Sep 22, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #26 ~ Toucan Edition ~ Mutilate My Heart by Emily Godwin

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.

Mutilate My Heart (Mutilated, #1)
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.

You can read my memory post for Mutilate My Heart here.
At First Sight
When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought it looked really cool. 

Characters and Relationships
My favorite character in this book would have to be Ink. I really like Ink because when you first see him, you might think he is all tough but if you hang out with him in a haunted theater, you will find out that he is not as tough as he seems. The relationships in this book consist of Becca and Sketch, Carli and Corpse, and Nadia and Banshee. I don't really have a favorite relationship from this book.  They are all good in their own way
Is This A Kissing Book?
I wouldn't say that this is a kissing book. There is not a whole lot of kissing so I wouldn't consider it a kissing book. 

Don't Leave Me Hanging

There is a book called Paper and String that is a prequel to this book. There is also a book called Until We Die and it is supposed to come out sometime next year. 
The Best Gems
  • Elijah
  • Hetrick Hall
  • Ink's Belt
  • Paintbrush in the sand
  • Toxic Green Contacts
  • Haunted Lighthouse 

The Sum Up
I really enjoyed reading this book again. Whenever I reread books, I always pick up something new. I really love this book and would totally recommend it to any of my friends. Emily Godwin is such an amazing author and I cannot wait for the next book to come out next year!

Here's how Memory Lane Monday works:
  • Each week the co-hosts will trade off with recapping when it is a re-read or what they have heard so far about the book and the other co-host will put up their review. 
  • The participants can read anything that they remember reading in the past, or something that they have wanted to read that has been around for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet for whatever reason.
  • Participants can decide if they want to recap the book before reading it or just put up a review of what they read.
  • Anyone can join in, just please link back to our blogs as well as add your name to the linky so we can hop around and see what everyone is reading.
  • Please put our banner on your post as well, so we all look the same!
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  • Most importantly remember to just have fun! :)

We will be providing each week a linky that you will be able use to link your posts for us and everyone else to see as well. All we ask is for you to put up our banner as well as a link back to both hosts on your post. 

1 comment:

  1. She is going to be so happy to see Elijah & Hetrick Hall on that list! Can't wait to show her your review in the morning. Great job, Meg! <3