(Spoiler-free) eARC Review – Under the Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland



Author: Suzanne Sutherland 

Release: February 2016

Genre: Comtemporary 

Reading timeline: 19 Jan 2016 – 5 Feb 2016


Recently, an author, Suzanne Sutherland, kindly gave me an ARC ebook version of Under the Dusty Moon per my request. Unfortunately she didn’t have enough of the physical copy of the book, but who minds?! 


β€œShe’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 β€” with a poorly chosen boyfriend in tow β€” 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 always try my best to give a spoiler-free review! So you can enjoy reading the book and my review with ease πŸ™‚



I have to say this to bring my point across, so everyone don’t be offended- I think Under the Dusty Moon is even better than some Contemporary books like Paper Town

Paper Town is way too overrated and Under the Dusty Moon is just too underrated. GIVE SUZANNE SUTHERLAND SOME ATTENTION PLEASE! 

Plot development: The plot unfolds kind of slowly-slower than I’d liked it to be, but I was still pumped to continue. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep reading since I was afraid it would get boring but luckily for me, it didn’t. 

Character Built: It isn’t often that new authors are able to capture the readers with the characters and not the story plot. I think Suzanne has done and amazing job and doing just that! 

Really wished that I would have the physical copy to share with my friends though πŸ˜›

I’m sure it could be even more captivating, but I still like it a lot! πŸ™‚ You should really try and read it! It would be better than you’d expect it to be. 

Awesome or nah:


( 3 ‘Vic&Mic’ out of 5)

Get Under the Dusty Moon here


Have a wonderful day!

Love, JiaMing ❀️