By: Sarra Manning Publisher: Dutton Hardcover 217 Pages Book Art: I thought the book art was simple and fresh. Tags: Young Adult, Music, Coming of Age
Reas...moreBy: Sarra Manning Publisher: Dutton Hardcover 217 Pages Book Art: I thought the book art was simple and fresh. Tags: Young Adult, Music, Coming of Age
Reason Why The Mad Scientist Picked Up This Book: The book art peaked a interest while I was browsing the GoodReads swap.
First Line: There's a stack of folders piled up on the desk in front of me.
Concoction of a Review:
The first line was hardly what I would call gripping. *sigh* However, I did enjoy how Mistress Manning's prologue was what was going on to our young Rocker Molly Montgomery at the present moment, then the story proceeds as she tells us what her life was like through her year of fame.
My name is Molly Montgomery. I'm nineteen years old, and I'm being sued for £ 5,000,000 by my former record company... Easy Free Borders from TagBot Borders
*Gasps* Now my gloved hands are shaking in great anticipation. I simply could not image little ol' me being sued for such a grand amount. The premise has such great potential. Sadly the book fell a slight bit short for me.
Our narrator is Molly is a young lady of 17 along with two of her close friends, Tara and Jane, start a girl revolution band. At first this band was just for them. After their first unofficial gig bad boy Dean and quiet T help the girls smooth out some kinks and become apart of the band, "The Hormones". *Hmmm* Named after the emotional problems the youth pine their problems on.*tsk tsk*
"The Hormones" finds a manager, signs on with a record company, and tours very quickly. Molly and her band members are launched into fame full throttle. Molly is a force who is leading the band while trying to stay on task to empower other girls who are not noticed to started their own bands. Her parents are cautious, she has mixed up feelings for Dean *grins*, and ends up snogging the band's manager (Paul) *grins evilly*. Although, Molly is very immature in worldly manners. The details about the claim to fame (harsh truths) and essentially behind the scene details were pretty interesting.
Dean Dean Dean, *shakes head* I do not think your are a chap worthy of Miss Molly. However, I did find that the battle between the immature I like you but I should not because the manager said not to be a tad interesting. I felt the frustration over the odd attraction that Molly was going through. Swooning over a fellow is hardly easy. What is a girl to do?
"The Hormones" do hit fame but with most bands it too crashed and burned. Mistress Manning writes about a harsh novel about being a teenage rock star in a realistic manner with bold characters that do not fall into a cookie cutter backup. The book leads into a warning to the youth showing some consequences of becoming a rock star and showing that it is not what is all cracked up to be.
"I wrote about what I knew. And what I knew was that boys never fancied you back, and that working weekends in the Best Buys convenience store was slowly sucking the soul out of me, and that there wasn't a problem in the world that couldn't be helped with coprous amounts of choclate."
"I felt like I was about to go naked into battle."
I acutally had a theory that I'd sprung forth fully formed from teh froth of the ocean, but my birth certificate tended to discount that theory."
"I'm going to... actually, I don't know what I'm going to do, but it wont be pretty, and it will contain language that some people may find offensive."
Reason Why the Mad Scientist Picked Up This book: This book was recommended to me by Black Disaster Fairy.
First Line: There was no way in hell I was looking in the mirror.
Concoction of a Review:
I grabbed my futuristic Nook, *oh* yes this contraption is highly recommended by me. If you ever find yourself instead a time machine I think you should visit 2010. I brushed my velvet skirts flat and propped up for a comfortable read in the back garden. Honestly, I was unsure of what to except from either the book or author. From the first shocking sentence the author hooked me into Dulcie's world. The flow of the words tingled, transporting me out of the garden into a unique world of magical creatures who have integrated with humans over the last 50 years. *gasps*
Dulcie, our heroine, is a fairy. However, you can erase most images from your mind when you think of Dulcie. She works for the Association of Netherworld Creatures (ANC), which enforces polices that are created for otherworldy creatures who live among humans and is writing a book on the side. Dulcie is a hardcore, smart, funny, and entertaining fairy, with some magical gifts, who is determined to be the best Regulator in the area.
Even though this was a female who mastered the art of hardcoreness she went through a bad relationship. There are a few fellows, Quillan and Knight *swoon*, that make me furiously wave my fan over my flushed cheeks. Although, her broken heart makes the romance interesting it evokes a small self confidence issue, concerning her ears. Fairies should have cute pointed ears, but she does not think so.
Dulcie teams up with Knight (off the record), a steamy pile of hot bad boy man flesh *gasps*, who is a Relations Officer from the Netherworld. Together, the two heat the pages up as they take on a mystery of murder of a magical Warlock who is known for selling illegal potions. It just so happens that Dulcie is the last person to see him alive. *tsk tsk* She sets out on this captivating mission, the bodies pile up and she is in a race to find the killer before the killer finds her first.
*Opens Parasol* This book has everything a Mad Scientist likes in a book. A dark side, handsome men, mystery, a sadistic demon, romance, good twists, magical elements, and BETRAYAL.
This book has a dark serious side and a light humorous side. I do not think you will be disappointed.
"You, one of the strongest fairies around, turned your back on a known dark arts practitioner because he had a hot guy in his store?"
"If I was narcissistic about anything, it was my hair."
"I was back to myself, but still disgusting-covered in a layer of what looked like clear snot, like I'd just dropped out of God's nose."
I've been reading a bit of manga lately but I didn't care for this one. I think I wasn't in the mood for it but I pushed through because I didn't want...moreI've been reading a bit of manga lately but I didn't care for this one. I think I wasn't in the mood for it but I pushed through because I didn't want to check out another book. (less)