A modern-day Romeo and Juliet set amongst the beauty of Byron Bay and the grind of Sydney.
Rip and Sahara have always been together. Primary school friends to high school lovers, their ties to each other are as intertwined and inescapable as the roots of the Byron Strangler Fig. But like that same tree, the tendrils of their love are beginning to stifle and choke, and soon, Sahara finds she must leave — moving to Sydney to pursue her career as an artist.
In Sydney, Sahara draws the attention of Sean, a charismatic entrepreneur, and is quickly drawn into his expensive and glamorous world — so very different from the quiet, simple place of her youth. But even as she creates a new life, and a new version of herself, Sahara cannot seem to leave Rip behind.
Back in the Byron hinterland, Rip moves to a working farm to recover from the wounds Sahara left. It's here that he begins to understand his past and reimagine his future. But as Rip rebuilds, Sahara unravels, losing herself in Sean's shiny, but meaningless world and plagued by visions of her previous life and lover.
Heartbreaking and haunting, The Inevitability of Stars is a poignant novel about the burden of fate, the viscosity of reality and the resilience of love
I was very happy to recieve this book and enjoyed reading it. Kathryn created an amazing tale that captured the thoughts and feelings of young artistic minded people growing up in small town Australia. I loved how relatable this novel was from Rip, the guy who needed to find his way in life to Sahara who needed to find more in life then what the beachside town of Byron Bay had to offer. Kathryn's writing was superb, she got across the exact point that she wanted too. Something about her writing was different to most i have read good different though, i just cant put my finger on it.
I feel like Kathryn captured the Australian flare in a great way, she put enough of it in there to show how awesome we are, alot of people cant do that very well.
It was kind of strange reading about so many places i have been and i know quiet well in a fictional book.
All in all great book, i cant wait to see what else Kathryn has in stall,
I recommend you read this book.