Thursday, October 3, 2013

American Girl on Saturn Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the American Girl on Saturn book tour! This book is so fun and amazing and I'm so excited to host for it today. I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a copy of American Girl on Saturn and some swag. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

American Girl On Saturn (Saturn, #1)
Release date: August 29, 2013
Publisher: Self
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Series: Saturn #1

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 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.

American Girl on Saturn will be on sale for $.99 from October 1-7. So, don't miss your chance to read this amazing book! 

My Rating: 5 Roses

Light, sweet, and so much fun! American Girl on Saturn is a book for every girl who has ever loved a boy band and dreamed of meeting them. I absolutely adored this book! It was just wonderful.

This book is every fangirl's dream. I wasn't even much of a fangirl, usually preferring fictional characters to real people (which I kind of still do). But, I have to admit, I still dreamed of meeting my favorite boyband. And, this book was the epitome of every girl's (fangirl or not) fantasy. It was fun, light, and truly enjoyable to read.

I loved how all the characters in this book were individuals. They were all distinct and loved every one of them.

Chloe was a wonderful heroine. She was a very grounded, down-to-earth kind of girl, but even she was starstruck when confronted with 5 super cute, super famous guys. She was a likable heroine that was easy to relate to. I thought she was a great character and I really liked her.

Milo was Chloe's love interest and he was SO sweet! I adored him. He was sweet and adorable and swoon-worthy. Not to mention, how super attractive he sounds. Honestly, I can't say more about him, other than that he was perfect.

The romance with Chloe and Milo was super sweet. These two were adorable together. It was the kind of cute romance that just makes you smile as you read it. I thought they were a lovely couple.

Emery was adorable. She was a super fangirl and she wasn't shy about it. She was really cute and endearing and I really liked her.

Aralie was also wonderful. She had one hell of a temper on her, but she was intensely loyal to what she loved, be it her favorite rock band or her sisters. I thought she was great.

Now, the other Spaceships Around Saturn boys.
As I said, Milo was wonderful, and the other guys were just as great.
Noah was hilarious and always made things fun. Ben was very sweet and I loved how nice he was to Emery, when he must have been annoyed from her clinging. Jules was a bad boy with an attitude problem, but he still had his shining moments and I really liked him. Tate was really cute and sweet. I liked all the the Saturn boys. I so wish they were real. For those who know One Direction, here is a nice parallel that can tell you more about the boys than I can. Milo=Liam. Jules=Zayne. Ben=Harry. Noah=Louis. Tate=Niall. I'm not sure if that's what the author intended, but it worked out rather nicely, especially for any Directioners out there :)

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. This book was just so much fun to read. I was literally smiling the entire way through. By the time I was done reading, my cheeks hurt from how much I smiled. This book was just so fun and light and wonderful. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. I'm so glad there will be another book about SAS because I definitely haven't gotten enough of these boys. Can't wait for book 2!

American Girl on Saturn was a super fun, light, sweet YA romance. I absolutely loved this book! It was so wonderful and just perfect. Lovers of YA romance, this is a book you'll want to pick up. And to every girl who has ever dreamed of meeting her favorite boyband, you definitely have to read this.

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*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

We move up the staircase a bit more quietly. Then I lead Milo down the hallway to Mom’s old crafting room. Sunlight pours through the sheer white curtains and reflects off of the wooden flooring. Milo notes that the acoustics probably sound great in here with such a high ceiling.

Thick layers of dust hug the old tables and piano that Mom quit playing years ago. Inside of the wall is a huge walk-in closet. I reach inside to flip on the light, but the bulb is shot.

“Can you handle the dark?” I ask, spinning on my heel to face Milo.

“Are you not hiding in there with me?” he asks. “You know, I won’t have fireflies to make me feel safe this time. I kind of need you.”

Do you hear that, Saturnites? Milo Grayson kind of needs me. Of course, you don’t hear it, though. This is lockdown. I can’t share my excitement with anyone. Maybe Noah will be willing to listen to details later. I can make him feel ‘in the loop’ about things.

Milo steps into the closet and reaches his hand out for me. There’s not a question in my mind as to whether I want to hide in a dark closet with him – who wouldn’t want to? – but my mature older sister side kicks in.

“Do you know how bad this is?” I ask him. “We’re supposed to be in charge, but we’re hiding out in a dark closet with each other.”

His mouth scrunches to one side as he shrugs.

“Technically, you’re not actually in the dark closet with me yet,” he says.

I grab his hand and let him tug me toward him. He doesn’t close the closet door all the way, allowing just enough light to leak inside so that I can see his silhouette. He leans back against the wall, sinking into the shadows, and pulls me to him.

His breath is warm against my ear as he holds me close to him. “You know,” he whispers.

“When we found out about the lockdown, I never expected this to happen.”

His grip tightens around my waist, and I run my hands along his arms.

“That shirt looks so good on you.” I say it now since I know I’ll never be able to admit it outside of our dark hiding spot.

“You can’t even see my shirt right now,” he whispers directly into my ear.

“I don’t have to,” I say, somewhere just above a whisper. “I thought that the first night you got here, when you were sitting on the armrest.”

His hand moves up to my face and pushes my hair back over my shoulder. Then his fingers trail along my cheek and down my jaw line.

“You wanna know a secret?” he asks.

Up for grabs is a signed copy of American Girl on Saturn, some swag.
Open INT. Ends October 22.
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About the Author:
Nikki Godwin
Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult/New Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she's not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She may or may not completely love One Direction.


  1. I love books where the characters are at least 18 years old!! I'm very tired of the ages 15, 16, 17.. I'm 18 and I'm glad this book has someone in my age range!! I always wanted to be an astronomer because I was always fond of the universe, but that might not be in my future, but this book look fabulous!! Just my cup of tea! AND "1 boyband"!! I literally died. #fangirltime !! :) x

  2. This book was a paradise for fangirls. It was so much fun and, I agree, it's nice seeing an older heroine in a YA book. I hope you like it as much as I did when you get the chance to read it :)

  3. Hi Farrah! Thank you for participating in AGoS's blog tour and for the awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed the book! :)