Review: The Heartbreakers

Monday, May 18, 2015
24862103Title: The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreaker Chronicle #1)
Author: Ali Novak
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Music
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Synopsis from Goodreads:
"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. Unbeknownst to him, I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."

Since Cara's health has been deteriorating, all Stella Walter can think about is trying to cheer her sister up. Her life revolves around Cara to the point where Stella drops out of one of the country's top photography programs so she can spend what little time she has left with her sick sister. 

With Cara's birthday around the corner, Stella wants to get her the perfect gift. An autographed poster of her sister's favorite boy band should do the trick. Sounds simple enough, right? But life isn't always so easy. 

Not only does Stella hate The Heartbreakers because of their terrible music, but when she realizes that the cute boy she met at Starbucks is really Oliver Perry, the lead singer of the band, her life seems to spin out of control... 

Will Stella be able to swallow her pride and get the autograph that she so desperately needs to make Cara happy? And will Oliver be able to show Stella how to live her own life again? 

Meet... The Heartbreakers.

My Thoughts


Actually, it was the cover that got my attention first at Netgalley, and I requested for this there, without hoping that I'd get accepted. My statistics have been pretty bad lately especially since I took a huge break in blogging.

And then. OHMYGOD. I GOT ACCEPTED. GUYS. I GOT ACCEPTED. *squeal* A few days after and I went to dive into its world, right away. I didn't even know that Ali Novak was also the author for My Life With the Walter Boys. Her name just sounded familiar. Yup. When I knew it? OHMYGAWD. I just couldn't wait but to read it! I just loved that story!

Ali Novak definitely did not disappoint. I mean, seriously? All the things that I love are just in this one book!
1. Adorable+cute+fluffy read. OMIGOD. I just can't help myself but smile giddily all through out. After reading quite a heavy book, this one is definitely a great fill-in read to avoid overwhelming myself.
2. Music + photography = <3
I just love stories that have characters that are into these kinds of hobbies, and I just don't know why. But, yes. I especially love how both the band and Stella grow a lot as an individual that are largely influenced by the things they love doing. It inspires me to be just like them, too!

I totally found myself fangirling for them also, mygally. BECAUSE. They're just so awesome! Every person in the band has their own individuality, and all of them just help each other. They're just so close to each other, and it's such a great friendship! Yes, I'm a sucker for them.

3. GO SIBLING LOVE! The relationship between the triplets, Stella, Cara and Drew, was so good (makes me wish for my own twin or something). Understandably that they have been together in every single thing for their entire life (c'mon, they're triplets! How cool is that?!), there comes a time wherein they'd walk their own paths. I love how all of them still supported each other, and still being there, NO MATTER WHAT. <3

4. Serious + fluffy stuff
The way the insecurities and problems that are typically felt/underwent by people that are in to music and photography are tackled? I love it! It also touches on how cancer can affect relationships (especially in this case, Stella and Cara). These were written in a way that the serious + fluff stuff are just mixed well. And, it's UH-MAY-ZING. AMAZING! TOTALLY.

Although, I don't know if it's just me or what (because Dyane read this, too, and I asked her about it and she had no comment OMG). But anyway, I thought some of the transitions seemed off, which made me a little bit hard to understand the story flow. There were just a few times that I got caught off-guard. Also, the beginning didn't really suck me in to the story right away.

Nevertheless, despite these, it is undeniable that Novak's The Heartbreakers is so adorable and amazing. Definitely a recommendation to everyone, especially to those looking for a good fill-in, fluffy and easy read! :)

My Rating



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