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Adeline's Aria

(Infernal Echo #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  59 reviews
What would you give up to be with your idol? Your reputation? Your best friend? Your sanity?

Addie is a small-town high school senior with a best friend to take care of and college plans to figure out. Jude is a British rock star turned actor and one-half of Hollywood's favorite "it" couple along side his co-star Lana Thatcher.

When the two cross paths at a music festival i
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Fire and Ice YA
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My brain still hasn't stopped screaming in pterodactyl... But lets just wing this review shall we!

Okay so ... I ... WHAT THE HECK!!! ... I hate that I loved this book so much (lol). If I am honest, around the middle of the book I was 98% sure I was going to rate this book at least 3 stars. Oof! Not because of the writing or anything! BUT BECAUSE OF JUDE! Oh my GAH! This man will make you hate every male on earth. (Laynie, why did you write him so well!? Haha!)

Y'all. Don't let that scare you o
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
With the final edits turned in for Adeline's Aria, I wanted to take the time to share a little more about the book than just the blurb, specifically as it relates to some parts of the book that delve into deeper places.

Some themes within may be uncomfortable for some readers. . While I have taken extreme care to try to represent the deeper topics in a way that makes them real and reflective of everyday life for those that deal with these issues, I also want to make sure that those sensitive to t
Altagracia Pimentel
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of this book for review.

I really liked the book especially how the author ended it. At first you think "what?! That is so unrealistic.... but where is MY favorite artist" (anyone know where Enrique Iglesia is, lol) but then the story and the character's grow on you as they go through things that can happen in real life full of emotional up and down and a couple of dilemmas. If you have triggers with the following topics please know they are depicted in the book: people
This book was exactly what I was looking for when I picked it up. I was looking for a fluffy read, something uncomplicated and easy. The blurb sounded like this could be fun, so I decided to give it a try. It definitely isn’t the best thing I’ve ever read, but I still really enjoyed it!

Adeline’s Aria follows Adeline after she meets her celebrity crush at a concert. She’s immediately drawn into a world full of paparazzi, lies, deceit, and rumors. She’s forced to reconcile her idea of “love” with
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Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Adeline’s Aria by Laynie Bynum

After seeing the cover and reading the the blurb I requested a copy of this book for review.

I have a huge soft spot for YA romance and this book ticked all the boxes and then some. I loved so much about Jude and Adeline story. The insta-love, tbe angst- OMGG THE ANGST had me putting bandaids around my heart. I loved the friendship Adeline and Tabby shared so much. Every girl deserves a ride of die like that. Mental health issues raised were so relatable and my hear
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Addie’s always admired Jude from afar. Now he’s right in front of her.

I found the premise of Adeline’s Aria extremely intriguing. Meeting a celebrity crush is something many people dream about, and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened when Addie not only met Jude but also began a secret relationship with him!

Addie is a very likable character. As a young woman on the cusp of graduating from high school, she’s still trying to work out what her next step will be. Does she go to college? Pursue
Mar 28, 2020 rated it liked it
I am conflicted for a review here. There were many things I liked about this book.


I loved Addie's relationships with the supporting characters. her best friend Tabby has some personal issues and Addie is amazing about being supportive towards her.

The relationship that Addie has with her parents is beautiful. She is honest with them and in response they are honest with her. I hope for this type of relationship with my own children.

Skylar is a breathe of fresh air in this book. I love the rel
I really enjoyed this book. The romance and characters were super enjoyable. I highly recommend this book.

Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My review along with a playlist can be found on my blog!
Tammy Heryford
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I received an arc if this book for review purposes*

Overall I loved this story, and it left me wanting to read more set in this world. In the very beginning I had a hard time finding the story believable. (Then again is it ever really believable when a rock star falls for the girl next door? Lol. It is still one of my very favorite tropes.) However I quickly fell in love with the characters and lost myself in their story.

