When the Stars Go Blue

When the Stars Go Blue

Winner of an International Latino Book Award A dancer driven to succeed. A musical prodigy attempting to escape his past. The summer they share. And the moment it all goes wrong. Dance is Soledad Reyes's life. About to graduate from Miami's Biscayne High School for the Performing Arts, she plans on spending her last summer at home teaching in a dance studio, saving money, and e Winner of an International Latino Book Award A dancer driven to succeed. A musical prodigy atte...

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Title:When the Stars Go Blue
Author:Barbara Caridad Ferrer
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0312650043
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

When the Stars Go Blue Reviews

  • Janssen
    Feb 27, 2011

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

  • Abby Johnson
    Jul 21, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

    18 yr old Soledad has just graduated from a performing arts High School in Miami. She studied dance her entire life. Soledad was going to spend the saving up money to move to NYC. Soledad impulsively changes her plans when, Jonathan, another recent graduate offers up a new dance challe...

    Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars go blue finally came out. Soledad is your typical aspirational dancer with an a-typical body--curvaceous an...

    Reviewed by: Sandra Lopez, author of "Esperanza" and "Beyond the Gardens Member of Livin' la vida Latina Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars...

    What originally grabbed my attention when I first heard of When the Stars Go Blue was the fact that the story takes place in Miami. Being a South Floridian all my life I knew that recognizing all the landmarks mentioned throughout the book would make reading this story even more enjoya...

    TAZ! That's all I wish I could say about this book, although there's bunches more to say. Soledad is a dancer. She loves dancing, breathes dancing, lives for dancing. She pretty much wants to become a famous dancer for her career. Jonothan, a boy from school, makes her an offer t...

    All Soledad has ever wanted to do was be a dancer and now that she's graduating from a top performing arts school in Miami, she plans to head to New York for auditions... until Jonathan steps into her life and gives her an offer that will change everything. Jonathan is a lead trumpet p...

  • Sarah
    Sep 12, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

  • Miss
    Apr 03, 2011

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

  • Ashley
    Oct 19, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

  • Brittany
    Jun 11, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

  • Kyleigh
    Jan 09, 2011

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

  • Angela
    Feb 02, 2011

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

  • Sandra Lopez
    Aug 11, 2012

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

    18 yr old Soledad has just graduated from a performing arts High School in Miami. She studied dance her entire life. Soledad was going to spend the saving up money to move to NYC. Soledad impulsively changes her plans when, Jonathan, another recent graduate offers up a new dance challe...

    Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars go blue finally came out. Soledad is your typical aspirational dancer with an a-typical body--curvaceous an...

  • Nely
    Aug 24, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

    18 yr old Soledad has just graduated from a performing arts High School in Miami. She studied dance her entire life. Soledad was going to spend the saving up money to move to NYC. Soledad impulsively changes her plans when, Jonathan, another recent graduate offers up a new dance challe...

    Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars go blue finally came out. Soledad is your typical aspirational dancer with an a-typical body--curvaceous an...

    Reviewed by: Sandra Lopez, author of "Esperanza" and "Beyond the Gardens Member of Livin' la vida Latina Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars...

    What originally grabbed my attention when I first heard of When the Stars Go Blue was the fact that the story takes place in Miami. Being a South Floridian all my life I knew that recognizing all the landmarks mentioned throughout the book would make reading this story even more enjoya...

  • Allison (The Allure of Books)
    Dec 11, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

    18 yr old Soledad has just graduated from a performing arts High School in Miami. She studied dance her entire life. Soledad was going to spend the saving up money to move to NYC. Soledad impulsively changes her plans when, Jonathan, another recent graduate offers up a new dance challe...

    Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars go blue finally came out. Soledad is your typical aspirational dancer with an a-typical body--curvaceous an...

    Reviewed by: Sandra Lopez, author of "Esperanza" and "Beyond the Gardens Member of Livin' la vida Latina Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars...

