Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Review for He's So Not Worth It (He's So/She's So, #2) by Kieran Scott

He's So Not Worth ItPosted by Donna
Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Finished Date: September 2nd, 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster 
Source: Bought 
Format: Kindle 
Pages: 384
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Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore! Have you recently been humiliated at your former best friend's birthday party? Was your almost-boyfriend partly responsible for that humiliation by withholding some vital information about your estranged father? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your doorstep? If so, you really need a vacation! Sun, sea and sand are the perfect way to unwind and forget about your frenemies. Plus, what better way to get over Jake than to hook up with local guy, Cooper. 
Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry! Are your grades so low you're grounded for the summer? Did you the girl you like unceremoniously dump you? Would you rather eat dirt than see your "friends" again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Unfortunately, Ally's father is the new manager so you'll be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it's time to start flirting with your best friend's ex or even start taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she's hanging around with some loser and it's couldn't be more clear that she is so over you. 
It's going to be a great summer!

The Review: “I missed you so much," she breathed. I tilted my head back and put my hands on her shoulders. I could hardly believe this was happening. I was finally getting to touch her. To kiss her. It was all happening. "I missed you, too.” - Jake 

After finishing She's So Dead to Us, I immediately dived into this - He's So Not Worth It, well with that cliff-hanger who wouldn't? Now considering how much I enjoyed the first book, I was expecting to enjoy this one more, however I was really disappointed when I didn't - I actually enjoyed this less. 

After the shocking cliff-hanger in She's So Dead to Us, we see Ally head to the beach for the summer to try and get over the humiliation from Shannen's birthday party and we see Jake, staying behind at home while all his friends go away for summer because he's grounded and is forced to get a job by his mother. Now the story line is great, it was nice to see the characters go off and do their own things but, what I didn't enjoy was how much drama and angst and stubbornness came out of this book - it was very frustrating at times because while I enjoyed the amount of drama and angst in the first one, I thought it was too much in this one. Not only that but the characters annoyed this time too. 

Ally: She really frustrated and I mean REALLY frustrated me. I really felt for her situation so I sympathised for her, but as the book went on she became a very bitter, childish character. I know she was upset and heart-broken, but the way she acted really was uncalled for. She's mean to her mum, she's rude to her friends and it came across quite bitchy. Oh and I'm mustn't forget her stubbornness which again was frustrating. Jake reaches out to Ally so many times and she just throws it in his face by getting together with that local guy - who by the way is a total creep. 

Jake: I really liked him to start with but I wish he's just say what he thinks. He goes to Ally and tries to reconnect with her and messes it up. So, what does he do? Sleeps with one of best friends - idiot! He's a lovely character when he wants to be, but when it comes to girls and they offer him sex, he's weak. It sometimes make me question if he deserves Ally but with the way they both acted in this book, they deserve each other. I'm praying they both redeem themselves because I loved them to start and now I'm slowly hating them every time they make a stupid decision - even though the ending of this book was good, they still need to do something out-standing for me. 

I know I've moaned a lot in this review but I still do think this series is worth a read. It's just with this being the second book and with the way the characters acted, it's a very frustrating read and I don't like that. Anyway, still I'm starting book! =) 


Erin W. said...

I haven't heard too many amazing things about this series, more so with its sequel. Sadly I'll probably not read this book. Nice review!

DonnasReviews said...

Thanks Erin. It is a good series but book two was far to much angst for me. Maybe I'm too old of for teenage drama? LOL

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Great review, Donna It's a shame you didn't love it as much as the first, but I'm glad you're still continuing with the series. I have to say, I'm sold with that opening quote! Love it! :D

DonnasReviews said...

I loved that quote! Book three's quote is even better =)

Ifrah Kamil said...

I was thinking of reading this series, but now I'm not so sure. It is a shame it was a frustrating read.
Beautiful review, Donna! :)

Jasprit said...

This sounds like such a fun series Donna, I can see why it's left you in mood for wanting some more contemporary romance. I never really paid much attention to this series before but it looks like a lot of fun! Lovely review! :)

The Blonde Zombie said...

I was thinking of reading these books, but I'm not entirely sold.... I'll wait for your review of book 3.... love the covers though, the remind me of the movie Grease :-)

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

I hope you enjoy book 3 more. It's a pity the characters went from being likable to really annoying for you. Hopefully they'll redeem themselves in the next one. Great review Donna

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