Thursday, April 11, 2013

BLOG TOUR (8): LIFE IN OUTER SPACE BY MELISSA KEIL.

Thank you so much to Dianne from Oops, I Read a Book Again! and Melissa Keil for letting me review and tour this novel! I seriously enjoyed reading this nerdy and cool story! Today is my blog tour stop and here's my review!

Title: Life in Outer Space
Author: Melissa Keil
Edition: Paperback (ARC)
Published: February 1, 2013
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Pages: 316
Source: ARC provided by the publisher for the tour
Category: Contemporary, Romance
Trailer: not applicable
Synopsis:

Sam Kinnison is a geek, and he’s totally fine with that. He has his horror movies, his nerdy friends, World of Warcraft – and until Princess Leia turns up in his bedroom, he doesn’t have to worry about girls.

Then Sam meets Camilla. She’s beautiful, friendly and completely irrelevant to his life. Sam is determined to ignore her, except that Camilla has a life of her own – and she’s decided that he’s going to be part of it.

Sam believes that everything he needs to know he can learn from the movies ... but now it looks like he’s been watching the wrong ones.
Life in Outer Space is extraordinary.

Living a monotonous life is always the best way to go through it everyday. That is for Sam at least. He's a self-confessed nerd who've seen too many movies in his lifetime and could probably quote most of it. He just wanted to get out of high school. But then, the smart and pretty Camilla pops in and ruins, or better yet, changes his routine. And he falls in love with her and just doesn't know what to do with it.

I've enjoyed reading Life in Outer Space. It was the only book I've read so far with such hilarious and clever prose. Keil wrote it the way that really suited Sam's character. I loved how it all happened in Australia which gave me glimpses of a country I would love to go to someday. The music and the film influences are very strong too. Its story  is something a lot of us are familiar with that simply made impact directly to my heart.

Sam is a very smart character. I loved how he has this clever way of describing or saying things that are only two things: funny and out of the ordinary. He is a little obsessive on how his day to day life runs and isn't comfortable with sudden changes. The way he handled is school and family issues is always rational and i liked how he does not try to be in with anyone on anything. Camilla is definitely the one for him because she's also smart and they compliment each other. Together with his awesome set of friends, they make a nice group and a friendship worth keeping.

Life in Outer Space is a light and fun read with a hard punch in the gut. The freshness of the output of such young and relatable novel is very likely to capture hearts and put smiles on reader's lips.

Thank you so much Dianne, Melissa and Jennifer of Hardie Grant Egmont for the ARC!

VERDICT:
 "I said that I am in love with you. I've tried not to be, I really have, but it's just useless. I know you don't feel the same way about me, but I had to tell you because... well, you're all I think about. All the time. I miss you every second that you're not with me... and I know you won't want to be around me anymore, but, Camilla... you're one of the best friends I've ever had. You're smart and amazing and weird and probably the most beautiful person I've ever seen... and before I met you, all I wanted was just to fast-forward through everything. But, really, I think my life was just paused, or something. You... made me press play. You made everything move. And no matter where you go, or whatever you feel about me... I will love you forever for that."
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2 comments:

  1. I really like the plot of the book because it isn't too common. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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    1. Hope you like it! I enjoyed reading it!

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