Review + Giveaway: American Girl on Saturn (Tour Stop)

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Title: American Girl on Saturn
Author: Nikki Godwin
Date of Publication: August 29, 2013
Genre: Contemporary YA
Purchase Links: Amazon |  Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Source: Author via tour host (Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again)
Synopsis:

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. goodreads-badge-add-38px11

My Thoughts

I. CAN’T.STOP.FANGIRLING.

This is one of the most adorable stories I have ever read.

Well, first of all, it has a very pretty cover, right? I didn’t think twice about joining the blog tour for American Girl on Saturn, because I couldn’t get Milo out of my head for days!

Imagine being on a lockdown with your favorite boyband on a summer lockdown. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!? Nikki Godwin created characters that readers will fall in love with. The craziness, the oddity of the situation, the late night sneaking out – I loved it all!!

I think Chloe’s family is a cool family. She has a dad who is a secret service agent, and a very caring mom. She also has two sisters, Aralie and Emery. Aralie is the feisty but fun girl, and the little Emery is the life of the party. Seriously, she cracks me up every single time! She is the ultimate Saturnite, the Queen of all the Saturnites and most definitely Benji Baccarini’s number one fan.

I know what it’s like to have your plans ruined, that’s why I understand why Chloe and Aralie got upset over the whole lockdown dilemma. Plus, they weren’t big fans of Spaceships Around Saturn, so they were really unhappy about the whole situation. See, what I also liked about this story is that you can really see the gradual improvement of the relationship of the boyband with the Branson sisters. Yes, at first they were bummed, but hey, there are five pretty boys currently staying at their house, how long can they just ignore them right? Plus, they’re pretty normal except for their ‘out of this world’ appearances and charisma. Some of them smoke, some also drink strawberry milk and some of them are genuinely nice too, and in SAS’ case, most of them.

MILO OHHHH MILO. From his super nice personality to his ‘awesome boy scent’ (according to Chloe) what would you NOT love about this guy? *swoons* On the other hand, Chloe is this girl who’s being bullied by her schoolmates because her ex is such a douche, but a popular and influential one. I wish that I knew about her relationship with him, even if it’s just a snippet, just so I can have an idea of what Chloe found in him even if he’s an ass.

The relationship of Chloe and Milo just amazes me. It is so pure, so natural and so realistic. I know that Milo is a boyband member and Chloe is a typical teenager, but them being together is just… effortless.  And I am jealous with what they have!!! (And that is a good thing.) The sneaking out at midnight, eating oreos, talking and getting to know each other. It’s so simple, yet so endearing.

As for the other members of Spaceships Around Saturn, I was so happy with how the author portrayed them. We have the Twitter addict, Benji. The bad boy wannabe, Jules. The ladies man, Tate. The strawberry milk lover, Noah. The nice and responsible guy, Milo. I think this is the perfect mix of a boyband.

American Girl on Saturn is a swoon-worthy read that will surely make you happy sigh at times and even squeal at the Milo and Chloe moments. There were some twists and turns along the way that readers will not expect. And I’m sure just like me, you will ask crave for more of the Spaceship Around Saturn guys + the Branson sisters!

My Rating

5

Excerpt

I push him back. “You cheated!”

“Milo wins!” Noah shouts out. “I really thought you had it too, Chloe. I can’t believe you just crumbled like that.”

“He cheated,” I repeat.

Milo shakes his head in protest. Noah has the audacity to agree with him. And thanks to Emery’s lost spinner in the grass, the plastic is my only other witness.

Noah saunters over to us like a rapper trying to pull off a classic swagger.

“Good job, Milo,” he says. “You know how clumsy girls can be. I knew you’d take her down.”

I peel myself off of the plastic, grab my flip flops, and head back toward the house. I’ve had enough exhilaration and angst for one afternoon. The video premiere was enough. Porno-Posed-Twister with Milo was too much. But I can’t escape Spaceships Around Saturn even if I try.

Milo and Noah come up behind me like a black hole engulfing a shooting star.

“Whoa, where are you going?” Noah asks. “I need you to work some Sharpie magic for me.”

I spin around by the pool. The blue water glistens behind him.

“Why don’t you ask your Canadian brother to help you out? I’ll even lend you the Sharpies, traitor,” I say.

Noah attempts a jaw-dropped shocked expression, but his dimples pierce through and make it impossible for him to look appalled. He moves closer to me.

“If you wouldn’t keep secrets from me then I would’ve backed you up,” he says through his teeth. “I need to be in the loop.”

An evil thought crosses my mind, and I instantly do what I can to erase it. But it’s sort of like typing an English essay. You type a line. You think it sucks. You slowly backspace. Then you realize it helps meet that three-and-a-half-pages criteria, so you keep it. This evil thought is too good for the backspace button.

“You want in the loop?” I ask.

He nods rapidly, and his smile bounces up and down.

“Okay,” I say. “Spell ‘loop’ backward, and you’ll totally be in it.”

I wait half a second for the word to click in his brain before I push him with all my energy into the cold water behind him. A splash of H2O floods the poolside concrete and splatters over my feet as Noah bobs to the surface. I rush to the patio door before he has a chance to climb out and throw me in.

But Milo blocks my escape.

“Are you free tonight?” he asks.

“As free as I can be on a lockdown,” I reply.

He slides the patio door open and motions me inside. “I’ll hold Noah back,” he says. “As long as you promise to meet me out here at midnight.”

About the Author

Nikki Godwin

Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult/New Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she’s not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She may or may not completely love One Direction.

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4 thoughts on “Review + Giveaway: American Girl on Saturn (Tour Stop)

  1. I think every book blog I’ve come across with this tour has given positive reviews on this book, which is why I want to read it so bad!!! Hopefully, soon. 🙂

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