I won’t be fooled of a good cover and blurb ever again!
That’s what sinks in to my head after reading Kiss Crush Collide. My, this is a waste of time and effort. I shouldn’t have disregarded its rating and not-so good reviews in GR. Ugh. I was looking forward for this since I have been waiting for its release since September! And I’m so f***ing disappointed.
Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith
Kindle Edition, Greenwillow Books, 320 pages
Read on January 25, 2012
Nice cover & Blurb right? But everything nice about this novel ends there.
Johnson family is too perfect. They’re too good to be true. Three talented, pretty, smart and overachiever daughters all in one upper middle class family? Yeah, right. I know a family with overachiever kids. All of them are valedictorian. Their parents are well-known intelligent professors so having kids with above average IQ level is expected. But they’re not perfect. I won’t say they’re ugly kids, let’s just say they have average physical appearance. I’m not saying beauty and brains can’t be mixed. It could be. We have a lot of beauty queens that aren’t just a pretty face. They’re talented and overachievers too. But they don’t come from the same family. What I’m trying to point is, one family can’t have it all.
Leah is an unrelatable heroine plagued with sibling rivalry, envy and self-pity. She’s the youngest from three sisters so she feels her future was already planned out and was patterned after her two sisters. I can’t understand her. Youngest kid feeling left out? Unheard of. They’re usually the favorites. I would have believed it if she’s the second daughter in the family.
Porter’s character is like a mushroom. He pops up everywhere. I understand Meredith tried to make Porter’s character mysterious. But it didn’t work. Instead of being intrigued, I was confused to the nth level.
I didn’t enjoy reading this. The conflict was presented past half of the novel and Leah’s issues with her mom, sisters and herself were never resolved. There’s no dénouement. After reading this, I’m left with three words—WTF.
My first 1 Kiss Mark rating this year. I’m sure I’ll think thrice before reading a Christina Meredith novel again.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Literally.
Blurb & Photo Credit: Goodreads