Kiss Me Kill Me

Author: Lauren Henderson
Date Published: 1/8/2008

Short Summary: 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.

Links: Goodreads

Book Review

In public or under the covers?
This is fine to read in public. There is kissing, hence the title, but its nothing too extreme. Read it in public. Read it in front of your Grandma. She’ll be wondering what you’re laughing so hard at.

What mood?
This is a fun book. There’s some mystery but for the most part it’s a trip into the mind of a girl that I quite honestly find hilarious.

Main Character- nay or yay?
Scarlett is awesome. At first, I thought she was going to be this shy girl so desperate to fit in with the popular girls, and while she is that, she also has a certain flavor to her or a certain way of looking at things that makes me want to sit down and have a coffee with her. Also, she’s a gymnast and can do cool flips and stuff like that. So that’s awesome.

Getting Over Dan:
Even though Dan departs around chapter 6, you still get to know him and develop a little Scarlett-like crush. He is THAT GUY that every girl has in their high school; that unattainable guy that is so nice to you every time he talks to you (which is about once a year) and fills you with hope that the feelings are mutual and then you spend all of your time daydreaming instead of doing homework… No one else had a guy like that in high school? … ohh… this is awkward…

Character Fever:
Plum Saybourne and the Plum-bot’s: Totally witchy. Totally vicious. Totally entertaining. And some of her followers might not actually be so under her spell… that was my attempt at foreshadowing… forget it.
Jase Barnes: Lick-your-lips yummy. Ladies, you’ll like this one. Page 155 is probably the best description written about a male character.

Crust factor:
When I first finished the book, I didn’t know there were going to be more books so I was REALLY upset. I was verbally abusing my library copy of this book. But I looked it up on Goodreads and now the book and I have made up.

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover:
Love it, love it, love it. It’s simple yet intriguing. So good.

Books Worth Reading:

Song this reminds me of:
I have two songs. The first one would be Vanity Kills by Codeine Velvet Club.
The second song is If I Die Young by The Band Perry

Future Companion Novels:
There definitely are! Kisses and Lies is the second one (which I will be getting on my nook asap) (oh, I bought a nook… this doesn’t relate. sorry) followed by Kiss in the Dark and Kiss of Death.

Overall Rating:
I’m giving this book 3 stars. It was an entertaining read and I wanted more. Good thing there are three more books in the series!



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