Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Book Blitz: Unrequited by Emma Grey

Release Date: 05/26/14

Summary from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Kat Hartland loathes Unrequited, the world's biggest boy band. Is she the only girl in Sydney who can't be bothered with perfect-looking Angus Marsden?

Give her 5 Seconds of Summer. Now.

Or maybe the seriously-hot med student who rescued her on a train—and who could be Douglas Booth's twin! Perfect formal partner, much?

But when Kat comes face to face with Angus Marsden himself, things start to get complicated. Very. Throw in a deranged female popstar, final exams, a part in the musical and a mum who just doesn't get it—and where is her best friend?

When did life get so crazy? Kat's just an ordinary schoolgirl.

Isn't she?

About the Author

Emma Grey has two teenage girls, a three-year-old boy, a couple of businesses and another teen novel in the pipeline. Her first book, 'Wits' End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum' was published in 2005.

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She tears away the tissue paper and exposes the music score. Sitting at the piano, she places it on the music stand and takes a deep breath.
The first few bars are hers. Half the song is hers, actually … and then … 
She has to pause while she breathes the melody in for a minute. It’s good. Better than her original. Annoyingly good … 
Who wrote this??
There’s no-one around to sing the male part, but she can hear it in her head. It’s perfect. It’s like a professional has picked up her amateurish scribblings and worked magic on them, and that’s both sort of brilliant and sort of sad … 
I also wanted to say, you have a beautiful voice. 
Yeah. Really?
Believe that and you could be a star one day. 
She so could not be a star. Let’s face reality!
If you want to get in touch … 
Um … with a random stranger? But the song works. It more than works. It works in a way that makes her think for a second that she could almost be on the brink of something real. But honestly, writing a song—even a good one—is one thing. Performing it? She’s always wanted to compose, but she’s never really wanted the spotlight. Or, maybe if she’s truly honest, she has, but she’s always been terrified of it. 


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My Review

I'm going to be honest, I wanted to read this book for the simple fact that 5SOS was mentioned in the blurb. . .I mean, is there a better reason to read a book? :P
Anyway, when I started I couldn't put it down.

Writing? = brilliant. Usually I can find issues with spelling or grammar but I think I could only find one and if there was more then the story was obviously good enough to distract me from it
I loved that it was in third person and told from multiple points-of-view. It's been so long since I've come across a book in third person narrative.

Characters? = likeable. I loved Kat the second she sat in that concert and put earphones in. That was a brilliant move. Angus was not your typical "boy band" boy. He was sweet and not completely self-serving.

Story? = so good. Really I want to read more. Can I have some Reuben next? *bats eyelashes* pretty please?
Anyway, the multiple POVs helped tell the story within 240 pages yet not being rushed or dragged out either. aka it was perfect. 

Music? = my main reason for starting the book. So good. I really liked the songs in this. I'd love to hear them played out.

Issue? = My only issue was the spoiler for Pretty Little Liars. And maybe her mother's hypocrisy.

Conclusion: I would like to see more! :)

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