Initial Thoughts: Who wouldn’t want to go on a date with their favourite rockstar? For me, my favourite rockstar is twice my age and speaks very little English. So, a date with my favourite rockstar is very unlikely. But, a girl can dream, can’t she?
Monet isn’t just another lust-struck teenager trying to win the heart of Rock God Jeremy Bane–she needs the prize money from his new reality show to cure her illness. Monet has Fluxem, a contagious disease that’s spread through saliva. It’s completely curable if you have enough money, which she and her single mother don’t. Now that she’s on the show, Monet has to work harder to keep her Fluxem hidden. She only has to keep the secret long enough to woo Jeremy Bane so he picks her as the winner. She doesn’t even care about the love part; the prize alone will change her life. But the real Jeremy Bane is nothing like she imagined. Monet finds herself fighting against feelings that make her want to give in to her attraction and Jeremy’s attempts for a kiss. The further she goes in the competition, the more impossible it becomes to resist him–and when the producers turn the tables and start digging up dirt on the contestants, Monet fears her secret will be revealed before she’s ready and ruin everything. The only way to win Jeremy’s heart is to tell him the truth, but confessing her disease could cost her the competition, the prize money, and him” – Goodreads
Before I began reading, I hadn’t realized that this book was a dystopian novel. Who knew that pop culture could survive in a dystopian universe!? The pairing was a little odd, but I decided to give it a chance anyway.
Thousands of girls have lined up for the chance to be on the new reality t.v. series, Date With a Rockstar. The winner will become the next girlfriend of world famous rockstar Jeremy Banes, and win thirty thousand dollars. Monet is one of the contestants, but unlike the other fan girls, she is uninterested in having a chance at dating her favourite rockstar, Jeremy Banes. Instead, she is in the competition to win the prize money. Monet has fluxem, a disease spread through saliva, and can be cured if only she had the money. Entering the reality t.v. show is her only chance at winning the prize money. But, as the competition goes on, Monet finds herself falling in love with Jeremy. Will she be able to keep her disease a secret while the cameras are rolling? Continue reading