Under the Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland [Book Review]


Under the Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland

Release Date: January 23, 2016

Genre:Young Adult |Contemporary Romance


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 would like to thank Suzanne Sutherland for sending me an ARC of this book. I reviewed it honestly just liked I promised.”

Music + Games = Awesome! That’s how I first saw Under the Dusty Moon. Another promising YA Novel of 2016. The plot has been given a good thought that will make the readers give it a shot.\

  • Did I like this book?

Yes! I like it. But as it goes on my adrenaline for the book decreases. 😦

  • Why or Why Not?

The story dragged on reaching the middle part. Mickey being so childish she looked like a child rather than a mother. I thought she would mature but no. The character development is slow. It ended abruptly too.

  • What was the best part of the book?

The best part was how it showed the reality of life. That there are moms who can’t still move on from their teenage life since they had their kid during those times. We can tell them to be responsible and be a mother for their kids sake BUT we can’t blame them for being like that because their teenage days has been taken from them abruptly. Let’s just kindly remind them that whatever they do would not just affect them but also it is on their kids. That they must be cautious in making their choices.

Also Vicky shows how some teenagers roll in life. Wanting something that they can’t have. Dreaming is one free privilege that they can have. I have been there done that so I know how it felt wanting something you can never ever have. When raised by a parent/s that is always going out for work the kids can off the track. But she showed us how to live a life having your own shadow. The consequences of neglecting your friend over a love interest is very bad. Being your true to yourself will make someone love you unconditionally so remember that, nail it! ❤

  • Would I recommend to friends?

Hmmm.. This is a tough one. I personally liked and not liked it both. But if you assess the book deeply, it has its own message to say. I would recommend this to someone who loves to read between the lines. Light reading for this book is not advisable.


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