Saturday, 18 June 2016

Red Velvet Crush by Christina Meredith

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Red Velvet Crush
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Rock music, a broken family, challenging sisters, and the crush of first love—Red Velvet Crush has everything you need in a summer read. For fans of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Eleanor & Park, and This Song Will Save Your Life.

Teddy Lee’s mother ran off when she was in second grade. And ever since, Teddy Lee, the often-overshadowed middle kid, has tried to keep her family together. But her older brother Winston usually keeps himself busy with smoking, drinking, and girls, and who knows what else. Her younger sister Billie is occupied with her shoplifting habit and boys . . . and who knows what else. So when Teddy Lee finally takes the songs she’s always written and forms a band, maybe it’ll bring everyone closer together, maybe it’ll be her time to shine. Unless Billie steals the spotlight—and the boy—just like she always does. Christina Meredith explores the complicated relationship of sisters—both the unconditional love and the unavoidable resentments—in a novel full of music, urgency, the first blushes of love, and the undeniable excitement of hitting the road.

Red Velvet Crush by Christina Meredith

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Red Velvet CrushThis was a YA contemporary story about a girl in a band, but I lost interest.

Teddy Lee was an okay character, but I just didn’t connect with her well. Not sure why this was, but I just didn’t really love her.

The storyline in this was about Teddy Lee’s band going on tour over the summer, and that was pretty much it. I kept waiting for something else to happen that was interesting, and nothing really happened. We did get a bit of rivalry between Teddy and her sister, but even that didn’t really interest me.

6 out of 10

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