The Gravity of Us | Phil Stamper | Review

“I’m leaving. On Monday. Dad’s a fucking astronaut.”





As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, seventeen-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus.

Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another “Astrokid,” and finds himself falling head over heels—fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.


What is that? Another book from Netgalley that I have finished. Who am I? Thank you Netgalley and Bloomsbury for sending me an e-copy of The Gravity of Us for review, I really appreciate the opportunity.

Now, I am the first to admit that I don’t do romance and very rarely read anything like this. However I had seen the hype that this book had generated, and I really fancied something fluffy so I thought I would give this a go. I am really glad that I did.

I really like Phil Stamper’s writing style. I love the way that he puts time and effort into the readers experience. It really did pay off. I found this a really easy book to read, and very light-hearted. It is just what I needed, especially with all of the heavy fantasy that I tend to read. This really cleansed my palette and opened my eyes to a genre that I want to be more involved in.

Now as I have said, I’m not always the biggest romance fan but I did enjoy the romance in this. I love the characters in this and I really did build quite a connection with them. I was definitely routing for this romance and really enjoyed the direction that Phil made it go. I must admit when I first started reading this book, I thought the romance would be overbearing and over the top but that was not the case at all.

The concept of the book was also unique and something that I enjoyed. I loved that there was a Sci-Fi element which is not something you tend to see in this genre. It really added to my enjoyment of the book whilst not fully taking my attention away from the rest.

This is a book I would recommend to other people even if you are not a fan of romances within books, this is one that I don’t think you will be able to resist. I can’t wait to read future books by Phil Stamper, he is definitely an author to look out for!

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