Songs About Us
Heartbreak, romance, fame and pop music - for anyone who's ever dreamed of saying 'I'm with the band'. From a Zoella Book Club friend.
Two months on from the explosive finale to book one, Charlie's life is almost back to normal again: rebuilding her relationship with her father, hanging out with best mate Melissa, and worrying about GCSEs. All the while, Gabe's revelation...more
I loved seeing ho the story developed further a Charlie got dragged back into the world of fire and lights and didn't want it to end.
This book, like the first, has another killer cliff hanger. I do not know how I am going to be able to wait for book 3.
A devious, wonderful, sublime, monster.
Immediately following the explosive ending of this book I had to pace around my house, text my friends in ALL CAPS about the current state of my emotions, and generally flail about uselessly while wishing it was this time next year so I could see how this saga will end.
Now, I will try to be calm (no promises).
Set just a few months after the ending of Songs About a Girl, Charlie Bloom is finally getting her life back on track. ...more
What a Feeling, I'm so sure that only three books is goin ...more
This series has made me so happy. My friend introduced me to Songs About A Girl and I have never been so thankful for a book recommendation. At a point where I've felt alone and just generally been feeling awful about myself, Songs About A Girl and now Songs About Us have been a huge comfort for me and I absolutely love them.
I found myself yelling at C ...more
This week, I decided it was time to stop teasing myself and just take the plunge.
A few months have gone by since Charlie's life ...more
Songs About a Girl starts off with Charlie, a girl that likes to be invisible and loves to do photography, she never dreamed that the most popular band in the world, Fire and Lights would put her in the spotlight. Olly, one of the band memb ...more
EDIT - Review Taken From The Pewter Wolf
It's two months after the events of Songs About A Girl and Charlie is trying to get normal back into her life. She's rebuilding a relationship with her father, try and hang out with her best friend and worry about GCSEs.
But soon, she is ...more
Songs About a Girl is the story of Charlie Bloom and how she is fast-tracked to the world of fame – something that she didn’t expect or actually want. Charlie is asked to take photographs for TV talent show winning band Fire&Lights and whilst taking the photographs she finds herself becoming the proverbial Yoko On ...more
It starts with an immediately gripping first chapter as Charlie, the main character, reminisces on her time with the band “Fire & Lights” from book 1. She then receives a text from one of the band members and the action of the book begins.
This book is extremely well written. I was hooked from the start. After being on holiday for the past month and reading 5 differ ...more
Not as enjoyable as first book - the drama levels are getting quite ridiculous as well as the 'every-single-teenage-boy-finding-charlie-hot' thing. Gabriel is not dark and mysterious with his frequent violent outbursts (seriously - NOT attractive at ALL) and secrets, and his and Charlie's relationship is pretty toxic, when all she's doing every time is continuously running after him and making excuses for his behaviour. Olly was and will always be a much better choice and that whole " ...more
Like the first book this one is full of funny and heartwarming friendships between Charlie and Mellissa, and Charlie and the band. However there were also a lot more serious moments throughout the book as more of the ...more
Charlie is home and life is back to normal, whilst Fire & Lights are touring. The issues with Gabriel are still unresolved, as well as the unanswered questions especially about their past.
However things aren't perfect for the band, and the members are facing their own demons with a lot of altercations.
I really enjoyed getting to see Charlie in school, and how being with Fire & Lights affected her. I loved getting to go back stage again, getting up close and personal with bot ...more
Don't get me wrong it's not a bad book. I'm quite a harsh rater with the stars so even though I've only given it two that in no way means it's a bad book. I just think it was stretched out because the plot could have been condensed down but to make the book longer I think the author went a bit all over the place with it.
It's a shame because the potential is there. The char ...more
-It isn't that I don't like Olly, it's just that I prefer Charlie with Gabriel. Also I hate love triangles so I'm not keen on Olly and G ...more
She hangs out with her best friend Melissa who she talks to and trusts with her worries as well as Gabe and Ollie issues too. From finding out about her mum and Gabe's parents, to repairing her relationship with her dad whilst getting close to Ollie, sparks fly from all sorts of drama's sparking reactions amongst the teens.
A story with passion and life on stage in main focus of ...more
I've just finished this book in one sitting, the exact same thing that happened with the first one and it has left me desperate for the third (and final :'( ) book in the series. While this book wasn't as gripping as the first one (and maybe that's because the first book was so unexpectedly good and also its building up for all the drama to come out at the end of the book) it was still amazing and I flew through the book.
Prepare for Chris Russell to tear your heart out ...more
My feelings towards certain characters haven't changed (still don't like Gabe, I still think Olly is all kinds of adorable and I think Aiden should be protected at all costs), if anything, 'Songs About Us' has just heightened my feelings towards these characters.