Saturday, January 23, 2016

RELEASE DAY + BOOK REVIEW: "Fake It" by Victoria Kinnaird

Jack Daveyson grew up with a guitar in his hands and his head full of melodies. Ten years after writing his first riff, he knows exactly what he wants to do with his life - graduate high school, escape Wayville and hit the road with his band, Forever Fading Echoes.
But it's a bit hard to to launch a band without a singer. Enter JJ Keswick.
JJ is everything Jack isn't: rich, confident and popular. He also happens to be one of the best singers Jack has ever heard.
Jack reluctantly lets JJ into his band and into his life. The spark between them in the practice studio grows into something neither of them were expecting - a love that threatens to tear their lives apart.
International bestselling author Victoria Kinnaird is proud to introduce you to The Keswick Chronicles, a YA rock'n'roll romance.
Pack your guitar, pull on your band tee shirt and turn up the volume - it's time to meet your new favourite band.

I received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first LGBT YA book, and my second book ever by this author. I can honestly say that, despite YA romance not being a genre I typically read, this is one of my favorite books. From the different characters to the music referenced throughout the book, there was so much here to enjoy.
First of all, this has a wonderful plot, but it isn't the story I stuck around for, it was the characters. Jack and JJ especially are two truly disparate and lovable people. The secondary characters around them enhance the story, making you feel like you're a part of their group.
Fake It is a wonderful coming-of-age story, but it is more than that. It is a story about passion, drive, love, acceptance, and so much more. It is brimming with a myriad of emotions. You will laugh, cry, and definitely sigh.
Kinnaird doesn't make a big deal out of the fact that the main characters are gay: it just is. I really love that, because it shows a tolerance that you really only can find in this kind of music scene. Being LGBT myself, and a big part of the same music scene depicted in this story, I felt especially close with Jack and JJ.
All I can say is I want more!

5/5--absolutely wonderful!

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