18 Dec 2012

Blog tour: The kiss off - Review

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The kiss off book one.
Available now. 
What's it about?

When sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global. 
A local band picks up her song from Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the international charts. Though it turns out leaving Cam behind isn’t as easy as she had hoped. 
Tangled in a web of unfinished homework, ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school. But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private, she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in the headlines.
My review
The kiss off was a really fun novel to read, I loved Poppy's angsty voice, she's a bit of a moody teenager but completely likable.
I liked how the story started and how it panned out in the end, it was a great story that I enjoyed a lot.
I found the book really easy to get into and got through it quickly, not wanting to put it down.
As Poppy's new boyfriend suddenly starts becoming famous and she herself becomes well known, she has to deal with the bad side of it, like screaming fans, her private life becoming public and not getting time alone with Ty. The kiss off did a good job of showing that fame is not all glitz and glammer, there are down sides to it and as Poppy and Ty struggled with it, I was gripped to the book, hoping they'd be able to make it work as I really liked them as a couple.
I was pleasantly surprised by the ending, which I thought might go a different way but I was glad it never.
This is a book I'd recommend to all contemporary fans, it's YA but there's some swearing in it and some really funny moments.

My thoughts on the cover
I love this cover, it definitely gives a great feel for the book and I love how the title is on a concert ticket.

Favourite quotes
'Out of the corner of my eye, I was fully aware of Cam standing back, pretending he wasn't listening. But he was. He was listening to this older boy, probably a senior and a rock star with actual gigs tell me how awesome my song about Cam my cheating ex was. I tried to think of horrible things, of dying babies so I wouldn't smile too widely.'

'He kissed me right there in the street, with the sounds of conversation and laughter behind closed doors all around us.'

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