[Tour Stop: Review & Giveaway] Motocross Me by Cheyanne Young

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Motocross Me
Author: Cheyanne Young
Publisher: 336Love
Publication Date: June 26th, 2013
Genre: YA – Contemporary

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.

Review:

What feels like the weirdest night of my life floats naturally through this house, as if random guests are an everyday thing and leftover lasagna is the cure for every ailment. An hour ago I didn’t belong anywhere in the world, and now I’ve been recharged with several hugs and one forehead kiss, and there’s a bed upstairs with clean sheets on it just for me. Sometimes the dumbest thing you’ve ever done is actually a work of genius in disguise.

The motocross concept is what got me hooked in the first place. Honestly, I knew absolutely nothing about motocross before I read this book. I was as clueless as Hana when it comes to this sport and luckily there are some explanations about motocross terms so I wasn’t as lost as I initially thought. The explanations are done nicely without being too info-dumpy so I was able to process the information.

Hana is an okay main character, but I had mixed feelings with her. I think the author successfully portrays her as a teenage girl who has this massive crush on a guy, the way Hana pays attention to her appearance whenever she wants to see her crush. While Hana didn’t really stand out to me as a character, I really liked her friendship with Shelby. Shelby just seems like an awesome girl who is fun to be with. I think she’s quite mature but can be overenthusiastic as well, like when it comes to motocross obviously! The other secondary characters such as Molly and Teig are likable too. 
There’s a love triangle blooming between Hana, Ash (Shelby’s twin) and Ryan. Ash is – hands down – my favorite character in this book. He may look like a criminal with those dreadlocks, but in the inside… he’s pure goodness! He’s kind-hearted and definitely not an arrogant jerk. He’s honest, patient and just like Shelby, Ash is also mature to the point that he thinks that “looks aren’t everything”. 

“Sorry Shell, I just don’t want you changing anything about yourself to win the attention of a guy. Especially a motocross guy.” He [Ash] puts his forehead to hers for a moment. “You’re way too good for that, okay?” 

Ryan is the complete opposite of Ash. He is clean-cut and handsome too but his attitude is way too arrogant for my taste. I felt the romance is a bit rushed and I think Hana falls in love – or extreme attraction whatever that is – too fast that I had difficulty buying it. However, I really liked how this book ends, it concludes the story well. Overall, it’s a nice and light and enjoyable summer read. 🙂
Rating:

3 Cakes

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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8 comments

  1. Good for you to try something new! I know a bit about Motocross because my own dad used to race and I used to have my own bike. I think I would feel nostalgic reading this 🙂 Don’t like arrogant love interests, though. Thanks for an honest review, Kezia!

    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland

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    1. Wow! Your dad is a motocross racer? That’s so cool! 😀

      Yeah, arrogant love interests are too generic and annoying. I can’t believe there are so many of them out there in YA books…

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  2. Wow–what I fun concept! Just like you I got no idea what the heck motocross is. And the synopsis didn’t please me that well but I think your review made it sound much better. Ash seems like the one I would pick too. ;D Unlike arrogant guys which–I have to admit–aren’t the best guys to be with. Just saying, just saying!

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  3. Great review! This book sounds just perfect for summer! Such a shame the giveaway isn’t international! :'(

    I’m glad that you loved a couple of the characters even though you didn’t quite love the MC. This book does sound really original so I’m certainly intrigued! I have NO idea what motocross is. :3

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    1. Rachel I get what you meant about the giveaway 🙁 We international bloggers suffer a lot LOL.

      Bahaha I didn’t too! I know a bit thanks to this book!

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