Today on my blog I have the Screaming Divas Blog Tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, and giveaway.
At sixteen, Trudy Baxter is tired of her debutante mom, her deadbeat dad, and her standing reservation at the juvenile detention center. Changing her name to Trudy Sin, she cranks up her major chops as a singer and starts a band, gathering around other girls ill at ease in their own lives. Cassie Haywood, would-have-been beauty queen, was scarred in an accident in which her alcoholic mom was killed. But she can still sing and play her guitar, even though she seeks way too much relief from the pain in her body and her heart through drugs, and way too much relief from loneliness through casual sex. Still, it's Cassie who hears former child prodigy Harumi Yokoyama playing in a punk band at a party, and enlists her, outraging Harumi's overbearing first-generation Japanese parents. The fourth member is Esther Shealy, who joins as a drummer in order to be close to Cassie--the long-time object of her unrequited love--and Harumi, her estranged childhood friend. Together, they are Screaming Divas, and they're quickly swept up as a local sensation. Then, just as they are about to achieve their rock-girl dreams, a tragedy strikes.
There is two things I love reading and music combine that in one book and I am a happy book lover even when that music is punk which is not my style. But with that said I did enjoy this book.
The four girls who make up Screaming Divas are all broken in their own way but when they come together the music starts to heal them but one mistake leads to a tragedy that can ruin everything they have done to heal themselves. Can they find their way back to each other or suffer through their pain and loss alone?
I enjoyed this book even though the music wasn’t my taste but the way Suzanne writes had me seeing the club the girls played in down to the mosh pit of dancing. I felt as if I was actually there watching the Screaming Divas play and see all the people dancing.
All four girls come from completely different back grounds but each one is broken in her own way and watching them come together and help heal one another is a beautiful thing even with all the crazy things going on around them. I of course I had my favorite of the girls and that was Cassie. There was just something about her that really touched my heart and the way her story ended was heartbroken. I understood why it had to happen but it was still hard to read.
I will definitely read more from Suzanne in the future. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
Back in the day, Suzanne Kamata spent a lot of time hanging out in a club in Columbia, South Carolina, much like the one in Screaming Divas. (The beat goes on . . .) She later wrote about musicians for The State newspaper, The Japan Times, and other publications. Now, she mostly writes novels. In her free time, she enjoys searching for the perfect fake fur leopard-print coat and listening to the Japanese all-girl band Chatmonchy.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Suzanne for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Book Nerd Tours for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.