Review of Paper Hearts

Tuesday, 4 July 2017
This book is out today, and it's really good. (I basically devoured it the second I got it in the mail.)

Book: Paper Hearts

Author: Ali Novak

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Music

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Summary: "I'm sorry," he said, slowly untying the ribbon that held his mask in place. "It's just-I didn't want you to think of me any differently."

Somehow I kept my mouth from falling open. I knew his face, but my mind couldn't accept that he was the person looking down at me.

"My real name is Alec."

Felicity has her entire future planned. Ever since her older sister ran away, she's had the full weight of her mother's expectations on her shoulders. So she works hard to get straight As and save for college.

Except sometimes the best things in life are unplanned-like when Felicity meets a handsome, masked stranger while she is volunteering at a charity masquerade ball. She never thought he'd flirt with her. And she certainly never thought he'd turn out to be a member of the world-famous Heartbreakers band, Alec.

Then Felicity uncovers a shocking family secret. Suddenly, she, Alec, and her two best friends are off on a road trip to find Felicity's missing sister. And she's about to discover that unexpected turns have a peculiar way of landing her right where she needs to be...

Review: If you thought the Heartbreakers was cute, wait until you read its sequel companion novel! (These books can be read out of order in my opinion. You'll only miss a few references to the first book if you don't want to read it.) 

Paper Hearts is that light-hearted, perfect-to-take-to-the beach kind of novel I am usually in the mood for during the summer. It's also not too long (and is a paperback original because taking hardbacks to the beach is too risky) so you could easily finish it in one sitting. Of course it helps that it is highly addicting. I kid you not when I say I couldn't put it down!

One of my favourite things about this book is that it centers around a road trip (I want more cute books about road trips please) because it really gave the romance time to blossom (which I highly appreciated because instalove isn't exactly my favourite trope). 

I also quite enjoyed the main character's friends, Asha and Boomer who were sassy and interesting, and provided some great comic relief.

Oh yeah, and I made a playlist for this book because road trips require good playlists.

If you've read the first one and enjoyed it, give this one a go, and even if you haven't read the first one yet, still give Paper Hearts a try!

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review which in no way affected my thoughts.

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