Welcome to another Thursday! I thought of doing a book review, without waiting till Sunday.
I would like to thank the author, Krysten Lindsay for sending me the ARC of the book, in exchange for an honest review.
Contemporary YA fiction
Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door—and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyfriend is seeing green—as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andrew hopes to pick up the pieces as he’s looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he’s dated. Soon Cecily begins to realize Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend—but can her perfect love match really be her favorite rock star?
Cecili – I simply loved Cecili for the way she becomes herself, no matter what happens. When Harlow and Kumi comes on to the set with perfect complexions and hair, Cecili walks in with nothing but messy hair and puffy eyes. I love her character and her personality. She is a simple girl with less expectations.
Andrew – A dream star and a dream boyfriend that every girl wishes for. I loved his character for being so simple, honest, caring, loving and most of all for being understanding.
Zach – I actually felt from the beginning that Zach was not the person for Cecili. He does talk a lot about other girls and praises them but not his girlfriend. I think that comparing himself with Andrew he lacks many qualities that a girl expects from a guy.
Cecili’s Parents : Me being an Asian, Cecili’s parents reminds me of my own parents who are loving and protective. They love each other a couple and takes good care of their daughter.
Tana : The spoilt ex-girlfriend of Zach, who tries to come between people and who does not bother other people’s feelings.
Harlow : The rich spoilt girl who acts as a know-it-all. Well crafted character because I can’t stop hating her 🙂
Ali and Lila : Two best friends of Cecili. They care or her sticks with her in every situation.
As you already know, the story is about a girl called Cecili, who has a huge crush on her dream singer, Andrew Holiday. Cecili gets the opportunity to do a role in Andrew’s newest music video. Zach, her boyfriend does not like the whole idea since he knows how much Cecili likes Andrew. Things change and Ceili realizes that Andrew can understand her way better than, Zach her boyfriend.
It was a cute love story and in the end I was super excited to know more about Cecili and Andrew. In fact it was a simple story that I see no complicated situations and that it can happen to us as well.
I just loved the story and the love that built between Andrew and Cecili. I was hooked to the book from the start to the end. It is a super cute and simple story I read after some time.
About the Author
Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2) and Dating the It Guy. True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for childen/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist.
Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on the talk show Living Dayton.
Amazon Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B079S3KJSH
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079S3KJSH
Pre-order the book now: here
The book officially releases in ebook and paperback on March 20th.
You check out the Can Dreams Come True Pinterest inspiration board here!: https://www.pinterest.com/krystenlindsay/can-dreams-come-true-the-cecily-taylor-series/
I hope you enjoyed this review. Do check out the cover reveal post I did for this book here
Until next post,