Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I FUCKIN LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
and I will tell you more about it later...
BUT I will state this - Mariana Zapata is definitely one of the authors that I am saving in MY FAVORITE AUTHORS drawer.
As I like to state - there's no subject or theme that hasn't already been written! The difference is in the WAY or HOW it was written and that's where the writers "personal touch" comes in, it's the thing that differs and truly makes a difference...it can be a deciding moment whether you like the story in the end or not.
So, here we follow a 26 year old woman Gabby - without a job, no opportunities in sight either and recently dumped by her boyfriend of two years - in the events and mischiefs that she goes through and lives out while she joins the Rhythm and Chord tour with Eli (her twin brother) and his band (consisted of Gabby's friends Mason and Gordo)
They know each other very well, they grew up together and they are connected by this snarky, sassy and sarcastic sence of humor filled with additional pranks and teasers.
These foursome are hilarious in their banters and pranks...I was laughing so hard most of the time...
Things start to change in a tone when Gabby befriends Sacha Malykhin - a mysterious yet totally approachable singer of the band that joins them on a tour. Gabby is lurred to him BUT is uncertain how to proceed based on what she's feeling (cause she holds some old insecurities from her past related to her physical looks) and afraid that she'd be turned down and rejected by him. BUT she doesn't realise that for love - it takes time to grow and to be recognized as such when you start out as merely colleagues, and then friends...and then lovers
But then you come the turning point of making a decision - of how to go on, how to make it work
And here comes the secret to Ms. Zapata's writing style...
she takes you slowly, she shows you the perks, those small things that are so natural and known to us from the real life, cause hey, we've all been in some weird, funny as hell sitations, embarrased, shy, red from shame, disgusted, hurt, left out, laughed at, ridiculed and still very much loved at one point in time...
and this story is no different...
you follow these characters on their journey that looks as such a fun place to be BUT it also shows us that it's not quite like that!
The funny, hilarious dialogues are the HIGHLIGHT of this book (and I can say of every of her books) and I have now read 3 out of 4.
The emotions you re-live are real, genuine and you either let it go or don't.
If you don't, you'll probably think this book is meh and that is your ultimate right as a reader.
BUT if you let yourself go, you will fly and you'll feel joy of being relaxed with the notion that hey, even with all the shit happening around you can still feel positive with a slight happy grin on your face.
i choose the latter.
Ms Zapata, please keep on bringing the happy grin on my face!
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