⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review – What Planet Can I Blame This On? by Ellie Pilcher
This review has been made possible thanks to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton for providing me with an Advance Reader’s Copy in exchange for an honest review.
The novel is about 29 year-old Kris, a young woman living her best life, working her dream job, living in her dream apartment with her fiancé. Within a week, she finds that he’s been cheating on her for 5 1/2 out of their 6 years together, her apartment (and almost all of her belongings) floods due to an issue with the pipes and she gets made redundant from her job. She relies on her friends and leans heavily on astrology to guide her through her Saturn’s Return in the hope that it would fix all of her problems. With many meet-cutes, fate intervening, and exploring spirituality, this book takes Kris through a journey of self-discovery and development to becoming a better person.
I found the tone of the novel really positive, with a good sense of humour and moments for reflection. You can feel the pain Kris feels by being abandoned by her ex, her despair due to not having a clear plan and the support of her family and friends through this difficult time in her life. While sometimes the dialogue felt a little too telling, trope-y and stilted, the characters were pretty well fleshed out and their relationships with each other, and the plot flows well from one notable event to another.
I’d recommend this to anyone feeling a little lost in life, interested in spirituality or who has a set of tarot cards, a pile of rose quartz in the corner or a wish to understand what planet you can blame.
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