Thursday, 22 December 2011

#37 Book Review: Skid Out

Skid Out (A Novella Prequel of Heavy Influence Trilogy)
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 56 (E-book format)
Published: September 12th 2011
Author: Ann Marie Frohoff
Source: Author for an Honest Review
Format: E-book

Summary from Goodreads:
A novella prequel to the Heavy Influence Trilogy about young, reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse. Follow their journey through temptation, deception & forbidden love.

17 year old high school senior, Jake Masters, front man of a rising rock band, finds new interest in his younger freshman next door neighbor Alyssa Montgomery. Their relationship breaks hearts; stirs jealousy and band infighting. When they’re brought to new found awareness of body and soul, will rightful boundaries be crossed? Will the right decisions and choices, which are detrimental to the band and its future, be made through the haze of infatuation? Will Jake’s absences on the road lead to another filling his shoes? Jake and Alyssa’s lifelong friendships are strained and tested; secrets are kept, admitted and shared. Family bonds are broken, as others grow stronger. Who knew a first love could cause so many problems? Then again, in their eyes, there are no problems as long as they’re together. In the end, will his new found muse bring down everything he’s worked so hard to achieve or will she inspire positive creative change; that will carry him and his band to stardom.

My review:

A very unique cover. I love the guy's face being covered with the black colour and how we only get to see a part of the face. Very interesting and looks like a mysterious guy indeed!
4 Forget-me-not flowers for the cover!
I thoroughly enjoyed it! I always loved reading about guys in bands and girls falling for the guy, especially since their childhood friends. I've always wanted to experience that kind of love where you started to look at your childhood friend in a different way, more than friends and you find yourself starting to fall for him/her. Since Skid Out is just a prequel of the Heavy Influence trilogy, there is not really much going on but the characters were introduced. This is one unique novel and I was really glad I got the chance to review it. Why? Because there's an MP3 song that comes with it and I ABSOLUTELY adore it. The song was great and it was actually meant to be a song written by one of the characters. The lyrics also comes in the novella and I really love it. The ending made me really intrigued in reading what the Heavy Influence trilogy will be about!

I enjoy the characters since they're childhood friends and their attraction built after spending much time together. Jake, the main character is also a band member and he writes awesome songs. Alyssa, his childhood friend is just an average girl but I can easily connect to her and understand her 'sudden' interest in her own childhood friend!

A very unique novella that comes with an awesome song you can listen to while reading the book! Surely you're interested in listening the song now, heh? Go and grab the book. If you buy it, you can email with your receipt copy and you can grab the song. It's completely awesome. I can't wait for the book trailer too which is still on its making process! What makes this novella different than the other 'music themed' novels is it actually comes with the music mentioned in the story whichy you can listen to! Definitely recommended. Thank you to Ann for giving me the chance to review her novella! Absolutely looking forward to the Heavy Influence Trilogy!

5 Forget-me-not flowers for Skid Out!

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