American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin ~ Review, Excerpt, Giveaway

Posted September 4, 2013 by Michelle in Review / 5 Comments

~ American Girl on Saturn ~
By Nikki Godwin
Publication Date August 28, 2013

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 guys…in 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.

My Review ~ 5/5 Stars

So let me try not to fangirl out on this book. I will start at the beginning.

A couple months ago I was asked to do a cover reveal for a book about these sister that had a boy band living in their house. I skipped it but I couldn’t stop thinking about how cute that scenario sounded. So it took me a couple days to figure out what the name of the book was and I only figured it out because my son said something about Saturn. 🙂 I will tell you this I am so glad I did. Not only was this a fantastic book but also Nikki is an awesome person. I absolutely adore her.

If you are or have ever been a fangirl of a band you will love this book. Half the thing she writes about is exactly what I would do if I had a boy band at my house. I can already see that this is going to be my daughter in a couple years…. god help me!!!

The story revolves around Chloe, Aralie and Little Emery. Chloe and Aralie are getting ready for summer vacation but their dad, a secret services agent, is about to ruin their entire summer. The Popular Boy Band Starships around Saturn was just shot at while performing at a concert and they need to go into hiding quickly. So the girl’s dad decides to take them in. Emery can barely contain her excitement. She is a 5 year old and a HUGE Saturnite.

On the other hand Chloe and Aralie are non-to happy. Once the boys get there everything changes and they discover these boys are a lot more than what they seem. Milo, Noah, Tate, Benji and Jules are a bunch of strawberry milk-drinking, Oreo eating, ladybug smelling, Refrigerator twittering, giggly bunch of crazy HOT guys and the girls get to spend THE ENTIRE SUMMER WITH THEM!!! They are about to be the envy of every girl on the planet and they can’t tell anyone. Poor Benji can’t keep away from Emery, Jules and Aralie need a referee when they are in a room together and all Chloe wants to do is get to know Milo a lot better. Can they survive the summer stuck in the house with 5 handsome and famous boys? (Why would that even be a question? WHO WOULDN’T)

I love Chloe’s conversations in her own head. Its really funny and I think it’s what every girl has thought of when they had a fascination with a boy band. NKOTB for me (don’t judge :D). Oh Jordan you were my favorite. I’m over it now of course (maybe)...but I can still listen to the older music and fangirl out in my car or behind a pair of headphones.

All the characters where fantastic I really loved this book. I laughed a lot and realized that I’m not the only person who thinks ladybugs smell, it made me yell out loud. “Thank god I’m not the only one.”

Been reading a lot of emotional books lately this was such a great, fun, light-hearted read that would make any fangirl squee with excitement. I just loved it. I loved the end and I wish it wasn’t over. I wanted more. Nikki created just a great story and a wonderful cast of characters that really stick with you long after you are finished reading. You really become close to them and grow to care.

I am eager to read more from Nikki I think she is a fantastic writer and a wonderful storyteller. I can gush for hours, really I can, but for now I will leave you with this

I recommend this book to Saturn and back. If you have ever been a Fangirl for anything this book gives you a glimpse into what it would be like to spend a couple weeks with whoever that may be. Once you finish this book, I bet you will become a Saturnite too. 🙂

PS. My name is in the Acknowledgements!!!! AHHHH!!! 

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. 

Author bio ~
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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About Michelle

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5 responses to “American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin ~ Review, Excerpt, Giveaway

  1. Oh this sounds like a lot of fun! I remember being obsessed with the Backstreet Boys and I can just imagine them in this scenario. I'll have to check this one out – fun review !

  2. I read this review as soon as I woke up this morning, still in bed, on my phone. Thank you so much for all the amazing things you said about my book and for being such a huge supporter of it and of me. If (or when…) I write more books about the SAS guys, I'm going to let you know first! 🙂

    <3 Nikki

  3. This book sounds so fun! I was about to say that I would want to imagine One Direction for the band then I saw in the About the Author that she is a fan of them. Win!