Book Review: The Secret Lives of Rockstars – Book 2 by Suzanne Lazear

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Book Review: The Secret Lives of Rockstars – Book 2 by Suzanne Lazear

I received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Rockstars – Book 2 by Suzanne LazearThe Secret Lives of Rockstars - Book 2 by Suzanne Lazear
Published by Leap Books: Shine on November 2017
Format: kindle e-book
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Elfpunk
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
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three-stars

Saving the world, one tour stop at a time.

Join Bitsy in the second installment of her attempts to stop a magical war threatening Arizona and all those who call it home. With the help of a human, a sexy dragon, and the members of her band, Bitsy must stop an angry mob of chaos demons before the band leaves for their next tour stop.

It’s nice to be needed, but Bitsy has no idea how to defeat the demons and she just might get herself killed trying. But then, at least one problem would be solved...

Fitting in doesn’t matter if you’re dead.

 

How I wanted to go with them, to follow them to safety and cotton candy. But I didn’t. Because I seemed to subsist on beer, bacon, and bad choices. by Bitsy

 

 

 

  • Plot:  I believe the plot in this second installment of the series was bit less chaotic, more contained. It is a fast-paced read, full of action and fun moments.
  • Characters: There are some great characters here and we learn a bit more about some of them. Bitsy is becoming a kick-ass heroine and she has some amazing side-kicks with her.
  • Freshness: I believe the author’s creativity is the star here. The promise of something totally different from anything that is already out there.
  • Addictiveness: This is an easy read and I was curious enough to read it in one sitting.

 

  • Cover: It didn’t change anything from the first book and I wanted something different.
  • Plot: This was better developed than the first book, but there are still lots of loopholes. But this was better contained than the first one. If feels like the scope for this second installment was better explained and easier understood by the readers.
  • Heat: There was the beginning of a relationship here. I still had a hard time believing in their chemistry and to even thing about the possibility of them being soul mates is too far out for me.

 

Finally some romance! 🙂 But I still don’t believe in it. In fact, I think sometimes there is more chemistry with another male character. But I’m interested to see how this will build up.

Being a mother of 3 teenagers, my eldest being 18, the same age of Bitsy I was glad to see nobody was changing their life for some romance. At the same, it pains me seeing this teens drinking so much. 🙂

I also like the added, more mature character, from the other band.

I’m still curious to know what is coming. I’m looking forward to book 3!

 

You MAY read this because you like mixed PNR; you SHOULD read this because you have read the first book; you MUST read this for something unique!!!

 

 

I received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Rockstars – Book 2 by Suzanne LazearThe Secret Lives of Rockstars - Book One by Suzanne Lazear
Series: The Secret Lives of Rockstars #1
Published by Leap Books: Shine on September 26, 2016
Format: kindle e-book
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Elfpunk
Pages: 128
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
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three-stars

Saving the world, one tour stop at a time.

Eighteen-year-old Bitsy Butler has never quite fit in, not with the dragons who raised her, the druid who took her in, or even with the non-human members of the cirque noir punk band she thinks of as family. Her chance to prove she can make it on her own comes with her band's first big solo tour. It’s all going according to plan when an angel walks into a bar and demands help with his demon problem.

If she doesn't step up, a magical war will break out, threatening Arizona and all those who call it home. With the help of a human, a sexy dragon, and the members of her band, Bitsy must stop an angry mob of chaos demons before the band leaves for their next tour stop.

It’s nice to be needed, but Bitsy has no idea how to defeat the demons and she just might get herself killed trying. But then, at least one problem would be solved...

Fitting in doesn’t matter if you’re dead.

 

 

None of us talked much about our magic or our pasts. We were all outcasts or freaks in our own way. That’s why we called ourselves The Freakshow. by Bitsy

 

 

  • Plot: It’s a fast-paced read, packed with adventure and fun.
  • Characters: I like Bitsy and her band. I also like Phil and Eric. I wanted to know more about them all.
  • Freshness: This is something totally new. Different!
  • Addictiveness: It’s relatively short and easy to read. It wasn’t something that I couldn’t put down, but it can be read in one sitting.

 

 

  • Cover: I don’t love the cover, but it has a great title that had me curious about the story.
  • Plot: Too many things going on at the same time. Really confusing. Too many species, but not a lot explanation. There is a cliffhanger, which I don’t really mind, but I know it should be mentioned on the blurb. I think because there is so much going on, it should have been a full novel to try to explain everything. We end the book with lots of unanswered questions.

 

 

When I first chose this book I was curious enough to get out of my comfort zone and try something different. I like romance. I love urban fantasy, but usually with romance involved. There is no romance here. Yes, there is a hint that maybe there will be a couple, but I was even unsure which male character was going to be part of it.

That being said, the concept of the story is good and I love the idea of something totally new. But things got a bit confusing. Maybe because the world-built is not explained in-depth, it gets hard to understand so many species and why are they together. I believe the author could create maybe a prequel to try to tie some of these loose ends. It would make easier to connect and understand the characters.

I’m interested and I will continue to read this series. I like action and this is filled with it. I’m hoping to learn some more in the next installment of the series.

 

You MAY read this because you enjoy Urban Fantasy; you SHOULD read this if you like mixed PNR; you MUST read this if you are willing to give a chance to something totally fresh and unique!!!

 

 

 

 


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three-stars

About Suzanne Lazear

Suzanne Lazear spins tales of the fantastic. She’s the author of the New Adult Elfpunk The Secret Lives of Rockstars (Leap Books) and the YA dark fairytale steampunk series The Aether Chronicles (Flux). Suzanne lives in Southern California with her daughter and husband where she’s trying to make tiny dragons out of wool. One day she’ll actually create a working cupcake cannon.

Rating Report
Addictiveness
three-stars
Character
three-half-stars
Cover
four-stars
Freshness
one-half-stars
Plot
three-stars
Romance
three-half-stars
Overall: three-stars