Monday, January 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Unmaking Hunter Kennedy - Review

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy
By: Anne Eliot
Release date: October 17, 2012

After a car accident--an event he considers a prank gone bad--pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work.

Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s never met a girl who’s never-been-kissed, believes in romance and thinks Hunter’s a 'nice' guy.

Funny thing is...Hunter is nice around Vere because she’s his first real friend. He also can’t seem to stop sharing his secrets or keep her out of his heart. Knowing he’d never deserve a girl as sweet as Vere, he resigns himself to the friend zone, and helps his new bestie with her own makeover.

She tortures him daily for ridiculous guy advice on how to snag her life-long crush. A guy Hunter thinks is totally wrong for Vere, and sadly, one who has taken note of Vere’s transformation.

When Vere asks her best friend for some kissing advice, Hunter can’t resist...

And that’s when things get out of control...

High School Romance, first love, sweet romance.

This book was really unbelievably sweet and had me blushing with the main characters.  It was adorable in every way a young adult book should be and really I'm sure there are many girls out there who doesn't dream of being friends or hanging out with someone famous that everyone adores.  I know when I was younger I had dreams of being friends with many pop stars.

We meet Hunter Kennedy who is a star of a band who has just gone through a rough spot and is trying to recover in a different way then expected, by blending in to society in the middle of society.  This of course is not something he is looking forward to or at least wasn't until he met Vere.  She is geeky, sweet and just so out there that you can't help but become addicted to her.  If more people gave her a chance they would see what a great person she really was and Hunter gets to experience this firsthand.

While hiding out in Vere's town he starts to dress up as the dorkiest person he could think of all the while blending in and trying to be ignored by everyone so that he can think things through about himself and what it is he wants out of life.  This was a very big change for him but one that he started to enjoy more and more everyday.  Vere of course being her adorable self is loving every moment of this.  Of course she didn't really listen to Hunter's band but started enjoying him as a person.  But in the end she has to wonder who he really was.  All the while she was in love with her brothers best friend, and really who hasn't been there at one point in their lives I know I have.  Well you know the saying be careful what you wish for because when you get it it might not be what you want.  That's completely what happens.

Vere's crush seems to start noticing her but Hunter also starts noticing her, it's a big mess but things work out the way they should be.  overall this book was really great and I couldn't get enough of it.  I would love to have heard some of the songs that Hunger wrote for his band since he seems to have written them all that would have been an extra added bonus because I love song lyrics.  You should really read this book because it's just an overall feel good book and there are some parts in here that will just give you butterflies all over again.  Oh to be young and in love, so fabulous.

About the Author:
I write MG and YA full time. I'm a member SCBWI, RWA and Pikes Peak Writers. My work has been a finalist in the Heart of Denver Molly Contest and won second at the PPWC conference contest.

Along with a friend and a group of motivated teen girls, I run a website called It, like my YA work, is devoted to all things girl inspired for YA that include things like first kisses, tummy butterflies and great romance.

I've worked as an online marketer and develper for, FOX TV, and UNM Engineering. When I'm not writing, I'm a freelance web developer and marketer. I manage four websites and volunteer teaching writing to several groups and schools in Colorado Springs. I love to work with kids and teens who love learning about 'story' and who want to write.

I've got an Italian-Canadian mom and an Irish-American dad. This mean my kids do Irish Dance, and we travel tons, love  food, hugs, nuns and noisy family reunions. When not pining for Tim Horton's to open in Colorado, I ponder Joseph Campbell. His work has inspired me to study story structure and how emotion within a story can move people through time and across cultures. Emotion is the key to everything. I owe JC for keeping me on a journey through the world mythologies, folk tales, and the collective unconsciousness while I search for my own bliss in stories.
I'm a member SCBWI, RWA and Pikes Peak Writers. I'm so proud of these hard working writer's groups. Because writing is often such a lonely job, I encourage all writers to join their local and national groups.

Representation: I am honored to have Jane Dystel from Dystel and Goderich represent the subsidiary rights for my work. Please contact them directly for any inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights.

Please find me on Twitter @yaromance

1 comment:

fredamans said...

Great review! I was reading the synopsis and thinking how sweet it sounded, then your first words were exactly that! Yep, I'd read it!