Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Romance, Music
Score: ❤❤❤❤
Page Count: 336
Book #1 of The Heartbreakers series
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: August 4, 2015

"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. Unbeknownst to him, I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."

Stella will do anything for her sister—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD... for three hours. At least she met a cute boy at the Starbucks beforehand. A blue-eyed boy who looks an awful lot like...

Oliver Perry. Of course Starbucks guy is the lead singer for her least favorite band. Thanks, universe. But there may be more to Oliver than his world-famous charm, because even after she insults his music—to his face—he still gives her his number. Seriously, 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?

1. Not going to lie, I honestly just bought this book last year simply because the cover had a guitar on it. That, and I'm quick to purchase a Wattpad book. Gotta support my fellow Wattpad authors! Anyway, I started hearing a lot of good things about this book so it quickly became a book on the top of my TBR pile. I finally got around to reading it so I'm excited to give you guys my thoughts on this book! Let's get started: 

2. First off, I adored the characters. I thought Stella was a very caring and hard working character, especially when it came to her siblings. She was willing to put her whole life on hold if it meant being there for her brother and sister which is a very important quality. I also really loved her siblings as well. They were both always looking towards the future, one a lot more optimistic than the other but nonetheless passing back and forth some classic sibling banter. I also loved The Heartbreakers themselves, each one a little more entertaining than the last but such a lovable group of boys who love causing trouble and mischief. My personal favorite was Xander but it's hard not to love them all.

3. This book explores the risks and fears that come along with chasing your dreams as well as the struggles of overcoming past mistakes and learning to forgive yourself. This book really goes behind the scenes of the flashing lights that surround The Heartbreakers and show their own personal struggles, successes and most importantly, their dependency on each other as both a band and a family. I loved that this story's theme was all about relationships and the things you'd do for someone you loved and really cared about.

4. This book has a few other themes such as photography, music, and just plain teenage mischief. I think because of these themes, it really gives this book a fun feeling and is such an entertaining read but also has it's emotional moments every now and then. Overall, this book is one I'd read again because of the amount of things it talks about, both serious and lighthearted. If you want a fun and quick read that will keep you entertained and make you laugh from the very first page, I totally recommend this one!

I didn't give this book a five-star rating simply because there was just something about it that I can't quite put my finger on that didn't make me love this book. I really liked it, but I just didn't love it for some reason. Maybe it was a slower read, maybe there was just a lot going on, maybe it was something else entirely. Either way, I still really enjoyed it. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this book review! Read on, bookworms! See you in the next chapter!
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  1. I know what you mean about there just being something missing. I had that same feeling with the book I was recently reading called The Way to Game the Walk of Shame. I really loved the cover to this one as well and I think it's already on my TBR solely for that reason. I love family qualities in books so Stella sounds like the type of character I will appreciate. I will especially be able to relate to the fear of chasing after dreams.

    1. Oh good I'm not alone in the feeling! I actually read your review of that book and it has me interested in reading it ;) Anyway, yes, I also love a good character that puts family first, partly because I'm personally really close with my family and extended family. And yes, chasing dreams can be a very scary thing which is why I really loved this book, it gave me peace of mind that it's a normal concern ;D