I am always asking for more new adult books…and Ash Knight didn’t disappoint. She delivers a deep and wholesome romance filled with underlying trauma, grief, and the challenge of finding where you belong. I enjoy new adult books because they take place during very formative years of growth and development. The Gravity of Shooting Stars highlights those challenges of burgeoning adulthood with Hawken and her foray into college, new friends (and old friends), and navigating life away from home for the first time. Hawken is relatable – a woman on the outskirts of popularity, an intelligent student, and someone eager to push through and get to the next step of life. Henry is charming, but lonely, and filled with grief and a desire for closeness and comfort. Between the two, they are able to not only understand themselves better, but each other as well. With a happily ever after ending and a layered romance that never delves into cheesiness or cliché, The Gravity of Shooting Stars makes for a pleasant and enjoyable read.