American Girl On Saturn

American Girl On Saturn

by Nikki Godwin

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When an attempt is made on the lives of Canadian boy band, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The Branson sisters are preparing for a summer of beach vacations, pool parties, and festivals.

The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their secret-service-agent dad volunteered to hide the their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but teens Chloe and Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148608561
Publisher: Nikki Godwin
Publication date: 08/29/2013
Series: Branson Sisters , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 339
File size: 375 KB

About the Author

Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author. Her books are usually about surfers, musicians, or M/M romances. She can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, and music by Hawthorne Heights. When not writing, she internet-stalks her favorite bands and keeps tabs on surf competitions. Her favorite surfer is Gabriel Medina, but Conner Coffin is a close second. If you ever get her started on surfing or music, she'll never shut up. You've been warned.

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American Girl On Saturn 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot quit fangirling about this book! To say I loved it would be a huge understatement. While reading American Girl on Saturn I was telling everyone I ran into that day about it because I was loving every single word! Then the next couple days, still talking, talking, talking, to everyone about how funny and clever I thought it was. It was so fun and entertaining but in addition, I think there are a couple of personal reasons this book was so enjoyable for me. First, I have admittedly been in love with music, and bands, and members of bands, pretty much my entire life. I still almost cry when I see Bon Jovi hit the stage, but it wasn't Jon I liked best. Richie Sambora. He was my guy. When I would buy my tickets I was always specific "Are they on the 'Richie side' of the stage?" I think we have all been there at one time or another. American Girl on Saturn will take you into feeling how much you love or loved your version of Richie Sambora, and make you feel like this is what it would be like to live with that famous piece of awesomeness for a summer. Secondly, I live with my own version of Emery, the 5 year old girl in this book that is the biggest "Saturnite" this side of Jupiter! My 8 year Coconut is a HUGE "Belieber" (Justin Bieber fan) and "Directioner" (One Direction fan) as well as her latest, being a "Mahomie" (Austin Mahone fan). Yeah, I know all about the fangirling that goes on for these guys! I also know the other side given to us by Aralie and Chloe. My 12 year old Tucan would rather DIE that be seen listening, dancing to, or wearing anything from a band that Coconut likes with the exception of perhaps a very few songs here and there. Admit to being a fan though.....NEVER! The same basically goes for my almost 16 year old Banana. He's definitely not going there! The characters in this book were AMAZING. The more I think about them the more I love them! I give full props to Nikki for NAILING every single character! To write all three of the sisters in the story with their differing characteristics, as well as 5 guys who are all different and quirky in so many ways yet still get along like brothers was a pleasure to experience. The humor, and timing of it, was so well done that it made this story such a fun time. I love getting taken away when I read and this story did that for me without reservation. While reading, everything going on was so real. I kept thinking things like "I wish I could hear what their music sounds like" or "I wish I could really see this band perform". Wanting them to be real was just pulling at me. I love the power a book has to draw this kind of emotion from someone.American Girl on Saturn moves along very well. There was never a dull moment or lull in the story and definatly never a time I willingly wanted to put it down. I was so glad when my errands were done for the day so I could just sit and read and enjoy it without interruption! I have to admit as well, that toward the end I was a little emotional. The story, the characters, the good times, I really didn't want it all to end. Books like this are like a cool glass of water in the middle of the dessert and I just want more, more, more! I am sure it will come as no surprise that I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It is a wonderful Young Adult book as well as one I myself will be reading again soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chloe has just graduated college and is ready to go on vacation with her sister, Aralie, and her best friend Paige. All of that has come to a stop when they are under lockdown with the Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn. They all feel like their summer is ruined, besides their almost 6 year old sister Emery, and hate that the boys are coming. That is, until they meet them. Aralie and Chloe end up in a romance with the boys and finally understand what it means to be a Saturnite. I really don't know what to say about this book. I know I say this quite a bit, but this book blew my