Friday, December 18, 2009

The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

Title: The Naughty List
Author: Suzanne Young
Pages: 239, paperback

Publisher: Razorbill

Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: February 4, 2010

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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?

The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it?




The Naughty List was fun, exciting and original. It was packed with cheating, backstabbing, romance, and spying on cheaters. The cover is eye candy, the first time I saw the cover I became eager to read it. From the cover you get cute, love relationships, cheating, drama, and hook-ups, which all complement the book.

Head Cheerleader and Smitten Kitten is Tessa Crimson. Along with her cheerleader friends run an undercover 2 year business that hunts, spies, and goes through odds and ends to catch cheaters on the act. The SOS is contacted by worried girlfriends with suspicions that their boyfriends are cheating. Sadly all cases always come back as 100% cheater. However, Tessa still believes not all guys will cheat, especially Aiden her love interest. Tessa believes Aiden will never cheat, that their love is too powerful. Later, Tessa is chocked to find he indeed may be cheating. Even then Tessa believes is not all over and battles her way to get back Aiden. Can it become a reality or just be her worst nightmare?

All together this book was well-developed and of huge interest to me. Young's writing was entertaining, amusing, and engaging. From the first few chapters, I was hooked. The overall idea and theme were original. The idea of girls going undercovered catching cheaters, their missions, and the romance fascinated me. Along the way when reading were surprising twist and turns, these held my attention throughout the book.

For the most part, all the characters had distinctive personalities, however the cheerleaders were too sweet with no attitude. It seemed as they didn't have attitude for cheerleaders. They would replace curse words with things like Strawberry Smoothie etc. At times it was way too cute and adorable. For too much cuteness it only gets 4 stars. Nonetheless, a great read.

The clever remarks, humorous dialogue, and the development of this book kept me entertained. It's safe to say, I'm a fan of the series. And, now waiting for the sequel to come out in summer 2010.

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So Many Boys by Suzanne Young

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6 comments:

Suzanne Young said...

Had to come over and say THANK YOU!!! What a great way for me to start my weekend!!! Thanks!

Suz

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Awesome review!

I really want to read this book--it sounds like such a fun read :)

Cleverly Inked said...

Sounds like a lot going on. Sounds interesting

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Great review! Ohh, ouch, over-sweetness sometimes drives me from a book. I still love The Naughty List's premise though, so I'll most likely check this one out. And nice cheerleaders? That's a change, lol. :)

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