Title: Mutilate My Heart (Mutilate #1)
Author: Emily Godwin
Date of Publication: July 9, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance with paranormal elements
Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca's world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.
Becca's mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road - or they die in a plane crash, like her mom's favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band's tour bus breaks down and they're stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it's hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.
Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can't be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer's "No Girlfriends" rule. Plus, there's something strange about the guys that Becca can't quite decipher... like how they won't reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist's obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart...but it just might not be in a way she expects.
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/
About Emily Godwin
Emily Godwin is a Young Adult author. She enjoys writing, painting, and sewing her own line of non-evil voodoo dolls. She's a Slytherin, trying to disguise herself as a Hufflepuff, and wishes she could read herself into books.
~ The Review~
Mutilate my Heart is one punk-rock fangirl's fantasy romance with a rockstar,but not your usual one.It will blow your brains out and leave you hungry for more(Of what,it's debatable).
Emily Godwin definitely has some kick ass writing style and I particularly liked how she wrote the lighthouse scene.It made the top "Favorite Scenes" list, along with pretty much all the scenes from the end of the book.
As for the characters,Becca and Carli were definitely my favourite female characters and as it's Becca POV ,I could connect with her.She was down to earth and a cool ,and very brave girl.But I din't quite connect with most of the band members.Like ,they were just some nicknames and the emo look.Untouchable, punk-rock band.Rockstars.
Turning the page towards the list of things that I didn't particularly like, the first and the thing that was quite expensive was that sometimes it was slightly more dark than I would've liked it or that I was comfortable with it, in a emo-punk-Marylin Manson kind of way.I guess that in my mind,most of the band members look a lot like Marylin Manson.A lot younger version of him.
All in all, Mutilate my heart mutilated most of my night in one sitting,and being the good read it was,I recommend it, but be aware!The story will grip you tightly and will not let you go, even after you have past read the last words from the last page.It will leave you wanting more.Wanting to read the next book.Because it has a lot of things that have yet to be discovered and told.For me it was Carli's POV.I wanted to dig deeper into her romance with Corpse.The mother.Yes,I actually said the mother(Can't believe it either).Her story is one that has to be told.It would be an interesting read for sure.