ANYA AND THE SHY GUY (Backstage Pass #4)
by Suze Winegardner
GENRE: Contemporary, Music, Romance, Young Adult
PAGES: eARC, 230 pages
PUBLISHED: 14 July 2015, Entagled:Crush
SOURCE: eARC received from Entangled
It’s always the quiet ones…
Anya Anderson doesn’t just need a big break, she needs any break. Living on the streets doesn’t leave a girl many options, so when she scores a gig reporting on the Seconds to Juliet tour, she jumps at the chance to earn enough money to sleep somewhere safe. And the paycheck will get bigger—and keep her off the streets for good—if she can dig up dirt on Will Fray, the irritatingly hot “shy guy” of the band.
Problem is, Will Fray isn’t who everyone thinks he is. In fact, he’s not Will at all. Matt, Will’s identical twin, is actually the guy onstage, reluctantly covering for his brother while he’s in rehab. To make matters worse, Matt’s being shadowed by a cute reporter with troubled eyes determined to get the scoop. On him. And he’s having trouble finding the willpower to keep his distance…
But if the secret gets out, it won’t just be his head on a platter—it’ll be the whole band’s
Suze Winegardner is an ex-pat Brit who quells her homesickness with Cadbury Flakes and Fray Bentos pies. She thinks her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny. And if you get that reference, well, she already considers you kin.
Okay. I thought I wrote this yesterday and this was supposed to go off yesterday but I honestly don’t know what happened. I mean, I don’t even remember what day it is right now but this was definitely supposed to go off some hours ago and I don’t know what it’s doing here right here right now.
SIDE NOTE: THESE REVIEWS I’M POSTING/GOING TO POST ARE DUE SOME MONTHS AGO. I’M PAYING THEM BACK FOR GIVING ME FEELS AND BECAUSE I REALLY DO OWE THEM THESE REVIEWS. MY LIFE IS A LITTLE HECTIC (exam on Saturday, weekend practice for college stuff, and more college stuff) AND ACCORDING TO MY SCHEDULE I’M SUPPOSED TO SQUEEZE EVERY NERDYCHAMPAGNE STUFF ON MY SUNDAYS BUT I THINK TODAY IS A THURSDAY OR WEDNESDAY AND I’M HERE. AND ONE MORE THING, I’D LIKE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE HORRIBLE QUALITY OF THESE REVIEWS. I’M GOING TO EDIT THEM BY THE WEEKEND BUT FOR NOW, I JUST DON’T WANT TO PUSH MYSELF TO THE EDGE OF ACTUALLY DROPPING EVERYTHING JUST BECAUSE OF AN UNFOLLOWED SCHEDULE. THESE REVIEWS ARE WAY OVERDUE.
ALSO, I AM SUPPOSED TO POST A REVIEW FOR THE AVERY SHAW EXPERIMENT BUT I ALREADY HAVE ONE, Soooo… I’m sorry for not remembering a lot of stuff…
** side note over // review take over — for real **
THIS BOOK IS SO AWESOME IN SO MANY LEVELS. LIKE, GOODNESS GRACIOUS.
I MEAN, THAT ENDING !!!!!!!!
Okay, I’d like to point out that this book is highly fictional. I mean, think of the story and what happened in the book in general. Yup, that’s what I’m talking about. It’s so impossible for that to happen in real life.
And it’s real life’s fault why this book hurts me. I mean, why can’t my life be as cool as Anya’s??? Am I not supposed to meet a dude in a band and fall in love and all that shiz?? Is that too much to ask for??
Anyways. I’ll first talk about the plot itself. I MEAN, IS THIS PLOT EVEN FOR REAL?? Winegardner is a genius. Who can actually think of that?? Okay, so this is one thing I love about this series. The series is so cute but on top of that, each book is written by a different author. It gives so much room for variety in the plot, the characters, the writing, those kinds of stuff. It’s such a great idea, not just because of this variety but also because as a reader/reviewer, I get to know more authors. And as you all know, knowing authors is always a win-win situation.
The characters. These people are unreal. I mean, Suze’s writing made everybody come to life but these characters themselves are unreal. Anya is a very troubled teenage girl and as the saying goes, desperate moments call for desperate measures. Actually, that’s basically how the whole book came to be. How they met, how this whole situation (the bigger picture) came in. It’s absurd and awesome at the same time. And it’s perfect. And Matt. Goodness. He’s so different from who he is supposed to be. Okay, since this is where the story started and since it’s already in that blurb, he’s supposed to be Matt but THEY ARE SO DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER.
And okay, the events in this book are by no means, quite cliche. I mean, some of them are already what you would expect but there were still shockers. And definitely those moments where you pick a fight with the characters on what they should’ve done and what they should’nt have done and you know what I’m talking about, right? Yes, and the romance. Goodness gracious, the romance. How can they become so sweet in this kind of situation. You know, it’s the kind of romance that was not supposed to happen in any way. But since that stupid little twist in the series that Will is not Will and he’s Matt and it’s Matt not Will that’s with Anya and it’s simple and complicated and just impossible and was not supposed to happen. Especially with their backgrounds and who they are supposed to be.
That was a very complex and nonsense paragraph
Anya and The Shy Guy is quite the twisty one in the series. Okay, I haven’t read each and every single book in the series yet but it is. It changed the game. It turned my life upside down. It made me miserable and in love at the same time. It lies in that awkward space between being a non-cliche to a cliche. The details are not but the main outline is. I love how the authors in this series manage to make the boys sound the same. Their voices change according to the MC’s voice and interpretation and the exterior of the boy/s but still the same as in the other books. Am I making sense, still?
Overall, this novel is such a cute novel that you would want to read after a tiring day or a not-so-great day or just whenever, wherever you want to. Okay, so maybe not wherever because of feelings and all that but still. I love the friendship between the characters along with the family aspect of the story. In conclusion, no matter what world you’re living in, the backstage will always have a shark lurking in and out that keeps on trying to take you out. One has to make the better choice and it’s extremely important to know what’s more important for you. Also, life is too short to not go after what you want. 😉