This Song Will Save Your Life is a fun and energetic book, introspective and heartbreaking at times, but ultimately the type of book that makes you happy to be alive and excited about all of life’s possibilities. The first two chapters aren’t instantly magnetic as they detail a bit of backstory, but Elise’s voice is wry and clever, with sly, self-deprecating humor that draws the reader in. Once she discovers The Start and starts making friends, the book really takes off. Perhaps the best part about this novel is how realistic and straightforward Sales is with the reader at every turn; romance isn’t always the magical cure-all that lasts forever, friendship is messy and complicated and unexpected, and being able to do what makes you happy is rarely simple and easy. Despite all of these complications, Elise manages to find a balance and happiness in being honest with her friends and family. This Song Will Save Your Life is a vibrant book about finding your passion and connecting in the most unlikely of places.
Cover Comments: I have so much love for this cover. I like how the title is big, bold, and takes up the entire cover space. Normally I get frustrated when covers don't show faces, but this image is tastefully done. Very nice.
This Song Will Save Your Life will be out September 17th, 2013.
ARC provided by publisher.