Multiplatinum pop icon Lily Ross’s biggest hits and biggest heartbreaks (because they are one and the same):
1. AGONY. (That feeling when her ex ripped her heart out of her chest and she never saw it coming.)
2. GHOSTS. (Because even famous people are ghosted by guys sometimes. And it sucks just as much.)
3. ONCE BITTEN. (As in: twice shy. Also, she’s never dating an actor or a musician ever again.)
But this summer’s going to be different. After getting her heart shattered, Lily is taking herself out of the spotlight and heading to a small island in middle-of-nowhere Maine with her closest friends. She has three months until her fall tour starts-three months to focus on herself, her music, her new album. Anything but guys.
That is . . . until Lily meets sweet, down-to-earth local Noel Bradley, who is so different from anyone she’s ever dated. Suddenly, Lily’s “summer of me” takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself falling deeper and harder than ever before. But Noel isn’t interested in the limelight. She loves Noel-but she loves her fans, too. And come August, she may be forced to choose
As I write this review, I have just found out that Taylor Swift, my spirit animal, has just split from her soulmate, Calvin Harris. RIP Tayvin, we love you! I know that my poor #BFF TayTay is going to get all these people saying she's a maneater and she's the problem in a relationship, even though any relationship in which they are being watched practically every second is going to be strained!
Therefore, I feel like today is a good day to start my review for this book, because it's pretty clear that Green based a good part of Lily Ross on Taylor Swift - there are jokes about her writing songs about any guy she meets, comments about her falling in love to easy, she's a global superstar. It's pretty obvious, and that's a good thing because this book that could so easily come across as not very real seems much more realistic when you realise that these things are happening to a real life global superstar.
Now let me say this, Sing by Vivi Green is not an amazing book. It's not deep and the drama is actually pretty stripped down. That is the charm of this book. Our super-famous main character moves from the big city to Nowhere, Maine to find herself and falls in love in the process, but this is love in her own way. She finds a new voice, a new sound and she finds out that love doesn't always have to end painfully. I loved seeing Lily change and learn things about her, and I loved her relationship with her best friends as well as they develop themselves.
I did find that Lily and Noel's relationship was a little bit... sudden. Like, I felt that there was some chemistry but it didn't really seem like they clicked, I would have liked a bit more development because whilst I never thought that Noel was interested in Lily because of her fame, I would have liked to believe that he got to know her. There were some other brilliant characters though: Sidney, for one, was brilliant and I loved getting to know her.
The ending of this book was my favorite part of it because it ends on a bittersweet, hopeful note. Lily goes back to her life, but she's grown up and she's realised what really matters to her and that just really clicked for me. It made the whole book seem worth it.
Overall, Sing isn't an amazing book, but it passed the time and it did have some really great things about it.
Overall Rating: B-
Book released May 31st 2016 by HarperCollins
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review