Saturday, June 8, 2013

Jaded & Faded Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway}

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Jaded (Rock Star, #1)

I'm Scarlett Ryan.

Yes, THAT Scarlett Ryan.

I live an extraordinary life: millionaire rock star, owner of exotic cars, pictures of me in every magazine, millions of fans, and a name that is recognized world wide. It's supposed to be my dream come true. But, my life IS a fantasy, and I want real. I want exciting. I want... NORMAL. So, I moved from California to Florida, hoping to obtain some normalcy. Instead I find...

Stephan Montgomery.

He's an arrogant jerk. Seriously, I hate him. I swear if he tells me one more blonde joke, I will punch him... again... Unfortunately I can't stop thinking about him, or his gorgeous green eyes. Trust me, I know that he's bad for me. If only my heart would listen.

I also find out that my parents have kept a LIFE CHANGING secret from me. I need to know the truth.

The harder I strive for normal, the stranger things seem to get.

Jaded is book 1 of the Rock Star trilogy.
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My Review

Scarlett Ryan is more than famous, she is the most sought after rock star! But she is tired of not being able to do her music her way so she has decided to take a break. A break from fame, her music, and her family. So, she packs her bags and enrolls in school in Hope, Florida. Where she hopes to graduate high school and have a chance at a normal life. Well as normal as life can be when you are a rock star!

From the minute Scarlett graces the page I almost hate her. You know she is that girl from high school that is the most popular, has the perfect body, perfect hair and literally has it all; and worse, she knows it. And not only does she know it, she flaunts it. But then you get to know her, and I realized that she's not so bad. She's feisty, sarcastic, and yes she is full of herself. That part I don't particularly care for, but I love her sarcasm and I love her heart.

Then you have Stephen Montgomery, the boy next door. Well in the literal sense, but that is where the boy next door image stops. Stephen is snarky, sexy as hell, dark and mysterious and wants nothing more than to be with Scarlett. From the minute Scarlett arrives in Hope, Stephen is annoying her and working his way through her defenses. I admit I love him. He has a love of street racing and a wonderful heart and is definitely not like the typical high school boy who just wants to get in a girls pants.

Of course this book has other characters, all of them adding to the overall story line of Jaded. But there were a few characters that I feel were sort of there just to add drama. You will know who I am talking about once you read this. Of course I know it is high school and high school is full of drama, but other than the drama this character causes there just isn't anything else about her.

Jaded is a very fast paced and funny story. It gives us a glimpse in the life of a rock star that is attempting to make things better in her life. Overall I really liked the story, it was a very quick read and I quickly devoured it. However, I didn't exactly like the sudden addition of a certain character in the book. And I think that this new character and Scarlett just got a long too easily and that things just went way to smooth. Though I love the ending that Mercy Amare gave us (she left it open) and I definitely want to read Faded, but I feel that the decision Scarlett made that led to this ending was rather childish and I wish that it would have ended a little differently.

The story of Jaded was a good story, that was full of snark, sarcasm, and makes for a great quick weekend read at the beach!

"Maybe you should stab yourself with the encil next time. In the heart. That is how you kill an evil being right? A stake to the heart?" (kindle, loc. p.29)

I chose this moment as my favorite because I absolutely love the sarcasm that hangs thick with this one.

Faded (Rock Star, #2)
Book In the Rock Star Trilogy Blurb-

I left Hope – the only place I’ve ever felt at home. So now what? Where do I go from here?

When I left, I didn’t just leave my home. I left my friends, my sisters, and Stephan… I just found them. I can’t lose them now.

I know that I want to do MY music. I need to remember WHY I wanted to play music in the first place. And the only way to get that is by firing my dad, but that may be harder than I thought.

On top of everything, I now have cameras following me around everywhere. Even my own home isn’t safe anymore.

I’ve come to realize that normal will never be an option for me.
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I am a YA/ NA author of the books: Don’t Tell, You Got Me, and the Rock Star Trilogy: Jaded, Faded, and Hated. I have a slight addiction to the TV series Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries. I'm 23 years old, and I currently live in St Louis, with my husband of 2 years.

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  2. I haven't read the books, but hope to read them soon.