June Read Fierce Book Club Pick

May 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM

June Read Fierce Book Club Pick

By Team Fierce Reads
June is Pride Month and what better way to celebrate than with a beautiful lesbian love story about the universe? Plus summertime is perfect for reading about love! This vivid and evocative YA lesbian romance is all about second chances. Our pick for June is The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum. Check out the video below to hear K. Ancrum talk about this lovely book. Ryann finds love and friendship in furious loner Alexandria, whose mother is an astronaut on a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system. How cool is that? Join us on the galactical journey to love and friendship. Follow along @FierceRead on social as well as K. Ancrum on Twitter @KaylaAncrum for the latest deets.

Mark your calendars with the #ReadFierce June reading dates:

Week One - June 2nd Pages 1-125 Week Two - June 9th Pages 126-250 Week Three - June 16th Pages 251-end Join Team Fierce Reads along with author @K.Ancrum for a live discussion on June 30th at 7 pm EST. A vivid, evocative YA lesbian romance about how the universe is full of second chances Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the “wrong” side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends. One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the girls are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system. Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And now it’s up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more. The Weight of the Stars is the new LGBT young adult romance from K. Ancrum, written with the same style of short, micro-fiction chapters and immediacy that garnered acclaim for her debut, The Wicker King.

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