What Planet Can I Blame This On by Ellie Pilcher

What Planet Can I Blame This On

Out now in ebook, paperback and audiobook
Read an extract here!

The stars are not in position – and Krystal Baker is determined to make them fall in line.

It’s Krystal’s 29th birthday. This year:

* Her boyfriend finally proposed after six years of dating (only to find out he cheated on her for five and a half of them)

* She landed her dream job as a writer at Craze magazine (which swiftly fell into administration)

* She moved into her dream flat overlooking the city (just for the pipes to explode making the place unliveable)

As she mourns everything wrong in her life, her best friend mutters the dreaded words: Saturn Return. The time in a woman’s life where Saturn returns to the position it was in on the day of their birth, 29.5 years ago, and, according to legend, everything goes to shit. Krystal has never bought into astrology but maybe it’s time to re-evaluate – because if the stars got her into this mess, they can get her out of it. And she only has six months to make things right.

Loaded with crystals, horoscopes, tarot cards and a carefully aligned chakra or two, Krystal’s determined to have her life back on track by the time Saturn returns. No longer shall she brand herself a ‘human disaster’ because this time it’s not her fault, it’s written in the treacherous stars

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Opening Chapter Extract

What Planet Can I Blame This On is out now in US and Canada in paperback


‘It’s rare that a book really makes me laugh out loud, but this one did’

Sue Moorcroft, author of Under the Italian Sun 

‘Perfect reading for twenty and thirty-somethings, written in the language of failed relationships and the hopes for something better. Wry, witty, insightful, fast-paced and just great fun this is a fabulous debut. Represents so much of what people go through on the pathway to finding out, it’s going to be a hugely popular read’

Helen Fields, author of The Shadow Man

‘Laugh-out-loud funny, brilliantly written and utterly swoon worthy, What Planet Can I Blame This On? is the book we all need right now. Such a fun read!

Holly Martin, author of Autumn Skies over Ruby Falls

‘A joyous romp into the highs and pitfalls of following your stars’

Beth Corby, author of Leave It To Fate

‘What a stunning debut this is! … this is the perfect read … An author to look out for!’

Catherine Miller, author of Waiting For You

Fresh, fun and fascinating from an exciting new talent’

Bella Osborne, author of Meet Me at Pebble Beach

‘It’s fresh, wise, and hugely funny and real – a celebration of that tricky late twenties stage when you reckon you should have it all figured out – but definitely haven’t … I loved it!’

Fiona Gibson, author of The Dog Share

Delightful, fun and full of laugh-out-loud moments’

Gillian Harvey, author of Perfect on Paper

I hope you enjoy What Planet Can I Blame This On? If you do please leave a review on any of the above websites as every review makes a difference. Happy reading! And may your chakras…do whatever chakras do.

Love Ellie x

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