Title: Love Song
Author: Sophia Bennett
Published by: Chicken House
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Genres: YA Contemporary/Romance/Travel
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
Believe me when I say this is such a fun read. I've loved all of Sophia Bennett's books, but Love Song is by far my favourite and I truly wish it was a series instead of a standalone. Travel? Music? Romance? Count me in!
Sensible and studious Nina is only at The Point's meet and greet to accompany her mega-fan little sister. She definitely isn't there to land a job touring with the band, but that's exactly what happens. It's not easy, and it's something that will change her life forever.
I really liked Nina and... well, everyone, really. I think I've said it before and I'll say it again: Bennett is incredibly good at creating complex characters. I miss them already! That's one of the many reasons I wish this was a series... I'd love to know more about where they all end up. Nina's little sister, Ariel, was so sweet and they were all really interesting in general. There was a lot going on and by the time I'd finished they felt like friends.
Books like this where you get to see how the 'other half' lives - in this case, world-famous boy band The Point - are so interesting to me. It made me think about how hard it must be for the entire world to know you, or at least think they know you. It's likely you don't know the celebrities you're a fan of at all. When you see your favourite band acting all friendly on TV, do they really like each other or do they hardly speak, no matter what their smiles suggest? Love Song sparked a lot of thought.
Love crazy worldwide adventures and lots and lots of music references? Then you'll like this. Love Song is the atmosphere that comes with Adele's music in book form. What a gem.