20 February 2014

Just Like A Musical by Milena Veen - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Just Like a Musical
Release Date: 12/15/13
Seventeen-year-old Ruby Fields has always lived by the rules set up by her foolishly overprotective mother. As a result, she doesn't go to school, she's never been kissed, and almost everything she knows about life is what she has learned from old movies.

But now...now there's this Joshua guy. He's quirky, and he's tall, and he uses “romantic” and “old-fashioned” in the same sentence.

And there's Mrs. Wheeler, an eccentric retired Hollywood costume designer and Ruby's new best friend.

When Mrs. Wheeler ends up in hospital, just after telling Ruby her long-kept secret, Ruby decides to break her mother's rules and embark on a journey that will change her life forever.
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Buy the book: Amazon
my review -
She never thought that an old lady and a weird guy can change her world. Ruby had been living in a bubble no thanks to her overprotective mother. Instead of enjoying school dances, boys, and proms – she’s homeschooled, never been kissed and doesn’t really have a lot of friends.

Then here comes two people who suddenly turned her world upside down – Joshua. The quirky guy who has Tourette Syndrome. He may have some weird tics, but doesn’t make him less adorable. He’s a great guy whose romantic at times, but has his own issues too. He suffered a loss and completely lost faith in the magic of shooting stars.

If you think a seventeen-year-old can’t be best friends with old ladies, then you will be mistaken. In Just Like A Musical, we are introduced to the lovely, Mrs. Wheeler – a retired Hollywood costume designer who wants to make peace with her past before everything gets too late.

And her being in the hospital right after telling Ruby her big secret, Ruby decided to go out of her way, break all her mother’s rule and go on a journey – met a few interesting people, discovered new things, and best of all, fell in love.

The characters are complex and interesting – most especially our heroine Ruby. She’s one of a kind – she might grew up in a protective bubble, but she’s a risk taker. She’s brave, compassionate, and she gives her whole heart to the people she cares the most.

Just Like A Musical is almost poetic at some points. Milena Veen  writes her scenes beautifully that you can wrapped you with the characters in the scene. She made a simple plot, and out of it spun an amazing tale of forgiveness, freedom, and love.

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

the author -

Milena Veen was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Her first piece of writing, a poem about a walking cherry, saw the light of the day when she was seven. She's been writing ever since.

Milena graduated from University of Belgrade with a degree in psychology. She lives in a little European town with her husband and a mute cat. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading, riding her bicycle, and listening to music. She prefers clouds to sunshine and coffee to tea. 

Connect with Milena: Website  |  Goodreads  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Pinterest

giveaway -

$25 Amazon Gift Card (INT)

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond  or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.

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