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Sing

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  1,104 ratings  ·  271 reviews
America’s most famous pop star flees the spotlight to recover from her latest break-up in Maine—only to fall for a local boy and be faced with an impossible choice at the end of the summer: her new guy, or her music.

Multiplatinum pop icon Lily Ross’s biggest hits and biggest heartbreaks (because they are one and the same):


1. AGONY. (That feeling when h
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Hardcover, 279 pages
Published May 31st 2016 by HarperCollins
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Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
3.5/5

This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books.

Sing is the ultimate summer read!

From the description it sounds a bit corny and that's because it is a bit corny, but that's what makes it perfect for a lazy afternoon in the sun. It was exactly what I thought it would be: quick, fun, and cute.  The friendships were cute, the boys were cute, the girls were cute, and even the island was cute. I can see this being made into an adorable rom-com soon.

The plot was/>
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Apr 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Good god. I love Taylor Swift as much as your average 13 year old girl, but this was just awful. The plot and the characters were all vanilla to the millionth degree and I just can't. Girl, bye.
Hristina
Update (June 11th 2017):
I added a few more links at the bottom, for anyone who might be interested to read about why this book is so unrealistic.

Original review (May 2nd 2017):
I got Sing as soon as I found out about it, and I’ve been trying to read it since. I got charmed by the mention of Maine.
I started it three times and left it three chapters in, expecting it to be so good that I’d regret reading it cause I wouldn’t get the same feeling the next time I do. But now that I’ve actually read it, I can tell you that it isn’t the case.

The writing is
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Rose
May 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
"you'd fall in love with a paper bag if it hung around you long enough"

TESS CHILLLLLL OMG.


i really can't tell if i even like this book lmao
Kate (GirlReading)
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reading Sing felt like reading about a summer in Taylor Swift's life, mixed with the Hannah Montana movie. It was utterly adorable. I flew through this in one sitting. It was simple in plot and writing and I really enjoyed that about it. It wasn't trying to be anything other than a cute contemporary romance, as that's exactly what it was and it worked! There weren't any mind blowing plot twists or secrets but that's what made it such a lovely, easy, feel good read read. I loved the element of mu ...more
Natalie
Jan 06, 2016 marked it as to-read
I really hope no one even tries to pretend like this isn't about T-Swizzle. :'D
Looking at the blurb and cover not even the publishers are trying to
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“The phone vibrates again inside my clenched fist. Buzz buzz buzzzzzzzzz.
Before I have time to change my mind, I wind and chuck it overhead. It spins in a smooth, high arc before slipping under the still surface, swallowed into the dark, murky bay. I wait with an empty dread for the panic to set in.
But all I feel is free.”




This was a cute YA contemporary romance story about a pop star and a regular boy.

I really likedEdelweiss.)
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Taylor Knight
I really loved this book! I wasn't really sure that I would but I had so much fun reading this book!
I thought the concept was really different and interesting. I loved the characters so much! I thought Lily was really likeable and relatable, even though she's a famous singer.
I read this in pretty much one sitting and I just really loved it. I can definitely see myself rereading Sing.
Sandra
Apr 11, 2016 marked it as to-read
I'm going to read this book because the drawing of the girl in the cover looks like Taylor Swift and I just can't resist it.

My priorities are gold, I know.

Stacee
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars?

I downloaded this one on a whim. It's not normally the type of thing I would read, but I liked the Taylor Swift-y cover and the promise of a swoony local boy.

Lily is okay as an MC. She doesn't seem to be decisive about anything and I struggled to relate to anything about her. She sort of throws money at everything, but it slightly makes sense. I was a little disappointed to see that there wasn't much growth. Or at least it didn't feel like she has changed. The words were t
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Ann (annreads)
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
“I open my eyes and stare up at the star-studded sky, waiting for something, anything, to find me.”

I had a really fun time reading this book! Even though it was a little bit cheesy and predictable at times, I feel that it was a very fun, quick read, perfect for the summer time!
On the down side, I think there were a lot of things missing out, plot-wise especially, and that's why I couldn't fully connect with the characters like I wanted to.
Overall, although this book has its flaw
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Chelsey Ellice
I read some reviews on this book and to me they were a little harsh. But everyone does have different taste. I absolutely loved this book and so glad she chose the guy she did, I was worried! I hope Vivi Greene writes a second book. I think she has left it open to write a second.
Audrey
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
I have so many conflicting opinions on Sing, I don't even know where to begin. The thing is, I didn't want to like this book. After reading some bad reviews and realizing that this book is basically a fanfic written by Taylor Swift about herself, I was setting myself up to hate every minute of this story. For the first few chapters, I was nitpicking intensely and trying to find any excuse to DNF this, despite how much I hate to DNF a book. But somehow I just kept reading and reading. Sing had some kind o ...more
Rosanna Threakall
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: absolute-faves
I read this in one sitting.

It was absolutely wonderful and has earned a space on my ultimate faves shelf.

The romance is beautiful and this is the perfect summer read focusing on a popstar who wishes to take a break from the limelight. As you can imagine, it's not as easy as she once thought.

