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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Review: A Midsummer Nightmare

Title: A Midsummer's Nightmare
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Kody Keplinger
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher

"Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée'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 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."

I love that this author can take a story and really knows how to get her reader in a twist. At first, when I started it, I was like," Oh, I know where this is going." I soooo did not see what was coming.

What I enjoyed most about this story is the great storyline. Filled with many plot twist,  I am amazed that I am still able to breath after all the gasping that I have done. Really! The plot had some great scenes in it that made me either blush or get me really angry.

That's the other part of this book I enoyed. The overflowing of so many emotions. One thing about Whitley I can relate too is her father. Anger stills boils inside me when I think of all the times he put me aside for his wife and other children. I grew up with it and learn to deal, but still, that part of my life still hurts. So Whitley, I hear ya girl.

The romance is a bit touchy, seeing that the relationship is a bit difficult. For some, it could be a touchy subject but for others maybe it will not.

A Midsummer's Nightmare has one heck of a plotline. Loaded with twist and turns the reader doesn't see coming, the author does a fab job of catching her readers unaware. With many explosive emotions, this book took me for a ride!

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. So sorry Whitley's dad cut so close to home. That's simply unfair. I have never read any of Kody's books. I can't decide if I'd like them or not. But I am curious about this one, more than her others.

  2. Love when a book surprises me and I'm completely wrong about where I thought it was going. I think the relationships in most of Kody's books can be a bit touchy, so I'm interested to see what this one with Whitley is all about:) Thanks for the review Savy!

  3. I love books like that too...when you are so sure you know what is going to happen and then things just twist in a way you never expected. This one sounds really interesting and Whitley sounds like a very real and relatable character.

  4. I like a surprise book! Although... I might have to pitch the book against the wall after reading about that father. So, I just make sure I have a place to throw it before I read it. ;)

  5. Ayup! don't you just love her snarky writing? its the best.


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