Thursday, June 30, 2011

Forgotten by Cat Patrick | Review

Forgotten by Cat Patrick | ReviewForgotten by Cat Patrick
Published by Little Brown on June 7, 2011
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
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5 Stars

Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.

When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

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Wow! Cat Patrick’s debut novel is even more amazing than I thought it would be. It was not at all what I expected and I was hooked from the very first page. I read the whole book in one sitting and now I am just wondering what Cat Patrick has planned next so I can add it to my wishlist!

London Lane remembers the future but not the past. Every night she must leave herself notes of things she must remember for the next day. Life is not easy for her and it gets even harder when new guy Luke Henry shows up. London starts getting very disturbing memories the day of Luke’s appearance. They all have to do with a funeral but London doesn’t know anything about it. Whose is it? When is it? And why is Luke the only person not in her memories from the future?

Forgotten is such a unique story. I was drawn to it from the summary but even that isn’t a good enough description of what the book really is about. It’s a love story, a psychological drama, a very gripping mystery, and so much more. I think it holds great appeal for readers of all age and genre. =)

London was a great character but I felt horrible for what she had to go through. All the notes and things seemed like so much work but otherwise she wouldn’t remember anything. Seeing her go through the not knowing if she knew someone or already had a certain conversation was sad. She was strong though and luckily she had a pretty great mom and a wonderful guy to help her through things. Her mom actually had a pretty big role which I greatly enjoyed. I would love to see more parents like London’s mom in YA books. And Luke! Oh boy! Don’t even get me started. He was amazing. Their first date…so cute. I couldn’t get enough of him.

Overall, Forgotten is one of my favorite debuts so far this year. I know this one will be going to the top of my list of recommendations!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth | Review

Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth | ReviewDivergent by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #1
Published by Harper Teen on May 3, 2011
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 496
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5 Stars

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

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Divergent has been compared to The Hunger Games a lot in the past few weeks. I have heard many people say they thought it was better than The Hunger Games. I didn’t think that was possible but I was wrong. Divergent is a completely new dystopian novel that I could not put down and it definitely ranks right up there with The Hunger Games.

Beatrice Prior has always felt like she didn’t belong in Abnegation. She didn’t know where she would fit in but she knew she had to try to figure it out. When she chose her new faction she had no idea just what she was getting into but she knew it felt right. Just like her feelings for a member of her new faction feel right. But something big is happening in the factions and Tris has no idea exactly what her role in it will be. And what she soon finds out is that it may not be her choice.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Divergent. I didn’t have much time to read when I first started it so I only read about 20 pages at that point. I found it interesting but nothing too special and nothing that really made me want to read more. When I finally had time to read more, I completely changed my mind. I couldn’t stop reading and I was dying for more. The first 20 pages are no indication of how the rest of the book will go.

Tris is a fabulous heroine. She started out as a bit of a wimp but she quickly grew out of that. She became brave and strong and watching her grow made it more real. Christina, Will, Al, Four, Uriah, and all the rest were great characters as well but Tris definitely was the best. I loved her! (And Four!)

Overall, Divergent is a brilliant debut that I want more of. I never thought a 496 page book would be too short for me but this one was. =)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Personal Demons (Personal Demons #1) by Lisa Desrochers | Review

Personal Demons (Personal Demons #1) by Lisa Desrochers | ReviewPersonal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Series: Personal Demons #1
Published by Tor Teen on September 14, 2010
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 365
Format: Paperback
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Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance---even her closest friends---and it seems as if her senior year is going to be more of the same . . . until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him.
What she doesn't know is that Luc is on a mission. He's been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie's soul. It should be easy---all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn't stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can't be far behind. And sure enough, it's not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie's soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.

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Personal Demons is a unique take on the angels and demons debate.  I have always been in love with angels but this book has made me rethink that attitude.  I am Team Luc all the way!

Frannie Cavanaugh’s life is perfectly normal until Luc Cain shows up.  Luc is not like any guy she has ever met and she can’t help but be drawn to him.  Then Gabe shows up.  He’s just as mysterious as Luc but where Luc is dark and dangerous, Gabe is goodness and light.  What Frannie doesn’t know is that Luc and Gabe are battling against each other for something; her soul.

At first I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Personal Demons.  I had a hard time getting into it.  There wasn’t a whole lot going on in the beginning but that quickly changed.  After about the first 50 pages I couldn’t put the book down and now I’m dying for more.  Lisa Desrochers knew just how to end the book and leave readers wanting more.

