Thursday, 13 March 2014

Early Review: Gold Rush by Jordan Lynde

Title: Gold Rush
Author: Jordan Lynde
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: RHCP Digital
Publication Date: 3rd April 2014

Tell Me About It
When hot, talented, uber-famous boy band Gold enroll at the prestigious Oakwood Academy, Iris is determined not to get distracted. She's class president and a scholarship student, and she can't let her grades drop. Besides, there are plenty of other girls who are desperate to get close to Gold - including Iris's best friend, Chloe.

But on their first day at Oakwood, Iris is asked to show Gold around - and finds out gorgeous lead singer Rian will be sharing her locker . . .

Surrounded by fans and paparazzi at every turn, Noah, Luke and Rian love that Iris treats them just like normal guys. But being friends with three of the most famous people in the world comes with its problems. And when Iris begins to realize she has feelings for one of them, things get even more complicated . .
My Thoughts
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.

About Jordan
Right, so, I'm a college student. I'm nineteen. I write teen fiction because what's better than a teen writing for teens? I write as I like to read- not too many details, not too little. I write for myself, and I write for you guys too!

Let's see… I've been writing since I was twelve. Back then it was talking cats and dogs though. I started writing real stories after reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (which seems weird, because I write romance…) Horror and mystery are my favorite genres. But I write romance because it's popular and easy hahaha. One day I'll write a great mystery novel though.

I'm "hook"ed on Once Upon A Time and Supernatural. Merlin and Hannibal are also great. My favorite thing is Chipotle. I love any Persona games, any Zelda games, and any Fire Emblem games. Tactical role-playing is apparently my forte. Otherwise I suck at video games. (I suck at Zelda but I pretend I don't.) Umm, Pierce the Veil is the best band. Alesana, Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, Panic! at the Disco, ADTR, Mayday Parade, and Saosin are runners up. I actually like a lot of music.

My fans are the best things that have ever happened to me. I made a few great friends through this website and everything I've accomplished is thanks to you guys… so yeah. Without you, there is no me. I love you all- even if we haven't talked. You're all important to me.

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