Title: Kiss and Tell
Author: Sandy Green
Scheduled Published Date: February 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
In Kiss and Tell, two stories alternate between JENNA, a contemporary teen, and VERITY, a former ancient water spirit paying penance as Jenna’s truth-telling magical lip gloss.
After a life of lies and deception, Verity has been transformed into a Sibbecoss – the Kiss of Peace – and permitted to offer and reveal the truth to the ones with the courage to hear it. When Verity reveals Jenna’s painful and shocking past to her, Jenna forgives those responsible and forsakes those who would control her. But that isn’t quite enough to save Jenna from deadly harm.
Verity has one last chance to ultimately atone for the horrors she caused in her past and repair the link between her and Jenna. Will Verity find redemption and peace in the present by protecting Jenna’s future?
Honestly? I wanted to give this book 3 1/2 stars but as that option is not available I did the traditional “marking up” thing and rated it a 4.
Whilst I thought the concept was brilliant and the research well done the author lost me towards the end of this novella because she threw so many sudden facts and twists in that it almost felt as though she had decided that she needed to be done and wrapped everything up really quickly.
This was a shame because as YA books go, apart from the obviously love story that can be predicted almost immediately the other ideas were really quite outstanding. I feel that if the author had stuck with it and fleshed out the second half of the story the reader would be completely swept away rather than being left with a feeling of “what just happened?”.
I am hoping that as this is not yet published yet the author takes my words in the way they are meant, as a suggestion to make this a really remarkable piece that I believe it has the ability to become. As it stands it, to me, not living up to the potential the storyline suggests.
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