American Girl On Saturn By Nikki Godwin

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.

When Chloe's secret service agent father announces that it's time to come home for Vanilla ice cream, Chloe and sister Aralie assumes his secret code means that whatever crisis they're facing, doesn't involve the family... She couldn't have been more wrong. Vanilla disasters are usually unforeseen forced of nature, an earthquake or tornado, even the occasional inmate on the run and nothing could prepare her for the storm that is about to blow through the Branson household. Five members of the biggest Canadian boyband in the world, a house on lock down and a six year old little sister who is abnormally obsessed. With Spaceships Around Saturn invading their home this summer, anything could happen.

The boys have no option, but to remain at the safe house on lock down, after shots were fired at their latest concert in New York City and now share a house with the Branson sisters, Chloe, Aralie and Saturnite, six year old Emery, who has devoted her existence to Spaceships Around Saturn frontman, Benji. Band members Benji, along with the tattooed brunette Noah, Tate, resident bad boy Jules and Milo, the only member of Spaceships Around Saturn that seems to have any maturity or common sense. The girls are forced to cancel their summer plans, much to the disgust of Chloe's best friend Paige, her social standing has already left her with the unfortunate label Ice Queen, after her breakup with Deacon. She has the most popular boyband sharing her house, her summer is officially cancelled... And she can't tell a soul.

Twenty year old Milo has always been the sensible and dependable one, but finds himself smitten with the eldest Branson sister, and Chloe can't help but swoon under his gaze. The housebound strike up an easy friendship, with feelings of wanting much more threatening to spill into an awkward and uncomfortable house. For a megastar who is supposedly out of this world, Milo is down to earth and a gentle soul. The two begin engaging in midnight strolls to collect fireflies, hangout in a treehouse and midnight swims, keeping their blossoming relationship quiet from her fellow earth sisters and Milo's Saturn brothers. They aren't as discreet as first thought, but they aren't the only couple in the house sneaking around.

Some of the boys are in meltdown mode, Jules needing his cigarettes, apparently smelling of crushed ladybugs, Benji's lack of Tweeting turns the Branson's fridge into a message center and Chloe being the temporary tattoo artist, inking the boys with her Sharpies. It isn't until the boys leave with Mister Branson, on a much needed fishing trip to relax and escape the little Saturnite Emery, does the house seem sad and empty... And all the Branson ladies are feeling lost.

But when the boys return and the news that the shooter has been taken into custody filters through, can an Earth bound girl an a superstar from Saturn have a relationship without being lockdowned?

I absolutely adored American Girl On Saturn. It was funny, charming and boytatsic. It was the initially the stunning cover that drew me in, but I was following author Christina Channelle's status updates while she was reading through, and I simply had to have it... And it didn't disappoint, whatsoever. It surpassed my expectations and once I begun reading, I couldn't put it down. It's one of those titles that will cheer you up, pull you out of a book funk and leave you warm and fuzzy.

I haven't had the pleasure of reading anything that Nikki Godwin has wrote before, but I'm certainly a fan now and will be seeking out her other releases. No doubt, you'll fall in love with Spaceships Around Saturn too. I'm not afraid to declare, I'm now a fully fledged Saturnite too.

American Girl On Saturn
Written By Nikki Godwin
Published 29 / 08 / 2013
341 Pages

1 comment

  1. Thank you! It was absolutely adorable and by far the best contemporary I've read in quite a while. I've seen that you're writing a companion novel as told from Noah's point of view.

    I can't wait!

    Thanks for popping by Nikki.


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