I had some formatting issues with the kindle edition that occasionally ma
Jennifer Mullins
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book and fell in love immediately! From the very beginning, I was enthralled with Adeline (Addie) and Jude’s unlikely relationship. The author touches on some tough subjects like OCD, anxiety, and depression. The characters are like-able and relatable , even when they do infuriating things. The ending was so sweet and I can’t wait to read the next in the series!!
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Adeline’s Aria

Laynie Bynum

Infernal Echo #1

Contemporary Romance

New Adult

Adeline Evans, Known as Addie to her friends is your typical senior girl. She loves music and goes to concerts when she can. She, like most girls, has that one band and that one band member that she absolutely loves and fantasizes about meeting. Mind you she lives in Birmingham, Alabama and her favorite band is from the UK so she figures she will never get that chance. Then at a local music festival her best friend drags her
Jessica Reads It
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it
I received an advance review copy for free from BookSirens, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

I like the quiet depth of Adeline and the raw honesty of sometimes just needing a moment to yourself, outside from your life, where you don't need to pretend. But her original behavior is very different from how she behaves throughout the novel until there was one point where I was not sure which Addy we would have seen. There was low self-esteem Addy,(I must admit I have never heard a character
Destiny Constantin
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, z-2021, reviewed, ya
This was...not the most auspicious start to 2021...but I can't really regret it. (You know when there's a book that you're pretty sure will be a Bad Fit for you but you really want to read it anyway? No? Just me, then...)

If you told me this was fanfiction, I would believe you. It would be the sort of fanfiction where the super-hot movie hero falls for a non-canon 'normal' girl (but not badly enough done that the Protectors of the Plot Continuum would step in). We can go ahead and call the 'norma
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Adeline and Tabby are best of friends. I love how they refer to their friendship as ‘stardust’ because we are all made of it. They both have mental health issues and while Tabby’s are told through Adeline’s perspective, the representation of both young women’s struggles is genuine and authentic.
I love how they went out of their comfort zone to see bands they love; I liked the kindness Adeline showed to two pre-teen music festival-goers, paying forward the kindness that was shown to her and Tabby
Katelyn Furtick
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
**I received a digital copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

Man, this book was so feel-good. Not necessarily the content, because some of the content was not feel-good at all, but the writing style. You know how you have those books that just are so easy to read and it makes you feel good while reading? Or I guess some people would call them "guilty pleasure reads"? This was a book like that for me.

Honestly, it is so unbelievable,
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for YA Books Central

A cute story

The Story:
Addie has an obsession with British rocker Jude, but it's just a fan thing. She's never supposed to actually meet him. When he shows up at a concert that isn't his in her small town, she catches his eye and can't look away. Soon, she's living every girl's fantasy, only fantasy isn't reality. From a co-star he's contractually obligated to fake an impending marriage with to the press who don't know what he sees in this small town nobody, she's in
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Addie has always been in love with the band Infernal Echo, especially their lead singer Jude. To her surprise, she runs into him after a concert his friend hosted and the two clicked immediately. However, Addie knows Jude has a fiance, so she can't fall for him. But Jude doesn't act the way the press shows him and he insists that she shouldn't believe everything she reads.

The more time Addie spends with Jude, the more in love with him she falls. He soon becomes the center of her world and it sca
Apr 09, 2020 rated it liked it
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Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I’m leaning more towards a 3.5 for this book. I didn’t hate it but it didn’t grab me like I thought it would. I almost DNF’d this book which I never do but I pushed my way through.
I couldn’t really relate to these characters or the situation. I just felt that this story was really unrealistic.
Jude is a famous singer and an actor also. Cameron is a singer also. Addie and Tabby are just small town girls that were in the right place at the right time. It was like love at first sight for everyone
Noël Cades
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a highly enjoyable read: a real "wish fulfilment" romance fantasy of a US high school student falling in love with a famous British rock star/Hollywood actor.

