Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kiss Me Kill Me

Book Review #7
Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
Rating: Three stars (refer to the rating system on the right)

 Sixteen year old, Scarlett transfers from St. Tabby’s to Wakefield Hall Collegiate, after having a traumatizing experience six months earlier. Scarlett, a former gymnast, had two best friends and wasn't really in the popular crowd. One day, the head of the popular group invites Scarlett to an elite party. Scarlett having a huge crush on Dan, ditches her two friends, to get closer to her dream boy. While at the party, on the penthouse deck, Dan leans in and kisses Scarlett, while Scarlett gets the perfect first kiss, Dan  took his last breath as she held him in her arms. No one knows how or why Dan died, but everyone at St. Tabby’s believes Scarlett was the main reason. Scarlett becomes the outcast at school; to a point where she transfers to Wakefield Hall Collegiate, where her grandmother is the headmaster. 

For the first half of the book, I really felt sorry for Scarlett, she had no friends whatsoever, her parents are dead, the teachers and students are even harder on her because her grandmother runs the school, and on top of that she has to keep up with the extra hard schoolwork. Although I felt bad for Scarlett, it was annoying  how much she complained and felt sorry for herself, instead of trying to make it better. The book got a lot better in the second half, when the mystery finally came into play. Scarlett finally made a new friend who helps her really discover what happened to Dan and even met a new guy. Although I was extremely disappointed with the ending of the book, the mystery wasn't fully solved, leaving you in need of the sequel. The sequel did just come out, (Kisses and Lies) and it is definitely on my books to read list. Overall, Kiss Me Kill Me wasn't the best book in the world, but it wasn't bad. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and romance books.

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