Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review: Casey Barnes Eponymous by E.A. Rigg

Title: Casey Barnes Eponymous
Author: E.A. Rigg
Published: January 1st 2012
Source: Won
Genre: Young Adult
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Caution: May contain spoilers
It's three weeks into the school year when music junkie Casey Barnes gets a second chance with her mysterious, heartbreaking ex-boyfriend. She comes up with a plan to win him back, but it soon spins out of control as rivalries, revelations about him, and music itself all start to collide. For Casey the newfound attention means learning the difference between wanting center stage and actually being on it.

~synopsis from Goodreads
My Thoughts:

It took me a year to finally get to this one after winning it in a giveaway. I’ve been wanting to get to it since the story interested me because of my love of music.

In the beginning, I’m not sure how to think about Casey. She is bizarre in her train of thought and manner of speaking. The way she interacts with people makes it hard to understand where she stands. She was really funny, although quite irritating at the same time. It was hard to follow her thinking since she bounces around in her thoughts and feelings often. But, this is her personality after all, so there’s nothing wrong with that. It was just hard to keep up with as a reader sometimes.

I thought the music references and her playlists were pretty cool. I’ll have to go back through and jot down some of the song titles to look them up sometime. Otherwise, there’s not too much else to say. The side stories were a little off the wall, and a few of the things Casey did were thoroughly confusing. The romantic element to the story was all over. I had no idea what to expect in the end.

Casey Barnes Eponymous was a crazy novel. I’m not even sure what the central plot was supposed to be in the end. I thought E.A. Rigg did a great job when it came to the humor and music. The possibility of confusion aside, it is a pretty good read.

My Rating:


  1. Going by the summary your review seemed to fit my impression of the book perfectly. It's kinda exactly how you'd expect a book about music and love to go :)

    1. You know what, you're absolutely right! I never thought of it that way. :)


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