Saturday, February 13, 2010
Fresh New Voice of YA- The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
"As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn’t enough responsibility! Tessa Crimson’s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn’t be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!
When Tessa’s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa’s sneaky ways end in catastrophe?"
So it has been a hectic week and I have not yet been able to re-finish The Naughty List. I read it way back in May so here's my review from then; more to come once I finish it later today, so be sure to check back!:
"I just finished The Naughty List! I absolutely loved it. :) I really enjoyed Tessa's aversion to cussing and all the substitutes she came up with. I thought it was very original and Suzanne did a great job writing it. I was so happy about the ending (new update since old was a tad spoilery) because it turned out the way I hoped it would. I also liked that there was more to the story than just the spying and breakup- the characters were realistic and I thought it was intriguing that Tessa was always trying to be perfect to make others happy so that everything would be fine. I thought that was a nice touch to her character.
I think that's all I have to say... though I did feel it was a bit rushed with Christian trying to hone in on Tessa starting on the first day they met. I mean, WOAH. Crazy.
(slightly new update on blurb I wrote) Overall, this is a fast, original, and fun romp that fans of Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series will surely enjoy (though it is lighter than Ally's series)! Tessa is a wonderful, relateable character full of depth, quirks, and heart. A sure-fire hit!"
I apologize for the old review being put in and hardly any current thoughts but I'm in a rush to head home to my parents' place and of course because I also haven't yet finished re-reading The Naughty List. I have about 80 pages left.