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American Girl on Saturn
by Nikki Godwin
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
Published August 29th 2013
Source: Tour host/author
The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.
Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.
But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.
No, this isn't a paranormal novel wherein the main character visits Saturn and will eventually fall in love with an alien. This book is about more than that. This is about boyband. And lockdown. Boyband + lockdown = let me hear your squee!
Now, you can settle down.
If you'd ask, I think this is the book that answers my daydreams about boybands. I loved listening to boybands since I was a kid. I grew up with their songs tattooed on part of me. Jonas Brothers and One Direction are the bands that made me sing and scream these past few years. A girl will never complete her life without singing and crushing on boybands. That's why when I knew this book was about them and the main character (along with her family) being locked down with them, I was really excited. It would be amazing to continue my daydreams while reading this book. Let's put into our minds for a while that I was that super lucky girl who gets less than two foot close to five boyband members (even if some of them smell like crushed bugs. You'll know what I mean. ;)
Upon reading American Girl on Saturn, I realized a lot of things about boybands and the people around them. First thing: not all girls like them. They can be smelly jerks and cares only about their Twitter accounts. They can be your best-est friends or worst enemies. Not all of them can play the guitar. They really love their fans. And, not all five-year olds are busy with their Barbie dolls; they either make a friendship bracelet for their favorite boy on the group or swoon over the same guy.
American Girl on Saturn is a fun, light, cool and romantic read. The characters has their own different personalities that made this book stronger. I'd have to applaud especially to the romantic scenes. Oh, Oreo scene--the feels! ;) I love the bond and friend/family/couple relationship that bloomed altroughout the book. It was funny and emotional, and the ending almost brought me into tears. I know the feeling of longing and change. I feel like I've been experiencing it since I finished the book.
If you're a girl (or a boy, why not?) who loves boybands and have a daydream of being locked down with them, then this IS the book for you. Do not leave this blog without buying a copy. You'll never regret it. One thing I'll ever wish for right now is a book two. :)
For now, find out what happens if you got locked down in your house with a world-famous boyband (some parts of this book can be really useful tips. ;)
* Thank you so much Dianne @ Oops! I Read A Book Again for hosting this tour. I really liked this book! Thank also to Nikki Godwin for giving us an opportunity to read her wonderful book.