[Blog Tour] Heartbreak Symphony – Laekan Zea Kemp

Heartbreak Symphony by Laekan Zea Kemp
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: April 5, 2022

Thank you TBR and Beyond Tours for providing me with an e-copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion.

Clap When You Land meets On the Come Up in this heart-gripping story about navigating first love
and overcoming grief through the power of music.
Aarón Medrano has been haunted by the onstage persona of his favorite musician ever since his
mother passed away. He seems to know all of Aarón’s deepest fears, like that his brain doesn’t work
the way it should and that’s why his brother and father seems to be pushing him away. He thinks his
ticket out is a scholarship to the prestigious Acadia School of Music. That is, if he can avoid blowing
his audition.
Mia Villanueva has a haunting of her own and it’s the only family heirloom her parents left her:
doubt. It’s the reason she can’t overcome her stage fright or believe that her music is worth making
Even though her trumpet teacher tells her she has a gift, she’s not sure if she’ll ever figure out how
to use it or if she’s even deserving of it in the first place.
When Aarón and Mia cross paths, Aarón sees a chance to get close to the girl he’s had a crush on for
years and to finally feel connected to someone since losing his mother. Mia sees a chance to hold
herself accountable by making them both face their fears, and hopefully make their dreams come
true. But soon they’ll realize there’s something much scarier than getting up on stage -falling in love
with a broken heart.

This novel was intense. A story about grief, family, identity, immigration and deportation, love, confidence and music. It was heartbreaking for some part, I wasn’t expecting this at all. Aaron and Mia are two beautiful and strong characters who gets closer thanks to their music. They are ready to help their community, to help during a big protest who can be dangerous. This book deals with quite heavy topics, but it’s beautiful to read and I felt really attached and involved in the story and to the characters. I felt all the emotions they were feeling- stress, sadness, joy, panic, and more.

When I had decided to take part in this blog tour I did not even read the blurb, it was the beautiful cover that just caught my eye. I’m very pleased I got to read it.

About the Author:

Laekan Zea Kemp is a writer living in Austin, Texas. Her debut novel, Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet was a 2021 Pura Belpré Honor Recipient. In addition to writing she’s also the creator and host of the Author Pep Talks podcast, as well as a contributor to the Las Musas podcast. She has three objectives when it comes to storytelling: to make people laugh, cry, and crave Mexican food. Her work celebrates Chicane grit, resilience, creativity, and joy while exploring themes of identity and
mental health.

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4/5 ⭐️

Morgane. x

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