Sep 1, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #23 ~ Toucan Edition ~ American Girl On Saturn by Nikki Godwin Memory Post

Memory Lane Monday is a weekly meme that Amber at Paradise of Pages and I, Kristalyn at The Sarcastic Palmtree, came up with. We have been wanting to re-read some of our favorites but feel overwhelmed by all the other new books coming out that our re-reads get put to the side. We have decided we don't want to put them aside anymore, so we will be taking turns putting up our reviews on our blogs throughout the month. This does not mean we won't keep up with recent releases, it just means we will make more time for those we have read before as well.

American Girl on Saturn (Saturn, #1)

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 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.

One of the biggest things I remember is when the cover of the book looked like this:
I miss you old cover but, you know, the new cover is all right and from what I hear it will help with the consistency of the other covers in the series.

I remember how Noah always had to have his strawberry milk before he talked every morning and how Emery thought Jules smelled like crushed ladybugs, but it was really just his cigarettes. 

One of my favorite parts of American Girl On Saturn was definitely when they all played Twister.

My all-time favorite character from this book is the one and only Noah Winters! Noah is my favorite character from this book because he is sarcastic, he is a good friend, and because he is a very memorable person that you just can't forget!

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  1. I forgot all about the crushed ladybugs until I just started reading it again. It made me laugh! I did really like Noah as a character but I definitely think Milo is my type just like he is for Chloe!! I think of Noah everytime I drink Strawberry milk though, which is quite often!! I can't wait to read your review!! Mine will be up the week after yours!!

    ps. I agree about the cover, I fell in love with the first one, but I also really like the second one too!!

    1. I'm super excited to read your review of American Girl On Saturn! Can't wait to see what you have to say about the book. :)

  2. I miss the old cover too, but I totally understand why it was changed. At least the whole series would be consistent unlike a lot of series books nowadays. :P

  3. I think I'm the only person in the world who likes the new cover better LOL.

    I love reading this recap because *I* haven't read the book since I published it, so there's a lot that even I've forgotten. :) Can't wait to read your review, Meg! <3

    1. Probably. ;) I can't wait to write the review for American Girl On Saturn either!