Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Blitz+Review: The Right Song by Shane Morgan -Giveaway!

Check out Shane Morgan's The Right Song promo event, hosted by Itching for Books Blog Tours. Continue below for my review, an excerpt and the international giveaway!
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release date: July 31st
Publisher: TSW Books
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Pain never truly goes away, until you find something deeper and meaningful that cures the heart and fills it with love.
That is what Aurora desperately wants to believe. That somehow her music can save her, or even touch the unreachable heart of the guy she has liked for years.

Rora yearns for his attention and wants to experience this so-called love that could possibly end her long suffering and inspire her to chase after her dreams.

In deeply understanding the feelings of others and herself, will Aurora give up on ever finding true happiness, or will an intriguing soul teach her about the greatest song ever written?


About the Author
Shane Morgan is a twenty-something bestselling author of Young Adult and New Adult Fiction. She currently resides in the beautiful town of Narragansett, Rhode Island with her amazing partner and best friend. Shane spends her days blogging, reading, and escaping in her stories.


“The First Performance”

Daegan mouths to me that I’m next. An onset of nervousness engulfs me. I say a silent prayer that I don’t screw this up and embarrass myself.
Walking over to the side of the stage, I smile at the singer as she makes her way off. She doesn’t look too pleased by her performance. She sounded okay to me.
The MC hops up to the microphone in a jolly manner. He asks everyone how they’re doing so far and then after a little chit-chat and some failed jokes, he finally looks at his cue card.
“All right, put your hands together for Aurora Law!”
Huh? He chopped off the rest of my last name.
I swallow the stiffness in my throat, clutch my guitar, and head up the steps.
Everyone claps as I make my way to centerstage. Daegan’s right—you can’t really see the faces of the audience with all the light focusing on the stage.
I glance behind at the band and ask if they know Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Walk Away’. The drummer is the only one familiar with the song, so I tell the others to let me lead with my guitar and just fall in with the beat.
It’s an up-tempo song. I figure it’ll give the energetic crowd something to rock to. Hopefully, I can pull this off.
Edging back to the microphone stand, I inhale a soft breath and try to spot his face for motivation. I didn’t think I’d be able to make him out in this dark room, but somehow I do. Daegan’s on his feet behind the audience. His eyes lock with mine, eagerly waiting for me to deliver something great.
I don’t want to let him down. I don’t want to disappoint myself. My chest relaxes. Melodies float around in my head. I hear the harmonies. I can do this.

My Review!
*Thanks to Shane Morgan for providing me with a review copy!*
My Rating: 5 stars

Review: Where to start? I really really loved this book. To give you an idea of how much I loved it let me explain how I came to read it: So when I got this book I opened it on my kindle mainly to see how long it was and maybe read the first chapter, this was at about 11 at night...I didn't put it down until I'd finished it at about 2:30 in the morning... I literally put off going to the bathroom(tmi?) because I did not want to put it down. So, seeing as how all this review is likely to be is me gushing over this book we're gonna keep it short and sweet, kay?

 The Short(sorta) and Sweet Version - Basically this book is awesome and everything you could possibly want in a contemporary book. Swoon worthy boy? Check. Awesome, if sometimes infuriating, main character? Check. Emotional drama? Check. The serious stuff(as in death, suicide and self growth)? Check. Awesome lyrical snippets? Double check. Oh and last but not least, awesome friends and a side of boy drama? Check and check.
  I immediately feel in love with the main character, Aurora, and likewise with all her friends and band mates, and of course Daegan. Recently I've fallen in love with contemporary love interests less and less but with Daegan, the moment he entered the book, I was a goner. This book pulled on my heart strings and gave me all the feels, even had me cringing in sympathy once or twice. Yes a few times I got annoyed with Aurora, and Alex(best friend who is in love with Aurora) and Milo(boy she's been in love with for 8 years), but it was never for very long and by the time the next chapter rolled around I had forgotten all about it.
  I really loved Auroras emotional journey and her relationship with her aunt and her friendship with her band(and Emma). I also seriously loved Daegan, like I can't even explain how awesome and swoon worthy his character is but trust me if you read this book you will love him to.
  Last but not least, I loved the music. I loved Aurora figuring out everything and that she doesn't have to hide behind her guitar and I loved her dedication to music. Also, can I just say that Shane clearly has an awesome taste in music, I got so excited when Aurora and Emma(her best friend) were listening to 'Love Bites(So Do I)' by Halestorm, like way more excited than is normal. Also the lyrics, like I would totally listen to those songs, I love it so much when authors put actual lyrics to the songs that main characters are writing, it's just the best to me.
  Okay, I'm going to stop now because so far this seems like a halfway decent review and if I keep going my fangirling side will appear and things will get ugly. Overall I just really really loved this book, the writing was superb, the characters were awesome and just I loved it.

Would I Recommend This? Hell yeah.
Who To? Contemporary and music fans.
Will I read more from this author(or series)? Of course.

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  1. Books that you cannot put down are always amazing reads. This one is new to me but I love when there is music in books. I tend to enjoy them a lot. Also I really like that excerpt! Great review and thanks for sharing :)

    1. Yeah I'm a sucker for anything with a musical's my kryptonite. =)

  2. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the great review :)

  3. Thank you for the wonderful review.