Yay!!!! Another book read and reviewed. Lately, I haven’t felt like editing and posting in my blog so I’m sorry for that. I’m pretty happy now; I like my theme in Instagram and in my blog. I will try to be active here and post often. Our exams finished last week and I survived!! Thank you all for your support. So, without further ado, let’s get started–
Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.
After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle, including hectic schedules, passionate fans, and gossip-mongering celebrity girlfriends.
Now, with the release of the group’s third album just weeks away, their lives have never been crazier and Mel is doing everything she can to keep up, all the while trying to cope with the ridiculous rumors that follow the band everywhere they go and pretending that she isn’t harboring a secret and hopeless crush on Sam.
It’s weird enough being in love with your best friend. It’s even weirder when the rest of the world is in love with him, too.
Date Started: August 3, 2016
Date Finished: August 6, 2016
About the book:
Published March 26th 2015 by Wind Trail Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
About the Author:
Jacqueline Smith was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Performance in 2010. Two years later, she earned her Master’s Degree in Humanities. Along with writing and publishing, Jacqueline loves photography, traveling, and nature.
A physical copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. That, however, does not affect my review in any other ways.
It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve read a 5 stars book. But I can’t help it! Jacqueline really gives readers the ‘feels’. I’ll be honest, I do have some expectations for this book because my friends have read it and gave it either 4 or 5 stars. I read this first out of my huge pile (nahh just 4-6 books) tbr pile, hoping for it to be a fast read. And it did! I tell you, it did not disappoint.
Boy Band is about this girl name Melissa or Mel for short. She has a huge crush on TKOS Sam Morneau who is also her best friend. It’s weird enough that she likes him when the world does too.
Sam and Mel’s relationship is so cute as ‘best friends’. They really care for each other. It makes me want to have a guy as a close friend too.
Let’s talk about the characters that are not Sam and Mel now. Of all the TKOS guys, my favorite would be Oliver. I just think he is cute with all the coming-from-London talk. I also like Jesse, he’s funny or Josh! What a flirt. Cory is pretty awesome too but I kinda hate him for dating Tara Meeks. I cringe from the name itself, literally. But I like that the author put her because she represents the people who are like her.
You see, Band Boy is like representing the showbiz world. The guys obviously are the celebrities (and can we just- the band name, The Kind of September. Fun Fact: September is my birthday month). Tara Meeks are all those fakes and haters. Then the fans are just the fans, supporting the band they love. There will always be haters. Life advice, ignore them or stand up to them. I do not know if my logic is correct though. But we all gotta love Tara, she’s the main antagonist after all.
One more thing I love about Jacqueline’s books is that there are TOO many good, amazing lines. I’ve highlight quite a few, just my favorites. The songs that start the chapter is simply breathtaking. And if you’ve read this book, don’t pretend like you haven’t tried to get the tune of the lyrics. I have tried. A few times. Guilty is charged.
So, in conclusion, I am loving Jacqueline and her writing skills. I will be starting the 2nd book now.
A QUICK Q & A SESSION WITH JACQUELINE:
Q: In your novel, Boy Band, who is your favorite character in The Kind of September? Why?
A: I love Josh. I’ve always had a weakness for guys who can make me laugh.
Q: Who inspired you to write?
A: I was inspired to write Boy Band after my sister and I spent an evening watching music videos, mostly boy bands. Imagine that! 😉
Q: How do you plan your plots or twists?
A: I’m actually not much of a planner or a plotter. I write these books as they play out in my head. Like watching a movie and writing down what happens. I have somewhat of an idea going in what will happen, but it can always change. The end of the third book, Worldwide, wasn’t planned or expected at ALL.
Q: How do you come up with the lyrics in the songs or albums of TKOS?
A: My sister helps a lot with the lyrics. I’m not a very good poet. If it’s a lyric that I wrote, however, I just imagine an upbeat melody in my head and make up words to go along with it.
Q: In relation to the relationship of Mel and Sam as “best friends”, what do you think is the difference of a close friend and a best friend?
A: For me, a best friend is someone you can be 100% yourself around. You can tell them anything. You can drop every pretense, every facade around that person and be absolutely honest and genuine. I can think of only two people I’d trust with my true self like that.
A close friend is just that. Very close. I am compulsively honest, so I don’t have very many secrets, but I’m not likely to let my guard down and appear vulnerable around a close friend the way I am around a best friend. 🙂
Thank you so much for reading! See you next time,