Tuesday 4 September 2012

A Review for She's So Dead to Us (He's So/She's So #1) by Kieran Scott

She's So Dead to Us (He's So/She's So #1)Posted by Donna
Release Date: May 25th, 2010 
Finished Date: September 1st, 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster 
Source: Bought 
Format: Kindle 
Pages: 288
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Ally Ryan would rather be in Maryland. She would rather be anywhere, in fact, than Orchard Hill, site of her downfall. Well, not hers exactly—but when your father’s hedge fund goes south and all your friends lose their trust funds, things don’t look so sunny for you. Her mother moved her to Maryland to flee the shame, but now they’re moving back. Back to the country-club, new-car-every-year, my-family-came-over-on-the-Mayflower lifestyle that Ally has outgrown. One bright spot, however, is gorgeous, intense Jake Graydon. But it won’t be easy for the two of them to be together—not if his friends (her former friends) have anything to say about it. Is Ally ready to get thrown back into the drama of the life she left behind?

The Review: "Suddenly my palms were sweating under my gloves. I slid my hand away and we got back to work, but I felt as if my whole body was on high alert. There was no getting around it anymore. I was falling for this girl. Big-time.” - Jake

Before I start this review, I have a tiny confession to, I'd never heard of this series before I received book three, This is So Not Happening for review. Shock horror, I should be hanging my head in shame! I can't believe I'd never heard of it before and there was me thinking I was pretty up to date with the YA contemporary romance series and really, I wasn't. 

She's So Dead to Us is book one in the She's So/He's So series by author Kieran Scott and if you haven't read this book, then go read it now. Kieran Scott delivers an awesome story that is full of teenage drama and angst that really everyone should read. If that's not convinced you to read it, how about me saying....this story is told from alternative point's of view? Woohoo! You know I love that and yes, it goes from Ally to Jake who are both the main characters and it's amazing. 

Ally: I really liked her. Even though she's had something happen that has effected her life that she wasn't in control of, she tries to remain upbeat and happy. She doesn't hold grudges and when her friends treat her like rubbish, she tries to give them the benefit of the doubt. I'm not sure I could do that because she does go through the ringer in this book. I loved how she stood up them but what I enjoyed about her so much was, how she was around Jake. It was clear she was attracted to him and it was nice to see their relationship play out.

Jake: Awww I loved him and then I hated him and then I loved him again. He's funny, cute and sexy but he is a lad's lad. He sleeps around, he drinks and acts stupid with his friends. I did have mixed feelings with him just because I wish he's stand up his friends who were Ally's ex-friends. They made her life hell and sometimes he'd go with it, even though he was clearly attracted to her. I wish he'd just get some balls and tell them what's what, so I liked it when he finally took charge. 

The story itself is one hell of a ride. I managed to feel every emotion possible from sadness to joy to love to hate, it's really emotional and at times I felt like throwing it at the wall with frustration but I kept on reading and it really is a good read. And the cliff-hanger at the end....what a killer. I'm so glad I have book two, He's So Not Worth It ready and waiting for me.


Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

I don't think I've heard of this before, but it sounds like a good read! I'm glad you enjoyed it Donna. Brilliant review. :)

Lisa @ The Garden of Books said...

I've heard of this series before but never seriously looked into it. I love that it takes you through the spectrum of emotions . I'm glad to hear that Ally and Jake are likeable characters (well at least most of the time).

DonnasReviews said...

Thanks hun. I reckon Jasprit would love this series though and possibly yourself if you like Jenny Han's book =)

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

I haven't heard of this one before either but that's not surprising with a contemporary. It sounds like a good one though, and like you, I love the alternate POV's. Great review Donna.

Mist_BookaholicsBookClub said...

Sounds great! i'm definitely gonna get it :)

zoe crook said...

I haven't heard of this before, but I love the sound of it. Great review, thanks for sharing! :)
Zoe @ Bookhi

Siobhan @ Totally Bookalicious said...

oops this has just reminded me that I started with book last October before I went away from my sons birthday and never went back to finish it. Lol. Need to fix that because I really liked it!
Fab review. Glad you liked it!!

DonnasReviews said...

LOL did you? Yeah I think you should read it hun. I reckon your'll like it =)

DonnasReviews said...


Melanie @ bookobsessed84 said...

I have heard so many great things about this book. Definitely adding it to my TBR list

Rachelanbig said...

I have seen this around but haven't paid much attention to it. It seems like a book I'd love. I think I'd have to have book 2 ready if I pick this up though. I hate cliffhangers! Wonderful review. :)

Siobhan @ Totally Bookalicious said...

what I read I really liked No Idea why I didn't pick it up again! lol.

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