Collaborative feature with Alexa since Nov 2013. We read ARCs together and post our reviews on the same date.
|Fireworks by Katie Cotugno|
pub 4/18/17 by Balzer + Bray
YA - Contemporary
Receive from pub via Edelweiss
Characters • I have to say, the characters are not easy to like or even root for. Except for Dana and Alex, the sweet and extremely talented guy she meets in Orlando. That isn’t to say Dana is perfect either though. She’s flawed and struggling with this strange situation that’s become her reality. I think her drive, her earnest desire to find her place and the romance with Alex were the highlights of the book. I also enjoyed this behind-the-scene’s look at the crazy world of becoming a manufactured pop star.
Writing • It’s Katie Cotugno so loving the writing goes without saying. As usual, I was immediately sucked into her story and the characters. But of her three books, this one definitely felt the “lightest” and the shortest. This is by no means a bad thing but it did surprise me initially.
Overall feelings • I really enjoyed it! How to Love is still my favorite of her three books but Cotugno continues to be an author that consistently delivers and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Who is your favorite pop princess and boy band from the 90s? • Easy! Christina Aguilera and Backstreet Boys. Even though I later because an ‘NSYNC fan, BSB was the first boy band I love and my first ever concert.