Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

Source: Publisher

When 16-year-old Scarlett Wakefield transfers from St. Tabby’s to Wakefield Hall Collegiate, she is relieved that no one knows her dark, haunting secret. A few months ago, Scarlett was invited to an elite party with a guest list full of the hottest names in British society, including Dan McAndrew. Before the party, Scarlett had only imagined what it would be like to have her first kiss with Dan, but on the penthouse terrace, Dan leaned in close and she no longer had to wonder. Their kiss was beautiful and perfect and magical, and then . . . Dan McAndrew took his last breath as she held him in her arms. No one knows how or why Dan died, and everyone at St. Tabby’s believes Scarlett had something to do with it. But now that she’s safely hidden away at Wakefield Hall, Scarlett would rather forget that it ever happened. Only she can’t. Especially when she receives an anonymous note that will set her on the path to clearing her name and finding out what really happened to the first and last boy she kissed.

The synopsis was the first thing that got me all hyped up for this book. I have been looking forever for a great murder mystery and a british murder mystery was even better! Henderson starts off the book with a great hook and never did I find myself bored with it.

Scarlett kisses the guy she has always wanted to and once she does, he dies right on her arms. The entire book revolves arounf the mystery of how Dan died and Scarlett trying to figure it out herself. All Scarlett wanted was to fit in and when the most popular girl at St. Tabby's, Plum, asks Scarlett to come to a party, she says yes, leaving her friends behind. And after everything happens, and Scarlett has transfered, even her two best friends, Allison and Luce leave her.

I thought the cover of this book was okay. What sort of turned me off was the little spects of hair growing on the guy's chin, but otherwise the book totally makes up for it and I will be reading the sequal, KISSES AND LIES.

Overall, if you're looking for a great murder mystery, read this one!



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