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American Girl on Saturn

(Saturn #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  2,655 ratings  ·  298 reviews
The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during ...more
Kindle Edition, 341 pages
Published August 29th 2013
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Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, music
I must say that this book is not what I expect it to be. I was actually waiting for aliens and abduction and such. But this is really just a contemporary book. I know, I read the blurb but still... Anyway... This book is funny, cute, and right for all TEENS and upcoming teens.

I have dreamed of meeting my favorite bands. I even fantasized about them liking me a lot or treating me like a sister they never had and make me feel so special every single time. I think I might be like Emery who loves
Michelle Wrona
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, chick-lit

This is how I'm feeling after reading this original, beautiful, amazing (I could seriously go on and on) novel.

Words To The Marvellous Author: Nikki, you have written a stupendous fantastic novel that all readers will sure remember forever. I loved American Girl on Saturn so very much, I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us readers. You certainly deserve an applause.

Chloe Branson sure does expect the best summer of her life, the one right after graduation. But not for
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Come check out my stop on the American Girl on Saturn blog tour and enter the giveaway to win awesome prizes!


The romance. Come on. Of course we're looking for an awesome romance. Fortunately, this book gives readers exactly that... AND MORE! (I thought I was done with the freaky fan girl stuff) Chloe and Milo had amaaazing chemistry! I love that their love story actually took time to blossom despite having only 2 weeks to get to know each
Rachel R. (My Book Empire)
I CALL DIBS ON MILO!!! Haha! #IWantToBeABransonSister

Full review to come.


This is one of the most adorable stories I have ever read.
Well, first of all, it has a very pretty cover, right? I didn’t think twice about joining the blog tour for American Girl on Saturn, because I couldn’t get Milo out of my head for days!

Imagine being on a lockdown with your favorite boyband on a summer lockdown. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!? Nikki Godwin created characters that readers will
*** 1.5 stars *** Emery bursts into the kitchen [...]. Her golden curls flap in the air as she runs toward us, hugging her Spaceship around Saturn pillow to her chest. "Do you think they'll sign it? I need a Sharpie! Chloe! I need Sharpies!" She screams the words into my face. Her eyes get all crazy, like a taxidermy laughing hyena.

"American Girl on Saturn": I don't know... The title immediately sounded appealing to me. Probably, because it reminded me of "All American Girl" by Meg Cabot, which
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This sounds so cute and the fact that the author may or may not love One Direction...just makes me want to read this even more!


Aww man this was perfect book-escapism and simply perfect for people that have ever experienced fangirlism/all the emaooschensss....wuhuuuuuu (ergo - me)
Imagine having a boyband more or less locked up with you?! (One Direction,
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013

So let me try not to fangirl out on this book. I will start at the beginning.

A couple months ago I was asked to do a cover reveal for a book about these sister that had a boy band living in their house. I skipped it but I couldn't stop thinking about how cute that scenario sounded. So it took me a couple days to figure out what the name of the book was and I only figured it out because my son said something about Saturn. :) I will tell you this I am so glad I did. Not only was this a fantastic
Emily Anne
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this book so much, I... just... gah! American Girl on Saturn exceeded my expectations by, like, a universe. I literally would not be separated from my e-reader while reading. And under the rare circumstance I had to set this gem of a book down I was not a happy camper, to say the least!

American Girl on Saturn's strongest aspect is the characters. There are quite a few, yet I felt like I get to know each of their unique personalities. This is quite a feat! I recently finished a novel with
Jacob Proffitt
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, young-adult
I am really torn on how to rate this. As pure escapist teen romantic fantasy, it doesn't get much better. Chloe is a good girl done wrong and feeling the hurt of being ostracized for dumping the popular guy at school. Emotionally vulnerable and socially shaken, she enters an extended lockdown situation forcing semi-intimate (and prolonged) contact with five dreamy guys from a popular boy band. Fortunately, being a fantasy, the boys are more or less what their managers want them to appear to ...more
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookgasm
I absolutely adored American Girl On Saturn. It was funny, charming and boytatsic. It was the initially the stunning cover that drew me in, but I was following author Christina Channelle's status updates while she was reading through, and I simply had to have it... And it didn't disappoint, whatsoever. It surpassed my expectations and once I begun reading, I couldn't put it down. It's one of those titles that will cheer you up, pull you out of a book funk
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was pretty much a whirlwind of fluffy cuteness most of the time. the concept was really good and executed well. loved the chemistry between the side characters and loved the relationships. the sister relationship found in the book was really touching and relatable since i have a sister myself. the scene where they just had girl talk in the treehouse was my favorites out of the book. and the saturn boys felt real close to each other and i loved it. milo was cute and chloe was adorable. ...more
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Light, sweet, and so much fun! American Girl on Saturn is a book for every girl who has ever loved a boy band and dreamed of meeting them. I absolutely adored this book! It was just wonderful.

