Nov 25, 2013

Blog Tour: Mutilate my Heart!
17622850Mutilate my Heart
Author: Emily Godwin
Release Date: July 9th, 2013
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Pages: 194
Format: Paperback, bought (I also received an e-copy for exchange of an honest review)
Tour Host: Oops! I Read Again Tours

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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.


My Review:

Becca is a girl who has two best friends, one that is super outgoing, the other a depressed girl that complains all the time. But she still loves them both. Carli loves Mutilated Arteries just as much as Becca does. Maddie though could care less about the band and only tags along because she can. As they go to the mall to get new outfits for the concert, Becca runs into the most gorgeous guy she has ever seen. He comes to talk to her and tell her that he will be playing in his band the night Mutilated Arteries is playing. Little does she know the guy she just met, Sketch, is the new bassist for her favorite band. Their tour bus ends up breaking down and they are stuck in her town until it can get fixed....Now Becca has to decide if she is willing to let the bassist mutilate her heart.

I read Emily's sister's book, American Girl on Saturn, and I absolutely loved it. In her book, one of the main characters is a huge Mutilated Arteries fan, but I never knew Emily's book was about that band. Once I looked into the book I knew I had to read it to get more into the world. I love how though it is two different authors for the books, they are sisters though, and they made their books both mention the others within the book. This book has mentions of Spaceships Around Saturn throughout it, though not very much.

Nikki sucks you into her book, and like her sister, Emily sucks you into hers as well. I am so glad that I met the girls and got the chance to be a part of their writing worlds. They both have such a flow to their writing that it makes it hard to stop. I sat and read this book in one sitting. I just kept devouring pages after pages. The only time I stopped reading was to get some lunch then I tore into it some more.

I wasn't sure how this was considered a paranormal romance like I heard it was, it seemed like a normal contemporary to me to start out, but the ending really made me realize that it was in fact a paranormal romance.

The book is in Roizen Hills during the summer. The girls are about to be in their senior year of high school and are fully enjoying their summer. Little do they know how much this concert is about to change their lives.

I loved how Becca wasn't your typical girl who automatically falls in love from the first page. She uses her brain and really thinks everything through throughout the book. I love that about her. There is some times when she lets her emotions get the best of her, but she always comes out of it and puts logic to the emotions.

Sketch, sigh, I'm not usually into the rocker type, but you can't help but like him. He is so sweet, and even though he is a new band member, he still is his own person and does what he feels is right. I love how he is so sweet to Becca and is still a good friend to Corpse, as well as the rest of the band.

I love the names of the band members, I was able to easily picture what each one looked like. I also right after I was done with the book, I went to her sisters blog where Nikki wrote up for Halloween interviews with all the band members of Mutilated Arteries to get to know them a little better.

This book is truly amazing and I hope all of you give it a chance, it definitely deserves it. I know a lot of Indie authors have a hard time getting their books out there, but if there was anyone who deserved to be promoted and appreciated, it's the Godwin sisters. I was so sad when this book was over but I was excited to see this is a series and not a stand alone book. I can't wait till February when the next one is supposed to come out so I can get some more Becca and Sketch, I hope!

Couldn't Put it Down!!


About the Author
Emily GodwinEmily 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.

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     Once we’re firmly planted in the sand, I tell him of the man named Benjamin Bell and the married woman he fell in love with. They would secretly meet at night in a small area near the lighthouse that was inaccessible unless you knew the way. She knew better than to try to get there by boat. The current was strongest near the rocks, and the waves were monstrous, but their secret path was being guarded by her suspicious, abusive husband and her husband’s drunken friends.
     “A storm caused the fog to grow thick that night,” I tell him. “So Benjamin turned the light on in the tower of the lighthouse. The last thing he saw was the waves crashing her boat against the rocks. He stumbled back in shock and fell over the stair railing in the lighthouse. He died on impact.”
     “Did the woman die too? Or was it just her boat that crashed?” he asks, never taking his eyes away from mine. I lie back in the sand and stare at the grey sky.
     “I like to believe she crashed with it. If he is a ghost, I hope she’s lurking around here too, so they can finally be together,” I say.
     He digs a hole in the sand and places his paintbrush to rest before burying it.
     “Maybe years from now, some random person will come to this very spot, and they’ll find that paintbrush, and we can be legends too,” he says and falls back beside me.
     My heart beats roughly against my sternum at his words. I don’t know how anyone could seem so perfect, but he does. We lie motionless in the sand until his breathing becomes one with the sound of the ocean.
     “Becca?” he says, rolling onto his side to look at me.
     “Yeah?” I mirror his image.
     He brushes my hair out of my face and places his hand on my neck. I breathe in deeply and say a prayer that the ghosts won’t interrupt this moment like Corpse did last night. Sketch leans forward and rests his forehead against mine.
     “Don’t crash,” he whispers.


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Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this awesome tour! I love Emily and I love her book. I hope you all get the book and love it as much as I do!



  1. Amber! Thank you SO MUCH for the awesome review and for being part of the tour for MMH! You have been so great to me and Nikki. I can't wait til we move down there so we can hang out with you & rock out to 1D! ;)

  2. I've read your review like 10 times and I'm still excited that you loved this book! :)


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