Tuesday, 7 June 2016

New Release & Review: The Sound of Us by

Title:  The Sound of Us

Author: Julie Hammerle

Publisher: Entangled Teen

  Date: 7 June 2016




Kiki Nichols might not survive music camp.

She’s put her TV-loving, nerdy self aside for one summer to prove she’s got what it takes: she can be cool enough to make friends, she can earn that music scholarship, and she can get into Krause University’s music program.

Except camp has rigid conduct rules—which means her thrilling late-night jam session with the hot drummer can’t happen again, even though they love all the same TV shows, and fifteen minutes making music with him meant more than every aria she’s ever sung.

But when someone starts snitching on rule breakers and getting them kicked out, music camp turns into survival of the fittest. If Kiki’s going to get that scholarship, her chance to make true friends—and her chance with the drummer guy—might cost her the future she wants more than anything. 

My Review

The Sound of UsThe Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I've read about music. I really don't why I haven't because I love movies that have music. It's just I guess I never stumbled upon any. There is one book on my wishlist but I don't know when I'll get.
So back to topic, I enjoyed this book very much! The character arc of Kiki is amazing. I like how Kiki was in wrong situations, how she dealt with it and made mistakes but learned and grew through them.
My fav part the friendship among the characters. They are there at the music summer camp to get scholarship and only seven would get through. So even though they were competing among themselves they made a bond and also stood up for each other, which I absolutely loved reading about.
Cool read, ya contemporary coming of age story.
Got an e-arc from publisher via net-galley in exchange of an honest review.

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About the author Julie Hammerle

Julie Hammerle 

Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which will be published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, she writes about TV on her blog Hammervision, ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones, and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows include 90210 (original spice), Felicity, and Freaks and Geeks. Her iPod reads like a 1997 Lilith Fair set list.

She lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, and a dog. They named the dog Indiana. 

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