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These Starcrossed Lives of Ours Creat Megan Linski is a Ebook Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first short novel at the age of 6 Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14 24 When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder She lives in Michigan.. Christine Fjord is on the run After making her escape from the cult she called her family for three years, nineteen year old Christie is now wanted dead by the girl she s loved and idolized forevere cult s cunning and venomous leader, Annabelle Lane An expert in the art of deception, Annabelle s threats aren t to be taken lightly, and everybody knows that once you rChristine Fjord is on the run After making her escape from the cult she called her family for three years, nineteen year old Christie is now wanted dead by the girl she s loved and idolized forevere cult s cunning and venomous leader, Annabelle Lane An expert in the art of deception, Annabelle s threats aren t to be taken lightly, and everybody knows that once you re in the cult, you re in it for life The only way out is death Christie s break from Annabelle s clutches leads her to a place she never knew existed, a small town called Manchester, Michigan, and into the arms of a man who is the opposite of everything she s been Ian Rosenthal is kind, forgiving, and willing to sacrifice everything for Christie s safety Christie resists Ian s efforts to win her over, despite the strong feelings she has for him Is falling in love again worth risking her life Christie knows that nobody crosses Annabelle Lane without paying the ultimate price. Good Book These Starcrossed Lives of Ours I read Megan Linski's These Starcrossed Lives of Ours today. I enjoyed it. I wasn't sure what to expect from the book, as the description I had beforehand was minimal, and boy was I surprised. It was a very interesting story line to say the least, one that was often disturbing (but in a good way, if that makes sense). The fact that the book was able to disturb me at all is a good sign that it was a well written book. I often found myself incredibly frustrated with Christine and completely smitten with Ian. I think Ian was my favorite character. I identified most closely with Ian. When he did something, he put his all into it, no matter what it was. A large part of my frustration with Christine was rooted in how she behaved toward/thought about Ian. While I could understand Christine's reasoning for not telling Ian the truth, there were many times I disagreed with it. When she finally told him the truth (all of it) of her past I was so relieved! But then she just turned around and made me frustrated all over again. I don't know that I ever really got relief from this frustration though. I felt that the ending left me hanging in a lot of ways. She never actually tells him she loves him. The reader never gets to see them interact as two people openly in love with each other once the storm has passed. She comes back and he just accepts her. I'm not saying this is wrong, but the fact that she disappeared should've mattered. She never apologizes for running away like that. The fact that she ran away at all, though, particularly irks me. Did she learn nothing? Over the course of the book, her situation changed and she became more open, but she never actually changed much as a person. She's still selfish as all get out. While things appear to end well for Ian and Christine, what I know of both of them makes me think that their relationship will (a) not last and/or (b) be unhealthy. He gives, she takes. She treats him poorly, he lets her. While I want to know what happens next, it is largely because I want to know if she ever figures the f*** out the gravity of having someone like Ian love her. Not because she is a bad person, but because someone like Ian should not be taken for granted. I don't know that I ever got to see her truly realize that.I also think there were portions of the book (such as the party near the end) that were not at all necessary to the story. They just added more things that required resolution of some sort. Resolution that would never come as it was more like a tangent than anything else. Linski brought some very interesting characters into the book and made them significant for a while, but only a while. When Ian and Christine went to the party I was super interested as to where it was going to lead. The answer: nowhere. That was a bit disappointing.On the whole, I did enjoy the book. Linski's writing style was fun and her word choice and phrasing made me laugh on numerous occasions. The book was engaging and kept me on the edge of my seat. (Particularly in relation to Annabelle. Clearly she was going to come back into the picture. But when? Where? How? I spent a lot of the book just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I had guessed about the children and who Annabelle might really be, I did not expect the previously mentioned shoe to drop at Ian's parent's house.) While I was frustrated and irritated at times, I understand that it is just the nature of the characters. She is incredibly immature, which I think could largely be attributed to her age. Still, she never really grew as a person over the course of the book. I don't think either character possessed the maturity to actually make a relationship work long-term (as in marriage). This is not to say they couldn't, but it's very hard to believe with certainty in that happy ever after when the characters (one in particular) still have a lot of maturing to do. All of this being said, I would be very interested in reading another of Linski's novels.