Sep 8, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #24 -- American Girl on Saturn Recap

This is a new weekly meme that Kristalyn over at The Sarcastic Palmtree and I, Amber at Paradise of Pages, came up with. We have been wanting to re-read some of our favorites but feel overwhelmed by all the other new books coming out that our re-reads get put to the side. That is how we came up with this meme, we decided we don't want to put them aside anymore, so we will be taking turns putting up our reviews on the re-reads we do throughout the month. This does not mean we won't keep up with recent releases as well, it just means we will make more time for those we have read before as well.


So here is how this meme will work:

  • Each week the co-hosts will trade off with recapping when it is a re-read or what they have heard so far about the book and the other co-host will put up their review. 
  •  The participants can read anything that they remember reading in the past, or something that they have wanted to read that has been around for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet for whatever reason. 
  • Participants can decide if they want to recap the book before reading it or just put up a review of what they read. 
  • Anyone can join in, just please link back to our blogs as well as add your name to the linky so we can hop around and see what everyone is reading. 
  • Please put our banner on your post as well, so we all look the same! 
  • We ask you kindly to follow BOTH of our blogs. 
  • Most importantly remember to just have fun! :)


We will be providing each week a linky that you will be able to also link your posts for us to view. All we ask is for you to put up our banner as well as a link back to BOTH hosts on your post. 


American Girl on Saturn
By Nikki Godwin


The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

My Recap:
17798679I read this last year when I was offered a review copy for a blog tour. I was sucked in by the cover (see picture to the right). I thought it was gorgeous and instantly wanted to read it. I had never read a book about a band before, so this was something new to me. I was (and still am) in a big One Direction kick. So this one made me think of them.

I remember following the boys around the house hating their lock down. I remember they all wished they could be anywhere else. I remember Milo being dreamy.

I remember Emery. She reminds me so much of my adopted niece, Ainsley, so of course she is close to my heart in this story. Emery chases Benji around all over the place, it was funny and cute, though I know Benji disagrees!!

I remember oreos and milk and strawberry milk! The oreos are what first got me talking to Nikki. She found my twitter when I was saying how my boyfriend bought me oreos. She told me she was writing a book that had a character that reminded her of my boyfriend. That also got me wanting to read it. I had to see what she was talking about!! Milo had a love for oreos and milk and I have always had that same love. (Now I need to go get some!!) I also remember Noah in the book loving strawberry milk. His mornings depended on it. If he didn't get any, watch out!! I also have drank strawberry milk since I was a little girl, so it gives me even more of a connection to the characters.

I remember Milo playing the guitar, and bleeding butterflies (you will have to read the book to understand this :) )

other than that I just remember then still lounging around the house, doing what they can to pass the time!!

Oh yeah! I remember one more thing, the sisters passing a picture of tate's head back and forth between their doors!! It makes me laugh to this day! I know it is based on some real life picture swapping the Godwin sisters did when they were younger, so of course both cases make me laugh!!


We will be back next week with our review or recap!

What about you? What do you remember about the time that you read this book/series?

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1 comment:

  1. Between you and Meaghan reading this again I may have to read it again too (even though she's already stolent the MLM post for it!) I love this book. It is so fun! I thought Kids In Love was great as well. I can't wait until you are done with that one so we can talk about it "Sis" <3 Awesome post as always. I'm trying to get back into my commenting routine. We will see how it goes this week!


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