Monday, 25 November 2013

BLOG TOUR - Mutilate My Heart by Emily Godwin (Review & Giveaway)




Title: Mutilate My Heart (Mutilate #1)
Author: Emily Godwin
Date of Publication: July 9, 2013
Genre: Contemporary YA romance with paranormal elements

Blurb:
Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca's world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.

Becca's mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road - or they die in a plane crash, like her mom's favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band's tour bus breaks down and they're stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it's hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.

Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can't be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer's "No Girlfriends" rule. Plus, there's something strange about the guys that Becca can't quite decipher... like how they won't reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist's obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart...but it just might not be in a way she expects.

Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17622850-mutilate-my-heart
Purchase links: Amazon | B&N


EXCERPT:
Sketch wraps his arm around my waist and smiles in the glow of the flashlight.
“Who’s up for a s√©ance?” he asks.
Corpse automatically agrees, and Carli does because Corpse does. Plus, this whole ghost thing doesn’t freak her out nearly as badly as it does me, but I’m not going to let them know that.
“Man, no,” Ink protests. “You don’t know what the hell you’re going to be letting into one of our bodies, and with my luck, whatever it is will be coming up into my body!”
“Ink, dude, it’ll be fun,” Corpse says from somewhere in the darkness. “If you’re that scared, just go back and wait by the car.”
“Scared? I’m not scared. I’m just not stupid,” Ink mumbles, but he follows us to the stage nonetheless.
The boards of the stage groan beneath my feet, begging me to go no further. An old, dusty piano sits alone on the edge of the stage. Its yellow keys smile maniacally at me from the darkness surrounding us. Even with the beam of the flashlight, I feel lost in the darkness around us.
Sketch props the flashlight on the stage to stand with the light facing toward the ceiling.
“Alright,” he says, sitting down on the dusty boards. “Let’s all join hands.”
We all sit down in a circle around the flashlight. Sketch sits to my right, Ink to my left. At least one of them would try to save me from any demons.
“Corpse, you want to try to contact this Elijah kid?” Sketch asks. “I’m still new at communicating with the dead.”
Corpse’s face is dark and sinister in the dim light, and it does nothing to calm the feeling of dread flowing through my veins.
“Elijah, we come before you as guests in your great music hall,” Corpse says. With every word that leaves his lips, Ink’s grip on my hand tightens. “If you are here, please give us a sign. We do not want to harm you in any way. We just wish to speak with you. If you have the strength, please, use our friend Ink as your temporary body.”
“Don’t you tell him that!” Ink screams. “Are you crazy, you stupid–”
But whatever Ink was about to call Corpse is cut off by the sound of iron wheels being tugged.

It’s the curtain.

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About the Author:
Emily Godwin is a Young Adult author. She enjoys writing, painting, and sewing her own line of non-evil voodoo dolls. She's a Slytherin, trying to disguise herself as a Hufflepuff, and wishes she could read herself into books.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EmilyGodwin17
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EmilyGodwinWrites
Blog: http://emilygodwin17.blogspot.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6912429.Emily_Godwin

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4.5/5

This book was just all kinds of cute. I loved every second of it. After reading her sister's book, American Girl on Saturn, and seeing that the band mentioned in that was featured in this book, I just had to read it. And like AGOS I adored this book! It had everything I had hoped and more. 

This book centers around Becca and her friends and how one night at a concert will change their lives forever. We've all been there. Fantasizing about what it would be like to meet our favourite band, what it would be like to be friends with them, or even go out with one of its members. I can see myself acting so much like Becca. Trying to act cool on the outside but be completely dying on the inside. I loved this girl and how totally awesome she was. And I loved her crazy friend Carli too.

Now even though I don't think Mutilated Arteries would be my sort of band or that I would be that attracted to the guys I still found myself really liking them. They all have great and unique personalities that shine through in their wacky outfits and crazy names. We have Nightmare, Banshee, Ink, Corpse and Sketch. They always go by their stage names which adds some mystery to them. Why does no one know their real names? Why are they always sleeping so much? And what's with Corpse's obsession with zombies and Banshee's obsession with blood? There is something different about this band and the girls are gonna be in for a big surprise when they find out what it is. I loved the paranormal element of the story. Even though the book was great as a contemporary, I think this made the book even better. I loved the twist and can't wait to find out more about it.
The romance in the book is super sweet. I really loved Sketch and Corpse. Sketch was just adorable and Corpse is hilarious, if not a bit mad :P 

Overall I simply loved this book. It is beautifully written and completely captivating. It was a heartwarming contemporary, but then add in the paranormal element and you've got yourself a terrific read.  The Godwin sisters are fantastic writers and I loved the crossover between their books. I highly recommend this book to everyone and I can't wait for the next installment to learn more about this insane band. 


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2 comments :

  1. Hi Yvonne! Thanks for participating in the MMH tour! I really loved your review! :)

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  2. You are very welcome! I seriously loved this book! Can't wait for the next one :)
    ~ Yvonne

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