“For The Record” by Charlotte Huang – REVIEW!!!!

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As a music addict and a massive fan of Fall Out Boy, I couldn’t not read a book endorsed by Pete Wentz himself. Charlotte Huang’s debut novel For The Record tells about the thrills of living life on the main-stage… and how being in the fast lane of the music industry can mess with your identity.

Chelsea Ford thought she was doomed to return to small town life after losing a reality TV vocal competition, but when she receives an offer to become the new lead singer of her favorite band, Melbourne, she knows her life will never be the same again. As she exchanges her hometown comforts  for tour bus antics, dramatic confrontations,  and dozens of live shows a week, Chelsea realizes that the life of a performer is not as perfect as she’d hoped it would be.

Struggling to find her own sound in the massive wake of the former leading lady, Chelsea fights for acceptance not only from fans and sponsors, but her new bandmates who haven’t quite accepted the idea of a pop singer as the front-woman of a rock group. Chelsea quickly becomes caught up in the emotional strains of life in the spotlight, and must learn how to adapt in order to win her way into the hearts of thousands.

For The Record takes an interesting look into the side of the music industry you don’t often see. For a musician and self-declared band obsessed person like me, I loved being able to experience the lives of my favorite artists through Chelsea and get an inside point of view on what makes the world of music go around.

I recommend this novel to the fans of Ally Carter, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lauren Oliver, and Julie Kagawa. Packed with drama, intrigue, and romance, For The Record is one read you will not be able to put down!

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Kayla

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“Illuminae: The Illuminae Files_01” by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – REVIEW!!!!

Illuminae

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is a suspenseful science fiction novel that tests the tactical skills and emotional strength of the characters to the absolute limit on every page.

When Kady Grant made the decision to break up with her long-term boyfriend Ezra Mason, she prepared herself for the worst. Fighting, screaming, and crying were all things Kady was ready for, but never in her worst nightmares could she have anticipated what actually happened after the split.

Set in the year 2575, inhabitants of an illegal mining colony on the outlying planet Kerenza IV were going about their daily operations when tragedy struck. Caught in the center of a vicious cooperation war, the Kerenza colony, under the control of the Wallace Ulyanov Consortium, was raided by BeiTech Industries, leaving the tiny frozen planet in shambles and its desperate citizens fleeing for space.

Only one ship makes it through the deadly space battle to help evacuate the colony. Severely damaged, the Alexander, along with two small ships from Kerenza IV, the Hapatia and the Copernicus, must make the long journey to the nearest wormhole get the refugees to civilization, and with it, justice.

Throughout the book, it seems as though everything that could possibly go awry not only goes wrong, but magnifies in intensity as the inhabitants of the three ships struggle to survive against man, machine, and disease.

I recommend Illuminae to science fiction and dystopian lovers of any age. The unique style of the book (a compilation of evidence, interviews, and video transcripts) will have you hooked until the very last page. I promise you, Illuminae  is like no book you’ve ever read before.

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Kayla

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Sequel/Companion Novel “Gemina” coming out this fall!!!!