Friday 14 December 2012

Blog Tour for The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington; Review

The Kiss Off
Posted by Donna
Release Date: May 15th, 2012
Finished Date: October 18th, 2012
Publishers: Self-Published
Source: For Review 
Format: Kindle 
Pages: 260
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

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 Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase 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.

The Review: 4.5 stars! 

Well, that was one hell of a surprising read! I have to be honest, I kind of judged The Kiss Off before I started reading it. Not a lot of my reading buddies on Goodreads have read this book so I wasn’t really expecting much from it – but boy was I wrong, because The Kiss Off was one kick ass read! 

Poppy Douglas is a teenage girl on a war path since her boyfriend; Cam, cheated on her with one of her so-called best friend; Nikki. So to get revenge, Poppy writes a song and posts it on YouTube for the whole world to see. However, Poppy is more than shocked when her song becomes one of the most popular watched videos on YouTube and soon, a local band wanted to pick up her song. This is where she meets Ty, the lead singer of the band and it’s pretty clear he’s interested in Poppy. While Poppy is welcomed into Ty’s world, she can’t help think about Cam, especially when he starts showing interest in her again. Can Poppy survive being so popular? And most importantly how does she choose between Cam and Ty? 

I still can’t believe how much this book surprised me! I’ve been on a real contemporary kick lately and this really hit all the spots. The storyline was just so much fun – even the opening chapter was fun and I loved it! 

The main character Poppy is fantastic, she’s very bubbly, funny and very talented. I loved the whole singer/song writer and YouTube business and it really added to her awesome personality. She’s has a lot of balls to do the things she does – not many people would do it but Poppy does and she doesn’t do it by half’s. The secondary characters were fantastic too, especially Ty. I even liked Cam as he’s supposed to be the bad guy. I didn’t really care for Nikki – to much drama for my liking and all the other boys like Dev were a great addition too. 

Overall, The Kiss Off is a fun, feisty and flirty read and this is YA contemporary romance at its best! I’d highly recommend you read this book because it’s not one to miss out on and I cannot wait to read the sequel when it’s released. 

A big thank you Megan at Reading Away the Days & Sarah Billington for giving me the opportunity to review this book. 

The Kiss Off 2COMING 2013

The money's in! Poppy's royalties for penning the accidental hit song
The Kiss Off that shot her boyfriend's band to super-stardom are in
and she knows EXACTLY what she's doing with it.

“See that?” I said, pointing at the feature band name on the flyer.
“Academy of Lies are headlining Bay Fest over in Tallulah Shores.”
“They’re headlining? Are you serious?” Mads said.
I grinned. “Pack your bags, baby.”
“Shut up.”
“Two words: road trip,” I said. “One word: camping.”
“Shut up.”
“Five wor — is it five? Yeah — five words: One week by the sea.”
“Shut up.”
“Four more words-”
“Enough with the words already.”
“I’m nearly done,” I said, “four final words: you, me and Van.”
She bit her bottom lip, staring at me when her hands started wringing
in front of her again. And she started bouncing.
“No,” I said, “no, no. You shut up. You start screaming again and
you’re not coming.”
Instead, Mads squeezed me in a bear hug and planted a kiss on my
cheek. “I’m going to Babe Fest. I’m going to Babe Fest!”
Bay Music Festival. Of all the nicknames in the world, it could have
been a lot worse.

THE KISS OFF 2 will include:
A road trip with an unexpected passenger.
The realization too late that they don't actually like camping.
Accidental topless swimming.
Paparazzi punch ups.
A news-worthy (yet totally false) love triangle.
Obsessed fan girls.
A stalker.
And an overwhelming request from someone super-famous.

THE KISS OFF 2: Coming 2013.

Sarah BillingtonAuthor Bio: 
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.

She writes predominantly light Young Adult fiction under her name, Sarah Billington, but if you're interested in something a bit darker and scarier you could try out her other persona, Edwina Ray's writing. Edwina Ray is an Amazon best selling author. This makes Sarah Billington very jealous.

Sarah 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!. She has also become known as "the zombie girl" because of her fascination with all things zombie. She doesn't quite know how that happened, but she's going with it


Jasprit said...

Oh this sounds like such a fun read Donna, you know me I love my contemporary books, especially when they have music in them too! Beautiful review Donna! :)

Michelle Chew said...

This sounds fun! And fun books are just what I like. I'm so going to add this to my TBR list. Thanks for the wonderful review!

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