Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith + GIVEAWAY

Source: Purchased hardback

My Summary:

Leah is the third sister, the pink sister, in a row of perfect valedictorian, life planned, do as your mother says sisters.  Everything is planned down to when she breaks up with her equally perfect football playing boyfriend.  Her mother has proclaimed that she stay with the perfect Shane through her senior year.  There are traditions to uphold and he will look good next her as she is crowned prom queen.  The only thing is, Leah is tired of being the perfect daughter.  She doesn't want to be with Shane anymore.  But what does she want?  Maybe that cute boy who parks the cars at the club?  But her mother considers him the hired help, a bad choice, a mistake.  Will anyone let Leah make her own mistakes?  Probably not.

My Thoughts:

3 stars - a good read

Let me say first that this book is NOT a romance.  I know the cover, the title, and the blurb look like a romance but it's not.  This book has been compared to Perfect Chemistry - don't because it's nothing like that book.  This book is about a girl who is the youngest of three sisters living with a mother who orchestrates all of her choices so that Leah is on the perfect path to be a perfect adult.  The problem is that Leah wants to test the waters and see what other options there are besides being the valedictorian and prom queen.  But she also doesn't know how to tell her mother no.

I had a hard time liking Leah at first.  She makes some choices that I find strange.  But once I accepted the fact that this wasn't a romance book but a growing up book, I started to see her choices as a factor of the haze that she lives in trying to be something she doesn't want to be.  The book explored her indecision and as I look back on it now, it makes sense why the author did it that way.

As for the boys in this book, I have no feeling for either of them.  We didn't get to know them enough to form any kind of opinion.  I think that was on purpose but I must admit that I missed some of the romance that could have been added very easily.

Valerie was an interesting soul in this story.  I came to like her though at first I was convinced she wanted to get even with Leah somehow.  Her unique character added a lot to the story for which I was glad.

So if you like coming of age teen books with very little romance, than this is a perfect choice.

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I've decided to give my copy of this book away.  Since I'm doing the shipping, this one is US ONLY.  Sorry INT peeps but you know I usually do INT giveaways.

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  1. Thanks for the chance to win! I like to read coming of age books sometimes, for a change of pace from dystopian and paranormal.

  2. I've seen different reviews about this book, I am so curious to read it and see for myself!
    Thanks :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway, i've been wanting to read this one!

  4. This book is going to be gooooooooood! Hoping for a big win!

  5. So sad that this isn't a romance book! I'm a sucker for romance, and I'm not sure how I feel about the coming of age books.