Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Who I Kissed

 Title: Who I kissed
Author: Janet Gurtler
Source: BookPeople/ Netgalley
Published: Released already

She Never Thought A Kiss Could Kill. . .
Samantha is new at school and just recently joined the swim team. She’s been flirting with one of her teammates, Zee, who invites her to a party and just as quickly dumps her for another girl. Hurt, but pretending not to care, she turns to his best friend, Alex, and gives him a kiss. And he dies—right in her arms. Alex was allergic to peanuts, and Samantha had eaten a peanut butter sandwich right before the party. She didn’t know. Overnight, Samantha turns into the school pariah and a media sensation explodes. Consumed with guilt, abandoned by her friends, and in jeopardy of losing her swimming scholarship, she will have to find the inner-strength to forgive herself for the tragedy.


Who I Kissed was different. A good different, but wasn’t what I was expecting. I feel like this book should’ve been more then it was, but it was just eh. I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it. Who I Kissed didn’t fully capture my attention and I felt that I was just reading it to read it and not being drawn into the story like I should’ve been.

I really like the cover, I think its super cute and it has a mysterious air to it. The person out of focus in the background adds something to it, and just makes it seem right. I really like the colors they used on it too. The cover works for the story.

The story wasn’t the best. I found myself getting a little bored; it just didn’t hold my attention as much as I wanted it. The story had a good message and all, but it just wasn’t what I wanted. The writing was exceptional though. She made you feel Sam’s pain and you were in the story, even if it wasn’t that interesting.

The only character I am going to talk about is Sam, and well she was interesting. She was going through a lot of pain. Who wouldn’t when they kissed someone and they died. She kind of bothered me. The whole book she was pretty much just wallowing in self pity and it bugged me. I don’t like people like that.

All in All:
I wasn’t in the mood for this book. If you’re looking for a book about self discovery and overcoming hardships, then Who I Kissed is for you. If you’re not, then don’t worry about it!

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