What if you were loved by your rock star crush?
Kristen’s blog is about to get her into trouble – deep trouble – when she says negative things about a rock star. When she finally meets him, and falls for him, should she confess? As they grow closer, does she have to make a choice between blog or boyfriend…or is the choice made for her?
First I need to admit that I kind of requested this in error-in fact I am not sure exactly what happened but I ended up receiving it from Net Galley. I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book is a Young Adult book.
Kristenis a teenager with a secret. She has her own very popular, anonymous blog and uses it to hate on a rock group that she used to love, but one that has had a round of bad luck-part of it due to her blog. Her uncle is a famous record producer who is now retired back to the small town where Kristen lives. Rising Tide (the group) decides to come to her town to have her uncle produce their next record and to regroup. Kristen decides to try and meet the group and get information for her blog. She does succeed in meeting the group, and in particular her secret crush, Michael, the drummer. Of course, she falls for him and realizes what will happen if he finds out she is the blogger that is causing them so many headaches.
I will be honest, I didn’t expect to like this book. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s been awhile since I laughed out loud several times while reading a book. Kristen constantly gets herself in trouble and most of the time it ended up funny. There’s some lessons to be learned by Kristen in this book, lessons about keeping possibly harmful secrets and lessons about how harmful social media can be. It’s also about learning how to handle life and all its many confusing hurdles, especially during the teenage years.
I liked the characters in this book with only a couple of exceptions. The writers know how to write engaging and bright, young main characters. It was a good young adult story and a sweet romance. There is one thing that I didn’t like and that was the amount of narration that was used. There was just too much I thought and the book could have been a much more tighter and more enjoyable read, had there been less. I found myself skimming over parts of the narration due to this-not something I like to do while reading. Other then that, it was a fun, fast read that I enjoyed.. There is a sequel coming out too.