X is for Exile, by Kevin Emerson (book review) – music & mystery

book cover of Exile by Kevin Emerson published by Katherine Tegen BooksHigh school drama,
artistic temperaments,
rock legend mystery…

Who wouldn’t want to find the missing recordings of a legendary rock band?

Summer and Caleb must get over their recent bad experiences to create a new band and clear up questions about his past in this music-driven novel, first in a series by the author of dystopian The Lost Code (my no-spoiler review here) and paranormal Fellowship for Alien Detection (my review here).

Available in bookstores tomorrow, Exile  returns to the author’s musical roots = don’t miss the 3 songs from the book which Kevin & friends have brought to life for your listening enjoyment!


Book info: Exile (Exile #1) / Kevin Emerson. Katherine Tegen Books, 2014.  [author site]  [publisher site]  [songs from Exile!] Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher.

My book talk: Just before senior year, Summer is ousted when her band gets a record deal, Caleb quits his band when family drama gets to him, and a musical mystery sets them on the trail for answers and redemption.

Summer could just mope around Pop Arts High after the band she managed got a contract that excluded her, but finding golden-voiced Caleb now a solo act after some big revelation this summer, she tries to convince him to form a new band (and promises herself not to fall for him).

Allegiance to North hit it big time 15 years ago, and the band’s fame turned Pop Arts into young musicians’ paradise. Now Caleb has learned of his very close relationship to the lead singer who committed suicide at 22 and the existence of 3 Allegiance songs which never made it onto their final album.

Start a new band?
Track down the Lost Songs?
Try for a future when the past has scarred them both so much?

Rock music, mystery, love, social media, and burritos – maybe Summer and Caleb can return from Exile after all. (One of 6,000 books recommended on www.abookandahug.com)

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