Friday, October 4, 2013

Blog Tour: ARC Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin

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Title: American Girl on Saturn (Saturn #1)
Author: Nikki Godwin
Pages: 340 pages
Format acquired: ePub (eARC)
Publication date: August 29th 2013
Source: Received book from Dianne at Oops! I Read A Book Again (Thanks, Nikki and Dianne!)
Pre-order the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

(Image and summary provided by Dianne at Oops! I Read A Book Again)


I absolutely adored American Girl on Saturn! I'm going to confess that I am not a fan of boy bands (post-Westlife, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys and South Border) but I am definitely a fan of Spaceships Around Saturn. Those boys (especially Milo and Noah) caught me, hook, line and sinker! Here is why I turned into a Saturnite... in poem form!

Spaceship into My Heart
by Louisse

I'm not really into boy bands
But these boys have traveled many lands
From Earth, Mars and now to Saturn
These boys make my ovaries burn
Nikki Godwin's writing is really good
Like, "You need to read this book, dude!"
Chloe is such a cool gal
Any guy would be lucky to be her pal
Her ex-boyfriend is a major douche
He deserved a kick in the tush
So when her dad made an announcement
They let go of their enjoyment
For Spaceships Around Saturn
They soon learned
Would be living with them
For they almost got shot at, while singing their anthem
Chloe's little sister, Emery
Was really, really excited to meet Benji Baccarni
Almost creepily so
(She almost trapped him with a lasso)
Chloe thought all was doomed
Till she met the boy with caramel eyes, that made her heart go boom
My insides turned mushy
And Aralie is really pushy
These boys threw a dart
That was actually a spaceship into my heart
I really wanted to be Chloe
'Cause Milo is sooo swoony
Tate was kinda weird
And Jules would look odd with a beard
No one really liked Jules
'Cause he was usually a total tool
But Noah was such a great guy
You could lean on him, should you ever cry
I felt really bad for Benji
'Cause Emery is really, really crazy (x2)
That needed to be repeated twice
But I really mean to be nice
Emery says Jules smells like crushed lady-bugs
Maybe he just really needs a bunch of hugs
I friggin' loved this book
Nikki Godwin has me on a hook
From her I need more, more, more
'Cause her books will never be a bore
This a great book about love, family and rockstars
Who probably own really fancy cars
And can I just mention
That Paige deserves to be poisoned
I seriously don't doubt that you will love this novel
'Cause if you don't, I will beat you with a shovel.

Yaaay! But seriously guys, American Girl on Saturn is such a fun and wonderful book that I am sure you will love. I stayed up till 3 AM just reading this book so I mean what I say! I've been reading a bunch of NA novels lately so it's really good to enter the YA world being greeted by this amazing book. I can't wait to read the second book of the Saturn series, Cross Me Off Your List, which is Noah's story. I love that guy almost as much as I love Milo who is seriously sooo swoony. *swoons*


      He reaches toward the tray and grabs the lone Oreo. “Okay, this is my last one for the night,” he says. “Half it with me?”

Seriously? If I wasn’t the envy of every Saturnite in the world just by sitting across the table from him, I’m definitely the envy of them now because the Milo Grayson wants to half his precious Oreo with me. And the thing that sucks the most is that no one knows about it to be jealous of me!
He holds the cookie up and waits for a response.
“Yeah, we can half it,” I say.
I reach across the table for it, but he jerks his arm back. The sleeve of his T-shirt hugs his bicep tightly, and oh how I wish to be that fabric.
“Not so fast,” he says. “Let’s make it interesting.”
Could this be any more interesting? Hello – you’re gorgeous and famous and sharing cookies with me! Any more ‘interest’ and I might burst like a firework.
“If you get the side with the cream, I’ll give you my honest male opinion about your checkout line drama today,” he says. “But if I get the cream side, you have to tell me, honestly, who you think the best looking guy is in Spaceships Around Saturn.”
Oh God. He’s for real. Does he know? He totally knows. He knows I’m lusting for him from behind this glass of milk and tattoo magazine. He knows that his eyes make me melt and that I clearly watch him on Twitter because I know all about amazzzzzing. Now he wants to make me ‘fess up.
“Deal.” I say it before I can chicken out.
I can always lie and say Benji’s name. He’s the fan favorite anyway. Benji Baccarini is Spaceships Around Saturn for so many girls.
He leans forward, positions himself over the table, and holds up that fated Oreo. I push my glass of milk aside because the last thing I want is to knock it over with my quivering nerves. Then I lean toward him, grip the cookie with my fingers, and inhale every scent of his body wash that I can while I twist my half of the Oreo away from his half.

About the author:

Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult/New Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she's not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She may or may not completely love One Direction.

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  1. I WANT THIS!!! Every bit of boyband fangirl in me is sooo in love with the plot. :)

    1. You seriously need this book then! It was made for boyband fangirls. Seriously.

  2. Such a great poem, Louisse! We'll never get enough of Milo!!!

    1. Thanks, Nina! :D And I totally agree. I just want to lock him up and never let him go. *creepy Emery laugh*

  3. Hahahaha! I was literally grinning the whole time I was reading your poem! You. Are. Hilarious. Louisse. XD

    I was also just constantly nodding for the rest of the review. :D

    Kyle @ The Selkie Reads Stories

    1. Thanks, Kyle! :D I try to be as entertaining as possible. LOL

  4. Yay! I am so glad that you liked it, Nikki! <3 And it was my pleasure to be a part of your tour (I seriously loved your book). Super excited for book 2!