Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak

Ali Novak
The Heartbreakers 
(The Heartbreaker Chronicles,#1)
by Ali Novak 
Young Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.04
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire 
Published on: August 4, 2015
Pages:336

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."
Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. She's totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again.
Except, Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?
But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer?
Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world.
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? It's about music. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions:  I adore books that are centered around music...so much so that it is probably a flaw.

So needless to say, I went into this one with high expectations. I hadn't ever heard of Ali Novak, but I did know this was her sophomore novel. 

I enjoyed it greatly. The characters were fun and engaging. It was a cute, hilarious read.

It met my expectations. It's an intriguing novel that doesn't delve into anything to deep, but is a fun lighthearted read. 

Major Strengths: Fun, engaging plot. 

Major Weaknesses: Didn't have anything that really made it stand out. 

So why 3 stars? I thought it dragged at times. 

The Wrap-up: If you're looking for a fun book about music and romance, this one is a fun one. 

Love,

Danica Page

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