20 Sep 2017

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Book Review / Songs About Us by Chris Russell

A modern love story for the Zoella generation - for anyone who has ever dreamed of being 'with the band'.

Two months on from the explosive finale to book one, Charlie's life is almost back to normal again: rebuilding her relationship with her father, hanging out with best mate Melissa, and worrying about GCSEs. All the while, Gabe's revelations about her mother are never far from her mind. And neither is Gabe.

It's not long before Charlie is pulled back into the world of Fire&Lights - but the band seem different this time. But then again, so is she...

Meanwhile, tensions between Gabe and Olly continue to run high, leading to more turmoil between the band members and press than ever before. But when Gabriel and Charlie stumble upon yet another startling truth that links them together - everything they have stands to implode in front of them.

Biographical Notes

At the age of thirteen, Chris Russell formed pop/rock band The Lightyears with his best friends from school. Since then, The Lightyears have toured all over the world, performing everywhere from Wembley Stadium to Glastonbury, and trashing a grand total of zero hotel rooms. In 2013, after a three-month stint ghostwriting for a One Direction fan club, Chris developed an obsession with boy bands and came up with the idea for Songs About a Girl. He is currently busy writing the next book in the series, gigging with The Lightyears and fanboying in the general direction of Harry Styles.

Published:     13th July 2017
Publisher:  Hodder
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  13th July 2017
Source:  Library


I can't tell you how excited I was to discover that book 2 in this series (Songs about a Girl) was out.  I read the first book, Songs about a Girl, last year I believe and absolutely adored it.  I could not wait to jump back in to see what was going to happen next.  This book was like visiting an old friend.  I immediately remembered all the characters and what had happened previously and was ready to follow what was going to happen next with Charlie and the others from the band, as well as her best friend.  Of course, as this is book two in a series I can't reveal too much of what happened in this book but I can tell you I read this book in one sitting, could not put it down!  There is a lot more family history revealed in this book and that was certainly one of the main reasons I couldn't put this down.

I just cannot wait to see what happens in book 3..........