breath away. I'm not even into boybands, but lets just say a certain someone was spending hours watching Youtube videos of One Direction just to get some fangirl time for myself. I really wish Spaceships Around Saturn was a real band, I would love to stalk them as well. I have wanted to read this book since I first heard about it and impatiently waited for it. Then I got asked to do a blog tour for the book and I jumped on it with no questions asked. I am SOOO SOOO SOOO glad I did. I am now buying the book in hardcopy just so I can have it with me for always. I love romance books, but I find so many of them are ones that you bite your nails through the whole thing just to see if they end up together or not, there is always some sort of drama. In this book, what I love the most is that you get the romance the whole book through. You get to watch Chloe and Milo blossom into something wonderful from the beginning. I love that about it. You do get some mystery though, but from Aralie instead. You try to find out through the enitre book who she is with because you get so many clues that could lead to two different boys. The characters throughout the book you learn to love, or hate some. Deacon, Chloe's ex-boyfriend you learn to despise all because Chloe wouldn't sleep with him. So part of the drama through the book entails stuff because of him. Then there is Paige, Chloe's friend who you are unsure about through most of the book, then later you get to find out why. Then of course there is little Emery, the 5 year old, almost 6 year old little sister. Emery is in love with the band, especially Benji Baccarini. She follows the poor guy through the whole book, its adorable. Aralie is a little more temperamental of the sisters. She gets angry easy and goes more for the bad boys. Chloe is the opposite. She likes the "boring" guys that are sweet and thoughtful without pushing for anything more. Now....for the band. There is Noah, Benji, Jules, Tate, and of course, Milo. You get to learn all their different personalities and I love that. It isn't a group of guys that all act the same. Each boy is different but yet they all compliment each other in the group. They work well together. There is not only romance in this book but there is also wonderful friendships that blossom too. I can say Noah becomes a wonderful friend for Chloe, as someone else becomes a good friend to Aralie. I can't say who because it will give away who she ends up with. The romance flows throughout the book and I swooned through the whole thing for Milo. I even tweeted Nikki when I finished saying I needed more Milo. I wanted the book to just keep going. She has such an easy flow to her writing and you can follow all of it in your head. I could picture all the boys, their tattoos, the Branson sisters, as well as the whole house they are locked down in. I have nothing at all bad to say about this book. It is definitely in my top three books I have read this year and I am very tempted to go ahead and pick it up and read it again. It isn't every day that I can not only say I loved a book, but be able to say that I have nothing negative about it at all. I sat here for a while even trying to find something for you all, but I just couldn't. I am definitely fangirling for Milo and have to say poor Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss has now been bumped down to the number 2 slot, Milo has taken over the top!
SabTheBookEater More than 1 year ago
FIVE REASONS WHY AMERICAN GIRL ON SATURN IS A MUST-READ 1. The romance. Come on. Of course we're looking for an awesome romance. Fortunately, this book gives readers exactly that... AND MORE! (I thought I was done with the freaky fan girl stuff) Chloe and Milo had amaaazing chemistry! I love that their love story actually took time to blossom despite having only 2 weeks to get to know each other and spend time together. The first night they bonded was my absolute favorite. There's nothing better than a really cute guy flirting with you subtly while you both snack on milk and Oreos. Yep! Milk, Oreos, really cute guy... HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE THIS? I also like how they tried to keep their relationship a secret and how they sneaked around just to get some alone time. It was sweet all around. 2. The humor. Most of the things that got me laughing out loud came from the youngest in the Branson family - Emery. The little Saturnite was really funny! I laughed at how she described one of the boys who smoked, Jules, as smelling like "crushed ladybugs." Or when she referred to Twitter and Youtube as "the Twitter" and "the Youtube." It was so adorable and funny! And whenever Emery would freak out and get all possessive of her favorite band member, Benji Baccarini, she'd say things that were already funny but would even be funnier because it came from a five/six year old. The other sister, Aralie, was also a blast! She's totally snarky, which I love! Whenever she'd say "Benji Bikini" I'd laugh, not because the nickname they gave him is that funny but because of how she often said it with a mocking tone. The boys were also as funny with their bromances and witty dialogues. 