ARC Review: Heart Shaped Rock by Laura Roppe

Posted May 12, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 2 Comments

ARC Review: Heart Shaped Rock by Laura Roppe

Heart Shaped Rock

by Laura Roppe
Published on May 2014
by Laura Roppe
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Author

Sometimes a shattered heart needs to sing to love again . . . Sixteen year old singer-songwriter Shaynee Sullivan hasn't so much as touched her guitar since her mom died six months ago. In fact, Shaynee hasn't felt like doing much of anything lately, except maybe playing Whack-a-Mole on her "emotionally intelligent" brother's head. But when she meets a gorgeous and surprising rocker named Dean, her shattered heart begins to mend . . . and then burst at the seams. Heart-wrenching, heart-warming, and sometimes even heart-racing, Heart Shaped Rock will leave you laughing through tears and rooting for love in all its forms.

Hear the original music performed in Heart Shaped Rock at All music available on iTunes.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I give up. I can’t do this anymore. I can’t staaaand this main character! She’s annoying, stupid, mean, horrible. I hated her right from the start. Their mother died six months ago and when her little brother of eleven years old says he misses her and shows his emotions, she gets pissed at him and wants to punch him in the face! I wanted to punch her after that. And it didn’t get better. I didn’t like anyone in this book. Tiffany acted and sounded like a stupid dumb blonde girl.

Here are some quotes from the first two chapters:

I sigh. Why does he insist on emoting all the time? Did he not get the memo he’s a boy? Why doesn’t he just go through puberty already and grow a pair?

I stand there, looking at him, deciding whether I should comfort him (again), leave the room, or punch him in the face. The latter two options are my top picks.

Tiffany squeals and hugs me again, her accessories clanging noisily. “Yay, Shay-Shay. This is gonna be amazeballs.”

“Coolio,” Tiffany says.

Seriously, are there still people that say ‘coolio’ or ‘amazeballs’?? Ugh. And I get that everyone mourns differently, but this is a bit extreme if you ask me.  I’m sorry. I didn’t like this and I don’t want to force myself to finish it. It was a good idea for the story, but it didn’t work out for me. The songs that come with it are a good concept, but it reminded me too much of Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. So this is a no for me.


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2 responses to “ARC Review: Heart Shaped Rock by Laura Roppe

    • Yeah, the worst part was that the author sent me a message when she read the review saying I should give it another try because it’s really good. I really don’t like that. I gave it a try, I gave my opinion. If they don’t like it, too bad. =)

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