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?
I'm a seventeen year old Muslim girl living in Kentucky. Coming from a huge family, I tend to be a bit shy, but never afraid to speak my mind. Growing up without a TV in the house, I willingly turned to books. Ever since I've been a proud book-aholic. Since I love reading I decided to write a review on every book I read (mostly YA fiction) from here on out to share my thoughts and opinions. I love comments and am open to any book suggestions :)