Saturday, 8 August 2009

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker

From Amazon: Austin music fest. Yay, summer in Austin! Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by "Party Penny," is not exactly what I had in mind. But the cute musicians I've met totally make up for it . . . like Sebastian. Swoon. So why can't I stop thinking about Penny's friend All-American Russ and his Texas twang??

Lovestruck Summer is my first foray into Melissa Walker land, and I'm happy to say that I'll be returning very, very soon. This book is a perfect summer read, and is one that left me grinning like a goon after (sadly) turning the final page.

Music plays a huge part in Quinn's life, and she makes sense of things through songs and lyrics. Her intensity and zest spurns the interest of two all-American music-loving hotties, and she then faces the hard decision of figuring out just which one it is she wants, and needs, to be with. Quinn is a breath of fresh air, and is a character I would love to see more of. She's a no-nonsense kind of girl, with an insane love for music and that feeling you get when you hear a CD you know will change your life. Her will-they won't-they relationship with cowboy jock Russ literally made me swoon, and her whole story was a realistic portrayal of a summer away from home.

A brilliant main character, music, yummy boys and a charming Texas backdrop make Walker's latest offering a book that should have a place on every YA reader's shelf. If it doesn't succeed in making you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, it'll at least cheer you up on a rainy winter day.

9 comments:

Adele said...

Yay, I am so glad you liked it. Melissa Walker is great - you should definitely read the Violet on the Runaway series.

Karen said...

It's a very pretty cover though I do keep thinking it's got donuts on the front (yum). Will look out for this one.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

This sounds fantastic. Sometimes you just need a book a full of music and yummy boys!

Cat said...

And now you take my advice and go read Melissa's Violet series! :)

This is one of those books that gives me a "head-desk" moment because I put off reading it because I didn't think I would like it and then I fell deeply in love with it. ha!

And I want to see those bats.

Marie said...

I loved this one too! You must check out her Violet series!

a flight of minds said...

Lovestruck Summer sounds really cute. I like that music plays a big part in the book- but then really, who doesn't? I don't have it sadly, but I do have the Violet series that are being pushed up a little in my TBR pile. :)

- Alex

Ladybug said...

I've written down this title on my WL. Summer is soon over here in Norway but I'm sure this will be a great book to read when winter comes and I'm longing for summer again :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

This was my first Melissa Walker read too! I really enjoyed the book and need to read more of her stuff soon.

Amber

Melissa Walker said...

So glad you liked it! Yay!