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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Book Review: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak

The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreaker Chronicles #1) by Ali Novak
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. She's totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again.

Except, Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer?

Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world.

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak was a story about finding yourself. Stella's life had revolved around her sister, Cara's, sickness. While she really does want to be there for her sister because she blames herself for the cancer not being caught earlier, she also has used it as a crutch to hide behind when it comes to getting her life started. Meeting Oliver changes everything. Suddenly, she's presented with an opportunity that's too good to pass up. Once she's on the road with The Heartbreakers, they all become very close. I enjoyed the friendships that developed between Stella and all the band members as much as I enjoyed the romance. They all had some growing up to do, and they helped each other along the way. We should all be so lucky to have this kind of support system.

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak was kindly provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley for review. The opinions are my own.

Ali Novak is a twenty-three-year-old Wisconsin native and recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s creative writing program. She started writing her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was only fifteen, and since then, her work has received more than 100 million hits online. When she isn’t writing, Ali enjoys Netflix marathons and traveling with her husband Jared.

To learn more about Ali Novak and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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