Picture drawn by Maggie Stiefvater, 2009. Header made by S.F. Robertson, 2010.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker
Austin music fest
Yay, summer in Austin!
Good food, good times. Fun for everyone!
Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by "Party Penny," is not exactly what I had in mind.
All your favorite bands
But the cute musicians I've met totally make up for it . . . like Sebastian. Swoon.
All ages welcome
So why can't I stop thinking about Penny's friend All-American Russ and his Texas twang??
Saturday & Sunday, from noon to midnight
Don't wait up!

I loved Melissa Walker's Violet series and was really excited to read a non-Violet book (though of course I'd love more Violet!) to see how she would do outside that world. Well, this book was as far as you could get from the Violet books. It still has Walker's style, but being in Austin, TX and interning at an indie music label is completely different from being in New York City doing runway work and living the high life. Priscilla (aka Quinn, which is her middle name, but the name she prefers to use) is a relatable heroine who is smart, funny, and flawed. I loved the idea of what you thought you wanted isn't always what you actually want or what is always right for you. The romance is predictable, but still such a joy to read; Walker's writing style is compelling and keeps you turning the pages for the next joke, the next swoon moment, the next relationship obstacle. The secondary characters are fairly three-dimensional and are just as fun to read about as Quinn is. A perfect summer read whether you're curled up on the couch or out by the pool; you can't go wrong with this book, especially not at that price.

Also, loved the small reference to Violet in this book. It made me smile.


  1. Great review! This is the first book I've read by Melissa Walker and I adored it. It was such a fun fast read. I really need to check out her Violet series.


  2. So glad you liked it, BC! Yay! And glad you read it by a pool, the way it was meant to be read. :)

  3. Yay! I so need to buy this book already! I'm a Violet fan too, so I'm so excited to check this one out!

  4. I have never read any of her books but I really want to read the Violet series and this to.

    Great review!

  5. It was quick and a basket full of sweet moments. I loved this book and now I can't wait to read Melissa's former book "Violet". :D

  6. This sounds like a cute book. I haven't read anything by Melissa Walker yet.