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Mutilate My Heart

(Mutilated #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  249 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca's world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.

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Kindle Edition, 1, 203 pages
Published July 9th 2013
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Nikki Chartier
It's so very hard to talk about this book without giving away spoilers, but I'm going to do my very, very best. I remember when Emily pitched me the idea for this book. It was insta-love for me. I love anything with music and rockstars, and I'm allllll for rockstar romance! (I know, she's my sister, and you think I'm biased, but seriously, I'd love this book even if she was a stranger. Music is my oxygen.)

I think it's every girl's dream to get to meet your favorite celeb, hang out with them for
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

I can honestly say that this YA is like nothing I ever read before. And I have to admit - it is good that I did not know or have any clue about the twist of the story because I would not have chosen to read the book in that case.

Yes I am honest about that and about the fact that I really loved it and I was surprised about it myself.

Sit down


Enjoy the right

oh and do not stick to your idea of conventional romance too much will you ?


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Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
*Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*

Thank you to Emily for the review copy! This in no way affected my views of the novel.

I hereby proclaim the Godwin sisters masters at writing fangirl stories you want to live in and maybe even sell your soul to the zombie gods to so they can trade you off with the girls in it. Can I say squee? Squeeeee! You all know how I'm pretty much Nikki Godwin's pimp and I think I'll be branching out and pimping Emily as well. That's if she'll allow Mutilated Arteri
Sandra "Jeanz"
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Approaching reading this book I was unsure whether I would really enjoy it or not. I'm not totally sure what my expectations were, I don't read a lot of "lighter" "chick-lit" so I kind of either love them or hate them.

I received a free e-copy of this book from the Author via Oops I Read It Again Book Tours in exchange for my honest review and posting on this date as part of the blog tour.
The cover is quite hunting in that you see the heart drawn on the window and the re
Amber Hodges
Becca is a girl who has two best friends, one that is super outgoing, the other a depressed girl that complains all the time. But she still loves them both. Carli loves Mutilated Arteries just as much as Becca does. Maddie though could care less about the band and only tags along because she can. As they go to the mall to get new outfits for the concert, Becca runs into the most gorgeous guy she has ever seen. He comes to talk to her and tell her that he will be playing in his band the night Mut ...more
Yvonne (The Shadow Realm)
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This book was just all kinds of cute. I loved every second of it. After reading her sister's book, American Girl on Saturn, and seeing that the band mentioned in that was featured in this book, I just had to read it. And like AGOS I adored this book! It had everything I had hoped and more.

This book centers around Becca and her friends and how one night at a concert will change their lives forever. We've all been there. Fantasizing about what it would be like
Michelle Wrona
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
After reading Emily's Behind The Wooden Door, I knew that I wanted more from this fantastic author.

Mutilate My Heart was the perfect YA paranormal romance. I wish that more people could realize that we have a terrific novel right here in front of ours hands.

Becca is the ultimate Mutilated Arteries fan, a rock band known for their wacky names and deep lyrics. When Becca and her best friend, Carli, go to their concert and get to meet the guys themselves, each girl starts a relationship with
Shayna Varadeaux
OMG! Where do I start with this review? Oh yes, Becca is seventeen and she is excited about going to see her favorite rock band, Mutilated Arteries (cool name. yup.)

Just a quick note. I read a lot of books and while I am sure that I read the blurb at one point, I so did not remember what it was about.

And oh my, my was it insanely good! From Becca to Carli and Nightmare to Sketch I loved these characters!
It was freakin awesome how Becca and Carli go from fangirls to hanging out with the hot as
Suleika Santana -All About Books
This is a super cute story. YA and really clean. I am definitely happy I read this book because I know my almost 14 year old daughter is going to love it. The story keeps you entertained and the characters are very likable. When I started reading it, I thought to myself, this story would be awesome if the characters were vampires. Now I am not going to spoil anything about the book so I will say that you will like the twist in the story, I'm not saying if they are vampires or not. I liked how it ...more
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book had all the elements I enjoy in a read. Becca was a great main character, as well as her best friend sidekick, Carli. Getting the chance to hang out with your favorite band is a teenager's dream come true!

And you can't help but love a guy named Sketch. And he's in a band? With green eyes? What more can you wish for :) I really enjoyed reading this book and was sad when it ended because I wanted more! If you like rock star romance books this is for you. Heck, there's even a bit of...str
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway-win, music
Becca's mom always warned her not to fall for a rock star, but what will happen when she the inevitable happens?

This is definitely not your typical young adult book! it was not too long or short,it had a very interesting plot,the characters are connectable,the romance is so sweet and the end will surprise you,I can't believe this book isn't popular by now!

5 stars :)
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was quite funny. I really enjoyed it. After reading her sister's book and I saw what this one was about i had to read it. It kept me going because of the mystery and i must say that last line of the book REALLY had me lol, great ending of this book!!! ...more
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You'll really enjoy this book if your into.....zombies, anteaters, creepy clowns and haunted houses. I really enjoyed this book. I'm wondering when the 2nd book is coming out. There is so much more to find out from this group. ...more
Ashlee Johnson
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was such an interesting read and a very different take I really loved the world Emily created and can't wait to read more!! ...more
Fly To The Sky
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! More to come later!
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it

[Review also posted on my blog http://beentherereadthatreviewedthebo...]

