Kiss, Kill, Love Him Still
by Jamie Blair, Dawn Rae Miller
GENRE: Contemporary, Young Adult
PAGES: Kindle Edition, 183 pages
PUBLISHED: 10 November 2015, Jamie Blair LLC
SOURCE: eARC provided
Jackson Landis kept secrets. It’s how he got girls into bed, the grades he wanted, and a reputation for being the life of the party.
But now he’s dead, and no one knows how or why. Especially not the four girls whose secrets he protected. Secrets so scandalous they could cause each girl to lose something valuable. Secrets so dark, someone may have killed for them.
The four girls – a campus drug dealer, an overweight bookworm, a closeted lesbian, and a spoiled princess have one thing in common – they’re terrified the things Jackson knew may not have died with him. As Reggie, Haddie, Val, and Livie try to piece together her own role in Jackson’s death, each girl realizes Jackson had some not-so-pretty skeletons of his own.
Which makes a girl wonder, who really wanted Jackson Landis dead?
Young adult author of the Kirkus-starred novel Leap Of Faith (Simon & Schuster 2013), and Lost To Me (2014), featured in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling anthology, Dirty Boys of Summer. Represented by Rebecca Friedman of RF Literary.
Dawn is a Twitter and fashion addict whose favorite things in life are her family, gorgeous dresses, tea leaf salad, and French macarons. She splits her time between San Francisco and Northern Virginia, and is always up for a trip to Paris.
THAT ENDING. WAS FREAKING CONFUSING. I AM CONFUSED OUT OF MY MIND.
THIS IS ONE HELL OF AN OPEN-ENDED STORY.
Honestly, I couldn’t follow anything so I don’t have a proper theory and I just want the truth: WHO TF KILLED JACKSON LANDIS?????????
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the biggest mystery of the year. I AM PANICKING. Does this book really end this way????? Tell me no because I can’t accept this. Mysteries don’t work this way. So, I therefore conclude, this isn’t a Mystery.
Okay, I’m going to give you all the dirt on this book right here right now.
Okay, so it was like this: The characters, and I mean ALL OF THEM were stupid and problematic.
Let me get real personal with each of them in here:
OKAY SO REGGIE:
- has a really weird personality aura in her. And it ended as she’s the only one who has a possibility of a better future. She’s the only one who ended with an open mind, determination to change. This whole Jackson Dying Thing has made her realise the hell of a mess that her life has become. She’s the only one with the good character development. The rest of them? Turned out worse than when it all started.
THEN THERE’S HADDIE:
- whom, I’ll be honest here, I didn’t like one bit. Do I sound mean now? Well, she’s too stupid to be a fictional bookworm. There’s a certain standard for fictional nerds and she’s… well, she just was not able to reach them. Okay, I definitely sound mean. But that’s not even the point. She’s just wrong in so many unexplainable levels. There was this little part there where she was just plain stupid. She’s more of a person that only thinks of herself and nothing else. Well, actually, all of them were like that but you know, I hoped that she’d be not like that. I had hopes. That was my mistake.
- who is, like, the worst case among them four. A closeted lesbian because of religion. How stupid is that situation? Actually, spoiler alert, she said in the book that she’s bisexual. BUT SAME THING. She likes this girl not worth liking over and a little supposed-to-be secret rendezvous was keeping her down. You know, I hate it when religion interferes with a human being’s free will. Especially in this case. I definitely hope that in the future, she’s going to be the kind of girl who released that life is too short to not let yourself be who you are. Life is more than a puny belief over some (could-be-nonxistent) being. There are so many things that is worth letting it go. She’s just a sad case I don’t know how to react to this whole mess.
AND LAST WE HAVE LIVIE:
- who is spoiler alert Jackson’s girlfriend and the most stupid person on the face of the Earth. How can you not notice that your boyfriend is sleeping with half of the entire school female population??? I mean, that takes special talent. Also that your boyfriend is keeping too much secrets. And that you won’t stay together forever. And that he’s the gasoline to your flame and fire only means one thing: burning out. He’s your destruction and this girl is craving for ashes. She’s especially %v(*3d-up. All because life is too easy for her.
This whole book is such a mystery. How can these girls be this stupid? It’s not even the falling-in-love-withJackson business. It’s more about how they took the whole incident. And you know what, Jackson is a grade-A ^$$h#&@|3. I’m not sorry for him. Well, this is not Jackson. This is more about these four girls whose lives were not even closely related to each other and was put together because of the death of the one boy the have in common. Kiss, Kill, Love Him Still is written hella greatly. I love the quotes. I love the individuality of each four. They were problematic but they have their own identity. It was definitely like reading into one person’s mind. Each was different from each other. Well, they were all selfish for their own but it was so greatly written you can almost overlook the insanity of these characters. So for people who are quite bored, or looking for a new read, try this because it’s short, it’s funny, it’s amusing, and the ending is hella frustrating.
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