The characters were both the best and worst part of the book.  Luc and Frannie were great and very well-developed.  That is where it stopped though.  Gabe was confusing.  I never felt like I understood him and I didn’t know what he felt about Frannie.  I wanted more depth to him.  Same with Frannie’s friends, Taylor and Riley.  Taylor seemed like a bitch for most of the book.  She didn’t seem at all like a good friend.

Overall, Personal Demons had its flaws but the good parts outweighed them.  Lisa Desrochers has a fabulous debut and the sequel, Original Sin, can’t be released soon enough.

What others are saying about Personal Demons:

Down The Rabbit Hole’s review: “Unique characters, a strong dual perspective and a divine struggle combine to make one hell of a debut novel!”

Forever Lost In Books’ review: “The writing was really well-paced; not too fast and not too slow, which, I like.”

Vampire Book Club’s review: “If you like love triangles and really just want some hot guys fighting over a nice girl, then Personal Demons will be a good quick read for you.”

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1) by Kiersten White | Review

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1) by Kiersten White | ReviewParanormalcy by Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #1
Published by Harper Teen on August 31, 2010
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 352
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5 Stars

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

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I had heard that Kiersten White’s debut novel was good but I had no idea just how good until I read it.  This year has been full of fantastic debuts and Kiersten White’s is another one to add to the list.

Evie has always wanted to be normal.  She has always wanted to belong.  Working for the International Paranormalcy Containment Agency means that will never happen.  She will always be alone.  Then she meets Lend.  Well, actually, she captures him.  At first she just wants someone her own age to hang out with but eventually she just wants Lend.  Too bad something out there is killing paranormals and Evie has to find out what it is before it’s too late.

Paranormalcy isn’t one of those books that starts off with a lot of action but it does start off with a lot of humor.  Evie seemed lonely a lot of the time but it didn’t seem to stop her from cracking jokes.  I liked that about her.  In the beginning it was one of the few things I liked about her but she did grow on me as I got more into the book.  Lend, on the other hand, I liked from the start.  He wasn’t the typical love interest which intrigued me.  He was insecure, alone, and actually kind of vulnerable.  It was nice to read about a more realistic guy.

The faeries were what made the book really interesting.  They had a major role in the story but they confused me a lot of the time.  They did finally become a little more clear at the end but I was lost at some parts.  The faery prophecy was very unique though and I definitely want to know more about it in the next book.

Overall, Paranormalcy is a fabulous book with a kick-ass heroine (the pink taser is awesome).  If you haven’t already checked this one out, do so NOW!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa | Review

The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa | ReviewThe Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Published by Harlequin Teen on February 1, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 363
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5 Stars

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

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I have read many tales of faery. In fact, I am kind of tired of them so I didn’t expect to like The Iron King. And I didn’t like it. I loved it! Julie Kagawa has taken readers past the usual and straight into a world of the fantastical.

Meghan Chase has always had trouble fitting in at school and at home. It seems like people just forget about her. All except for her best friend Robbie Goodfell. On her sixteenth birthday Meghan begins to realize why. She is not human. She is in fact the daughter of a faery king and someone in the faery world has kidnapped her little brother. She must save him and to do that she needs the help of her best friend, Robbie, and his worst enemy, Ash, prince of the Winter court. The only problem is, as the journey goes on, Ash doesn’t seem as icy as he first appeared.

TEAM ASH! No offense to Puck but he just holds no appeal for me. Ash was sexy and mysterious and kind of heartbroken. I didn’t like him at first because he seemed cruel but as the book went on I got to see the other side of him and I fell in love. Puck was cute and funny but more in a brotherly kind of way. Meghan seemed to look at him like he was always going to be there but their relationship wouldn’t change. I liked them all but Ash was the best. Maybe even better than Meghan. Don’t get me wrong, Meghan was great but I would have liked her to be a little more fierce. She always relied on Ash or Puck to get her out of bad situations but maybe in the next book that will change.

The characters in the book were great but they weren’t the best. The creatures of the faery world were the absolute best. They were super creepy and scary but some of them were kind of funny. I liked the mix of creatures and no two seemed alike. I also liked how Julie Kagawa incorporated the characters from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but then brought in futuristic stuff. It wasn’t a retelling though because there was nothing about The Iron King that wasn’t completely unique.

Overall, if you can’t tell from my praise-filled review, I loved The Iron King. Faery tale lovers everywhere will enjoy this one. =]

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1) by Kimberly Derting | Review

The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1) by Kimberly Derting | ReviewThe Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Series: The Body Finder #1
Published by Harper Teen on March 16, 2010
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover
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5 Stars

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... and becoming his prey herself.

