Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Book Review: Lovestruck Summer + GIVEAWAY!


Austin music fest.

Yay, summer in Austin!

Good food, good times. Fun for everyone!

Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by "Party Penny," is not exactly what I had in mind.

All your favorite bands.

But the cute musicians I've met totally make up for it . . . like Sebastian. Swoon.

All ages welcome.

So why can't I stop thinking about Penny's friend All-American Russ and his Texas twang??

Saturday & Sunday, from noon to midnight.

Don't wait up!

--From Goodreads

Cover Inspection:
Simple, yet totally conveys the story within.

First Thoughts:
Party Penny?

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My Thoughts:
Lovestruck Summer is one of the sweetest and most fun reads I've opened in a long time! From the moment I met the main character, Priscilla (better known as Quinn), I knew this was a book I was going to love. Quinn is witty, she is stubborn, and she loves the Indie Rock scene. My kind of girl! Each time someone called her Priscilla and she bristled at the name, I knew we were destined to enjoy one another's company.

If you are an Indie Rock fan, or for that matter if you are looking to branch out to new music, you will love this book! All the pop culture references in it, all the band shout outs, all the place shout outs, keep you involved. It was refreshing to take a break from fantasy. I needed to step into a story where what was taking place could really happen, and this made my heart sing!

My absolute favorite part about this story was the characters, without a doubt. Each one of them is so different, but they play on one another's strengths and weaknesses perfectly. Quinn is young, slightly naive, and stubborn. Russ (the cowboy) is strong and emotional at the same time. Penny and her sorority counterparts are just big balls of crazy energy. I LOVED each character in their own right, and that made this book extremely enjoyable.

Although this book is a sweet and funny romance, it's also all about stereotypes and breaking those down. You'll be pleasantly surprised when you start to read at the message underneath. I knew there was a romance novel out there I'd enjoy. I knew it! I found it. Thank you Melissa Walker, you have opened my eyes.










Book Details
Title: Lovestruck Summer
Author: Melissa Walker
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: Paperback; 272
Source: Won from Elizabeth Scott

Final Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart


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