I have been singing myself for 11 years now and so I can sympathise with Lily's dire need to just be creative, I felt she was very real and authentic. (Probably because I think she's based on T.
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Lauren (Bookworm Boutique)
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
So I'll be honest, when I read the synopsis of this book I really didn't expect to like it as much as I did! I will say that it made me as happy as I expected. It had a simple plot, with some nice characters, and it would make the best watch-when-you're-feeling-down-with-a-tub-of-ben-and-jerry's-ice-cream film, ever. It kind of reminded me of the classic Miley Cyrus films (like The Last Song) and there was something comforting about that. When I put this book down I had a huge smile on my face a ...more
Emma
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
i did not enjoy this book as much as i would have liked to. i found the main character to be extremely annoying and full of herself. but i did really like the main love interest for the most part, except for one scene that i won't say anything about because i don't want to spoil anything. also, i felt that the story was extremely predictable and there wasn't really any character depth. i was going to give this book a 1 or 2 star rating but i ended up going with 3 stars because i really enjoyed r ...more
laura (bookies & cookies)
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, 2016-read
I had far too many high hopes for this book, and it wasn't the book I thought it was. This was a VERY cute, pleasant, no drama, hardly any conflict summer romance story between a Taylor Swift-esque pop star (AKA MY BAE) and a normal dude. I wasn't in the mood for something to clear cut and had hoped for a *few* (read: any) more surprises and shocks. Not plot twists per se, but it was all so darn predictable which I realized
a few chapters in. Definitely a quick and easy read to add another book
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Music, fame, friendship, family, escape.

I have a thing for young music stars, can't read enough about them!

And I absolutely devoured this book, I could not put it down. It sits snuggly in my catnip patch and I would probably read it again.

Full review to come.

I received a copy of this for free via NetGalley for review purposes.
Mehsi
This was a beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful, lovely book, and I enjoyed it so much that I couldn't stop reading it until it was late at night. :D

I just love books about singers, actors, models, and this one is all about a singer and her life. Lily goes through heartbreak after heartbreak. Every time she thinks she met someone who really understands her, really gets her, and doesn't mind that she is famous and isn't always around, or is busy. She thought this was the case with Jed, but sadly Jed w
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Lisa (lifeinlit)
May 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2016
First of all... how cute is this cover?! It just screams pop star romance to me!! It's definitely the perfect cover for this story. To give you an idea of this story, just think Taylor Swift meets the boy next door. That's pretty much what this story entails. I thought it would remind me of Jesse's Girl (but the reverse) by the synopsis, but it really didn't have many similarities to that story at all. Regardless, it was cute. It was a solid story about a pop star, Lily, who goes through a bad break ...more
Jeff Raymond
While I'm not part of Taylor's Squad or whatever, I can appreciate what she's accomplishing culturally and I find the constant attention to her personal life to be fascinating even if the details don't matter much to me. Sing absolutely takes advantage of that cultural zeitgeist (up to and including the obvious cover) and succeeds extremely well in the process.

The story follows one of the biggest pop singers in the world months away from her next tour. Her album is coming out and it's basically abo
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Inês Gueifão
Jun 29, 2016 rated it liked it
I started reading this because of the Taylor Swift vibes I was getting from both the cover and blurb but this just turned out to be disappointing. For starters, I didn't really care or like the main character and I wasn't feeling her romance with Noel. The book also felt too short for something major to happen or for the story to be well developed (at least in the author's style of writing). Everything was also pretty predictable. Overall: meh.
Aggie Unsworth
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book has been exactly what I needed. I haven't read anything contemporary in a while. Its all been either really dark and heavy or fantasy. Which, don't get me wrong, I do love, but this has been such a breath of fresh air. And so so much fun.

Lily Ross is a pop icon, but she isn't very lucky in love. Having her heart broken countless of times its happening to her again. This time she wants to handle things differently and when her friend suggests spending some time at her house on a small
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Celeste_pewter
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Honestly, this is exactly what you think it will be:

Cute Taylor Swift-esque pop star rethinks life after break-up, and meets the one. Inspiration strikes; drama occurs.

But that's what I liked about it. Sing is a charmingly breezy and pleasant book about the difficulties of living life under the spotlight, with some thoughts on inspiration and relationships thrown in for good measure. It's exactly what you want in a book like this, and Vivi delivers in spades.
Bookevin
A cute summery love story between a pop star and a local islander. It was a bit too simplistic for me but it was a quick summer read. Review to come.
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Chapters read: 4

This voice is bland and emotionless. Lily's heartbroken and I'm bored. She talks to her friends and it's dry. Not gonna work for me.
Heather
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. It was a cute, fun, summer read. Full review soon.
Bookreadaholic
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
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Kristina
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, ebook
I thoroughly enjoyed this. It’s been on my kindle forever and I can’t remember where I first heard of it but I know I read a snippet and was super into it.
I think the MC is based off Taylor Swift and celebrities at that height of fame, which I am here for all day long. Lily was very likable and so were her friends and family. I loved the friendship, the setting, the subject matter, and really loved the writing. I don’t see much about the author and she’s not written any other books which is a b
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