Tuesday, August 3

Indigo Blues

By Danielle Joseph

Summary: Even though you tossed me away, I'm here to stay.
Oh, Indigo, how could you let me go . . .

-from "Indigo Blues" written by Adam Spade, performed by Blank Stare


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 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?

My Thoughts:
Have you read Shrinking Violet by Joseph? I really loved that book. This one, not quite as much even though I did enjoy it. It just didn't have the spunk that Shrinking Violet had.

We are introduced to Indigo who is a teenager and also has a hot guy in love with her. Adam Spade, aka the guy everyone wants because he's in a band. Adam and Indigo dated for a while, things didn't work out, and so Adam wrote a song about her. Sound familiar? If you enjoyed Audrey, Wait! which I did you will probably enjoy this one as well. There is just something about musical novels that interest me. Yes, I love music but I'm also a sucker for boys in bands. Indigo is famous in her small town because everyone knows she dated Adam and now its broadcasted all over the world! Of course the song has to hit number one and everyone goes crazy over it. You turn the radio on, you hear it. Indigo tries to go on a date with another boy, and what song comes on the radio? Yep, thats right!

I really enjoyed Indigo Blues, it was a fast quick paced read. Part of me felt kind of clueless though. Indigo was the victim of song bashing but I never felt too sorry for her. I never understood why her and Adam called it quits. He seemed like a nice enough guy but they didn't work out? And I felt Adam was too clueless. How did he not understand Indigo was avoiding him? He kept thinking about her but she was chasing after another boy.

I enjoyed reading this one and the ending was definitely worth it, but I just didn't feel it like I did with Shrinking Violet.

Overall: I liked it a lot, but I just didn't love it. I wanted to love it, I really did, but I just felt like I didn't really like Indigo that much.

Its interesting. I like how the girl has her arms crossed.

What I'd Give It:


Jan von Harz said...

Thanks for the review. Not sure this is one I will be getting anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

Sorry it was a bit of a let down. I liked your review though. It was honest.

Monica P. said...

Hey happy Belated Birthday!!!!!


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