Review for Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky!
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Overall Rating: **** (4.1/5)
Amazon Rating: *** (3.9/5)
One Sentence Review: If you are up for a crazy, mystery-crime (just made that word up) story about fangirls and boy bands, then buckle up, because your whole world may crumble to the ground (in a good way).
Just know from the start that it wasn't supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That's why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.
We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him-his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets.
We were not planning on what happened next.
From thrilling new talent Goldy Moldavsky comes a pitch-black, hilarious take on fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make-or break-the people we call "celebrities." (Summary from Amazon).
Wow. Just. Wow. I read this book in about two hours. It was definitely not what I thought it was going to be like. At all. This was a crazy rollercoaster ride that blew my hair all over the place and left me turning the page quicker than you could say ‘pageturner’. As a fangirl myself, not just of books but also of a boy band, this novel hit close to home. Screw that. This novel tore my home apart with its nuclear bombs (maybe that was a slight exaggeration, but still, it was intense). Each character was very, very eccentric in their own ways, except for the protagonist, whose POV it was in (and even she was a bit odd at times). Their decisions were… interesting, which is a mild description to say the least. I was shocked, annoyed, and scared, as if I was the protagonist myself (thankfully I am not). And the plot twists! (Yeah, that’s right, more than one). That really surprised me, which I was glad for, because I dislike predicting what happens in a book.
This story isn’t a grand romance. This story was meant to teach lessons. And that is precisely what it did. The book didn’t explicitly criticize fangirls, but it definitely made me question why we worship famous people, especially boy bands, so much. After the first page, I was immediately swept up into this whirlwind of crime, lies, betrayal, and Ruperts/Strepurs that kept me on my toes as everything was slowly being doubted, including the characters themselves. After reading it, I had to take a few deep breaths and sit in silence, I was so disorientated. The ending was fitting and ironic, and although my inner romantic was slightly depressed, my normal self felt that delicious closure every reader desperately craves yet rarely receives. Read it, and you might just realize something you were blinded to before.
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