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Review: The Secret Lives of Rock Stars by Suzanne Lazear

Series:  The Secret Lives of Rockstars #1the-secret-lives-of-rock-stars

Title: The Secret Lives of Rockstars

Author: Suzanne Lazear

Publisher: Leap Books, LLC

Published: September 26th, 2016

Pages: 368

Rating: 4.5/5

My Review:

I love it when I find an author with some innovative twist to their story and a way of writing that puts the reader in the heart of the action. That’s just what this story did for me so I can’t wait to continue this series – especially after that cliffhanger ending!

Bitsy Butler feels like an outsider most of the time, she just doesn’t seem able to fit in totally with any of the groups she’s interacted with so far, even though some are her friends. She was initially brought up by Drakkons, then by a kindly Druid who she still calls Mum, but now she’s touring with a non-human rock band. The main thing that makes her so very different is that if someone asks her for help she is compelled to help them, whether she wants to or not! When the person asking for help is an angel wanting to get rid of chaos demons, she’s still compelled to help, even though she’s only eighteen and doesn’t know how to get rid of them! She’s definitely going to need help!

There are some great characters in this and I was engrossed in reading it. The only reason it wasn’t a 5* read for me is I didn’t want it to end, especially without everything resolved and on a definite cliffhanger. The characters are well developed, their interactions superbly portrayed so the reader feels like their watching everything unfold in front of them. I defineitely didn’t want to put it down and have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys fantasy adventurous stories involving many different ‘species’, good v evil and someone striving to find their place in the world whilst continuing to protect those she cares about – and those she doesn’t if they ask!

Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel with no obligation. This is my honest review.

Synopsis

Saving the world, one tour stop at a time.

Eighteen-year-old Bitsy Butler has never quite fit in, not with the dragons who raised her, the druid who took her in, or even with the non-human members of the cirque noir punk band she thinks of as family. Her chance to prove she can make it on her own comes with her band’s first big solo tour. It’s all going according to plan when an angel walks into a bar and demands help with his demon problem.

If she doesn’t step up, a magical war will break out, threatening Arizona and all those who call it home. With the help of a human, a sexy dragon, and the members of her band, Bitsy must stop an angry mob of chaos demons before the band leaves for their next tour stop.

It’s nice to be needed, but Bitsy has no idea how to defeat the demons and she just might get herself killed trying. But then, at least one problem would be solved…

Fitting in doesn’t matter if you’re dead.

NOTE: This is the first book in a new-adult, elfpunk, novella series.

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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