    What originally grabbed my attention when I first heard of When the Stars Go Blue was the fact that the story takes place in Miami. Being a South Floridian all my life I knew that recognizing all the landmarks mentioned throughout the book would make reading this story even more enjoya...

    TAZ! That's all I wish I could say about this book, although there's bunches more to say. Soledad is a dancer. She loves dancing, breathes dancing, lives for dancing. She pretty much wants to become a famous dancer for her career. Jonothan, a boy from school, makes her an offer t...

    All Soledad has ever wanted to do was be a dancer and now that she's graduating from a top performing arts school in Miami, she plans to head to New York for auditions... until Jonathan steps into her life and gives her an offer that will change everything. Jonathan is a lead trumpet p...

    I'm not much for romance-dominated stories, but I'm a sucker for "Carmen" and was really curious how the plot would be adapted for a contemporary teen setting. And I say, good job Ms. Caridad Ferrer! :D I really enjoyed the ride, and was glad to see that Soledad was not a heroine who l...

    This is a very intense and passionate novel. Which makes sense, as it is a retelling of the opera Carmen. Even though it might spoil some of the plotline in the book, I think it is a good idea to read up on a general outline of the opera before reading - to help you appreciate the spir...

  • Tahleen
    Feb 18, 2011

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

  • Doret
    Apr 05, 2011

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

    18 yr old Soledad has just graduated from a performing arts High School in Miami. She studied dance her entire life. Soledad was going to spend the saving up money to move to NYC. Soledad impulsively changes her plans when, Jonathan, another recent graduate offers up a new dance challe...

  • Anne Osterlund
    Apr 18, 2013

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

  • Ari
    May 22, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

  • Tara Chevrestt
    Oct 24, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

  • Audrey
    Dec 22, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

  • Alyssa
    Dec 15, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

  • Maria
    Dec 30, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

  • Maggie Desmond-O'Brien
    Feb 19, 2012

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

  • Janina
    Nov 22, 2010

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

  • Haleema
    Feb 15, 2012

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

  • Hannah
    Oct 27, 2011

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

  • Samantha
    Dec 16, 2016

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

  •  Arushi
    Dec 30, 2011

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

  • Sarah
    Jan 12, 2012

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

    18 yr old Soledad has just graduated from a performing arts High School in Miami. She studied dance her entire life. Soledad was going to spend the saving up money to move to NYC. Soledad impulsively changes her plans when, Jonathan, another recent graduate offers up a new dance challe...

    Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars go blue finally came out. Soledad is your typical aspirational dancer with an a-typical body--curvaceous an...

    Reviewed by: Sandra Lopez, author of "Esperanza" and "Beyond the Gardens Member of Livin' la vida Latina Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars...

    What originally grabbed my attention when I first heard of When the Stars Go Blue was the fact that the story takes place in Miami. Being a South Floridian all my life I knew that recognizing all the landmarks mentioned throughout the book would make reading this story even more enjoya...

    TAZ! That's all I wish I could say about this book, although there's bunches more to say. Soledad is a dancer. She loves dancing, breathes dancing, lives for dancing. She pretty much wants to become a famous dancer for her career. Jonothan, a boy from school, makes her an offer t...

  • RoseAdagio
    Oct 05, 2011

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

    18 yr old Soledad has just graduated from a performing arts High School in Miami. She studied dance her entire life. Soledad was going to spend the saving up money to move to NYC. Soledad impulsively changes her plans when, Jonathan, another recent graduate offers up a new dance challe...

    Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars go blue finally came out. Soledad is your typical aspirational dancer with an a-typical body--curvaceous an...

    Reviewed by: Sandra Lopez, author of "Esperanza" and "Beyond the Gardens Member of Livin' la vida Latina Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars...

    What originally grabbed my attention when I first heard of When the Stars Go Blue was the fact that the story takes place in Miami. Being a South Floridian all my life I knew that recognizing all the landmarks mentioned throughout the book would make reading this story even more enjoya...

