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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

When 16-year-old Scarlett Wakefield transfers from St. Tabby’s to Wakefield Hall Collegiate, she is relieved that no one knows her dark, haunting secret.

A few months ago, Scarlett was invited to an elite party with a guest list full of the hottest names in British society, including Dan McAndrew. Before the party, Scarlett had only imagined what it would be like to have her first kiss with Dan, but on the penthouse terrace, Dan leaned in close and she no longer had to wonder. Their kiss was beautiful and perfect and magical, and then . . .

Dan McAndrew took his last breath as she held him in her arms.
No one knows how or why Dan died, and everyone at St. Tabby’s believes Scarlett had something to do with it. But now that she’s safely hidden away at Wakefield Hall, Scarlett would rather forget that it ever happened. Only she can’t. Especially when she receives an anonymous note that will set her on the path to clearing her name and finding out what really happened to the first and last boy she kissed.

What i thought: What a fascinating story! this book was VERY well written, and i think this book is for all teens, despite the age of the characters, and the length of this book (its really short). The only thing that bothered me was how sometimes the story was slow, and since it was such a short book, that really effected what i thought. so about three fourths was very gripping and exciting/hooking, but the other 1/4 was entirely slow and uninteresting.
Lauren Henderson writes a wonderful story of a girl caught up in the desire to be part of the in crowd and having it going terribly wrong. The reader will keep wondering how Dan died and what Scarlett will do about it in the end. The mystery will keep you guessing until the final chapter. And the way Henderson crafts the story leaves it wide open for a sequel for Scarlett.

Its a fun blend of mean british girls, stuck up friends, and a whirlwind of mystery that builds up through the entire story. Fans of Libba Bray's books will enjoy this british murder mystery as well, and the ending will leave you gasping in anticipation for the sequel.
The breath-taking sequel was also released this month, on the same day as Kiss Me Kill Me.

Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson


After discovering that someone saw what looked like Dan’s emergency EpiPen in A-lister Plum’s designer handbag, Scarlett and her tough American sidekick, Taylor, sneak into a posh London nightclub, where Plum has a private table. Scarlett is stunned to discover a piece of evidence that might implicate another girl in Plum’s exclusive circle, Lucy Raleigh. Which means Scarlett must cast a wider net in order to catch the right suspect.

Back at school, groundskeeper Jase is hoping to take Scarlett’s mind off her troubles with some heart-stopping kisses. Scarlett can’t help but feel guilty for indulging in romantic rendezvous when she should be hunting down Dan’s killer. However, once Scarlett finds out how Lucy is connected to Dan, she knows she must drop everything and travel to the McAndrew estate in Scotland to hunt for more clues. But when she arrives, Scarlett becomes the target of a dangerous hunt herself.

ohmigod i need to read this!



The Book Obsession said...

I NEED to read this book, it's a must.
I have so many books in my room that need to be read I'm like suffocating, lol.

simply nerdy book reviews said...

haha. me too, Lizzie, me too. lmao

Ashley said...

I just picked this one up at the library yesterday!

Kd said...

I have heard good and bad things about this book. I guess I am going to have to read it to find out. :D


simply nerdy book reviews said...

haha. i thought it was pretty good.

Bookworm said...

OMG it looks soooo good, I'm def. getting it from my library! And I got the sequel in the mail!

Unknown said...

I have heard so many mixed reviews on this book. I still want to read it though! :)

Katie said...

I just finished reading both these books and I LOVED them.


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