Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: Kiss Me, I'm Irish by Bella Street

Posted by Wajiha Q at Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Title: Kiss Me, I'm Irish (Tennessee Waltz, #1)
Author: Bella Street
Rating: ★ ★ ★☆ (3.5)
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Time Travel
Format read: Kindle, Won

Synopsis from Goodreads

Emily Musgrave is heading a direction she never wanted to go in Regency England--namely a convent to turn her from her waywardness. But it's more loneliness than rebellion that motivates her to escape her certain fate. Liam Jackson is going nowhere fast in modern-day Tennessee. Playing his Dobro in seedy bars and backward dives along with his fiddling sister, Tinker, is doing nothing for his music career--and even less for the dark places in his soul. Pixie mischief can not only change time-lines, it can change hearts. Because sometimes a girl just needs a little magic in her life.

My Review:

I won this book from the author and was really excited to read it because the cover and the title were so attractive. And I actually started reading it on St Patrick's day, how cool is that?

So Emily Musgrave is from 1890 and she was unwillingly being sent to pass the rest of her life in a convent. But thankfully she is able to escape and somehow find herself in the future (in 2011 to be precise). She'll then meet two musicians Liam and Tinker who'll help her adjust and get used to the 21st century's life style.

Bella Street created some really realistic characters and I think she's done a great job on writing how a girl, from a previous century, would react to things we have in the present and that for us are ordinary and normal; like how Emily thought that the TV was a box with little people in it.

This book has got me laughing out loud because the dialogues were just so funny. Emily seems so naive and sometimes has no clue of what she's saying.

I liked that there is a mix of magic, piskeys and music in this book. What I didn't like though, was Liam's behaviour. He is Emily's love interest and he acts as if he were incapable to accomplish anything even though I know he has great potential. He is afraid of failing, but it's good that in the end he didn't disappoint me.

Overall the first half of the book was truly amazing, the second half not so much, but the ending was great.


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