Saturday, March 14, 2015

Until the Beat Stops
by Stella Mowen

Pages: 282
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Follow James Franklin as he documents the inspirational story of Lilac Hawthorn and her four best friends as they build a startup designed to remind each of us to embrace every day as the beautiful gift it is – filled with music, art and everlasting moments.

Live, Love, Believe, Create … Until the Beat Stops.



Kritters Thoughts:  James Franklin is a documentarian and is hired to follow these five friends and entrepreneurs who created this community/website to allow people to create a lasting memory for their family members during their lives and after they are gone.  James interviews all of the friends individually to get the history of The First Hill and the book concludes at a party where the five friends come together to spend time together.

I thought this was a new way to do a friendship story and I enjoyed the different approach.  With having an outsider narrate and provide the story, I did feel a little removed from the story and not as connected as I would have been if one of the friends had told the story.  

I did love how within the interviews, the author allowed the characters to take the story back in time with such detail.  I loved the twists and turns and although I may have predicted one or two, it was still interesting to see how the characters would react to the secrets revealed.

Overall this one was in my good category.  If you really get into the friendship stories, this one is different which makes it worth the read.


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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