I was really looking forward to reading this book by Kasie West as it has been on my TBR list forever. Interestingly, I managed to read one of her other books, On The Fence, first. That review will be coming up on my blog soon! 🙂 Stay tuned.
This book took a very interesting concept, and twisted it around into something completely unique! First of all, the main character, Gia, was one of the popular girls. She was at the top of the social hierarchy, and everyone wanted to be her. With that cliche in your head, I bet you’re guessing that the next words I’m going to say are that “she’s really rude, bitchy and a cheerleader.” Well guess what? You’re wrong! Kasie painted the picture of the cliche popular girl in a way that was different. Gia wasn’t mean- instead, she was a tad bit clueless and stuck with a rude frenemy who kept trying to steal her friends.
Gia described her frenemy perfectly by saying:
“I think she thinks I’m alpha of our pack and that there is only room for one without resorting to cannibalism.”
I really enjoyed how Kasie was able to change the cliches slightly so that I didn’t feel like I was reading the average YA novel. Also, I really liked how the romance played out in this book. There really wasn’t a love triangle. It was more like there were two characters, both with previous relationship baggage, who had to decide what they truly wanted in the name of love. Yes, I will admit that I didn’t love how much lying took place in this book, but the lies were used in a way that allowed the story to advance.
Overall I thought that this was a light and fluffy read, but it didn’t wow me. I give it 3.5 stars.