Friday, October 4, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: American Girl On Saturn (Saturn #1) by Nikki Godwin

Title: American Girl on Saturn (Saturn #1)
Author: Nikki Godwin
Date of Publication: August 29, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance

The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

I push him back. “You cheated!”
“Milo wins!” Noah shouts out. “I really thought you had it too, Chloe. I can’t believe you just crumbled like that.”
“He cheated,” I repeat.
Milo shakes his head in protest. Noah has the audacity to agree with him. And thanks to Emery’s lost spinner in the grass, the plastic is my only other witness.
Noah saunters over to us like a rapper trying to pull off a classic swagger.
“Good job, Milo,” he says. “You know how clumsy girls can be. I knew you’d take her down.”
I peel myself off of the plastic, grab my flip flops, and head back toward the house. I’ve had enough exhilaration and angst for one afternoon. The video premiere was enough. Porno-Posed-Twister with Milo was too much. But I can’t escape Spaceships Around Saturn even if I try.
Milo and Noah come up behind me like a black hole engulfing a shooting star.
“Whoa, where are you going?” Noah asks. “I need you to work some Sharpie magic for me.”
I spin around by the pool. The blue water glistens behind him.
 “Why don’t you ask your Canadian brother to help you out? I’ll even lend you the Sharpies, traitor,” I say.
Noah attempts a jaw-dropped shocked expression, but his dimples pierce through and make it impossible for him to look appalled. He moves closer to me.
“If you wouldn’t keep secrets from me then I would’ve backed you up,” he says through his teeth. “I need to be in the loop.”
An evil thought crosses my mind, and I instantly do what I can to erase it. But it’s sort of like typing an English essay. You type a line. You think it sucks. You slowly backspace. Then you realize it helps meet that three-and-a-half-pages criteria, so you keep it. This evil thought is too good for the backspace button.
“You want in the loop?” I ask.
He nods rapidly, and his smile bounces up and down.
“Okay,” I say. “Spell ‘loop’ backward, and you’ll totally be in it.”
I wait half a second for the word to click in his brain before I push him with all my energy into the cold water behind him. A splash of H2O floods the poolside concrete and splatters over my feet as Noah bobs to the surface. I rush to the patio door before he has a chance to climb out and throw me in.
But Milo blocks my escape.
“Are you free tonight?” he asks.
“As free as I can be on a lockdown,” I reply.
He slides the patio door open and motions me inside. “I’ll hold Noah back,” he says. “As long as you promise to meet me out here at midnight.”

Author Bio:
Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult/New Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she's not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She may or may not completely love One Direction.

Author Links: Blog / Twitter / Facebook

My Thoughts:

"Eventually, the sun will rise, I'll have to bleed with my butterfly brothers, and the rest of the world will get to see my blue ink, not just you."

"But here's the thing," he says. "I may bleed every single day for the world, but I bleed the most for you"

About ten percent into reading American Girl on Saturn, I was thanking my lucky stars for Nikki Godwin, the Branson family, Milo Grayson and Spaceships Around Saturn. I had been so weighed down with heavy books lately that this was just the perfect antidote to lift my heavy, weighted heart. 

Chloe Branson has her summer after graduation completely planned out. But all those plans are thrown out the window when her secret service agent dad drops a bombshell. Canadian boyband Spaceships Around Saturn are touring the USA and an attempt has been made on their lives and they must go into hiding. So where will they be hiding out? With Chloe and her family. And to make matters worse, the house will be on lockdown. Chloe and her sister, Aralie are far from impressed. They are definitely not fans. But their five year old sister Emery is the biggest Saturnite ever and she's just over the moon that her favourite band are coming to stay. 

I am such a fan girl for my favourite bands. Many times have I said to my husband, just listen to this song or isn't that lyric the best you've ever heard. I've even taken it so far as to get song lyrics from my favourite song tattooed on my lower back. Yep, definitely a fangirl. And reading this book had me so much in that fangirl mode. 

I loved every character in this book. Chloe was so witty and fun. Her inner monologue was a crack up. Emery was such a laugh. She is the coolest five year old ever. She had so much spunk. I loved the band but my favourites where definitely Milo and Noah but I also have a huge soft spot for Benji. The way that he was with Emery was just perfect.

Milo Grayson is in my bedroom, with a towel wrapped around him over his swim trunks, looking like he just got out of a hot steamy shower. He's shirtless, and he's tinkering with my DVD player. Be Jealous Saturnites! Be Jealous!

Chloe and Milo were absolutely perfect together. Their romance was sweet and fun. I adored every minute that they spent together. I loved taking the journey with Chloe as she went from being unimpressed by the band to being a complete Saturnite. Milo has my heart. He was adored by girls everywhere but he then had these insecurities about things. I just loved how down to earth he was.

Just as Spaceships Around Saturn embedded themselves in the hearts of the Branson family, so too, they are now a part of mine!! Nikki Godwin has taken everything that I love about Young Adult and put it all together to make one perfect book. American Girl on Saturn just made me so happy. I having aching cheeks from smiling so much. If you don't grab yourself a copy of this book then you are seriously missing out on such an amazingly awesome and fun read. I can definitely see this book being my go-to every time that I want to experience that feel good swoony feeling.

5/5 I'm a Saturnite For Life Stars.

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  1. Very very interesting story, something different, unique. I am very curious about it.

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Raffle name: Demitra Giote

  2. You should definitely give it a read Diana. And it's only .99c at the moment.
    Good luck in the giveaway!! :)

  3. Hey Tracey! Thank you for being part of AGoS's blog tour, and even more thanks for the awesome review! The lines you chose to weave into your review are some of my favorites in the book! :) I'm SO glad you enjoyed it!

    1. I absolutely loved it Nikki!! Thank you so much for writing it!! And can I say that I had another fangirl moment when Benji followed me on Twitter. :)


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