3. The fun. The boys and the girls did whatever they could to make the lockdown more fun. They hung out by the pool, played Twister (which ended up pretty nice for Chloe and Milo. Tee hee), hide and seek - you know, normal people stuff. But what's cool about this was the fact that the boys weren't just like anybody else. They're celebrities! And they hung out with the girls like regular, fun-loving dudes. They even came up with this super cute surprise for the girls towards the end. That was super cool. 4. The boy band. I am, admittedly, boy band crazy. This book is literally one of my crazy dreams. I'm not kidding! I've always wondered what it would be like to meet and be chums with a wildly popular boy band. Reading this really gave me intense feels. I love that the girls had insider info on the guys. It's like every fan girl's DREAM... well, aside from dating/marrying someone in a boy band that is. 5. The hangover. And this is the part where I tell you all THIS IS A 5-STAR BOOK!!! Why? Because, dude, I got a freaking hangover and I'm pretty sure you will too! I just couldn't get enough of the Branson sisters and Spaceships Around Saturn. I want to see how their lives turn out after the lockdown. How can they possibly go back to normal after an experience like that?! How can I go back to normal after reading this?! SO YEAH. Go pick up American Girl on Saturn. The writing's really good and the story's even better. What's not to like? (P.S. I'm not normally this crazy, I swear)
Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
What a fun book!! Though I may be slightly older than the characters in this book, and may betoo old to be totally fangirling over a boyband story, I have to say I completely adored this book to pieces. I devoured it. I loved every second… and then some. What a fantastic story! At first glance I wasn’t sure about this synopsis. But the cover really had me interested (I’m such a sucker for a fabulous cover!) so I had to see what this story was all about. And yay, it was just as fantastic as the cover! This story surrounds three sisters: Chloe, Aralie and Emery, whose father is in the Secret Service. After gunshots are fired at a boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, while they are on stage, this dad decides the band will go into lockdown until they’ve figured out who the culprit is… and the lockdown will be in his house. This forces the Branson family to also be on lockdown of sorts so there isn’t a chance one of the sisters will slip and disclose their secret. Emery, the youngest daughter at just 5 years old, is completely in love with one of the members of the band, and can’t contain her excitement when she learns of the situation. Chloe and Aralie, however, who are teenagers and less than eager to be stuck with these guys, are nowhere near happy about this. They have to cancel their plans for the summer and lie to their friends, all so these guys will be safe. The characters in this story were spectacular!! Emery was so adorable I just wanted to squeeze her cheeks through my Kindle. Aralie had a major attitude full of snarkiness galore, but I absolutely loved that spunky girl. Chloe was more even-tempered, though insecure at times, and was outright hilarious! “God, Chloe. Lame much? They don’t care about sleep. They run on caffeine, adrenaline, Oreos, and magic boyband juice from Saturn.” And, of course, we can’t forget about the band… such a silly group of guys! For famous boys who are used to girls screaming and drooling all over them, these boys were surprisingly down to earth and normal, with a bit of a “star quality” mixed in for good measure.  ;) “Emery has enlightened me on all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 1) Noah is a jerkface – Emery’s words – until he has his strawberry milk each day, but then he’s fun. That’s what Benji told her anyway. 2) Tate laughs at everything. 3) Milo is way too serious and acts like a grownup. Emery says he’s really boring. 4) Benji sings in the shower. 5) Jules smells like crushed ladybugs, but I’m pretty sure it’s his cigarettes that Emery smells on him.” The romance in the story was my kind of romance, in that it wasn’t all sappy and lovey-dovey. It was more fun than anything. Sneaking around for Oreo dates, visits in a tree house, and late-night swims. So perfect! I was wholeheartedly invested in these characters and their lives. This story was so fun, I didn’t want it to end. I may have shed a happy tear or two upon reaching the ending. If this band was real, I would have no trouble admitting to being a Saturite.  :) #IWantToBeaBransonSister
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. LOVED it! It was such a fun, cute read that made me long for the days I was a middle/high schooler swooning over my favorite boybands- NKOTB, BSB, Nsync, etc. So to say I could completely understand where Chloe was coming from is an understatement. Godwin has done a great job of creating likeable, memorable characters as well as a story that is funny, witty, and refreshing. If you have ever been a hardcore fangirl like I was, you will adore this story! Chloe and Aralie Branson are looking forward to their summer vacation. The plans are made and they are ready to own the summer. The last thing they plan on is for their secret service father to drop the bomb that they will actually have to give up their summer plans to go on lockdown with one of the most popular boybands in the world. Chloe and Aralie are quite unhappy with this- at first. They aren't fans of the band