Monday, 3 August 2015

Book Review & Giveaway (CLOSED): Finding Flynn by Alexandria Bishop

Ashtyn Moretti is ready for the best summer of her life. But her parents have other plans when they drop the bomb that her perfect summer will be spent…

Away from home.

Away from friends.

Away from half her family.

Armed with her Summer from Hell playlist and a Kindle full of book boyfriends, Ashtyn prepares to face what she is sure will be the worst summer of her life. Or will it be?

Flynn James has one thing on his mind—the success of his band Marlowe. He’s focused and doesn’t have time for any distractions, and that includes facing his past. But then a petite brunette comes walking into the pub where he works.

Neither Ashtyn or Flynn were looking for love but they can’t deny their obvious attraction. Ashtyn’s summer has been full of lies. The last thing she expects is for Flynn to be one of the liars too. Can she forgive his lies and turn her summer around? Can Flynn keep his secrets without losing everything? Or will this really be the Summer from Hell?

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Finding Flynn reminded me a lot of Zaryk by C.A. Jonelle, which I also read and reviewed recently. Both books feature a romance between a girl and a 'broken' band member, and both books have a very similar shock twist partway through. Once I thought of the similarity I couldn't help but keep comparing the two books, especially as they did turn out to be so similar.

However, both books have good points in their own right too.

I enjoyed the relationship between Ashtyn and Flynn. It was sweet and natural, especially after their first encounter. Unfortunately I did get a bit confused about time in the book - I thought things were happening a lot quicker than they actually were because it wasn't explained. But once that got straightened out about halfway through and I managed to wrap my head around it, it was okay.

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I found myself a bit at odds about the characters too. As a character, I loved Flynn. He has hidden depths and is intriguing, I really enjoyed learning about him and seeing how he dealt with the conflicts (both internal and external) that cropped up. Chloe, too, was an interesting character. I liked the contrast between how she was perceived to be by the others and how she actually felt. The love triangle part of her story was also interesting.

Ashtyn, however, was a completely different story. As hard as I tried, I just couldn't engage with her character. I found her annoying and irritating at times - I don't know what it was but something about her just rubbed me up the wrong way, which was a shame.

The story as a whole was quite light and easy to read, despite the occasional heavier moments of drama and conflict. I liked how realistic the character's reactions to the events were, which was definitely one of the strong points of the book.

Finding Flynn is a quick, light read, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The book is available to buy now.

Rating: 3 stars.

Alexandria Bishop has also decided to include a giveaway as part of the blog tour. So if you fancy getting your hands on a copy of Finding Flynn, enter via the Rafflecopter widget below to win a copy!

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Will you be reading Finding Flynn? Let me know in the comments below!

44 comments:

  1. Good morning! Thank you for the opportunity to win, I've nearly finished my current book, so perfect timing :)

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  2. i'd love to win! i'm in need of a good book to read!

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  3. Hi! :) Both of these look fab! Would love to win :) x

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  5. Hi. Nice to meet you

    KATHY D

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  6. hello, looks like a great book, can't wait to read it!!

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  7. hello thank you for the chance xx

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  8. Looks a really interesting book

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  9. Sounds like a nice easy read perfect for my upcoming 9 hour flight lol

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  10. Natasha Edwards07 August, 2015 13:38

    Hello this is such a brilliant give away �� these books sound amazing. Thank you for the chance x

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  11. Hi from a warm and sunny Cornwall

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  12. Hi D! Sunny in Northumberland too.

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  13. zoe somerfield08 August, 2015 14:48

    Hi, Thank you for the comp x

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  14. Hi from Wales and thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  15. Hi, and thanks for the giveaway :-D

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