This one’s for the music lovers. Not just the one’s attached by invisible strings to their piano or guitar, but the ones who love to listen (and love to read). You know that song that gets stuck in your head for days, pulsating over and over until it’s more familiar than the blood in your veins, somehow entwining itself with even the intangible roots of your soul? How To Kill A Rock Star is like that song… But better.
The first time I picked up a copy – penned by Tiffanie DeBartolo – was in the used section or Barnes & Noble. I thought it looked promising and so I shelled out a few dollars for a copy. Then, I was hooked. I spent hours reading and re-reading the same passages, only because I wanted to prolong the inevitable point where I’d reach the end of the book. I needed it to keep going.
There were great stretches where I could barely make out the words I was crying so hard, and other times where I was bursting with happiness. These characters make you feel. I simply can’t explain how powerful this book was for me.
It’s a love story, a story of rock ‘n’ roll, a story of youth and self discovery; it’s none of that and it’s so much more. There’s no way for me to capture the essence of this book because it is simply too big for words. DeBartolo’s got them, though, and you need to read them. You won’t see the ending coming- I promise.
“Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. Eliza’s reverence for rock is equaled only by Paul’s, and the two fall wildly in love.
When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza must make a heartbreaking decision that leads to Paul’s sudden disappearance and a surprise knock-your-socks-off ending.”
Tiffanie DeBartolo is also the author of A God Shaped Hole. The two novels are tied for my favorite book ever- which is saying something, as I’ve read hundreds of books, if not thousands. They’re simply literary masterpieces- and I’m lucky enough to share with you! I know that you generally expect lip gloss and eyeliner when you visit my blog, or at least light & fun “chick reads,” but I couldn’t possibly pass up the chance to share this amazing book with you!
Buy it: You can order online from Barnes & Noble here ($16 for a new copy).
Win it: The fantastic people at Sourcebooks are offering two lucky readers a chance to win a copy of How To Kill a Rockstar. Hurray! This contest is open until midnight EST on July 14th and open to US & Canadian residents only. To enter, please EITHER leave a comment on this post OR send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “HTKAR Giveaway” as the subject. Leave a comment OR send an email PER entry! If you send me one email or leave me a comment with your mandatory entry AND a link to a tweet, etc. it will only count as one entry and you won’t get your extras!
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That’s over $475 worth of prizes so far!