like their adorable little sister Emery is. Yet, sometimes you have to take one for the team and both of them do just that. However, the more time they spend with the guys, the more they realize that maybe this *isn't* actually the worst summer of their lives, especially as some become friends, some a little more, but ultimately they become like family. I really liked Chloe as our protagonist. She's a sweet character who, after just having graduated high school, is feeling a bit burned. Her boyfriend broke up with her and her friends ditched her. She now really only has a couple of friends left to call her own. While she doesn't fangirl over Spaceships Around Saturn, she certainly appreciates the fact that they are good-looking. Chloe finds herself becoming attracted to Milo, the caramel-eyed serious one of the group. I was obsessed with JC from Nsync, and Milo reminded me a lot of him- the serious rule follower, yet utterly passionate about the band and their music. Chloe's inner monologue was awesome throughout the book. I loved hearing her thoughts because she cracked me up more often than not! "He eases onto the armrest, and the scent of his body wash makes my head swim. Can you faint from awesome boy scent?" (e-ARC 16) "I hope Mom and Godfrey stay indoors until this round of Twister is over. This position isn't quite so PG-13. Oh God, I'd completely collapse on the plastic and die if Mom walked outside and saw me practically pinned underneath Milo. It's not my fault, Mom. It was right hand on red!" (e-ARC 56) While Chloe prefers a screaming rock band to these guys, she can't help but get a little starstruck herself upon meeting the guys for the first time. Aralie, the middle sister (who is at least 16 or 17) also could care less about these guys. Aralie was a lot of fun too. She's full of spunk and tends to fly off at the mouth. Her bluntness is one of my favorite things about her. I also loved her constant fighting with Julian or Jules, the band's bad boy. These two are constantly at each other's throats and end up in screaming matches. "Then what talent does Jules have? I didn't hear his name in your little instrument list, and he sure as hell doesn't have the best voice of you guys." Finally, there is little Emery. She's is the ultimate Saturnite. At 5 years old, she knows everything about the guys and is obsessed with Benji Baccarini, the frontman of SAS. She even makes Chloe follow them on Twitter so she can keep up with them. She's adorable for the most part, but definitely can get on everyone's nerves. Yet for being so young, Emery is incredibly perceptive and it is difficult to keep her out of the loop. How could we have a book about hot guys staying with two pretty girls and not expect some romantic entanglements?! Milo and Chloe are both very obviously into each other. They spend their nights meeting up and just spending time together, talking and forming a real relationship. They decide to keep it secret, as Milo is the one who follows what management says and girlfriends aren't really part of the boyband plan. These two are just uber sweet together and I really liked reading their alone scenes. Aralie's relationship is not the main focal point, and we do a lot of guessing as to who she might be involved with. And I totally approved. Overall, this is more than a book about a boyband. It's about three girls, five guys and a summer none of them will never forget.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
Light, sweet, and so much fun! American Girl on Saturn is a book for every girl who has ever loved a boy band and dreamed of meeting them. I absolutely adored this book! It was just wonderful. This book is every fangirl's dream. I wasn't even much of a fangirl, usually preferring fictional characters to real people (which I kind of still do). But, I have to admit, I still dreamed of meeting my favorite boyband. And, this book was the epitome of every girl's (fangirl or not) fantasy. It was fun, light, and truly enjoyable to read. I loved how all the characters in this book were individuals. They were all distinct and loved every one of them. Chloe was a wonderful heroine. She was a very grounded, down-to-earth kind of girl, but even she was starstruck when confronted with 5 super cute, super famous guys. She was a likable heroine that was easy to relate to. I thought she was a great character and I really liked her. Milo was Chloe's love interest and he was SO sweet! I adored him. He was sweet and adorable and swoon-worthy. Not to mention, how super attractive he sounds. Honestly, I can't say more about him, other than that he was perfect. The romance with Chloe and Milo was super sweet. These two were adorable together. It was the kind of cute romance that just makes you smile as you read it. I thought they were a lovely couple. Emery was adorable. She was a super fangirl and she wasn't shy about it. She was really cute and endearing and I really liked her. Aralie was also wonderful. She had one hell of a temper on her, but she was intensely loyal to what she loved, be it her favorite rock band or her sisters. I thought she was great. Now, the other Spaceships Around Saturn boys. As I said, Milo was wonderful, and the other guys were just as great. Noah was hilarious and always made things fun. Ben was very sweet and I loved how nice he was to Emery, when he must have been annoyed from her clinging. Jules was a bad boy with an attitude problem, but he still had his shining moments and I really liked him. Tate was really cute and sweet. I liked all the the Saturn boys. I so wish they were real. For those who know One Direction, here is a nice parallel that can tell you more about the boys than I can. Milo=Liam. Jules=Zayne. Ben=Harry. Noah=Louis. Tate=Niall. I'm not sure if that's what the author intended, but it worked out rather nicely, especially for any Directioners out there :) The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. This book was just so much fun to read. I was literally smiling the entire way through. By the time I was done reading, my cheeks hurt from how much I smiled. This book was just so fun and light and wonderful. