The Heartbreakers By Ali Novak
When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. Unbeknownst to him, I was the only girl in the world who hated his music.”
Since Cara’s health has been deteriorating, all Stella Walter can think about is trying to cheer her sister up. Her life revolves around Cara to the point where Stella drops out of one of the country’s top photography programs so she can spend what little time she has left with her sick sister.
With Cara’s birthday around the corner, Stella wants to get her the perfect gift. An autographed poster of her sister’s favorite boy band should do the trick. Sounds simple enough, right? But life isn’t always so easy.
Not only does Stella hate The Heartbreakers because of their terrible music, but when she realizes that the cute boy she met at Starbucks is really Oliver Perry, the lead singer of the band, her life seems to spin out of control…
Will Stella be able to swallow her pride and get the autograph that she so desperately needs to make Cara happy? And will Oliver be able to show Stella how to live her own life again?
Meet… The Heartbreakers.
Before I start, I feel as if I must confess that despite the fact that I am a teenage I don’t really like boy bands. I find other people’s obsession with them frankly rather strange, however I suppose the same could be said about me and books.
I have finally found a boy band I can gush over and adore, with their posters plastered on my walls and their album on repeat. The only flaw in my plan: they’re fictional. Why Ali? Why have you done this to me?
Ali Novak is awesome! She has once again written a thoroughly enjoyable read-in-24-hours book that I will be telling my friends about. Like with MLWTWB , I read this book first on Wattpad , so when I saw it on NetGalley, I immediately requested it and was majorly excited when I received and e-arc. Having read this book now, I would say I even enjoyed this more than MLWTWB.
The characters in this novel are great. As well as loving the main characters, Stella and Oliver, I couldn’t help but fall for all of the Heartbreakers and wish I had siblings like Cara and Drew. Each character was good on their own, but they were brilliant together. It was the way the characters reacted together that made this novel so enjoyable. The boys, JJ, Alec, Xander and Oliver were hilarious together whilst the way the triplets stuck together through thick and thin was not only adorable but so admirable. I would have a hard time picking a favourite member of the Heartbreaker but in the end I think I’d have to go with Alec as he’s just so sweet and caring and awwwwww…
Some criticisms for this book involve the fact that it’s so unrealistic, that the chances of becoming a famous band’s photographer and then falling in love with one of the band members are slim to none. I hate to break it to you, but there’s a reason why I read fiction instead of biographies. I don’t always need realism. Sure, some gritty, heart wrenching novels are absolutely amazing, but I read book that make me happy and this book definitely did that. This book is like a warm hug full of giggles from your best friend.
This book was so great, it inspired the world’s least creative person (me) to create fan art and if I do say so myself, I’m pretty proud of it. Check it out!