The Center of the Universe by Ria Voros is an intriguing book. It has been a while since the author has had a new YA novel. I read her White Pine nominated title, The Opposite of Geek a few years ago and it had a really unique format and wonderful writing. I am looking forward to reading this mystery that has some science and romance as well.
The Center of The Universe by Ria Voros
Author: Ria Voros
Publisher: KCP Loft
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Grace Carter's mother --- the celebrity news anchor GG Carter --- is everything Grace is not. GG is a star, with a flawless wardrobe and a following of thousands, while Grace --- an aspiring astrophysicist --- is into stars of another kind. She and her mother have always been in different orbits.
Then one day GG is just ... gone. Cameras descend on their house, news shows speculate about what might have happened and Grace's family struggles to find a new rhythm as they wait for answers.
While the authorities unravel the mystery behind GG's disappearance, Grace grows closer to her high school's golden boy, Mylo, who has faced a black hole of his own. She also uncovers some secrets from her mother's long-lost past. The more Grace learns, the more she wonders. Did she ever really know her mother? Was GG abducted ... or did she leave? And if she left, why?
Author Ria Voros (Nobody's Dog, The Opposite of Geek) reaches for the stars here, deftly combining mystery with a passion for science and themes of mother-daughter bonds, celebrity, first love and best friendship.
Facts about astronomy and astrophysics are seamlessly woven into the story and are supplemented by an interview with real-life astrophysicist Elizabeth Tasker, making this the perfect book for readers who love STEM. And even readers who don't have stars in their eyes will love this smart, suspenseful, relatable and literary novel.
Book QUotes: The Center of the Universe
The day my mother went missing turned out to be the hottest May tenth on record. Sidewalks could have fried eggs and kids were getting second-degree burns on playground equipment.
21 thoughts on “The Center of the Universe by Ria Voros”
This does sound good. A new author for me and a clever cover.
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I agree with you on that cover! I love it. 🙂
Sounds good to me and I hope you’ll have a chance to read it soon.
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I’ve not read this author before, but it does sound unique. Hope you enjoy this one!
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I can see why you would be excited about this one!
It does sound for sure interesting. Though the cover isn´t really mine. But that doesn´t mean anything at the moment. I will check it out and see if that will go on my wishlist for x-mas. So, thanks for sharing it with us.
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I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂
This definitely sounds intriguing, and I love the mix of genres. Pretty cover, too. I hope you love it!
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I really love it when books have a mix of genres. 🙂
I love this cover. I also would like to read this one the blurb sounds so good. Great pick!
That blurb has me so excited! 🙂
This sounds like a really great story, and the cover is really beautiful!
I totally agree with you! 🙂
I have not read any of Voros’ books, but this was on my radar because I always love a STEM girl, and it sounds really emotional in a good way too.
Right?! I think it is going to be an emotional read as well. 🙂
This sounds so interesting, I love the mother-daughter dynamic – and the inclusion of real science is fun!
I haven’t read her books but this sounds very interesting! Great Pick!
Ooh love love love that cover. Starry night skies always get me. 🙂
Ohhhhh this sounds really intriguing and I am loving that cover SO much! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
This sounds interesting! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
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Sounds interesting can’t wait to read it.