Sunday, November 07, 2010

Review #31: Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

Author: Lauren Henderson
Publisher: Delacorte
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Release Date: January 8th, 2008
Pages: 272 (Paperback)
Source: Bought
★★★★★
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.
Books bought by me usually do not disappoint me, but Kill Me Kill Me was – sadly – an exception. I was expecting kind of a fantasious story, in which the main protagonist would not be annoying but a smart heroine. Or even a real, cruel villan. Summarizing, I just wish this book had not put me in such a curious, exciting mood to get it.

Nevertheless, I have found some great tiny aspects that makes it a little different from others stories. 1) It is settled in London. 2) At the beginning, it shows a group of girls doing the olympic gymnastics, which I love. 3) There is an academy (school) only for girls that sounded as super cool thing to me, and the gardener.

But, back to the story... What, in fact, let me not like it so much was the instability. Sometimes it seems like Dan's death was no big deal, then it actually is, or not. The second half of the book disappointed me so much, and it was so boring that all I wanted was to finish it as soon as possible. And it ends abruptly, leaving you there with nowhere to go.

I felt like the story was all about Scarlett, like other characters did not even exist, like they were not really important. All she thought was about her and the guilt she felt and Dan. Other characters were simply superficial. I wish I had loved Kiss Me Kill Me to death, but it did not happen to me. Now I hope it to get better if I ever get a copy of Kisses and Lies. Not because of Scarlett, but because of the gardener. I still hope to know more about him and other characters.

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10 comments:

  1. Ah, eu tava com tanta vontade de ler esse livro - mais por causa da capa - e agora fiquei muito desanimada. Passo!

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  2. Poxa, uma capa linda assim desapontar tanto.
    Triste :(

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  3. AAAH, posso repetir o comentário da Mari Paixão?
    A capa é TÃO linda que não dá nem pra acreditar que é um livro ruinzinho :~

    Ok, dá sim se levarmos em conta o que acho de Fallen, mas anyway :X

    Gostei da sua sinceridade *-*

    Beijocas!
    Juh Oliveto
    Livros & Bolinhos ~

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  4. I just can't believe the book is not that good :S But its cover is so incredibly beautiful! *-* I'd definitely buy it if I found it on the bookstore, but now after your review I might not buy it at all LOL
    Well, sometimes I prefer when people are honest on their reviews, because it's so lame to spend money on something that's not worth it. Thanks for the good comments though, 'cause I loved them mainly the gym thing (I did artistic gymnastics for 3 years and I miss it so much! >_<)

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  5. Comecei a ler, mas quanto mais avançava na leitura, mais ficava com agonia do livro, acabei largando aos pouquinhos... quem sabe termine um dia, apesar da sua review não me animar rs

    E, ounti, essa capa é tão bonitinha, apesar de eu sempre achar que a garota tem nariz de porco ou algo assim! Da primeira vez que a vi, imaginei algo ligado a Penelope, depois percebi que tava vendo demais -q

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  6. Bom, a sinopse realmente é muito boa e eu fiquei querendo ler desde que soube da existência do livro. Foi uma opinião bem pessoal... O livro, a narrativa e pá... Me dava agonia de vez em quando. O começo ainda é ótimo, mas depois que o carinha morre... Pff. Vocês deviam tentar pra ver se acham a mesma coisa ou não. :)

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  7. Eu vou ler para formar minha opinião, como sempre faço. Mas, não é prioridade não... É tipo, nenhum livro bom para comprar, compro esse.

    Mil beijos.
    @mariaclarabruno
    www.thecoffeesandbooks.blogspot.com

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  8. Eu vi esse livro hoje quando tava olhando minha wishlist! Putz... tá no fim da fila esse!
    E eu ia pegar pra ler só pela capa e pelo título que é MUITO LEGAL (porque eu não leio sinopses porque... eu odeio sinopses! LOL). Vou cuidar das prioridades da listinha e depois vou atrás de Kiss me, Kill me pra ver como é! ^^

    AH! Tava com saudades de ler os posts daqui! *o* culpa da faculdade chata que me toma o tempo! LOL

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  9. That's a real shame...the cover looks amazing!

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