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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

REVIEW for Kisses and Lies



TITLE: Kisses and Lies

AUTHOR: Lauren Henderson

GENRE: YA

RATING: 3 Stars

I have just finished reading Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson. Henderson wrote a pre-quel to this book called Kiss Me Kill Me.

I think I should have read this one before reading Kisses and Lies as I think it would have helped me situate myself more in this book. While some sequels do not necessarily to be read in order, I do not feel this was the case in this one.

Dan is now dead and Scarlett is relieved to discover that she is not responsible for his death, however, she needs to find out who killed him, how exactly and why.Enlisting the help of her sidekick and friend Taylor, the duo basically travel to Europe and other parts of the world to find the killer and the answers.

Through all of her sleuthing, Scarlett manages to find love and romance in the form of Jase, who works at her boarding school.While the writing is quite fun and the characters of Scarlett and Taylor are fun, tough and smart (always a huge plus for me), I found the storyline a bit much to believe. Maybe I should be able to suspend my disbelief, but at times, some of the stunts and situations are just too much for me.

As I said, perhaps some of this would make more sense to me if I had read the first book and this YA is a cute read - but I just did not love it.

7 comments:

wendy said...

This sounds good, and again - I love the cover!

Cindy said...

Thanks for the review and also thanks for the heads up about the prequel. Can't wait to read it.

Alea said...

I actually just finished the first book this morning, Kiss Me Kill Me. It pretty much just ends and I would assume picks back up in this book.

Meljprincess said...

I read books out of order all the time. It's kind of a bummer when you have to read them in order. Hmmm...perhaps I'm disorderly. *g*

Kristie said...

I am like that sometimes too. I have a hard time suspending reality and it can impact my grading of a book.

Sue A. said...

I also read books out of order. So I prefer books in series that can be read as stand alones, otherwise I probably won't bother with it.

Leslie said...

Great post!!

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