The Heartbreakers (Heartbreak Chronicles Series #1)

The Heartbreakers (Heartbreak Chronicles Series #1)

by Ali Novak


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"Swoon worthy! I fell in love with Oliver Perry so fast! This book is feels inducing...I loved every single page!" —Anna Todd, New York Times bestelling author of the After series

"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara-even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. She's totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again.

Except, Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry — lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer?

Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world.

"When I wasn't reading this book, it was all I wanted to be doing. Adorably romantic and fun! I loved it." —Kasie West author of The Distance Between Us

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492612568
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Series: Heartbreak Chronicles Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 156,525
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: HL780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ali Novak writes contemporary young adult romance and is a recent graduate of the University of Madison Wisconsin's creative writing program. She wrote her first full length novel, My Life with the Walter Boys, at the age of fifteen. Since posting the story online, it has received more than 33 million reads and is now published by Sourcebooks Fire.

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The Heartbreakers 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I started this book this morning and could not put it down till I finished it. The book has a power of putting a spell on you. Once you pick it up the spell is done and you cant put it down until you finish it. I love this book. The characters are so sweet, kind, funny, and you instantly fall in love with them. I recommend this book to anyone who loves romance and just great story in general. -CandyLover101
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally a story with an amazing ending! Not like any story you will see today. A true insightful book that I love to no end. There needs to be more like this. DN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I heard that this author has a few more books on the other band members perspectives on an app available on apple devices called Wappad! So excited!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is is just as good as her last book, or even better! It such a fun quick summer read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished the first four characters on Watt pad and really want to read more, but if it is as good as her other books, I'm sure it will have me crying one moment, then laughing my butt off the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are really into the whole boyband thing like me then you will probably like this book. It is so cute and cheesy i just love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! They should make another book to my life with the walter boys too .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! One of the best books ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it or youll be missing out on a greak book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was ready to give this one up as a wasted purchase, but had read the excerpt in another book and HAD to know what happened between Stella and Oliver. Long story short, I cried during some of it. The characters were all so real and relatable, with such well written personalities, that I felt like I could picture myself being friends with them. The subplot of Caras diagnosis was heart wrenching and those scenes were some of the most emotionally charged to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!
Naty More than 1 year ago
When Stella met Oliver for the first time she didn’t know who he was. And after a fun night spend with the Heartbreakers, her sister Cara’s favourite music band, Stella’s life will change forever. She is been stuck in life too afraid to live after Cara’s been diagnosed with cancer, but working with the Heartbreakers and havin the chance to know Oliver will help her set free and pursue her dreams again. This is a sweet story about, love, family and friendship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was one of the best books I've ever read!!!! And I'm not even that into books!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a fun book! A great cast of characters and super sweet. A nice, quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know whats its abou but i seen great reveiws and i want to read it and i dont have enough money for it
JulianaMae More than 1 year ago
Having a love of boy bands myself, I was really excited about this book. It sounded right up my alley. The fact that on the first page there's a Kirkus Reviews quote that says, “...Fans of boy bands will be on this like tattoos on Harry Styles's chest,” made my directioner heart sing, “Yesssss.” It was very fan fic-y at first, which isn't really a bad thing, just a slightly obvious thing at some points I thought. I was glad Stella and Oliver met in Starbucks first and made a genuine connection as people, though. Of course, everyone saw it coming that this mysterious boy she met was clearly going to be the Oliver. I resented Stella a smidge in the beginning, especially at the signing. Seriously, you're going to stand in line and knock the boys you're about to suck up to and ask a favor for in a minute? As someone who has stood in line to meet celebrities myself, it kind of pissed me off. The whole first day they met was kind of frustrating. It was a bit predictable and I wanted to yell at Stella for acting like such a snob. After that, I felt it transitioned really quickly from her family back to the Heartbreakers. There's not a lot with her family, and I feel like it would have been nice to get the little in-between bits. Not just with her family, either. The Heartbreakers has a good story line, but it's like it only highlights the major plot points, and basically completely skips over the rest. I truly think it could have been a few books, but they wanted to mash it into one. It's really choppy, and I feel like her relationship with Oliver sort of comes out of the blue. Not that we weren't expecting it, but I wish there was a bigger buildup. I have one more complaint, which is that Stella did not arrange for The Heartbreaks to meet Cara. Like, what the heck? That's totally, completely unfair. Cara is obsessed with them, Stella didn't even like them, but she's the one spending all the time with them. I understand they're busy, and it's a very nice thing Stella and Drew did for Cara, but if I were in Cara's shoes, I'd be hoping for a little something more than some signed merch. On the good side, I like reading about the boy band world. I love all the drama and excitement, but then that they're still mostly normal guys. I like the incorporation of Stella's choices and passion and confusion about her photography and her life. I love that she has a support system in the three boys who mostly act like her brothers, and the one who's interested in her. All the members of The Heartbreakers are completely loveable. This book kept me turning the pages, and the ending was pretty marvelous. I'm anxious for the rest of the series. If you're into more serious reading, I'd look for another book. If you're into fantasizing and fan-girling, though, I'd definitely give this book a shot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is probably the best book I've ever read. I couldnt put it down. I just wanted to find out what happens next. In my opinion they should make movie out of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most enjoyable book I have ever read! It was so interesting that I never wanted to put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books
PolarbearRM More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books ever! So interesting. It definitely hooks you in from the first moment you start reading. If you like this book then you should definitely read the Backstage Pass series or the book Map to the Stars!
Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book fro free has in no way altered my opinion or review. I love how this book starts out: girl meets boy, there's a connection, and then she believes she will never see him again. Imagine Stella's surprise when it turns out he's the lead singer in her sister's favorite band. Of course she has no interest in him, she's only wants the band's autograph for her sister who has cancer. She wants to do this one thing for her. But then things seem to tumble out of control and she suddenly finds herself falling for him. I like Stella's character a lot. She's confident and no bones. When she's hired to be the band's photographer, she's all about the job. Oliver just wants to be another face in the crowd. But that's hard when you're one of the most recognizable guys in a famous band. So when Stella has no idea who he is, he can't help but feel a pull to him. And as he slowly includes her in the band's antics, they form a friendship and bond. I like the friendship that Oliver and Stella form in this book. They do things together to get to know each other so there's more than just the attraction piece. And I like how the other band members kind of include Stella in things. She's part of their pranks and their discussions, it's kind of sweet how they pretty much make her an honorary member of the band. I can definitely see the other band members getting their own stories. And the chemistry between Oliver and Stella is easy to see. The writing in this book flows easily. I would definitely check out other titles by this author. And the theme of family and friendship is perfect. It's light hearted and loving. This story was sweet and cute. If you enjoyed any of Entangled's Backstage Pass books, then you will enjoy Stella and Oliver's story.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak was a story about finding yourself. Stella's life had revolved around her sister, Cara's, sickness. While she really does want to be there for her sister because she blames herself for the cancer not being caught earlier, she also has used it as a crutch to hide behind when it comes to getting her life started. Meeting Oliver changes everything. Suddenly, she's presented with an opportunity that's too good to pass up. Once she's on the road with The Heartbreakers, they all become very close. I enjoyed the friendships that developed between Stella and all the band members as much as I enjoyed the romance. They all had some growing up to do, and they helped each other along the way. We should all be so lucky to have this kind of support system. The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak was kindly provided to me by the publisher for review. The opinions are my own.