Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

Book review #30
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
Rating: Four stars (refer to the rating system on the right)

Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

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? 

The Naughty List was one of the cutest books I've ever read. Although cute, adorable, sweet, and light just make up one part of the book. The other half consists of, crime-busting, hard-core spying, and cheater reports. The two aspects combined created a fun and unique book. The Naughty List contained just the right amount of everything making it a perfect light read.

Tessa is the captain of the Smitten Kittens cheer squad, which is also secretly spies for hire which catches cheaters in action. And when I say in action I mean actually in action, as in staking out houses in the middle of the night, spying on dates, and so on. Everything's going great until Tessa's boyfriend, aka one of the few boy not the naughty list, starts acting suspicious. Then Christian and Chloe, the two new kids, start to shake things up.

Tessa was a bit over the top at times, with trying to be perfect all the time, but she really was a sweet person. It's hard to imagine not liking Tessa. She's just one of those people who wants the best for everyone. Her and Aiden were too adorable together. I really liked Aiden and even though he showed some sneaky behavior, I always rooted for him. Let's just say I had high expectations for him. I really don't know why, but I liked Christian, the "bad" kid. I kind of wanted Tessa to like him as well.

I loved the crime fighting  scenes! They were so fun. It was kind of crazy how far they went at times, but that's what made it so enjoyable. It was really refreshing to see some type of report (donation form, cheater report, suspects etc.) at the beginning of each chapter. I really can't stop gushing from how cute this book was! I think I've already mentioned that a couple of times. It was really funny how Tessa used other words instead of cuss words such as cinnamon toast crunch, gingersnaps, queen of sheba, and then of course there's strawberry smoothie. Some people might get annoyed by this, but I was very entertained.

The ending wasn't too perfect, it was just right. I'm so happy there's going to be a sequel! I can't wait to see what happens next. This is definitely a very unique story. You are definitely going to become very attach to all the characters and the plot.  It will be very hard to put down. Why wouldn't you pick this one up?


Juju at Tales of said...

Love the review :)

Michael Phelps said...

Hi Sarah,

I am a Writer of Detective and Crime novels, and do not ordinarily read YA fiction. But your Review of "The Naughty List" was great, and would make me buy this book. You have a keen insight into writing a book Review that tells people what they can expect.

Thank You, and continued success in your reading.

Michael Phelps

Jan von Harz said...

This is the first review I have read about this book. I enjoyed reading your thoughts, and will have to add this to my wish list. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Gah, this review is so good and makes me want to read this one even more! I still haven't gotten to it although I read the first page and laughed a bunch of times so I'm expecting great things. :)

Emily said...

Sounds like a fun read! =]

Good review!

Christina T said...

Nice review. I thought the book was okay-good but not great. I did like the humorous parts. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Great review! This really was a great fun read and I'm so looking forward to reading the sequel, too. I'm pretty sure there is going to be 4 books in all :)

Daisy Whitney said...

This book is great! Glad you liked it too!

iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

I really want to read this book, it just sounds better with each review. I actually thought this book was more fluff than anything else, but I guess there's crime fighting scenes too!!! Sounds like my kind of book, Great Review!!!

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