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OMG! What can I possibly say about a book as awesome as The Body Finder? I had read reviews for it so I knew people liked it before I read it but I never thought it would be that good. Kimberly Derting’s debut novel totally blew me away.

Violet’s ability to sense the dead is unlike anything I have ever read about. It was super creepy but I couldn’t help but keep reading. As Violet was drawn into the murders of local teenage girls the book became even more impossible to put down. And it was pretty impossible to put down from the beginning. The story was so fast-paced and brilliantly written.

The characters were probably the best part of the book. The subject is so morbid but I found myself laughing at so many things in The Body Finder. Jay was cute, cocky, and incredibly clever. He made me laugh the most but Violet’s other friends, Claire and Chelsea, were close seconds. Claire was so clueless and Chelsea was more than happy to point it out. Of course, Violet was also great but in completely different ways. She was insecure in everyday life but she was brave in hunting down a killer. I liked her contradictory nature.

Overall, The Body Finder should go straight to the top of everyone’s to-read list. I can’t recommend it enough and I can’t wait for more from Kimberly Derting. The Body Finder has earned a permanent place on my list of favorites.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson | Review

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson | ReviewThe Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Published by Dial Books For Young Readers on March 9, 2010
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 288
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5 Stars

Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life - and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole wide world exploding.

This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable.

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The Sky Is Everywhere was beyond extraordinary. I was completely drawn in and blown away. I didn’t want to put it down to go to sleep but I wanted to stop so it wouldn’t end. I absolutely loved Jandy Nelson’s debut novel.The writing in The Sky Is Everywhere was gorgeous. I would quote some of my favorite lines but there were just too many. This review would be pages long. As I was reading the book I sometimes had to stop to savor the writing. I can’t do justice to it. You will have to read it for yourself.

Lennie was a great character but she was only on of many. I loved her, Gram, Big, Joe, Toby, Sarah, pretty much everybody. They were so unique and most of them were hilarious. I really felt like I connected with Lennie the most, though. She was so confused and she felt guilty for every small bit of happiness that she got. Gram, Big, and Toby were also sad but Lennie was completely torn apart. Joe and Sarah were great friends who did all they could to help her through it.

I don’t want to give away anything about the book but I will say that it was a quick story. I tore through the book and the plot never once dragged. I don’t think there was a single thing about The Sky Is Everywhere that disappointed me.

Overall, The Sky Is Everywhere is a new favorite for me. Jandy Nelson’s debut is spectacular and it goes straight to the top of my recommendation list. I can’t wait for more from this new author.

What others are saying about The Sky Is Everywhere:

The Book Smugglers’ review: “Jandy Nelson’s Debut is incredible, I loved it and I can’t recommend it enough.”

The Flyleaf Review’s review: “This book has wormed its way into my heart, just like Joe wormed his way into the heart of Lennie and her family, and I think it is going to be a very long time before I am able to “move on.””

Alexa Loves Books’ review: “Jandy Nelson wrote an incredibly lovely story, and I certainly think The Sky is Everywhere is worth a read.”

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins | Review

Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins | ReviewHex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #1
Published by Disney Hyperion on March 2, 2010
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 336
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5 Stars

When Sophie Mercer turned thirteen, she discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-Gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hecate Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fae, and shapeshifters. By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard. Three powerful enemies who look like supermodels; a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock; a creepy, tag-along ghost; and a new roommate, who happens to be the most-hated person and only vampire on campus. Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her friend Jenna is the number one suspect.

Meanwhile, Sophie has a more personal shock to grapple with. Not only is her father the head of the prodigium council, he's the most powerful warlock in the world, and Sophie is his heir. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all prodigium, especially her.

picadillyblueHex Hall, Rachel Hawkins’ debut novel, was fantastic! I could not stop reading it and now I really want to read the sequel. Everything about the book was great and it is definitely being added to my list of favorite books.

Sophie Mercer is a witch. She’s not exactly good at it though, so she is sent to Hecate Hall, where she won’t run the risk of exposing witches to the world. Hecate Hall is not where she wants to spend her next two years but she is stuck so she might as well make the best of it. She befriends Jenna, the only vampire student, develops a futile crush on Archer, a very good looking warlock, and makes enemies of the only coven of dark witches at the school, including Archer’s girlfriend. It seems like nothing else could possibly go wrong but then the attacks start. And Sophie may be next.

Sophie was actually a pretty funny character. She was kind of clueless and I loved her for it. I could really relate to what she was going through, the whole trying to fit in thing. She just kept making mistakes and they all had me laughing. I really loved how she took control, though. She realized that she wouldn’t get any better without practice so that’s what she did. She was a strong heroine that I found myself rooting for!

