Monday, December 10, 2012

The Kiss Off Blog Tour & Review

The Kiss Off / The Kiss Off #1
Author: Sarah Billington
Released: May 15th 2012
Review Source: Blog Tour e-book
Available: Amazon

When sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global. 

A local band picks up her song from You tube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fan base as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the international charts. Though it turns out leaving
Cam behind isn’t as easy as she had hoped.

Tangled in a web of unfinished homework, ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school. But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private, she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in the headlines.

My Summary …

Have you ever been cheated on? Of course you have and I can imagine what you wanted to do to get even.  Well our main character Poppy Douglas is betrayed by her high school boyfriend Cam.  Enraged and heartbroken she puts pen to pare and writes a song about it. 

With her BFF accomplice (Vanya) she records herself singing such song and titles it The Kiss Off (very appropriate name).  After they are done editing the video is uploaded to her You Tube channel named PoppyLongStocking.  Before she knows it the video has gone viral and becomes a success.

Content with the outcome of her video she continues with her life as normal until she meets super hottie Ty.  After a very awkward introduction Ty turns out to be the lead singer for a band called Academy of Lies.  When he introduces her to his friends and they realize that she is the infamous PoppyLongStocking they offer to sing her song.

Something starts brewing between Ty and our Poppy but her sneaky ex Cams keeps popping in and out of the story complication things a bit.

My thoughts…

The Kiss Off completely took me by surprise.  The character development was flawless and I loved the way each relationship was built.  It was easy to fall in love with Ty and hate Cam’s guts. 

I felt for Poppy.  I mean who hasn’t been cheated on?  The good message here is to use your creative outlets to overcome anger.  Write a song, write a story but don’t do anything illegal.  I also loved the fact that this story has a very delicate matter in which our main character is involved.  Sexting is something that many teenagers face on a daily basis without understanding the consequences that may come in the future.

The Kiss off is a refreshing story about coming of age that will leave you wanting for more.

I would like to thank the author Sarah Billington for allowing me to read this book and spreading the love for it.   I can’t wait for the sequel and more Ty hotness.

About the Author…

Sarah Billington is an Australian writer and editor who likes to write stories with love, laughs, suspense and zombies. Sometimes all in the same story. Her favouritest thing to write about are those horrendously awkward moments that come with being a teenager. Or a human being. Sarah was extremely accident-prone and klutzy as a kid and teen, so her cup runneth over with experiences of horrendously awkward moments to draw from in her writing. Thankfully, she has grown out of her klutziness. Mostly. She is, however, still an embarrassment.

She loves a variety of random things, which include Swing Dancing, Ice Hockey, Roller Derby and is a bit obsessive about paranormal investigation shows and channel E!.

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