Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Book Review: Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges

Publish Date: March 29, 2016
304 pages [Kindle edition]

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.

My Thoughts:
I was gifted this book via Netgalley.
I really enjoyed this book. I'm not going to lie, I added it to my TBR solely for that cover because would you just look at it! Dreaming of Antigone follows the story of Iris, a girl who has epilepsy and a girl who just lost her twin sister to a heroin overdose 6 months ago. The story goes through Iris's struggles to grieve her sister while uncovering more and more information about what happened that led up to that night her sister died. I really enjoyed how fleshed out the characters were. I liked the use of Antigone's story, poetry, and astronomy in the the plot. It was a wonderfully written book. 

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