Out Of This World: American Girl on Saturn by Nikki GodwinWednesday, October 02, 2013
Welcome to my stop in the American Girl on Saturn tour, hosted by Oops! I Read A Book Again. A giveaway awaits you below, so read on and learn more about the book!
American Girl on Saturn (Saturn #1)Author's website | Goodreads
by Nikki Godwin
Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary Romance
Published: August 29, 2013
Source: Tour copy
The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.
This book was totally that. Beyond this world. I could have never expected an earthling to write something as amazing as this.
It’s out of this world because of…
The plot. The idk-what-to-feel-about-this plot. The absurd plot. The absurd plot that actually worked. Up to know I’m still in awe about the whole boyband and lockdown and summer-of-a-lifetime thing. But since AGoS was totally amazeballs , I leave Nikki to think more of these kinds of stuff.
The main character. Seeing the story unfold from Chloe’s perspective in first-person was perfect. Hers was a head that contained a jumble of thoughts and feels which were surprisingly coherent. She was put in a mess and in the middle of a lot of predicaments, but she still tried to be rational as much as possible. It takes a lot of person to do that.
The events. It was only more or less 2 weeks, wasn’t it? Despite that, A LOT of (fun and funny) things happened which kept me reading very late (or very early in the morning. 1 or 2 am). Those ‘things’ were definitely hilarious and cute ones.
The romance. AHHHHH! Cuteness overload. Milo was flirty and things between him and Chloe were awkward but that just made it even cuter. Even if they only had a short time together, it didn’t feel like insta-love. The romance build up was at a perfect pace. I won’t spoil more!
The “others”. There was a huge cast of characters that don’t just disappear (they’re seen throughout the whole stretch of the book) and they were all significant to the story. I won’t take them as side characters because I thoroughly enjoyed knowing them and the attitude of each. I wish there was a back story for each one of them (or at least the Spaceships on Saturn members). And Noah’s having one, right?!?! I can’t wait!!!
All in all, American Girl on Saturn was a very fun and satisfying read. It could have had more depth and been less predictable, but other than that, it was perfect. Nikki must really have come from Saturn because there’s nothing like this book where we’re currently living. Definitely one of a kind!
THE NUB AND GIST: 4.5 STARS