Saturday, 8 August 2015

Date with a Rockstar by Sarah Gagnon

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Spencer Hill Press and NetGalley.
Date with a Rockstar
Blurb (from Goodreads):
A Dystopian future + a Bachelor-esque reality show = a sly yet heartfelt love story that will have you tearing through the pages to see how it all ends. –Heather Lyons, author of the Fate series

Monet isn t just another lust-struck teenager trying to win the heart of Rock God Jeremy Bane--she needs the prize money from his new reality show to cure her illness. Monet has Fluxem, a contagious disease that's spread through saliva. It's completely curable if you have enough money, which she and her single mother don't. Now that she's on the show, Monet has to work harder to keep her Fluxem hidden. She only has to keep the secret long enough to woo Jeremy Bane so he picks her as the winner. She doesn't even care about the love part; the prize alone will change her life. But the real Jeremy Bane is nothing like she imagined. Monet finds herself fighting against feelings that make her want to give in to her attraction and Jeremy's attempts for a kiss. The further she goes in the competition, the more impossible it becomes to resist him--and when the producers turn the tables and start digging up dirt on the contestants, Monet fears her secret will be revealed before she's ready and ruin everything. The only way to win Jeremy's heart is to tell him the truth, but confessing her disease could cost her the competition, the prize money, and him."

Date with a Rockstar by Sarah Gagnon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Date with a Rockstar

“Fluxem is a disease spread through saliva. The symptoms range from skin lesions, to red banding around the centre of the body. As the disease progresses, a strong iodine smell may accompany the marks. Twenty-five present of the world population reports symptoms of infection with the highest concentration being in poor communities.”

Well, this story was… weird.

Monet was an okay character, although I struggled to really feel anything for her. The situation she found herself in wasn’t easy though, and putting herself in the limelight was even worse.

This book was a bit strange, it was like a contemporary romance, but in a dystopian setting, and it just didn’t work for me. I found the dystopian elements weird, I found the clash between the contemporary and dystopian genres weird, and I generally just didn’t feel like this book worked. I mean, the book wasn’t terrible, but I didn’t find it good either.

There was romance, but I didn’t like that either.

The ending was okay, and we got a happily every after, but overall I didn’t really enjoy this book.

6 out of 10

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