We are not guaranteed anything, not even this life.
Rivers Young is the popular guy untouchable by reality. He is like a star—bright, consuming, otherworldly. The thing about stars, though, is that they eventually fall, and he is no different.
He falls far and he falls hard.
Delilah Bana is the outcast enshrouded in all of life's ironies. Alone, in the dark, like dusk as it falls on the world. When Rivers hits the ground, she is the night that catches him. In the darkness, they meld into something beautiful that shines like the sun.
Only, the greater the star is, the shorter its lifespan.
Oh, how this book made me wallow! Many tears were shed, so many that I ended up putting this book on pause for a good two months. I finally finished it a few days ago, and that little ending made me cry all over again because of how beautiful it was.
When we lose someone, or when you know all hope is lost, time becomes your enemy. Time, we all wish for more time. I wish these characters had been given more time.
But they weren't and that's what makes this story realistic. I know I keep saying in my reviews how Lindy's characters are real, that their stories are real. That's because Lindy tends to write realistically. And I love it. Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm all for fairy tales and sweet romances, but the stuff Lindy writes is something to which anyone can relate.
Delilah is a strong character. She doesn't let what is happening to her stop her from living her life. Instead it gives her motivation to help others out while she can, so at least she made a difference.
That difference is Rivers. She doesn't let him give up on life, and makes him get back up and face life after it has knocked him down.
There isn't much else I can say without giving spoilers.
Zartian For Life!
Unlit Star gets 5 out of 5 Star-lit Platypires!