Friday, December 13, 2013

Another Little Piece of My Heart Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Another Little Piece of My Heart book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a prize pack that includes a gift card and a copy of Another Little Piece of My Heart. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Another Little Piece of My Heart
Release date: December 1, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance/Retelling

What if your devastating break-up became this summer’s hit single? In this rock-and-roll retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, music can either bring you together or tear you apart.

At her dying mother’s request, Claire dumps Jared, the only boy she’s ever loved. Left with a broken family and a broken heart, Claire is furious when she discovers that her biggest regret became Jared’s big break. While Jared is catapulted into rock-star status, another piece of Claire’s heart crumbles every time his song plays on the radio.

The summer after her senior year, it’s been months since the big break-up, and Claire is just trying to keep her head down and make it through a tense trip to the beach with her family. But when Jared shows up, and old feelings reignite, can Claire and Jared let go of the past? Or will they be stuck singing the same old refrain?

My Rating: 4.5 Roses

A wonderful retelling of a classic, Another Little Piece of My Heart was a lovely read. I really enjoyed this YA romance.

Claire was a great heroine. She didn't have the best starts. At first, I thought she was somewhat petulant, bitter, and inclined to blame others for her own problems. But, as the story went on, she great up, realizing that she was responsible for her decisions and her happiness. By the end of the book, I really liked her.

Jared was really sweet. Even though we saw him through the biased eyes of an angry Claire, he still came off as wonderful right away. He was a truly nice guy who might of made mistakes, but he admitted to them and did what he could to make them right. I totally adored him.

The romance as sweet. Even though there was a lot of anger between Claire and Jared at first, it was obvious that neither of them was over the other. And, from then on, their feelings just grew even more. I thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot was fast paced. I was kept interested the entire way through. The author did a great job transferring the tale of Persuasion into the modern world of music. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

Another Little Piece of My Heart was a wonderful YA romance. It was a brilliant retelling of a lovely classic. I really enjoyed this book. Lovers of romance, Austen, or music, this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is a prize pack that includes a gift card, a copy of Another Little Piece of My Heart, a bracelet, and other cool stuff. Full details on the rafflecopter. US only. Ends December 17.
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About the Author:

Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people’s lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.

She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn’t understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets.

1 comment:

  1. I happily added this to my TBR shelf. It sounds wonderful. I love the combo of YA and music. I'm still blown away at the author having a drama-free childhood. I had no idea that sort of thing happened.