The plot was great. I couldn’t guess who or what was attacking the students. And that wasn’t the only surprise thrown in. Let’s just say that Archer had a bit of a secret that I never saw coming. It threw me for a loop. After reading that, I have to have the sequel. I want to know what happens and I want to know now.

Overall, Hex Hall is a great paranormal book that has a little bit of everything thrown in. Rachel Hawkins did an amazing job with her debut and the sequel is one that I am dying to get my hands on.

What others are saying about Hex Hall:

The Book Smugglers’ review: “This is a much better book than its premise.”

Dark Faerie Tales’ review: “Laced with mystery, adventure and an adorable romance; this book was impossible to put down.”

NYX Book Reviews’ review: “I really liked the ideas Ms Hawkins had, and her world sounds interesting.”

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver | Review

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver | ReviewBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Published by Harper Teen on March 2, 2010
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 470
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5 Stars

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

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I have no words to describe Before I Fall. It’s an absolutely stunning debut novel that I couldn’t put down. I never wanted it to end and not that I have finished it, I can’t stop thinking about it.February 12 is a normal day for Sam Kingston, right up to the part where she dies. What’s even weirder is that she wakes up the next day. Except it’s not the next day, it’s the same day and Sam gets to live it over. In fact, she gets to live it over seven times. Each day is exactly the same as the original except for what Sam does. Sam has the power to change everything about that day and maybe even save her own life.

Sam was not someone I liked to begin with. In fact, I couldn’t stand her or her friends. They were all so mean and full of themselves. I almost gave up reading because I didn’t like them but boy am I glad I stuck it out. I don’t think the story would have had nearly as much impact if Sam was a good person to begin with. It just wouldn’t have worked. I get that now but it did bug me in the beginning.

The story itself was amazing. It was so unique. It was really cool to see how changing one little thing can change the whole course of things. It’s not something I have ever thought about in depth but I don’t think I will be able to stop myself now. =]

Overall, Before I Fall is a beautiful debut novel that I will be buying a finished copy of. I also recommend that everyone do the same thing because it is one book you will want to read over and over again. I know my review didn’t do it justice so you should read it and find out for yourself how great it is!

What others are saying about Before I Fall:

Rather Be Reading’s review: “Please, if you haven’t read Before I Fall, stop what you’re doing right this second and start reading it.”

Book.Blog.Bake’s review: “Going back to the days of high school is not exactly fun, but Before I Fall does a terrific job of really exploring a teenager’s identity.”

Steph The Bookworm’s review: “Anyways, I enjoyed the book not because of Sam’s sudden change of heart; I enjoyed it because it was well written with very three-dimensional characters and an interesting concept.”

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Naughty List (The Naughty List #1) by Suzanne Young | Review

The Naughty List (The Naughty List #1) by Suzanne Young | ReviewThe Naughty List by Suzanne Young
Series: The Naughty List
Published by Razorbill on February 4, 2010
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 272
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5 Stars

As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn?t enough responsibility! Tessa Crimson's the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad turned spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn't be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty! When Tessa's own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa's sneaky ways end in catastrophe?

The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it?

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The Naughty List is one of the best chick-lit books I have ever read. It was the perfect mix of romance, spying, and cheerleading. Once I started it, I could not put it down. It was just too cute.

Tessa Crimson is not just the head cheerleader of the Smitten Kittens. She is the leader of the SOS (society of Smitten Kittens). She and her fellow cheerleaders investigate suspected cheaters for the girls of their school. The sad thing is, every boy they have investigated has been found guilty. Are there any boys left who don’t cheat? And what happens when Tessa’s perfect boyfriend, Aiden, shows up on the naughty list?

So basically the whole book is about cheating. At first, that seemed a little depressing to me but Suzanne Young made it perfect. It was just the right mix of serious and funny. Each case was a bit different and each method for catching the cheater was pretty comical. Tessa and the SOS really knew what they were doing but they still got themselves into some crazy situations.

Also, each character was unique. I loved them all, even Christian who wasn’t the best person. Okay wait, I didn’t like Chloe but the rest I did. I couldn’t even find one good thing about her. Tessa was a great leader and a great heroine. She was super easy to relate to and she had flaws, like every other person in the world. Also, I loved Aiden! He was so cute and sweet. I want one! I do have to say, though, that Kira was my favorite. She made the book so much more funny than if she hadn’t been in it. I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the things she said and did.

Overall, The Naughty List is a book to buy and Suzanne Young is an author to look out for. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I was to read more about Tessa, Aiden, Kira, and the rest. And I want to read it NOW!!!