When I first started reading this book, I had my doubts. Two chapters in and I was ready to call it quits. I knew that the book had 4 girls who ended up in a band, and after 2 chapters I had met 2 of them. I figured that the next 2 chapters would be me meeting the other 2 so I decided to meet all 4 characters – Trudy, Cassie, Harumi and Esther and go from there.
I am glad that I did end up picking the book back up after the first two chapters. While the intros to the characters were a bit drawn out, it was needed for the reader to really get to know them.
Once all 4 of their lives intertwined and they formed the band I was hooked. It was an emotional roller coaster ride, as I’m sure any group of 4 girls are. The 4 became their own family, as some of the girls really had no real family to turn to. Even though they all are a bit different and at different places in their lives, they all had that common bond in the band.
I have to say, even though I think I knew it was coming, I was a bit shocked with what had happened at the end. (I won’t say too much in case you want to read the book!) I thought that this book was well written and by the end you felt like you knew these girls and they were your sisters too. Very glad that I didn’t go with my first instinct and stuck the book out. (Very rarely do I end up not picking a book back up, anyway!)
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Screaming Divas takes four talented girls through the dizzy, dangerous world of rock music, where their friendship breaks up and makes up amid the temptations and triumphs of love, rivalry, success, and rejection. They couldn’t be more different from each other, but all of them are talented musicians. Trudy, Cassie, Harumi, and Esther form Screaming Divas, a rock band that unites the girls in sisterhood, even as their relationships, differences, and desires threaten to tear them apart. A measure of early success is about to change their lives. But what comes next? Is the tradeoff for the dream worth the price the girls will have to pay, and what might happen to them as a result?
About the Author
Back in the day, Suzanne Kamata spent a lot of time hanging out in a club in Columbia, South Carolina, much like the one in Screaming Divas. (The beat goes on . . .) She later wrote about musicians for The State newspaper, The Japan Times, and other publications. Now, she mostly writes novels. In her free time, she enjoys searching for the perfect fake fur leopard-print coat and listening to the Japanese all-girl band Chatmonchy.