Exile

Paperback | April 28, 2015

byKevin Emerson

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Kevin Emerson's Exile, book one of the Exile series, combines the swoon-worthy romance of a Susane Colasanti novel with the rock 'n' roll of Eleanor & Park.

Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—minus the whole falling-for-the-lead-singer-of-the-latest-band part. But Caleb Daniels isn't an ordinary band boy—he's a hot, dreamy, sweet-singing, exiled-from-his-old-band, possibly-with-a-deep-dark-side band boy. She also finds herself at the center of a mystery she never saw coming. When Caleb reveals a secret about his long-lost father, one band's past becomes another's present, and Summer finds it harder and harder to be both band manager and girlfriend. Maybe it's time to accept who she really is, even if it means becoming an exile herself. . . .

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Kevin Emerson's Exile, book one of the Exile series, combines the swoon-worthy romance of a Susane Colasanti novel with the rock 'n' roll of Eleanor & Park.Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—minus the whole falling-for-the-lead-singer-of-the-latest-band part. But Caleb Daniels isn't an ordinary band boy—he's a...

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Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—minus the whole "falling for the lead singer of the latest band" part. But Caleb Daniels isn't an ordinary band boy—he's a hot, dreamy, sweet-singing, exiled-from-his-old-band, possibly-with-a-deep-dark-side band boy. She also finds herself at the center of a mystery she neve...

Kevin Emerson is the author of twelve novels, includingExileand the Atlanteans series. Kevin is a singer, drummer, and guitarist and has played in bands since high school. He has toured across the country and in Europe and the UK and now lives in Seattle, one of the best music cities in the world.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062133969

ISBN - 13:9780062133960

Customer Reviews of Exile

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was an okay read I wasn't exactly excited or really into this book, its more of a book to pick up if you want to try something new. Its a contemporary fiction book which is personally the genre i like the most. The story was a little dragged but when it got to the last half the story line progressed which made it a bit more interesting to read. I give it 4/5 just because the story is unique and there are some dramatic moments with some twists ;)
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fell a bit flat PopArts Academy, part of Mount Hope High School, is the place to attend if you want to be involved in the music business. Catherine ?Summer? Carlson knows music, knows who can make it and what bands need to make it. And she knows Caleb Daniels, with the right band, will be huge. Falling for Caleb was never part of the plan but she is. Hard. But with Caleb?s past and a music mystery that could mean instant stardom if solved, Summer is finding it hard to be both girlfriend and manager. I got a definite Bandslam feel while reading this book. A little cheesy or over-dramatic at times, characters get away with things too easily, but still enjoyable and the music is fun. It was easy to tell how passionate the characters were about music and it was consistent through the whole book. There was a lot of music terminology but it was written in ways that still made sense even when talking about instruments I don?t play. I also really enjoyed all the music management versus creating music talk and seeing a lot of behind the scenes moments that it takes to get gigs and get noticed. Summer had moments where she was interesting but also moments where she was annoying. She could be pushy and constantly made decisions she admitted knowing were a bad idea before she even made them. She could be sensitive toward someone?s feelings at one moment then completely disregard them the next, depending on which served her interests. It made it hard for me to connect with her character. Caleb, I think I would have liked more if we?d gotten a dual POV or at least seen more of him outside of music. Seeing him through Summer?s eyes only didn?t give him a whole lot of depth beyond hot guitar boy with a secret past. His two bandmates, Jon and Matt, had more personality and were fun and quirky and adorable. There were a lot of amusing pop culture references and a lot of song lyrics woven into the book. The romance was a little subtle and at times, if it wasn?t for Summer mentioning it, it would have been easy to forget she and Caleb were dating, which might have been due to Summer having a hard time being both manager and girlfriend. The big mystery was a little predictable while I was reading but still fun to read the characters trying to piece it all together and their reactions every time they got a little closer. It tied in really well. The ending seemed a bit abrupt but it is the first book in the series so hopefully it?ll pick up around where it left off. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2014-07-20

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