I did enjoy the first half most. There was a sense of realism - almost like a teenage girl's diary - about the emotions that Addy went through. Jude Blair was perhaps rather more what a teenage girl would like her heartthrob to be, rather than the actual sex/drugs/rock'n'roll reality of most people in showbiz. Compared to the antic
Dr. Raye of Sunshine
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
I'm probably not the target audience for this book as I am more years away from being 18/19 than I'd like to admit, but I'm a sucker for YA romance type books.

This was a quick and fun read for me. Perhaps the storyline is a little implausible but who cares? You can't help but feel for Adeline, who is a great representation of the average "average" teenager. She doesn't think she's pretty next to her best friend, she has body image issues not helped by her jerk classmates and she can't help but b
Jane Holloway
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OMG, I don't know where to start....First I have to say I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Right, now that I have made myself clear I will tell you why I love this book! I am sure that everyone has had a mega crush on a famous rock star, actor, model at some point in their lives and had daydreams about meeting the object of their crush. Then you will have had a plan as to what you would like to do with them? Adeline Evans had a huge crush on British Rock Star Jude Blair who is also an actor and while attendin ...more
Little Blue Butterfly
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

This is a fantastic, well written, book!! It deals with realistic mental health issues (Anxiety, OCD, Suicidal Thoughts and Panic Attacks) that the author handles with care. The story really stuck with me even after I was done reading it. It’s about the beautiful, and sometimes difficult, romance between Addie, a small town country girl and Jude, a British rockstar. They have great chemistry!! I highly recommend this book!!

Addie’s best friend, T
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
It's been a long time since I read a book with a singer main character so this was a welcomed read. First I want to say that the cover is so beautiful .
The action is clear and easy to follow but it moves to fast in a short time. What want to say it's that the relationship between Jude and Adeline was developed way to fast for my taste. This was one of the flaws of the story : the relationships weren't given time to come natural and instead were forced , and this gets us to the trust isuess and t
Sarah Beth
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Adeline’s Aria by Lanie Bynum was a great book and I truly loved reading it. I found the story to be a sweet reminder of that magical age between innocence and real life. Adeline, the heroine is 18, graduating high school and trying to fit into her Rockstar/celebrity boyfriend’s world. As the story begins she’s star struck and can’t believe that her wildest dreams have come true! I loved her innocence, loyalty and kind heart.

As the story progressed she and Jude had this amazing love story and ev
Apr 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: booksirens
I am going to say I didn't enjoy this book much but i still decided to give it a fair shot since i received a free copy . the story was not well written , the author tended dwell on one thing a lot like in the start when she described tabby, it seemed liked she used her name too much .Moreover, the story didn't much make sense , the author kept contradicting herself throughout .Additionally , the way the story progressed was too quick to be believable , I mean such a popular singer saw a fan gir ...more
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Thank you to Book Sirens for the ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Oh boy, where to start. I just found this whole storyline too unrealistic to be believed. Two hugely popular rock stars practically fall in love with two high school best friends in a meadow right after a concert? Come on. Neither relationship, between Addie & Jude or Tabby & Cameron, is believable. And enough with the term “anxiety”. It seems as if every single emotion Addie experienced throughout the entire st ...more
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
This cute romance is sweet and charming like its two leads, but also deals with some serious issues including mental health, struggles with fame and media, and long-distance relationships. The beginning is a bit cliche with British rock star Jude falling for girl-next-door Adeline at a concert. The fact his friend Cameron falls for Adeline's friend Tabby at the same time seems a bit too convenient, but the story makes good use of it. The book explores how the girls deal with their newfound fame ...more
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Laynie Bynum is a Young Adult author from Birmingham, Alabama who writes everything from Contemporary Romance to Urban Fantasy. She is inspired by the works of her favorite authors including Sarah Dessen, John Green, Cassandra Clare, and Neil Gaiman.

When she isn't crafting characters who reflect her never-ending wanderlust and love of music, she is the one of the co-founders of Sword and Silk Book

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