Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review: Kisses and Lies - Lauren Henderson

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 5 stars
Cover Rating: 3 stars I like how the positions and the colors, but it's still a little...meh)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: January 13, 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 309 p.
Sequel to Kiss Me Kill Me

Scarlett is still on the hunt to figure out the mystery of Dan's death. She hasn't been able to let it go since he died in her arms, from a fatal kiss. Luckily Scarlett has a friend and sidekick, Taylor. Scarlett and Taylor Hunt down leads that take them to posh clubs and scary castles. Scarlett still isn't sure who couldv'e have wanted to kill Dan enough to actual do it. Meanwhile, Jase Barnes, the groundskeepers son, is doing quite a fine job of taking Scarlett's mind of Dan, at least for a few moments at a time. Scarlett doesn't want to get too involved until she's solved this mystery, because she knows that it will be on her mind until she can put it to rest. To solve this case though she may have to go somewhere she never thought she would be able to, and she may just have to go it alone...

Oh my goodness do I want to read the next book like right now. This was such a  fantastic book. Callum = completely swoonworthy *le sigh*. Anyways. Lauren Henderson once again takes the reader on a trip through the mystery that is Dan's death. Lauren Henderson has spot on pacing so you can savor each page, but can't bear to put it down until you've reached the teeth-grating end. I love how the action is potrayed in this novel, it has almost a scientific feel to it. The action is precise and not at all dramatic like in most novels. Scarlett is a gymnast and uses all the training she's endured to kick some serious butt in a show-offy sort of way. ;) Seriously though she is amazing and I love how realistic the things she does are. I mean, even when she's swinging from tress and bounding through a forest it doesn't surprise you, because she's so nimble and sporty. Jase Barnes is also truly a fantastic love interest, it sucks that Scarlett's mind is so preoccupied with Dan's death, because Jase is completely into her. Scarlett can't seem to stay away from him either though! I just absolutely adored this book, Lauren Henderson is a fantastic writer and these novels real show off her talent. If you still haven't started this series, please, check it out soon!

First Line:
"'Show me something!' Dan says."

Favorite Line:
"'Farting like drains—'"   

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