Review – Mutilate My Heart by Emily Godwin Blog Tour

Posted November 29, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

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I can’t even explain how awesome I think Emily Godwin is. 
She is a fantastic storyteller and I loved this book!!!

Title: Mutilate My Heart (Mutilate #1)
Author: Emily Godwin
Date of Publication: July 9, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance with paranormal elements

Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca’s world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.

Becca’s mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road – or they die in a plane crash, like her mom’s favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band’s tour bus breaks down and they’re stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it’s hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.

Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can’t be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer’s “No Girlfriends” rule. Plus, there’s something strange about the guys that Becca can’t quite decipher… like how they won’t reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist’s obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart…but it just might not be in a way she expects.

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Becca is a die-hard Mutilated Arteries fan and when she meets the new member of the band without even realizing it she is thrilled but when the tour bus they are riding in breaks down and she gets to spend a week with him, she is in heaven. The boys are great but why don’t they use their real names? Something isn’t right and what happens when Becca realizes the boys aren’t who she thought they are?

I totally loved the characters in this book. The boys of Mutilated Arteries, Nightmare, Ink, Corpse, Banshee and Sketch are adorable (not sure they would like being called adorable but they were) even loved their names. Becca and her BFF Carli are fantastic I really loved them, I love when an author can make them feel and talk as if they are real people. These are the type of characters I want to read more about and want their story to continue. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Becca and Sketch it was so cute but very intense and when things went the wrong way I was rooting for them the entire time.

The story is great I love the flow and the plot was fantastic. What I thought was going to happen didnt and when they got to the diner and it hit me I was like OMG REALLY!?!?! Loved it. What a great twist, so different and worked very well.

Let me just say I’m so glad I am not the only one that believes stuffed animals might be sad if they are all alone and that they are super happy when you get them. Anteaters are adorable and now I want a stuffed anteater….just sayin 🙂

I gave Mutilate My Heart by Emily Godwin 5.5 stars. It is an amazing story and a lovable case of characters (they might not like to be called lovable either). I totally recommend this book to YA and Adults looking for a different read something that I haven’t seen done this way. Emily Godwin is a great storyteller and I can’t wait to read more from her and I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I now have a new series to follow!!! YAY!!! I LOVED IT!!! 



I run out the door and climb into the passenger seat of Carli’s car. “Undead Masquerade” bleeds through the speakers, and the bass thumps against my flip flops. I really hope she turns their CD off before Sketch and Corpse get into her car with us.

She doesn’t say anything as she backs out of my driveway. She has a completely calm persona on her face. We remain silent through the rest of the song, and then she turns the volume down.

“Are you freaking out? I’m freaking out,” she says in one breath.

If she’s freaking out, I have to stay calm. It’s our code. One of us has to act normal to try to hide the other’s complete spazzing moments.

“I’m good. Nervous. But good,” I reply.

She nods her head. “Okay, good. We’ve got this.”

She pushes the eject button on the CD player and shoves the disc back into its case. Thank God. After the ringtone incident yesterday, I do not need anything else that will make me look like a fangirl.

It only takes one drive around the mall for us to find the guys’ dead tour bus. Sketch and Corpse spot us, look once behind them, and run toward our car. Carli slams on the brakes, and my seatbelt catches me from landing face first against the dashboard.

Sketch yanks my door open.

“Let us in!” he shouts. “Hurry!”

I jump out, and he yanks the seat down and dives into the backseat. Corpse jumps in right after him, and the two collapse half on top of the seat and half in the floorboard.

“Get in!” they scream in unison.

I get in quickly and slam the door shut behind me.

“Drive!” Corpse yells, slamming his hands against the back of Carli’s seat.

About Emily Godwin

Emily Godwin is a Young Adult author. She enjoys writing, painting, and sewing her own line of non-evil voodoo dolls. She’s a Slytherin, trying to disguise herself as a Hufflepuff, and wishes she could read herself into books.

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About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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