Now is not the time for Carmen to fall in love. Two weeks before the most important violin competition of her career, she has bigger things to worry about—like growing out of that suffocating “child prodigy” label, and not disappointing her mother. But it isn’t just the wrong time. It’s the wrong guy. Jeremy is Carmen’s most talented rival, and according to her mother, he’s only interested in one thing: winning.There is no cover available at the moment for Jessica Martinez's Virtuosity but that's totally fine. That synopsis by itself was very effective in reeling me in. Virtuosity is on my list of Top Five Books Of 2011 that I'm dying for and I'm very excited to see what kind of cover it'll have in the future.
He isn’t the only one.
Carmen is so desperate to win she takes anti-anxiety drugs to control performance nerves. But what started a year ago as an easy fix is now a hungry addiction. Her mother insists now is not the time to quit, but Carmen is sick of not feeling anything on stage and even more sick of doing what she’s told.
But in the end, it isn’t love or drugs that derail Carmen. When the darker side of the classical music industry and her mother's ambition collide, Carmen is presented with a moral dilemma, forcing her to choose between her career and her love for music.
Note: If you haven't noticed already, there's a feedburner on my left sidebar for the blog. I didn't know how to set that up but I finally got around to learning and for anyone that wants to suscribe to my site (eek! that sounds so cool), now you have the option to. :)