Friday, August 6, 2010

Indigo Blues - Danielle Joseph


I never asked to be famous—or infamous. Such is my fate for briefly dating (and dumping) Adam Spade. Yes, the Adam from the indie rock band Blank Stare who wrote "Indigo Blues"—the song that gave the band overnight success, propelled them to New York City, and stole my precious anonymity. Now I'm pawed by fans, stalked by reporters, and pegged as a vicious heartbreaker. And Adam is still calling me. Doesn't he have better things to do?

With a hit single and a promising career, I should be on top of the world. People on the street are beginning to recognize me, which is cool. And scary. The band is counting on me to write another hit, but I can't stop thinking about Indigo. Why won't she answer the phone?


I have very mixed feelings on this book.  On one hand, it was okay.  On the other, it just... wasn't. I read Danielle Joseph's debut, Shrinking Violet, and I absolutely loved it.  I had very high expectations on this book, and they just weren't met.

First of all, it was a lot like Audrey, Wait!  I know that this probably is just coincidence, but it tainted the book for me.  While reading, I was like, Audrey, Wait!, Audrey, Wait!  There were so many things that were similar between the two.

However, Robin Benway pulled it off better than Danielle Joseph did.  I didn't feel bad for Indigo.  At some points, I was just like, "Is she REALLY going to whine like this the whole book?"  I didn't feel like I could relate to Indigo at all, whereas I could relate to Audrey in Audrey, Wait!

That being said, there were parts of this book that were okay.  I loved that you could read from Adam's point of view as well as Indigo's.  It gave the book a cool perspective.  Also, like Shrinking Violet, I had trouble putting the book down and I wanted to keep reading and keep reading until I was done.

Overall, it was an okay book, though it could've been better, especially if it didn't remind me of Audrey, Wait!  C/C-.


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Jane said...

That makes me sad that it was so much like Audrey, Wait! I loved Audrey, Wait! and I loved Shrinking Violet... and I am completely looking forward to reading Indigo Blues. I'm worried that I'll be comparing the two like you did.


Sean Grey Hanson said...

I do like the characters. They were very cool to read about.