Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Heart Shaped Rock by Laura Roppe

Heart Shaped Rock 
byLaura Roppe 
Release Date: May 2014

“If you liked the music collaboration of Maybe Someday, you’ve got to check out Heart Shaped Rock.” — New York Times best-selling author of Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover  "Laura RoppĂ© has written a moving and emotional novel of first love, accurately capturing the voice and mind of a dramatic and emotional sixteen year old girl caught in a maelstrom of grief and loss, love and heartbreak. And then there’s Dean…you'll just have to read the book, ‘cause I can't do him justice in a few short sentences.” –Jasinda Wilder, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Falling into You  Sometimes a shattered heart needs to sing to love again . . . Sixteen year old singer-songwriter Shaynee Sullivan hasn't so much as touched her guitar since her mom died six months ago. In fact, Shaynee hasn't felt like doing much of anything lately, except maybe playing Whack-a-Mole on her "emotionally intelligent" brother's head. But when she meets a gorgeous and surprising rocker named Dean, her shattered heart begins to mend . . . and then burst at the seams. Heart-wrenching, heart-warming, and sometimes even heart-racing, Heart Shaped Rock will leave you laughing through tears and rooting for love in all its forms.  Hear the original music performed in Heart Shaped Rock at All music available on iTunes.

Oh. My. Gawd. Can I please stop the tears! Have MERCY!! I LOVED this book!

Tears of pain, sorrow, laughter, anguish and even tears of pure unadulterated joy were shed in this amazing YA read! Okay woo saa! Let me catch my breath here!

So our MC is 16 year old Shaynee Sullivan. Shaynee is a fabulous and very angsty teen and for good reason too. Shaynee has recently lost her mother to cancer. Stuck in her bubble of grief she is stunned when out of nowhere and under the radar, her heart is infiltrated by the stunningly gorgeous, and perfect for Shaynee, Dean Masterson. If swooning is what you crave this book has it and then some. Good bad boys are always a real treat and that is just what Dean is. A very good but rock-star, bad boy.

I absolutely, positively love the incorporation of books and music and this is no slouch!
I am severely drawn to music and it goes hand in hand with every emotion that courses through my veins. I adored how much a part of this book it was from the very beginning. 

I love the journey, the plot in this book is so freaking good!
Life, loss, love and discovery all rolled up into a hardening young soul. I just loved how the essence of Shaynee's mother is just there like a tangible thing all around. I got goosebumps at every inspiring moment involving Shay's mom and her or her brother Lennox. 

My brain went through a plethora of emotions, my eyes were so red afterwards and I had a really good laughing cry, which does not happen often. Shaynee is one of THE BEST female leads I have read in quite a while! She is both weak and strong, brave yet scared to death. She is the epitome of teenage girl thrown into loss that brings anxiety and she loses so, so much of herself. I was so torn to shreds at so many pinnacle moments in this book. But yeah I laughed hard in this book too. I was an emotional basket case by the time it was all said and done. I loved every single thing about this book, everything! 

The characters are the sort of characters that you always remember in vivid detail.  The entire read was over too quick for me but it was by no means short. I just wanted to stay there, in Shaynee's world where rockers croon and love wars with grief showing it who's boss. Coffee, music and gorgeous rocker dudes, yeah I'm in!

Oh, and... I ADORE Shaynee's dad! Okay, I said it!

Recommend it? Heck yeah! Teen Reading at it's very BEST! Hands down one of my YA Read in 2014 Faves!

5 of 5 stars

Laura RoppĂ© is an award-winning singer/songwriter, author, audio book narrator, speaker, and former attorney from San Diego, California. In 2011, Billboard Magazine ranked her as Number Three on its chart of the Top 50 "uncharted" artists in the world. In May 2013, Laura began hosting Amazon's weekly podcast, "Kindle Love Stories," for people who love hearing about love stories, romance, and happily ever afters. 
 Her first book is the non-fiction memoir, Rocking the Pink. Her latest is a YA-teen romance novel entitled Heart Shaped Rock, featuring a soundtrack.


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