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Blog Tour: Motocross Me by Cheyanne Young {Review, Playlist,+ Giveaway}

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Welcome to my stop on the Motocross Me tour hosted by Itching For Books!
Today I am excited to share my review, playlist and a giveaway with you!


Motocross Me
     by: Cheyanne Young

Publication Date: June 26, 2013
Publisher: 336Love
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: e-ARC received from IFB and the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 252 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars


When Hana Fisher moves to the small town of Mixon, Texas to live with her dad, she dreads having to work at the boring pile of dirt he fondly calls a motocross track. But when she gets there, she finds the rinky-dink dirt bike track from her childhood has grown into the most respected racing track in the state.

Now popular by association, Hana endures the pain and sweat of working in the summer heat in order to fit in with a sport she’s growing to love. She gets a real family, a best friend and not just one, but two of the fastest racers trying to win her heart.

When Hana abuses her status as the track owner’s daughter to help the gorgeous Ryan Russo cheat in the biggest race of the year, she risks more than just losing her job. Every good thing in her life is at stake now- her friends, her dad’s trust, and Ash Carter- the kind-hearted racer who may not be as alluring as Ryan, but is proof that nice guys don’t always finish last.


My Review:

Ok, who remembers that movie on Disney Channel about motocross? Motocrossed? I loved that movie. So, when I read the summary of this book I had to be a part of the tour. I really enjoyed this book. I loved learning more about motocross and I think it had some really great lessons to go along with it. This is a young adult novel and there is definitely some teen drama involved.

The story is about Hana, a girl who escapes to her dad's for the summer as she is fighting with her mother. Hana's dad owns a motocross track and Hana instantly gets swept up into the motocross world. She helps work at the track where she meets the gorgeous Ryan, who she easily develops a crush on. Ryan was not very likeable for me and I was suspicious of his intentions the whole way through. He is confident, cocky, and flirtatious. I never once felt he really liked Hana- I felt like he was using her for some higher purpose. She also meets Shelby and her twin brother Ash, who is also a motocross racer. Ash is nice, kind, and just an overall good guy. He likes Hana, but unfortunately she is too busy mooning over Ryan to really take notice. She does find him attractive though (even with the dreads!). Shelby and Hana end up becoming good friends, which was exactly what Hana needed. She had someone to gossip with about guys and share clothes with and Shelby, who wasn't exactly a tomboy, is a motocross kid, but hanging out with Hana really excited her and brought her out of her shell.

So Ryan or Ash? Well, that's easy. Ash! He's a good kid, he's a gentleman, doesn't care about how Hana dresses or how much make up she wears, and he is just a genuine guy.

I liked Hana well enough- but I did find her to be self-absorbed at points. (She's a high school girl! Most high school kids are quite egocentric.) She would tend to zone in on certain things, not paying the least bit of attention to outside factors going on around her. She did flip flop a bit between boys which irritated me, because I really felt like she had her decision made. She just wasn't getting the reception she needed from the one she wanted, which made her question things.

I thought the pacing in this story went extremely well- I didn't reach that point where I was turning pages to just get to more action. I think Cheyanne did a great job of keeping the reader engaged. The world of motocross is just so neat and interesting so I couldn't help but get excited when Hana was spending time at the track.

 This story shows Hana that sometimes the thing you think you want the most is the one thing you need the least. She learns that people can be manipulative to get what they want, but she also learns that the best people don't have to come from money and that appearances don't matter. It's what's inside that counts.

My one hang up? I needed more kissing. :)

This is a cute summer read and I would recommend if you're looking for something light and fun.



My Playlist:

1. I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace (Opening scenes: this song reminds me of Hana's frustration with her mom)

2. Kick it in the Sticks by Brantley Gilbert (Hanging out at the track)

3. See You Again by Miley Cyrus (Hana's wanting to see Ryan again)

4. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen (After she gives her number to Ryan)

5. Nice Guys Finish Last by Green Day (Ash's anthem- racing against Ryan)

6. One Thing by One Direction (Describes Hana's feelings for Ryan)

7. Broken by Lifehouse (At the hospital with the Carters/scene in Ash's room)

8. Counting Stars by OneRepublic (Hana thinking about Ash)

9. Complicated by Avril Lavigne (Scene in the garage with Ash and Hana)

10. Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not by Thompson Square (Also the scene in the garage)

11. Thinking of You by Katy Perry (While Hana is at the lake party with Ryan)

12. I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons (When Ash brings Hana home from the lake)

13. Feel Good Drag by Anberlin (Just an upbeat song to get you hyped for Nationals)

14. I Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin (Ash and Ryan's pissing contest)

15. What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts (After Ash finds out about Hana and Ryan's kiss)

16. Miss You by Foster the People (After everything goes down at Nationals)

17. Perfect Time of Day by Howie Day (end of the book)





About the Author:

Cheyanne is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, Xbox and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her daughter, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world.








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11 comments

  1. I know what I'm listening to today! Thank you darling : )

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  2. Great review and awesome playlist! You rocked that. So many awesome songs!! :-)

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  3. Good review. I loved that movie too :) Nice playlist!

    Thanks for participating!

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  4. I remember that movie from Disney channel!!!!!! <-- yes, that many exclamation marks were needed. Because I loved that movie. haha. =) This sounds like a fun read! And, great playlist!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! Making the playlist was hard work, but SO fun!

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  5. Very awesome playlist. I knew someone could create one for this book! :)

    (Told you, Cheyanne! :p)

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    1. Thanks Nikki! :) I had so much fun making one, even though it was challenging. (I have way too much music to go through!)

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    2. This is a great playlist! I don't know why I can't come up with my own, lol! Thanks Jessica!

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