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. I'm so glad there will be another book about SAS because I definitely haven't gotten enough of these boys. Can't wait for book 2! American Girl on Saturn was a super fun, light, sweet YA romance. I absolutely loved this book! It was so wonderful and just perfect. Lovers of YA romance, this is a book you'll want to pick up. And to every girl who has ever dreamed of meeting her favorite boyband, you definitely have to read this.  *I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
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MyFamHrtBookRvw More than 1 year ago
Okay when I first read the title I thought hmmm this is going to be something about a girl going to the planet, some dystopian type thing LOL Boy oh boy was I wrong. Boy bands, lock downs, secret budding relationships, annoying 5 year old sisters, hilariously funny moments, back stabbing best friends, nasty ex boyfriends, oh man this book just has a bit of everything and so excellently written.   Two teenage sisters being put on lockdown in their home with a boy band that their 5 year old sister is just head over heals with – now that is summer torture if I ever heard of it. Okay well maybe not completely. I mean when they finally meet the band and oh that hottie Milo (okay, okay I know he is only 20 but come on I was young once lol). I found myself laughing throughout almost this entire book. Especially all the antics and stuff that 5 year old Emery puts the adorable Benji “Bikini” Baccarini through. That poor guy can’t get a break from her infatuation but does an awesome job handling her.   And I found a new description for the smell of cigarette smoke “crushed ladybugs” LOL leave it to a 5 year old. Or what about describing guys as colored scarves so your little sister doesn't catch on. Joke was on Aralie and Chloe on that one, never assume because they are 5 they don’t know what is going on – boy does she out everyone and the fall out is absolutely comical I laughed so hard thank goodness I was on my lunch break.   I give the author props on this one for taking a boy band, girlfanatic child, teenage girls and all the works and including someone out to maybe hurt one of the band members and a summer of being locked up under one roof to bring out the drama on both a girls side and guys side. Oh boy it was fun reading these guys. Milo ever so mature and serious (but a real hottie), Jules another cutie but the bad boy of the bunch (or so you think). Noah always a wise comeback and great best friend for a girl, or Tate now that one is just funny loves to always say it was “someone else” ROFL. Tate and Noah though great cover guys those two.   This is an absolutely phenomenal Young Adult book with a look into the lives of a family full of girls being forced into lockdown with an internationally famous pop band and all the sacrifices and changes they have to go through, and the realizations that they come to. Blossoming romances, torturous little sisters and just down right humor. A+++ for this book. I even sort of hope there is another one I would love to see what becomes of Aralie and Jules and of course Chloe and Milo.
TheDaydreamer3 More than 1 year ago
With five boys and 3 girls in lockdown,there is at least one match sure to light and get the fire started. I liked all the Characters, but I particularly liked Chloe and Milo.The reason is simple, they are mature for their age.Do note that I said mature,NOT boring.Some people tend to get confused on this difference. I liked Jules drama and expected it in a way.Also the reality-like feel of the book with all the gossip,false stories,rumours and references to actual bands and singers. The whole story was really entertaining and captivating.Read the whole 339 in a sitting. As the story progresses we get to know the boys better with fake twitter feeds on the fridge,Twister games,a 5 -year -old -girl -made -us -do -it activities and the most exciting for me : Secret dates at midnight or Sunset. American Girl on Saturn blew me away to a Saturnite Land where there is a mansion with 5 really cute boys and 3 girls and lockdown and an infinite supply of Oreos and strawberry milk with no way back, not that I mind. My only regret is not knowing if there is more on this Saturnite Land to explore and my only biggest fear is that there isn't more. I recommend this book to those who like: romance,YA,summer fun,boybands,secret crushes,and boyfriends,a summer read and the list goes on... I have to say,this was my favorite book I read all summer ;)