Saturday, 24 May 2014

Review: Exile by Kevin Emerson

Title: Exile
Author: Kevin Emerson
Series: Exile (#1)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rating:  3.5/5 Stars


Catherine Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—she’s a student at the PopArts Academy at Mount Hope High, where rock legends Allegiance to North got their start. Summer knows that falling for the lead singer of her latest band is the least professional thing a manager can do. But Caleb Daniels isn’t an ordinary band boy—he’s a hot, dreamy, sweet-singing, exiled-from-his-old-band, possibly-with-a-deep-dark-side band boy. And he can do that thing. That thing when someone sings a song and it inhabits you, possesses you, and moves you like a marionette to its will.

Summer also finds herself at the center of a mystery she never saw coming. When Caleb reveals a secret about his long-lost father, one band’s past becomes another’s present, and Summer finds it harder and harder to be both band manager and girlfriend. She knows what the well-mannered Catherine side of her would do, but she also knows what her heart is telling her. Maybe it’s time to accept who she really is, even if it means becoming an exile herself. . . .

On sale in April 2014, Kevin Emerson’s EXILE is a witty and passionate ode to love, rock and roll, and the freedom that comes in the moment when somebody believes in you, even if you’re not quite ready to believe in yourself.

(From Goodreads)

Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book whatsoever; it's my true opinion only. 

I received an e-book of this from Katherine Tegen Books via Edelweiss. Thank you to the publisher for giving me a chance to read and review this.

Kevin Emerson is the author of the Atlanteans series, which I have yet to read. He is no stranger to books. 
Exile is the first book in a fresh new series.

I was so looking forwards to reading this s I haven't read a lot of contemporaries involving music. 

This was a story about music, romance and freedom when someone believes in you.
I enjoyed the mystery element to the storyline, and as it contained music, it was packed full of entertainment.

I liked how the story was written. It was simple and easy to understand.

The story is told from Summer's perspective. She was a character I really warmed to. 
I wasn't sure about the character Caleb. 
There were times when I felt a little disconnected with the characters. 

The chapters had a decent length and I liked how they were structured with a tweet at the beginning of each one. I found this to be pretty cool and had a modern effect. 

From the start, I was straight in. I found it to be very witty and hilaarious and couldn't wait to carry on.
The end of the book was so abrupt, but as it is part of a series, I guess all will conclude in the next sequel. 
I would definitely pick up the next book to see what would happen. 

So overall I did like this book, and so I gave it three and a half out of five stars.

This is definitely one of those books to read in the summer. A definite hit for all contemporary lovers out there. Keep your eye out for it! 

I hope you have enjoyed this review.

Happy reading =)


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