This book is every fangirl's dream. I wasn't even much of a fangirl, usually preferring fictional characters to real people (which I kind of still do). But, I have to admit, I still dreamed of meeting my favorite boyband. And, this book was the epitome of every girl's (fangirl or not) fantasy. It was fun,
Rae King
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, r2r, 2015
If I was a boy band fangirl, this book would be the perfect description of my ultimate fantasy! After reading this book, I now have a boy band fantasy! :D

I originally rated this book 3.5 stars, but I am changing my rating to 4 stars because I can't shake all the warm and fuzzy feelings form this story.

I didn't know how I would feel about the story near the beginning. We meet a boy band that have to hide out after getting shot at during a concert. The mansion of a house that they will be staying
I just lovvvvvvvvvved this book! ( Yeah, I definitely get why Milo uses those extra v's !!). I was laughing like a maniac the entire time I was reading this book. My god. I've got stitches in my stomach from laughing so hard. Dear Emery, I adore thee. You're my youngest role model. Period. (Psst..she's just six years old :P) Poor Benji Baccarini-slash-Bikini must've been made of harder stuff than I imagined to have endured all the menace that Emery threw upon him. Milo, sigh, I could just melt ...more
Rebecca Lewis
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much on so many levels! It was a great contemporary teen romance and I just couldn't put it down. I want to be a Branson sister on lockdown with my favorite boyband!!

I was in love with Donnie Whalberg and Jordan Knight from NKOTB at the tender age of 6, so I could totally relate with the littlest Branson sister, Emery and her undying love for Benji. I could also relate to Aralie because I was a JNCO jeans, wallet-chain wearing manic panic hair dyed teen who did not want to
Feb 23, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I barely started this one and I just had to drop it. Don't get me wrong, I love cute contemporaries, but this was wayy too out of this world and somewhere else miles high above the clouds. The whole thing (well, the couple chapters I endured) was so unrealistic and made me want to roll my eyes with every sentence. It was insta-love between the main character, Chloe, and Milo and it was so dramatic from step 1. This is after what sounded like a lifetime of indignation and prejudice towards the ...more
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
AMERICAN GIRL ON SATURN is the boyband fangirl's Holy Grail on living the dream. If you've found yourself dreaming of being with a boyband member at any point in your life, you can live that fantasy in this novel. Living vicariously through the Branson sisters? OH YEAH!

Full review on release day, August 29!
Super cute (PG13) boy band romance novel. Not sure if I’ll read the rest of the books in the series but this was totally adorable and a quick read. Would recommend to anyone who likes cute, teenage romances.
DNF @7%

Yes, I gave up on this book at 7% or 25 pages.
The plot is ridiculous and annoying. The writing style consists of too many weird words.

I was a boyband girl myself in the 90s, so I was really expcting to like this but it wasn't my cup of tea at all.
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
So…I am super excited to say that I have actually found another fellow author who deals in boy band romance!!! This is a HUGE thing to me because on, the only books listed with mine are horrible, dirty rocker band stuff that has nothing to do with what my book is about. I was in despair, thinking the topic of boy bands was such a, well, undesirable topic that I was the only one who wrote about them. But guess what? I found this little beauty and the sun came out from the clouds, ...more
Tracey (Life and Literature)
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Eventually, the sun will rise, I'll have to bleed with my butterfly brothers, and the rest of the world will get to see my blue ink, not just you."

