Thursday, 23 April 2015

Review: Encore to an Empty Room by Kevin Emerson

Summer always wanted Dangerheart—the band of talented exiles she manages—to find success. Now that they've become an overnight sensation, her hard work is really starting to pay off.

So how come her life seems to be snapping like an old guitar string?

Maybe it's because part of her knows that college applications are due soon, but another part of her can't imagine leaving her life behind—especially when the band is on the verge of a record deal and her relationship is becoming something more than she ever dreamed of. And especially when there's a chance of finding another missing song written by the famous dead rocker who is also Caleb's father.

But are Caleb, the band's future, and the lost songs more important than college? Summer will have to decide. It's time to choose who she wants to be, even if that might mean kissing Caleb good-bye.

Filled with infectious music, mystery, and romance, this electrifying sequel to Kevin Emerson's Exile doesn't miss a beat.

Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books 
Series: Exile #2
Genre: Young Adult

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received an advanced readers copy from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

I requested this book from Edelweiss because I thought the synopsis sounded good and at the time I did not realise that it was a sequel in a series. In fact, it wasn't until I was reading it that I began to think that it may be a sequel. Why was that? Because it made absolutely no sense what-so-ever. You know how some sequels can still be read and enjoyed without knowing anything about the first book? Well this is not that book. The story and the characters were confusing and I couldn't relate to them. I found them boring and the plot was like nails on chalk board. Again this could be because I didn't read the first book so had no vested interest in the characters. Finally at 40% I had to give up on the book because I thought it was that bad and I didn't think it would be fair to rate it when I didn't know the whole story. Hopefully with the books read in the proper order it would be an enjoyable read but I question if that is possible from what I read.

About the Author
Kevin Emerson is the author of twelve novels, including Exile and The Atlanteans series. Kevin is a singer, drummer and guitarist and has played in bands since high school. He has toured across the country and in Europe and the UK, and now lives in Seattle, one of the best music cities in the world.

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