    TAZ! That's all I wish I could say about this book, although there's bunches more to say. Soledad is a dancer. She loves dancing, breathes dancing, lives for dancing. She pretty much wants to become a famous dancer for her career. Jonothan, a boy from school, makes her an offer t...

    All Soledad has ever wanted to do was be a dancer and now that she's graduating from a top performing arts school in Miami, she plans to head to New York for auditions... until Jonathan steps into her life and gives her an offer that will change everything. Jonathan is a lead trumpet p...

    I'm not much for romance-dominated stories, but I'm a sucker for "Carmen" and was really curious how the plot would be adapted for a contemporary teen setting. And I say, good job Ms. Caridad Ferrer! :D I really enjoyed the ride, and was glad to see that Soledad was not a heroine who l...

  • Livin' la  Vida Latina
    Dec 18, 2012

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

    18 yr old Soledad has just graduated from a performing arts High School in Miami. She studied dance her entire life. Soledad was going to spend the saving up money to move to NYC. Soledad impulsively changes her plans when, Jonathan, another recent graduate offers up a new dance challe...

    Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars go blue finally came out. Soledad is your typical aspirational dancer with an a-typical body--curvaceous an...

    Reviewed by: Sandra Lopez, author of "Esperanza" and "Beyond the Gardens Member of Livin' la vida Latina Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars...

  • Lina;
    Feb 14, 2017

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

  • Jasmin Duenas
    Sep 28, 2017

    Yawn. Sorry, but this book is boring me to death. I am really disappointed. I had pretty high expectations for it ? silly me ? and those weren?t met at all. I made it until around page 160, skimmed the next 100 pages and then ?read? ? leaving out a few sentences/ paragraphs...

    Soledad is a dancer. Dedicated to training her body to obey her every command. And to proving herself. Through hard work, auditions, and an eventual move away from her Cuban grandmother in Miami to the competitive dance world of New York. Then Jonathan, a music student in the same p...

    People always asked why I danced. Why I'd devoted so much of my life to something that seemed to offer so little in return. But good as I was with words, in this they kind of deserted me. Every once in a while, I wished I could talk about it. How dancing created this huge, chaotic jumb...

    It?s scary. Being in the center of that much love. So scary - and thrilling and...potent. And I know it goes both ways. My hold on him is as strong as his is on me. He?ll never leave. When the stars go blue is the story of a Latina ballet dancer, Soledad. She was brought up...

    read the full review on my blog, holes In My brain WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE swept me off my feet: it was a beautiful and raw novel with such a strong main character and a well-developed plot. Soledad is a dancer; she?s not a tiny anorexic ballerina, she?s a ball of energy and powe...

    Umm why do I read so much paranormal YA again? Clearly all the best authors are writing contemporaries. I am in love with this book. I meant to just read the first chapter in the book store to see if I liked the writing and I ended up sitting down and reading through the whole thing in...

    DNF. I tried. I picked it up over and over again, but I was bored to death. In all fairness, had I paid closer attention to the summary when I pre ordered it rather than drool over the lovely cover and the fact it's a Latina heroine, I would have known it wasn't for me. It's just a lov...

    I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there has never been a contemporary romance I enjoyed more than When the Stars Go Blue. Coming from someone who reads so little romance to begin with, perhaps that is an uninformed compliment. Maybe it was just that this book was perfect for ...

    Soledad Reyes dreams of becoming a professional dancer and she has a plan to make it all happen. After graduating from an arts high school, she?s planning on teaching at a dance studio, save some money, and then strike out and start auditioning for dance companies. But along comes Jo...

    This one was one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. At some points, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. The writing was beautiful. It flowed so remarkably, with perfect details and word choices. I enjoyed every part of it, especially when Ferrer described Soledad's ...

    Kelly told me the ending on this dragged and she was right. . .it took a long long time to wrap up. In some ways I liked this book - I thought that Soledad was likable and I desperately wanted things to go right for her. I thought the whole corps thing was fun. But I thought Jonathan k...

    this was a very great read, i loved the cover and picked it up. I didn't see the ending coming, it was intense and gives you a glimpse of the life of teenage performers and the pressure they receive from their families. Soledad and Johnathan's relationship captures your attention from ...

