Under The Dusty Moon
Author: Suzanne Sutherland
Published: January 16th 2016
“She’s with the band, whether she likes it or not.
Victoria Mahler is the sixteen-year-old only daughter of rocker Micky Wayne, whose band, Dusty Moon, took the world by storm when Micky was just a teenager. The band broke up under mysterious circumstances, but, after years spent off the road being a mom, Micky’s solo career is finally starting to take off.
When an offer to tour Japan falls into her mom’s lap, Vic is left to spend the summer under the care of her distant grandmother, and without her built-in best friend. Fortunately, a boy with a secret geek side and a group of feminist game-makers save the season, and Vic starts to see herself as her own person, out from under her mother’s shadow.
But when Micky finally comes home — with a poorly chosen boyfriend in tow — all bets are off. Will Vic be able to maintain her newfound sense of self amidst the building thunder of Micky’s second chance at stardom? And through it all, will Micky still really be her best friend?”
I recently received Under The Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland for review, I was really excited to read this book as the description really intrigued me.
I liked this book. There were a few elements which I didn’t enjoy but mostly I enjoyed reading it, I will go into these more thoroughly later in this post.
I’m not much of a quote person but I really enjoyed these two quotes from the novel, “She wears the exact same outfit to every practice, even in winter. Her tattoos make it look cool, though: flowers of every colour, shape, and size crowding her skin make her look like a walking garden.” I love tattoos, even though I wouldn’t ever get one, I love finding out the stories behind them, I wish the author would have explained them.
The other quote I really enjoyed was, “Mom’s songs are pretty personal. Like, show-upto-school-naked-like-in-a-dream-but-it’s-not-actually-adream kind of personal, which is a genre I’m pretty sure she made up.” I found this quote quite funny, I think it was a brilliant way to explain her mothers music.
One of the things that personally annoyed me about this novel was the protagonist, personally I found that she was a bit rude to the people around her and it just hasn’t sat well with me.
Another thing that didn’t sit well with me was when Victoria would tell the reader important details of her past, which effected the novel, and ends them with, “but anyways” it makes it seem like the information she shared with us wasn’t all that important even though it was.
Overall I did enjoy this book and would recommend this novel if you’re looking for something quick and interesting to read.
I gave it a 4/5 stars
Thank you for reading