Review: American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin


Goodreads synopsis:

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.


If I was a boy band fangirl, this book would be the perfect description of my ultimate fantasy! After reading this book, I now have a boy band fantasy! 😀

I originally rated this book 3.5 stars, but I am changing my rating to 4 stars because I can’t shake all the warm and fuzzy feelings form this story.

I didn’t know how I would feel about the story near the beginning. We meet a boy band that have to hide out after getting shot at during a concert. The mansion of a house that they will be staying at belongs to a family with three daughters – 6, 17, and 18 years old. The youngest girl is a fanatic over the band, Spaceships around Saturn, especially the lead singer, Benji. The older sisters don’t care for the bands music and are upset that they will also be on lockdown, missing a summer trip to Cancun.

At first, I thought this was a set up for an extremely cheesy story surrounding some rich girls getting locked up with famous musicians. As the story started to progress, I found myself falling for the characters and really enjoying the plot. The boy’s in Spaceships around Saturn all had vastly different and equally entertaining personalities. The sisters also stole my heart with their strong willed independence. It was an interesting look into how famous people act when they aren’t in the spotlight. I enjoyed all the developing friendships, bromances, and romances between the band and the family. As the protagonist’s romance played out, there were a fair bit of cheesy moments, but they were the type of moments that all girls secretly want (even the tough ones)!

I found myself seriously dreading the end of their lockdown, feeling as emotional as the characters in the book! This story definitely invokes some intense feels. If I could sum this book up in a word, it would be adorable! Because the boys are adorable, the six year old is adorable, and the romance is adorable!

I recommend this book to anyone who loves boy bands, or like me, cute romances!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review

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