Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Book Review: A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Title: A Midsummer's Nightmare
Author: Kody Keplinger
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
Synopsis: Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorce dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancee and her kids. The fiancee's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.
Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her stepbrother...at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.
Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.
Review: I absolutely loved this book. It was probably one of the best contemporary book that I've read this year. I loved the concept of them being step siblings, I've never read another book that had that in it.
The romance between Whitley and Nathan was amazing. They balanced each other out, it seemed. Okay let's get down to business, they're relationship was hot. Nuff said. They're scenes were amazing.
One character that stood out to me other than the main characters was Nathan's little sister, Bailey. She helped the story along. For one, she made Whitley into a better person, and for two, she kind of pushed Nathan and Whitley together. She was just sweet and innocent and she was like the total opposite of Whitley.
The daddy issue parts I teared up. I swear those were the saddest parts in this whole book. Her dad was kind of a big *Bleep*.
In the end, this is a great book and I will recommend this book to everyone that I know. I loved it.