the story I laughed, got pissed, cried, literally felt all the emotions at one point or another. I am happy to say, I am glad that I got a chance to review this book. I cannot wait to read Jacquelyn Middleton’s next novel. I hope it will be Piper’s story 🙂 To wrap it all up, I can simply say I loved ‘Until the Last Star Fades’ and totally recommend it.

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes.
  • Would I re-read this book: Already did.
  • Would I read future books by this author: Yes.


e-ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES Jacquelyn Middleton—cover (final)

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