Thursday, 13 March 2014
Early Review: Gold Rush by Jordan Lynde
I had not heard of this author before, but the thing that drew me to Gold Rush was the cover, I love how a simple picture of a girl and a guitar can really catch your eye, added with the interesting synopsis I had to request this one to find out more.
The protagonist, is possibly the only person in her school who is not fangirling over the arrival of Gold, a hot boy band that has everyone drooling, literally. She does everything she can to avoid them, but ends up being asked to show them around school. Within the first few chapters we know she is hiding something about herself, but we don't know what it is. Being the tour guide and not all fan girly enables Gold to develop a friendship with Iris, and her friends Chloe and Kevin, and I really enjoyed seeing the sparks fly, and the parties get bigger and wilder.
Gold were a great group of boys and I loved how different and distinct their personalties where, it made it easier to differentiate who was who by how they acted. This also made for a lot of hilarious moments when they get up to stuff, or say things that they are not really meant to do or say.
Gold Rush was a quick read that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. The friendship between Iris, Kevin and Chloe felt real and solid, I loved the comradery and bromanship between the boys in Gold, but also between them and Chasing Silhouettes. When Iris's secret is revealed it explained how she is so calm around Gold, but I also felt sorry for her having to hide part of her identity from others to basically protect herself.
The ending of Gold Rush was bitter sweet, and I would like to see another story come from this, maybe following the characters to see what happened after school and their college, or if they follow their dream.