Friday, September 19, 2014

The Sound of Us by Ashley Poston: Review & Giveaway

The Sound of Us
by Ashley Poston
Publication Date: December 19, 2013
Published by Bloomsbury Spark
Pages: 202
Source: Purchased

from Goodreads 

America's favorite pop band, Roman Holiday, is done, dead, and so totally last year. For eighteen-year-old rockoholic Junie Baltimore, this is music to her ears. But when she discovers their sexy ex-lead singer hiding out on the boardwalk, her summer vacation becomes the cover story of the year.

She's willing to keep him a secret, but when a sleazy paparazzo offers her the cash she needs to save the bar her father left behind, could she sell out for the chance to save her future? Who is she kidding? That's a no-brainer...but she never planned on falling head over heels for the lead singer.

My Thoughts

I purchased The Sound of Us right after it was published because, after seeing the cover and reading what it was about, I just knew that I would love it. Well, time passed and other books moved to the top of my "to-read pile" and I never got around to reading it. When this blog tour came along, I knew that it was the perfect time to read it. So I did and just like I knew I would, I loved it.

Why I loved it:
  • Junie - she's got a way about her (name the artist)
  • All the music - why we love it, the memories it evokes, and the emotions it can create
  • Junie's best friend, Maggie and her obsession with Roman Holiday - my teenage bedroom may have been plastered with boy band posters to the same extreme
  • It's not just a fun story - it takes a look at the invasion of privacy and doing whatever it takes to get the "next big story"
  • Set in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - a favorite vacation spot during my teen years
  • Junie and Maggie and their friendship - they would do ANYTHING for each other
  • The levels of loyalty between MANY people in Junie's life
  • I have to say it - swoony kissing scenes. I can't lie, reading about some of these kisses made MY toes curl.
If you want a story with friendship, romance, music, and fun times, then The Sound of Us is a must read! It will make you want to dig out your Bon Jovi CDs and go get an ice cream with your best friend (read it, you'll know what I mean). I can't wait to read what Ashley Poston will give her readers next!

Disclaimer:  I purchased this book from Amazon and am participating in this blog tour to provide my honest review. I was not compensated in any way. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Ashley Poston
Having graduated from the University of South Carolina, Ashley Poston interned at Random House Publishers under Kodansha USA, where she edited the Sailor Moon manga and that was really, really, really cool. She wrote a play that won some award, and can quote every Motion City Soundtrack lyric by heart. She currently lives in South Carolina with her cat (aka her soul mate) and a plethora of books. When she's not writing, she's going to the movies (her second favorite past time) or taking extravagant road trips (her third favorite past time).

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Next Week on the Blog Tour:

Monday, September 22nd - Her Book Thoughts! (Guest Post & Review)
Tuesday, September 23rd - A Book and a Latte (Interview)
Wednesday, September 24th - Two Children and a Migraine (Guest Post & Review)
Friday, September 26th- Bittersweet Book Love (Review)


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