Sep 22, 2009

Kiss Me Kill Me- Lauren Henderson

Kiss Me Kill Me- Lauren Henderson

From Goodreads-
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.

When I picked up Kiss Me Kill Me, I was a little skeptical about it. The description on the back cover was intriguing, but I was worried that it would be ridiculously far-fetched. Well, it wasn't hard to believe, but it still left me indifferent because the story was so rushed.

First, Dan obviously dies right away, because the story is about what happens to Scarlett after Dan dies while kissing her, but he still is a big part of the story, and mystery. That is why I was surprised the author really doesn't give us much on Dan. We know he's popular, and cute, but that's it.

The story seemed somewhat disjointed, and I think it was because the story was so hurried. Scarlett kisses Dan, he dies, then she's off to Wakefield Hall, it really feels like pieces are missing. The ending is so abrupt, its disappointing. It ends right when you start to actually care about the story.

Kiss Me Kill Me is a quick read, that does draw you in, but at the end. It wasn't a waste of time, but IMO it could have been done better. Luckily, there is a sequel, Kisses and Lies out, and the reviews for it are great. Most say the sequel is better than the first, so I'm going to give the sequel a try.

Rating: 2.5/5

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    Don't you just hate that when a story falls kind of short of what you expected? I am doing your 1001 Books to read challenge. I have finished 2 books from the list:
    Middlesex - Jeffery Eugenides
    The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
    I will be reading City of God - E.L. Doctrorow for October. Have a great day!



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