Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You
ARC provided by the publisher—Tor.com—in exchange for an honest review.
Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scott Alan Moore
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You would’ve been a better novella if I was the right audience for the genre.
I’ll keep this review very brief. If it weren’t due to the fact that I was given an ARC for this book, I honestly wouldn’t have read it. It’s not that the novella sounds bad but more because it’s totally outside of my usual SFF read. In fact, it was so different from my reading preferences that I don’t even know what genre this novella actually belongs to; maybe thriller and supernatural but you might want to take my review for this book with a grain of salt. However, despite me being the wrong audience for the novella, I still had quite a good time with it.
The main character of the novella is a music blogger and the story began when he found out about this new band called Beautiful Remorse that released a new track each day with the result of causing a ridiculously strange, addictive, and powerful effect for any of the listener; the main character then decided to investigate this phenomenon. The novella tells a good story about music, obsession, violence, trance, and madness; Moore did a good job in portraying these themes to the reader with a very fast pacing that I imagine fans of the genre will find a hard time putting it down.
But like I said, this is simply not my kind of book. The characters didn’t feel fleshed out because the book was completely plot-driven for a faster pacing. Plus, despite finishing it pretty quickly, the story didn’t have any lasting impression on me; in the end, I found the overall experience of reading the book to be just okay.
That said, I still would recommend Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You to anyone who’s looking for a short and good thrilling read. It did keep me hooked at times and I envision readers of the genre will have a much better experience with the novella than me.
Official release date: February 5th, 2019
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