Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Book Review & Giveaway: Mutilate My Heart by Emily Godwin #MutilateMyHeart

Mutilate My Heart (Mutilate #1) by Emily Godwin
Date of Publication: July 9, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance with paranormal elements

Mutilate My Heart is an interesting tale.  I loved the rock star with a twist angle.  I enjoyed the characters and it made for a quick, fun read.

Becca and Carli are fun characters.  This is mainly Becca's story but Carli is along for the ride as well picking her on band member from Mutilated Arteries.  I loved Becca's love of music and devotion tot the band. I love music as well so it was fun to see a book from this point-of-view.  Becca doesn't  have a lot of development, but it takes place over a short span of time and the main focus is the plot.  Sketch also made a great character.  A fun, yet down-to-earth rock star and new member of the band.

Becca and Sketch and Carli and Corpse's whirlwind romance are the real focus of the book.  And there is a twist.  But the book is fun and fast-moving. The plot was interesting, not too predictable and different.  The fast-pace made me keep reading and almost finished it in one sitting.

If you want a book that focuses on music, rock stars and some romance, this is just the book for you. If you enjoy a paranormal twist this is fun too.  I loved the book and look forward to seeing where this series goes.

My Rating: 4.5/5.0

This is a tour-wide giveaway for a signed paperback (US only) and 2 ebooks (INTL).


Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca's world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.

Becca's mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road - or they die in a plane crash, like her mom's favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band's tour bus breaks down and they're stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it's hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.

Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can't be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer's "No Girlfriends" rule. Plus, there's something strange about the guys that Becca can't quite decipher... like how they won't reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist's obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart...but it just might not be in a way she expects.

Purchase links: Amazon | B&N

About Emily Godwin

Emily Godwin is a Young Adult author. She enjoys writing, painting, and sewing her own line of non-evil voodoo dolls. She's a Slytherin, trying to disguise herself as a Hufflepuff, and wishes she could read herself into books.

***I received this book from Oops I Read it Again tours for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***