"But here's the thing," he says. "I may bleed every single day for the world, but I bleed the most for you"

About ten percent into reading American Girl on Saturn, I was thanking my lucky stars for Nikki Godwin, the Branson family, Milo Grayson and Spaceships Around Saturn. I had been so weighed down with heavy books lately that this was just the
Gabs {My Full Bookshelf Reviews}
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the cutest thing that has ever been published in the history of the world. I don’t even like romance. But I read this while periodically squealing and once doing that little leg kick thing like this:


My inner fangirl was totally ignited. Can anyone tell me where I can get a Milo for myself? I would like one, please and thank you. He’s the perfect guy. I want to eat cookies with him and draw fake tattoos and get a song
Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7

I received a copy via Oops! I Read A Book Again Blog Tours

American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin is a young adult contemporary romance that takes the teenage fantasy of being (literally) locked up with a few of the world’s most famous boys. This novel is so much fun and full of so much cuteness, that it was hard for me to put it down. Quickly paced, addicting, and romantic, American Girl on Saturn was a fantastic surprise.

Chloe, the
Louisse Ang
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored American Girl on Saturn! I'm going to confess that I am not a fan of boy bands (post-Westlife, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys and South Border) but I am definitely a fan of Spaceships Around Saturn. Those boys (especially Milo and Noah) caught me, hook, line and sinker! Here is why I turned into a Saturnite... in poem form!

Spaceship into My Heart
by Louisse

I'm not really into boy bands
But these boys have traveled many lands
From Earth, Mars and now to Saturn
These boys make my ovaries
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015

A few days ago I decided that I desperately needed to read a book about music/bands, so I started scanning through lists of YA books featuring music and I found this little gem! I'm SO glad I did because this was definitely amazing!

First things first: let's talk about Milo!

This boy not only shares his name with Milo Ventimiglia (one of my all-time favourite crushes) but I also pictured him as a mixture between Jess Mariano and Cameron Leahy from The Downtown Fiction AKA need I say
LeighAnn Kopans
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Yep, I'm a Saturnite.

The premise is just farfetched enough to be interesting and believable at the same time. Some jerk fires a gun at one of Spaceship Around Saturn's concerts, and so the super-popular boy band needs a safe house. Chloe's dad is on the case, and since they have a house that's big enough and relatively isolated, the guys roll in.

There's some generous eye rolling and mourning over a summer lost from Chloe, but not any more than you'd do yourself if you were in her situation. As
Emily Godwin
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It is such an amazing thing to think up an idea for a book you’d like to read and two months later have that book. That’s exactly what happened with this book, and I could not have imagined it would be half as fantastic as it is!

This book is full of happiness, silliness, drama, and hot boys. What more could you ask for!? Every single character in this book is very well-developed and leap off of the page. You never have to worry about getting one of the SAS boys confused. There’s a hot boyband
♥ Sarah
Feb 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction

Nope, I'm definitely not a Saturnite.

The plot was too cheesy & unbelievable. There was some major, non-butterfly-inducing, dry-as-powder instalove type stuff going on. I don't even think it should be considered instaLOVE. It was just bizarre. Three sisters were stuck with famous Canadian rock stars. There were like five of them - none that I cared about. They were all on "lock down" because of an outside threat (which I don't think was ever fully resolved - or maybe I just couldn't care
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Thank you so much, Nikki, for providing me an advanced copy of AGOS.

My oh my, what can I say about American Girl on Saturn? I LOVE this book. Simple as that. Reading books like this is the reason YA is and always will be my favourite genre! I love Nikki's style of writing, the ease as the story unfolds. The imagery she creates with the simplest of words. Ms. Godwin definitely has a fan for life right here. *points to self*

Who knew I'd be into boy bands. But after reading this I am a Saturnite.
Chasia Lloyd
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny and fluffy YA contemporary romance. Nikki Godwin's love letter to boybands and fandom is utterly charming with its unusual premise. The boys in the boy band all have their different personalities and likes and dislikes. (Team Benji over here - who can resist a narcissist who comes around to being BFFs with an overly eager Saturnite some fifteen years younger than him?) The Branson sisters are incredible together and on their own. Really, the whole Branson family is just fantastic. Super ...more
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Nikki Godwin is a dream chaser, caffeine addict, and young adult author. Her books are often about surfers, musicians, and relationships. She is an avid surf fan who always wants Gabriel Medina to win and prefers cold weather even though most of her books are set in beach towns. She lives in the southern USA with her awesome husband and adorable pup.

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