I Give this book a 4 out of 5 stars, because it was a semi light-hearted, fast read, and it came at a really good time in my reading schedule, after reading some very heavy books. One of my favorite parts of this book is the music, and the musical references. Next to reading, music is one of my favorite things. Nothing better than turning on the radio and getting lost in music. So the fact that this is a book, and it’s a book about music #winning
I loved Ivy, she was such a sweet girl, and somewhat similar to how I was as a teenager. I also really enjoyed the interactions between Ivy and Matt. They were both so well written, and likeable, you cannot help but hope for the best for them both. This is a book I would recommend to teenagers, and my own teenage daughter.
I am so glad that I participated in this blog tour, it’s always such a wonderful thing, to read books that may have never been on your radar.
CHASING EVELINE Blog Tour Assets
Sixteen-year-old Ivy Higgins is the only student at Carmel Heights High School who listens to cassettes. And her binder is the only one decorated with album artwork by 80s band Chasing Eveline. Despite being broken-up since 1989, this rock band out of Ireland means everything to Ivy. They’re a reminder of her mom, who abandoned Ivy and her dad two years ago. Now the music of her mom’s favorite band is the only connection she has left.
Even though Ivy wavers between anger and a yearning to reconnect, she’s one-hundred percent certain she’s not ready to lose her mom forever. But the only surefire way to locate her would be at a Chasing Eveline concert. So with help from her lone friend Matt—an equally abandoned soul and indie music enthusiast—Ivy hatches a plan to reunite the band.
The road to Ireland won’t be easy, though. And not just because there is no road. Along the way they’ll have to win over their Lady Gaga-loving peers, tangle with some frisky meerkats, and oh yeah, somehow find and persuade the four members to play a reunion gig. It’s a near-impossible task, but Ivy has to try. If she can’t let go of the past, she’ll never be able to find joy in the present.
I am a YA writer and middle school teacher. I have a B.A. in English from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently reside in Los Angeles, California, with my dog Mr. Darcy.
When I’m not living in fictional worlds inside my head, I run all sorts of distances, torture my body at CrossFit, and DVR entirely too many television shows. I dream of one day returning to the Midwest to live on a farm. Or perhaps owning a cookie delivery service.
My debut novel CHASING EVELINE releases in 2017 from Pen Name Publishing.
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