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Exile

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Kevin Emerson's Exile, book one of the Exile series, combines the swoon-worthy romance of a Susane Colasanti novel with the rock 'n' roll of Eleanor & Park.

Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional--minus the whole falling-for-the-lead-singer-of-the-latest-band part. But Caleb Daniels isn't an ordinary band boy--he's a hot, dreamy, sweet-singing, exiled-from-his-old-band, possibly-with-a-deep-dark-side band boy. She also finds herself at the center of a mystery she never saw coming. When Caleb reveals a secret about his long-lost father, one band's past becomes another's present, and Summer finds it harder and harder to be both band manager and girlfriend. Maybe it's time to accept who she really is, even if it means becoming an exile herself. . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 408.23g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062133950
  • 9780062133953
  • 1,236,714

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Praise for THE LOST CODE: The high-stakes narrative moves forward with momentum, and a romance between Owen and Lilly is gracefully unveiled. --Publishers Weekly"
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Catherine Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional--she's a student at the PopArts Academy at Mount Hope High, where rock legends Allegiance to North got their start. The never-skipping-class Catherine part of her knows, though, that falling for the lead singer of her latest band is the least professional thing a manager can do. But Caleb Daniels isn't an ordinary band boy--he's a hot, dreamy, sweet-singing, exiled-from-his-old-band, possibly-with-a-deep-dark-side band boy. And he can do that thing. That thing when someone sings a song and it inhabits you, possesses you, and moves you like a marionette to its will.

Over tacos on lunch dates to far-off outlet-mall planets and during practices at the Hive with their new band, Dangerheart, Catherine--no, Summer--falls in love with Caleb.

She also finds herself at the center of a mystery she never saw coming. When Caleb reveals a secret about his long-lost father, one band's past becomes another's present, and Summer finds it harder and harder to be both band manager and girlfriend. She knows what the Catherine side of her would do, but she also knows what her heart is telling her. Maybe it's time to accept who she really is, even if it means becoming an exile herself. . . .

Kevin Emerson's Exile is a witty and passionate ode to love, rock and roll, and the freedom that comes in the moment when somebody believes in you, even if you're not quite ready to believe in yourself.
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993 ratings
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5 24% (236)
4 30% (295)
3 29% (286)
2 12% (121)
1 6% (55)

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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) 17-year-old Summer is annoyed after the band she managed got signed by a record label and dumped her, so now sheâ??s out to find a new band. Can she make another band happen though? And is a dead rock-stars son the right way to go? This was an okay story, but I just couldnâ??t get into it. Summer was an okay character, she seemed to think that she was wonderful though, and as soon as one band left she just had to go and find another one to manage. Why she was so obsessed I donâ??t know, but I just didnâ??t get why she felt the need to instantly start managing, or even forming a new band, especially given how her previous band had bailed on her at the first opportunity. The storyline in this was okay, but I lost interest. For some reason this book just didnâ??t hold my attention, and there wasnâ??t a whole lot to keep me reading; the music side of things didnâ??t excite me, and the romance was fleeting. I did like the mystery side of the story, but that didnâ??t feel developed enough, and the pace was just too slow. The ending was also a bit of a disappointment. I just felt like very little was resolved, and the end wasnâ??t really an end, the book just stopped. While I was glad to be finished, the ending was less than satisfying, which really annoyed me. Overall; okay, but didnâ??t hold my interest well. 6.5 out of 10.show more
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