Sunday, February 1, 2015

Exile - Kevin Emerson

Summary from Goodreads:

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. . . .

I may not look it, but my alter ego loves horses, surfing, bands/being famous. Because of this, I decided to give Exile a shot, and I am glad I did. The first 20 pages I wasn't really feeling it but I walked away from it and took a break and then came back. And that's when Caleb appeared :) While I hated the immediacy of Summer and Caleb, I liked them both separately so I found myself rooting for them. What I found fun about this book was how Summer likes managing bands and I have always wanted to try to be something like a Personal Assistant or Publicist so in a way, I was living vicariously through her. But she does need to show some heart and not care about money so much. I felt bad for the band. I also liked the twist with Caleb and the search for three missing songs. One thing I wish there was more of was Summer's last band managing experience. We got snippets here and there but I just felt I needed more information to go off of. Overall, I thought this was a decent read and I liked it enough that I definitely want to see what happens next! I think this one is worth a chance even though there are a lot of differing opinions.



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