Nov 28, 2013

Mutilate My Heart ~ Blog Tour

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Tour stop for Mutilate My Heart! 

Title: Mutilate My Heart (Mutilate #1)
Author: Emily Godwin
Date of Publication: July 9, 2013
Genre: Contemporary YA romance with paranormal elements

Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca's world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.

Becca's mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road - or they die in a plane crash, like her mom's favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band's tour bus breaks down and they're stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it's hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.

Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can't be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer's "No Girlfriends" rule. Plus, there's something strange about the guys that Becca can't quite decipher... like how they won't reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist's obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart...but it just might not be in a way she expects.

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My Review:
I cannot say enough good about this book.  If you're looking for a good time with an awesome rock band, you will love Mutilate My Heart!  The pace of the book was quick and easy, but I never felt like anything was skipped or glossed over.  It had the perfect mix of intrigue and fun with a dash of romance.  It was just what a Young Adult book should be, good, clean, fun!  

I was in love with the band Mutilated Arteries from the start.  I bet most of us have had a favorite band at sometime in our lives where you know all the members, their names, the little rumor mill intricacies that make them YOUR band and you don't know what you would do without them and their music.  This was how Becca felt about her band.  Some bands stand the test of time, (I have been extremely lucky Bon Jovi has had a lengthy career) and some have not, but Mutilated Arteries has that special "It factor" they need to get them through a very lengthy career!  There were so many times I wish I could have put on a Mutilated Arteries playlist to hear the band sing their epic songs like Incisions, Urban Evil, Shadows, Crash Around Me, and what I'm sure would be my personal favorite, Undead Masquerade.

 Both girls in the book, Becca and Carli are very likable.  I found myself constantly pulling for Becca and Sketch to have more time together.  I didn't want that tour bus to ever get fixed!  Although this is Becca's story, I found the most fun to be had with the members of Mutilated Arteries, especally Ink and Corpse.  All the guys have their unique characteristics that make them extraordinary.  Emily's sister Nikki recently did some fun posts on her blog giving us some bio info on the members of Mutilated Arteries.  They were extremely entertaining when I read them, so I have linked each member below to their specific post so you can check them out as well!

 Now I get to share with you one of my favorite parts of the book in this excerpt. This part is when I really decided Ink was my favorite.  I love that guy!

Sketch wraps his arm around my waist and smiles in the glow of the flashlight.
“Who’s up for a séance?” he asks.
Corpse automatically agrees, and Carli does because Corpse does. Plus, this whole ghost thing doesn’t freak her out nearly as badly as it does me, but I’m not going to let them know that.
“Man, no,” Ink protests. “You don’t know what the hell you’re going to be letting into one of our bodies, and with my luck, whatever it is will be coming up into my body!”
“Ink, dude, it’ll be fun,” Corpse says from somewhere in the darkness. “If you’re that scared, just go back and wait by the car.”
“Scared? I’m not scared. I’m just not stupid,” Ink mumbles, but he follows us to the stage nonetheless.
The boards of the stage groan beneath my feet, begging me to go no further. 

An old, dusty piano sits alone on the edge of the stage. Its yellow keys smile maniacally at me from the darkness surrounding us. Even with the beam of the flashlight, I feel lost in the darkness around us.
Sketch props the flashlight on the stage to stand with the light facing toward the ceiling.
“Alright,” he says, sitting down on the dusty boards. “Let’s all join hands.”
We all sit down in a circle around the flashlight. Sketch sits to my right, Ink to my left. At least one of them would try to save me from any demons.
“Corpse, you want to try to contact this Elijah kid?” Sketch asks. “I’m still new at communicating with the dead.”
Corpse’s face is dark and sinister in the dim light, and it does nothing to calm the feeling of dread flowing through my veins.
“Elijah, we come before you as guests in your great music hall,” Corpse says. With every word that leaves his lips, Ink’s grip on my hand tightens. “If you are here, please give us a sign. We do not want to harm you in any way. We just wish to speak with you. If you have the strength, please, use our friend Ink as your temporary body.”
“Don’t you tell him that!” Ink screams. “Are you crazy, you stupid–”
But whatever Ink was about to call Corpse is cut off by the sound of iron wheels being tugged.
It’s the curtain.

I'm sure it will come as no surprise that I would recommend this book to most anyone.....
 (I only say most, because the members of Mutilated Arteries occasionally had colorful language so I would recommend ages 12+ for this book)
Mutilate My Heart was such an enjoyable read and I hope you all adore it just as much as I did!


at The Sarcastic Palmtree gives 

Mutilate My Heart
by Emily Godwin

10 Palm Trees


A trip to the mall 

A creepy haunted Music Hall
 A cute Zombie Doll to give Corpse after the show
We love you Corpse!

A little bit about the fabulous 
Emily Godwin
Emily Godwin is a Young Adult author. She enjoys writing, painting, and sewing her own line of non-evil voodoo dolls. She's a Slytherin, trying to disguise herself as a Hufflepuff, and wishes she could read herself into books.

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  1. Absolutely love your review! I wish I would have thought to link all the posts Nikki did on the band. I loved reading them!

    I can't wait for the next book in this series! I need me some more Mutilated Arteries!!

    <3 Amber

  2. Thank you so so much for being on the Mutilate My Heart blog tour! Your review made me squee like a fangirl myself :) I love knowing people love my book :)

    And Amber, I'm working on two different Mutilated books now :) So hopefully you guys won't have to wait long!


  3. All this MMH love makes me so happy! I'm so glad I have people to fangirl with! :)

    I know I've already told you a zillion times, Kristalyn, but it deserves to be documented here -- I LOVE THE ZOMBIE DOLL!