Seventeen-year-old Kat Hartland loathes Unrequited, the world’s biggest boy band. Is she the only girl in Sydney who can’t be bothered with perfect-looking Angus Marsden?
Give her 5 Seconds of Summer. Now.
Or maybe the seriously-hot med student who rescued her on a train—and who could be Douglas Booth’s twin! Perfect formal partner, much?
But when Kat comes face to face with Angus Marsden himself, things start to get complicated. Very. Throw in a deranged female popstar, final exams, a part in the musical and a mum who just doesn’t get it—and where is her best friend?
When did life get so crazy? Kat’s just an ordinary schoolgirl.
A huge thanks to YA Bound Book Tours and Emma Grey for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
I think this book is my new guilty pleasure. What a fun, cute book! I really enjoyed this one. If all of us females were honest, we’d admit to daydreaming about the day that a guy from our favorite boy band pursued us. It’s a thing. I’ve been so swamped with the beginning of college and this was the perfect book to set my mind at ease.
PG/PG-13: Some kissing and cuss words (mainly the s-word)
Okay, so I loved the narration of this story. There are multiple narrators, but, somehow, the story never feels confusing or boring. I loved it! There were so many multiple stories going on at once and they all converged so flawlessly. I really enjoyed getting all of the different perspectives.
The characters were relatable and I loved Kat. Her exchanges of sass with Angus made me happy. She doesn’t care that he’s a pop star and, of course, that’s what he loves about her! Angus and Joel were sweet male love interests and I loved them both. Yes, there’s a love triangle in this novel (and we know how I feel about those), but it’s really not as bad as it sounds. This isn’t a novel that will completely revolutionize the world or anything, but it was a short and sweet read that I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves YA romance.
Kat’s a feisty heroine who appears set in her boy-band hating ways, but she’s also very open to change once she realizes that Angus Marsden, boy band member extraordinaire has a mature and soft side.
Heck, if I can gain Zayn Malik’s attention by attending a One Direction concert and listening to 5SOS, I so would. I’ve got some good Twitter skills, too. Match made in heaven. Also, I liked how Grey referenced Douglas Booth. I seriously haven’t found any other Booth fans out there and I feel reaffirmed in my love of him after reading this book. I have to say — Kat has some good taste in men.
I really have no complaints with this novel.
So, James Bay isn’t exactly Boy Band material. That said, I still really like this indie song for Kat and (insert whoever she ends up with here)! No spoilers, hey? 😉
I’d give this one a 4/5! It was a lovely book and made me smile. This is the perfect book to appease the fangirl/fanboy in us all.
And, hey, while you’re at it, check out the other stops on this book tour!