Tuesday, 31 May 2016

B-Side – by Elle Field

My own copy
Original Cover

The blurb:

"What do I honestly know about the music industry? I’m just another idiot with a dream who is naive enough to hope that I might be the next big star."

Etta Millhouse has always had big musical ambitions to match her big voice, but she’s also got three very big problems - the addiction she won’t admit to, her godmother’s illness she can no longer ignore, and her godmother’s useless business partner (who she wishes she could ignore).

Keeping an eye on Arielle’s bad business decisions is the last thing Etta wants to do when she’s offered the chance to record a demo with a top producer. But, a promise is a promise, even if it has her reaching for another pick-me-up... And then another. And then one more.

When the secret she must keep for her godmother, Felicity, sends her drug habit spiralling out of control, can Etta battle her demons in time and make her dream happen? Or, will her music career be over before it’s even begun?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

B-Side is a spin off novel in the Kept series by Elle Field, it’s officially book 2.5, because the stpry is about another character, but it’s all still part of the series.

B-Side tells the story of Etta, who wants to be a successful singers, but several things are in her way: her godmother Felicity’s illness, Arielle (her godmother’s business partner) and her own addiction (she won’t admit to). Etta has a difficult life and had to go through a lot in her past, that’s probably also the reason for her drug addiction. It’s time for her to make a decision and basically decide between family and her career.
The story is very character driven and actually plays at the same time of Lost (book 2 in the series). It was great to get another perspective of the whole story and setting. Unfortunately, I had quite a tough time relating or even liking Etta. Believe me I tried, but it just didn’t work, I just didn’t understand why she hates Arielle so much, because I love Arielle as a character. This book is a bit deeper and maybe “darker” than Elle’s other books, but that proves that she is a great writer. Yes, I had problems relating to Etta, but Elle’s writing got me hooked anyway. It’s modern, fresh and so down to earth.

I would recommend reading the other two books of the series before reading this one. It gives you a better picture of the situation and a good overview of the characters.
This book is a great change and mixes the series up a bit. I’m now even more excited to read about Arielle again in book 3 of the series, it’s called Found! Roll on summer!!!


My possible cast:

Etta: Natalie Martinez

Author profile:

Elle Field writes romantic comedies, and is the author of the Arielle Lockley series and Geli Voyante's Hot or Not. She grew up in Yorkshire, then moved to Scotland to study International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. Elle now lives in London with her boyfriend and their cat. She's a massive fan of sunshine, giraffes, The Killers, Audrey Hepburn movies, playing Scrabble and tea. Oh, and reading, of course!

You can buy Elle's books here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00CHIC1GE
Visit her website: http://www.ellefield.co.uk
Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ellefie

To celebrate the publication of B-Side, I’m running a giveaway. Prizes are Amazon vouchers, a paperback set of the full Arielle Lockley series (Kept, Lost and B-Side), and a set of vinyl coasters.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your stop on the B-Side blog tour today! :) xx