Be still my Beatle-maniac heart, I’m in love with a book.
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
Why is this super fab new release? Let me count the ways…
1. The BEATLE-rific references.
Hello, you know me, right? How could I not fall for lines like this:
There was only one thing I could do to ease the pain. I turned to the only four guys who’d never let me down. The only four guys who’d never broken my heart .
John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
Yep, you had me right there, Ms. Eulberg.
2. Contemporary Realism? Who, me?
Let’s face it. I usually prefer to throw realism out the window when it comes to YA novels. Give me a dash of magic and a smokin’ hot supernatural love interest any day of the week.
But Eulberg’s book sucked me into a 100% vampire/angel/werewolf/fae/zombie/prophecy free world. And I loved it. The characters could have easily been teens I know facing real life obstacles.
3. Sweet premise, savory resolution.
When Penny Lane gets her heart broken one too many times, she decides to swear off guys for good. She and her friends start The Lonely Hearts Club to affirm the bonds of friendship and the vow of self-preservation. These gals grow into a force to be reckoned with–they come to redefine themselves sans boyfriends.
But…when a non-jerk works his way into Penny’s heart, is the club doomed?
The author resolves the plot without tying things up with a giant valentine bow. The ending is satisfying without becoming too sweet or too simple. It’s just right. And thanks to a pitch perfect protagonist voice, I found myself thinking about Penny long after I’d turned the last page.
I’m so excited about this book, I’m giving a copy away. In the comments area for this post, use at least one Beatles’ reference to convince me why I should send YOU a copy of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB. I’ll pick a winner next week.
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