I loved the blurb of Mutilate My Heart. I mean, how could I complain about the idea of dating a rockstar in my favourite band?! It was definitely the kind of book that I like to read.

Emily Godwin’s writing was a winner for me. The main story was about Becca and Sketch, and on the side Carli and Corpse. Yet Emily made sure all the other characters like Ink, Nightmare, Banshee and Maddie were never forgotten and even more so,
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Becca is a die-hard Mutilated Arteries fan and when she meets the new member of the band without even realizing it she is thrilled but when the tour bus they are riding in breaks down and she gets to spend a week with him, she is in heaven. The boys are great but why don't they use their real names? Something isn't right and what happens when Becca realizes the boys aren't who she thought they are?

I totally loved the characters in this book. The boys of Mutilated Arteries, Nightmare, Ink, Corps
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fun, sweet, and a lovely YA romance, Mutilate My Heart was a great read. It had sweet romance, surprising secrets, and a paranormal twist. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful book.

Becca was a great heroine. She was realistic and easy to relate to. I really liked her. I thought she was a lovely character.

Sketch was also wonderful. He was so sweet and adorable and I just loved him! He had secrets in his past that I wish were more explained, but I suppose I'll get that explanation in the second
Soobie's scared
Maybe I'm a bit older than the intended reading target... So maybe it's probably 2,5 stars.

This little book was quite interesting and I really loved the cover. Still I can't pinpoint exactly what I liked about it and what I disliked.

Surely I disliked the ending. There were too many questions that remained unanswered. I would have wanted to know what happened to the guys. Why are they still playing? Did they start being musician before or after their transformation? What has Sketch to do with th
Pauline Ang
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-ebook
I think that from the beginning, I was already drawn to this book because of its association with music. What I didn’t expect, though, was that it had paranormal elements in it as well. I never got that from reading its summary, so I was really shocked when I got to that part of the story. Although it was a bit weird, I think it was cleverly incorporated into the plot. It served as quite an effective turning point considering I had no idea that anything like it would happen.
Becca and Carli were
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mutilate My Heart is an interesting tale. I loved the rock star with a twist angle. I enjoyed the characters and it made for a quick, fun read.

Becca and Carli are fun characters. This is mainly Becca's story but Carli is along for the ride as well picking her on band member from Mutilated Arteries. I loved Becca's love of music and devotion tot the band. I love music as well so it was fun to see a book from this point-of-view. Becca doesn't have a lot of development, but it takes place over a sh
Jae Nicole R
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book was by far the most amazing book I've read since summer break! I remember when I was younger, I was signed up to this social teens site to meet new people. You could make quizzes and write little short stories for people to read. I spent hours reading the short stories on that website.. Anyways, this book totally brought back memories about those stories because it seemed just like the stories I used to read. Disregarding the fact that it was longer, more enticing, and bigger plot twis ...more
Full review is up on my blog Home of a Book Lover

I already know that this book will be about a band (rock band) and a girl fell in love with one of the members, if you've read American Girl On Saturn by Nikki Godwin, this band was mentioned and to be honest I like both books, it's not complicated and it is enjoyable to read.The story just flows without side story and yet it stays beautiful. Another thing is because I myself is a band lover and I can relate.

Gaby Alexz
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Francine Soleil
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
originally posted here:

When I put this book on my TBR list, I wasn’t expecting the paranormal elements so that came out as quite a surprise to me. Not that it was a bad thing, but it definitely sets up a lot of mysteries that should be solved in the following books. I did however expect this book to be dark from the cover and title alone. And I think that Emily Godwin is more my kind of person in terms of music or musicians.

Mutilate My Heart was a very sh
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
"Roizen Hills! I have one question for you all," he says. His eyes bore into me. This is it. I can feel it. "Can you join our UNDEAD MASQUERADE!?"

Mutilate My Heart had been on my radar for a little while now. A young adult story about a girl and her favourite band, a good dose of romance and some paranormal thrown in for good measure. Emily Godwin could have written this book especially for me. And after reading it, I'm almost convinced that she did. This super quick read was a winne
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
I was really upset when it wasn't some cute little ditsy young adult story. (view spoiler)

It was just a miss for me, I guess people liked the short ending and the terrible ending. This "series" wasn't for me.
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
OMG, why was this book so short??????
I can't wait to find out more about the guys. How can they be?
I really hope you deliver the next book fast because I'm gonna mutilate something if not.
I loved the new approach on zombies. And all those questions Becca has, I have them also. I literally can't wait.
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is really amazing and interesting!! It's my first time to read a paranormal like romance story and I loved it! This book made me smile and gave me goosebumps. This became my another great train journey reads! ❤️❤️❤️ ...more
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
:O That's it? Eek. I need book two. PRONTO. ...more
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