    I don't have words to describe how much I loved this book ?? ...

    Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is all the cover suggests it to be- stunningly beautiful. It is the story of Soledad, and passionate and gifted dancer, hurt by her past but full of life and love, and r...

    When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer is a story that made a very strong impression on me. I've been lucky, this is the second book in a row I've read with a strong and resilient female protagonist. Synopsis: Dance is Soledad Reyes?s life. About to graduate from Miami?s Bisca...

    I hadn't heard much about this book, but for some reason, I knew it was going to be good. The beautiful cover - a model who fits to the description of the main character! symbols that actually have something to do with the story! - had When the Stars Go Blue screaming 'read me!' And I ...

    I don?t know why I continually go into non-paranormal YA books with such low expectations, but I sure need to stop because I keep getting blown away. The synopsis is rather vague so I didn?t really know what to expect, but I am very glad I read this. There are so many odd coincid...

    Soledad, incredibly talented dancer and recent high school graduate, knows exactly what she wants for her future. The summer after graduation, she plans on teaching at a ballet studio and, come January, will move to NYC to make her dream of dancing professionally a reality. But then an...

    While I was in the middle of reading this, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I was thrilled that Soledad and Jonathan's relationship started pretty much right away...since I hadn't read the back to realize this was the beginning of the dreaded love triangle. But it started off passion...

    WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE is nothing if not passionate and intense rolled into one. I was eagerly awaiting diving into Ferrer?s 2010 release after hearing quite the buzz about it, and was equally thrilled to find it at the library. I?m glad I borrowed this book because I definitely...

    Soledad's life is dance. There is nothing she doesn't love about it and nothing she wouldn't do for it. That is until she meets Jonathan. He starts off as just another classmate and he tells her about his bugle and drum corps group that is preforming all summer a program called Carmen ...

    18 yr old Soledad has just graduated from a performing arts High School in Miami. She studied dance her entire life. Soledad was going to spend the saving up money to move to NYC. Soledad impulsively changes her plans when, Jonathan, another recent graduate offers up a new dance challe...

    Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars go blue finally came out. Soledad is your typical aspirational dancer with an a-typical body--curvaceous an...

    Reviewed by: Sandra Lopez, author of "Esperanza" and "Beyond the Gardens Member of Livin' la vida Latina Review: After reading Adios to my old life, you can bet how much I was looking forward to the next thing from Caridad Ferrer; so you can imagine how I felt when When the stars...

    What originally grabbed my attention when I first heard of When the Stars Go Blue was the fact that the story takes place in Miami. Being a South Floridian all my life I knew that recognizing all the landmarks mentioned throughout the book would make reading this story even more enjoya...

    TAZ! That's all I wish I could say about this book, although there's bunches more to say. Soledad is a dancer. She loves dancing, breathes dancing, lives for dancing. She pretty much wants to become a famous dancer for her career. Jonothan, a boy from school, makes her an offer t...

    All Soledad has ever wanted to do was be a dancer and now that she's graduating from a top performing arts school in Miami, she plans to head to New York for auditions... until Jonathan steps into her life and gives her an offer that will change everything. Jonathan is a lead trumpet p...

    I'm not much for romance-dominated stories, but I'm a sucker for "Carmen" and was really curious how the plot would be adapted for a contemporary teen setting. And I say, good job Ms. Caridad Ferrer! :D I really enjoyed the ride, and was glad to see that Soledad was not a heroine who l...

    This is a very intense and passionate novel. Which makes sense, as it is a retelling of the opera Carmen. Even though it might spoil some of the plotline in the book, I think it is a good idea to read up on a general outline of the opera before reading - to help you appreciate the spir...

    I really enjoyed this book because it had a bit of romance, problems, and it was also funny in a way. This is a very good book, but something I did not like about it was that some parts in the middle of the book got boring and there was no action in those parts. Something I loved about...