Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: Amplified by Tara Kelley

Title: Amplified
Author: Tara Kelley
Published: Ocotber 25th 2011
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Read synopsis: Goodreads

Rating: 3.75 of 5 stars

I was instatntly hooked the first time I read the blurb of this book and decided I have to read this. Well, becuase like Jasmine, I once dreamed of joining a band when I was in high-school and just like her again, I wanted to be a lead guitarist. The difference is just that I stopped having guitar lessons when I turned sophomore year and got caught up with all school stuffs and teenage-stuffs. So you know, when I started reading it I was like, wow this girl's just like me and I liked Jasmine right away. 

This was a lovely and enjoyable read especially since it's a music inclined story and you know, I'm really such a sucker for that. I really loved playing guitar (though I didn't get to be any good. lol) so I can pretty much relate to Jasmine. Jasmine Kiss was an admirable and adorable character. I loved her determination and how sure she was of what she really wants for herself. But what I loved about her the most was her great passion towards music and playing guitar. Yes, she's flawed and she could be really frustrating at some point but she always manage to stand up and fixed things. It was great to see how she developed, learned things, trust herself and gained confidence. 

Sean, the cute bassist of the band Jasmine had joined in was likable too. He and Jasmine makes a really cute couple and could make some really swoony and pretty steamy scenes too. However there was this time that made me a little disappointed in him but thank goodness he was able to regain himself on me. Other character like the memebers of the band - C-side - Veta, Felix and Bryn were funny and adorable too though sometimes they could be a little weird and harsh but still they were good and likable. 

The ending was great though I would admit I'm not that satisfied because I'm a sappy person who loves sweet sweet ending and needs to be reassured that the guy and the girl really did end up with each other which in this story was left pretty vague. Though I really liked to think that they did and spent most of my time after reading it mentally editing the book. lol. But still, it was a really wonderful and enjoyable read and I would still recommend this to you guys!


  1. Hi Eunice! Nice review! Amplified sounds like a good read so thanks for the book recommendation! I also wanted to stop by and show your blog some love since it's been awhile!

    Hope all is well!

    Mia The Muses Circle

  2. I LOVE this novel! I read it a few months ago and I already want to read it again.
    I read on the author's website that there'll be a sequel if there's enough readers willing to read one. We have to ask loudly enough for it if we want to know what will happen to the characters because there're many things left unfinished.

    PS: I've got two giveaways on my blog!


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