Tuesday, January 15, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse

She's got it bad, and he ain't good -- he's in her garage?

"I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me..."

Gonna have to face it: Jody's addicted to Jackson Gatlin, frontman of The Regulators, and after her best bud Mac scores tickets, she's front and center at his sold-out concert. But when she gets mashed in the moshpit and bodysurfs backstage, she's got more than a mild concussion to deal with. By the next morning, the strung-out rock star is coming down in her garage. Jody -- oops -- kind of kidnapped him. By accident. With a Curly Wurly candy bar. And now he doesn't want to leave.

It's a rock-star abduction worthy of an MTV reality series...but who got punk'd?!

Rate: 5 out of 5 stars

Mt Thoughts:
      When I first read about this book, I was like "Oh my gawd! This book NEEDS to be in my life!". So when I won it in a giveaway (don't ask what website/blog. I don't even remember :p) I started jumping up and down, and practically threw myself into this book. And, man, did I love it.
      I'm gonna start off with the characters! Jody is a carefree, fun loving, free spirit, and her crazy ideas and mishaps made this book hilarious. I actually started this late one night, when I couldn't go to sleep (this usually doesn't happen to me! I love my sleep) I had to literally clamp my hand over my mouth to stop my hysterical laughter at Jody, from waking everybody up.
      Jackson is the rock star that Jody kidnaps and although I thought he was an arrogant, self-centred moron, I enjoyed reading about him so much. I definitely had a love/hate relationship with him. He actually ended up being my favourite character.
      Mackenzie and his little sister Cree where really great to. In my point of view, these two where probably the "nicest" character.
      Now, I’m not a huge fan of British writers, especially in the YA genre, but I think after this I’m going to have to change my stance. I thought Rockoholic was a awesome read, both hysterically funny and really moving at times. I will definitely be reading more of C.J’s books in the future.
The ending of Rockoholic was just perfect in my opinion, and though everything was wrapped up, I was really sad to see these characters go. I had grown really attached to Jody, Jackson and Mac! They were all people I could relate to in some way, and I think I’m really gonna miss them. They will forever be in my heart. My bookaholic heart! (See what i did there?? :D)
      I didn’t actually read any reviews of Rockoholic before reading this book, but I did notice that it’s got an overall 3 star rating on Goodreads. This kind of surprises me. This book definitely made it to my "Favorite 2013 Reads" list. Music is weaved into the story in a really unique way. If you've ever been crazy about a celebrity or you simply love to read YA, you must get a copy. I recommend it for any girl who has had a celebrity obsession and fans of YA literature.
Have you read Rockoholic? If so, what did you think? Let me know!


“Well, I'm just a girl, sitting in front of a rock star, wondering why I bothered.”
C.J. Skuse, Rockoholic

“You can't just dream it, be it.”
C.J. Skuse, Rockoholic

“I only got to see three songs, Mac"
"That does not entitle you to take home the lead singer, Jody"
"I know"
"Most people settle for a T-shirt or a poster. Not Jody. Jody wants actual band members”
C.J. Skuse, Rockoholic


  1. OMG!!!! I read this recently too and 5/5 stars and yeah i was surprised it has a 3 average! BUT OMG I couldn't let go of the character's either, even Jackson, whom yes i loved & hated :P AH but that ending killed me, the blossom coming out made me cry and then it ENDED X_X I was so attached to them too and i'm a read-a-holic!! (tehe, ur a bookaholic :D) Ah i loved that it made me LOL too and the author has ANOTHER book coming out called DEAD ROMANTIC! (which has a 4 for far!!) Great Review Estefania :)

  2. I just read the summary to DEAD ROMANTIC and I really wanna read it now!! If it's as good as Rockolholic, then this book will be mine! It NNEDS to be mine!! OMG! And Thanks Lisseth! :)

  3. I need to add this to my ridiculously long TBR list!

    1. The longer the TBR list is, the better the person is! :)

  4. I have seen this around and thought it looked like a cute and fun read. Thanks for the review! New follower by the way =)

    1. Thank you so much for following, Heather! :)