Book Reviews

The Weight of the Stars by Kayla Ancrum

A beautiful tale of friendship, love, and taking chances on the unknown.

First off, I would like to thank Kayla Ancrum for providing me with an ARC of her book. I am so happy I got a chance to read this before it hits the shelves.


Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.

One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the two misfits are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.

Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more . . .

In K. Ancrum’s signature poetic style, this slow-burn romance will have you savoring every page.

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My thoughts:

I was instantly captured by this story. Ryann our main character, was one I loved and found myself relating to. Focused on her brother James, and his son Charlie, we learn about her family, and the hardships they have faced. Ryann does what is necessary to provide for them due to terrible circumstances. Alexandria, the new girl in town, becomes of interest to Ryann. Cold and angry, my first thought of Alexandria was one of dislike, however she quickly grew on me. Learning about her background, I would be as cold and angry as she is.

Together, Ryann and Alexandria learn about themselves, the truth of the past, and the importance of friendship and family.

Overall, I LOVED this book. I felt as though the reader got to understand the backstory of the main characters in a way that made you appreciate their differences. I also think that K. Ancrum did a great job of representing grief. I found myself rooting for the characters and appreciating their impact on one another. If you enjoy space, f/f romance, and friendship, this the book for you!


5/5 Stars

If you haven’t pre-ordered this book I recommend you do so.

The Weight of the Stars comes out March 19th, 2019.