Title: More Than Music (Chasing the Dream #1)
I love the music references and it was nice to see what happens in a reality show, with all the behind the scenes act. It made me realize that there were some things that could happen in a show. Also, the feeling of adrenaline and living a busy schedule of being a rock band member was totally awesome. Reading this has made me have a taste of what it’s like to be famous in the music industry. But I guess there were also times that I was kind of disappointed because I was expecting a little bit more drama since they were part of a rock band, but reading their story was enjoyable.
I like how Maddie was very relatable because she isn’t the super clumsy type of girl, or the “perfect” model girl. She is just like any normal girl that was provided with a good opportunity to join a rock band. However, I didn’t like how Maddie just immediately decided to join the band. I mean, she had constricting thoughts about it, but I think that it was delved deeper into it. All her life, she was playing classical music, and then she decided to suddenly show everyone she loves the guitar. I didn’t feel any push towards it, so it didn’t feel realistic. Despite this, I like how Maddie got the courage to follow what she really wants. She was brave enough to defy what her parents wanted for her because of what she wants. And she really loves music to the bottom of her heart.
Jared. I just don’t know what to say about him. Knowing how he became like that was heartbreaking, but I’m glad that he found his own reasons to become a better person. It doesn’t necessarily mean that he wasn’t an annoying asshole though. The romance between Jared and Maddie felt too insta-love, though, and I’m not really a big fan of insta-love, but the two of them were cute and has great chemistry.
More Than Music may be a light and easy read, but I love the underlying message of the story about chasing dreams and that love conquers everything. For those who loves a fluffy read and a rock band story, I recommend reading this one!