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My Name is Venus Black #bookreview #fiction

My Name is Venus Black



My Name Is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd

All The stars and planets for Venus Black 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


Venus Black is a straitlaced A student fascinated by the study of astronomy—until the night she commits a shocking crime that tears her family apart and ignites a media firestorm. Venus refuses to talk about what happened or why, except to blame her mother. Adding to the mystery, Venus’s developmentally challenged younger brother, Leo, goes missing.

More than five years later, Venus is released from prison with a suitcase of used clothes, a fake identity, and a determination to escape her painful past. Estranged from her mother, and with her beloved brother still missing, she sets out to make a fresh start in Seattle, skittish and alone. But as new people enter her orbit—including a romantic interest and a young girl who seems like a mirror image of her former lost self—old wounds resurface, and Venus realizes that she can’t find a future while she’s running from her past.


This book definitely put a BIG smile on my face….. this is an absolute character driven book with some extremely likable characters and some a little tougher to like…..

Venus is sent to juvenile detention when she is 13 for killing her stepfather…. shortly after Venus is incarcerated her little brother Leo is taken…. Venus spends her five years in juvenile detention bitter and angry with her mother… and worried about and missing her little brother….

More than Venus this book really is about Leo…. a little boy with autism who seems to bring out the best and worst in people…. I believe the author did a very good job with the character of Leo…. he tugged at my heart strings just as much as he did Venus, Tessa, and many others….

This book really is about family and what makes a family…. Venus started this book thinking the only family she had was little brother Leo and ended this book having so much more….. The book was also about forgiveness and understanding and growth….. Venus really had a lot of character growth in this book…. and a lot of that was done through both forgiving and understandingn…. A lot of Venus‘s growth was thanks to a young girl who was probably my favorite character in the book by the name of Piper…. the relationship between them was truly sweet…..

If you are looking for a fast paced thrill of a book, this is not the book for you…. however if you are wanting a book filled with magnificent characters and special moments I’d absolutely suggest picking this up…..

PS: for those of you who have already read this, the ending was just the right color💙

*** i’d like to thank Random House and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***




We are Berit and Vicci... two girls from different parts of the world who were brought together by Goodreads and a love of all things books 💕📚

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