Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Singalong Society for Singletons – by Katey Lovell

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

‘Quirky, cute and utterly romantic’ – Bestselling author Rebecca Raisin

Monique and Issy are teachers, housemates and lovers of musicals! Their Friday night routine consists of snacks, wine and the Frozen DVD. So when Monique’s boyfriend moves to America for a year and her sister Grace moves in because of her own relationship woes, Friday nights get a new name… ‘The Singalong Society for Singletons’!

It’s a chance to get together, sing along to their favourite tracks from the best-loved West End shows, and forget the worries of work, relationships and love (or lack of it). But when Issy shares the details of their little group further afield, they get some unexpected new members who might just change their opinions on singledom for good….

My Opinion:

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

The main characters are teachers and the book is all about musicals, the perfect combination for me. I got really excited when I first heard about Katey’s book, because I’m a huge musical fan!

Mon and Issy are teachers and what they love most is musicals! Their Friday night consist of watching one and having fun. Things change about when they are joined by Mon’s sister Grace and Mon’s boyfriend leaves for a America for a year. “The Singalong Society for Singletons” is born. Every Friday night is dedicated to another show and so is every chapter. The idea of this is very clever and fab! Every time someone else picks the musical and it was always very interesting, to see what they would pick.

After a while they are joined by some unexpected strangers, who quickly become part of the singalong party. They have a lot of fun together and I just loved all the musical theatre talk. It’s a book I’ve been waiting for! Musicals are included and the characters love them as much as I do.

Things change with these new arrivals, for Issy, but also for Mon, who still has a boyfriend in the States. However, she starts questioning her relationship with Justin.

Even though the whole story is based on these musicals, the characters still get their story to tell and it’s actually a great mix and change between the scenes. This book is great, because Katey has a real talent for developing a storyline, creating relatable characters and still including so much about all these musicals.

Some musicals covered are Lis Mis, Oliver!, Wicked, Grease and many more. It was very exciting to see the characters interact while watching them and then also overcoming hurdles and other things.

This is definitely a feel good read, with emotions, fun and lots of excitement. I was actually sad, when I had to say goodbye to the characters and that’s always a good sign ;).


My possible cast:

Monique: Cassie Scerbo

Issy: Josie Loren

Katey on Twitter: @Katey5678
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