Book Review: As The Stars Fall by Steve N. Lee

I am broken.

Goodreads Blurb

As The Stars Fall by Steve N. Lee

A desperate dog. A scarred girl. A bond nothing can break.

When a young girl suffering with her own tragedy comes across an injured young dog, she can’t resist helping him. Both having braved the worst the world had to throw at them, the pair quickly form an unbreakable bond. They picture their future as an endless stream of adventures filled with love, laughter, and good times.

But life has one last cruel trick to play…

At one moment heart-warming, the next heart-breaking, this is the story of a desperate dog’s roller coaster journey to be the one thing every good dog dreams of being – a best friend. Through a touching tale, As The Stars Fall explores how compassion can make us whole again and friendship can heal even the most broken of hearts.

For animal lovers, pet owners, and anyone who has ever had a four-legged best friend, especially those who enjoy dog stories and animal novels such as:

A Dog’s Purpose
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Marley and Me
The One and Only Ivan

If you crave a story of love and loss, of compassion and belonging, of friendship that knows no bounds, you need to read As The Stars Fall.

As The Stars Fall Book Cover


I’m at a loss as what to say other than that this book broke me. I knew it would. I was inconsolable after The Art of Racing in the Rain and it’s going to take me a while to recover from As The Stars Fall too.

Beautiful. Touching. Emotion. There are so many words I could use to describe this book but they won’t do it justice. Instead I am going to use this analogy: I had to read As The Stars Fall in the same way in which I would watch a horror film. I had to look away from the screen, I had to interject my reading with mind-numbing content, and I had to skim over certain areas to protect myself, this time not from monsters but I soul wrenching story.

If you ever thought reading a book through the eyes of a child is emotional, try reading from the viewpoint of an abused, innocent dog simply looking for love in a cruel world. Dogs are just so trusting and love unconditionally, don’t they? We don’t deserve them. I seriously wanted to jump into the book and sort out some of the characters in As The Stars Fall. It’s safe to say that even the most minor characters got me riled up.

Let me finish by saying that this book is not light-hearted. You will need boxes of Kleenex just to get through it. BUT it certainly is one of the best books you will read this year. Trust me on that one.

As The Stars Fall is available to buy now.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my book so much, even if it did leave you “broken”. Believe me, it wasn’t any easier to write it – it broke me at times too. Even now, I find some parts heart-wrenching, yet ultimately, amazingly uplifting. Thank you for letting me share my story with you and your readers.

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