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Monday, November 30, 2009

Review: Naughty List (ARC) by Suzanne Young


where I got my copy: Razorbill
where can you buy: bn, amazon
release date: February 04, 2010

As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn't enough responsibility! Tessa Crimson's the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn't be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!

When Tessa's own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa's sneaky ways end in catastrophe?

The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it?

So far I've seen nothing but good reviews about this book. Praises for Suzanne Young, indeed it is. The plot revolves around cute cheerleaders by day spy at night. They call themselves S.O.S Society of Smitten Kittens, they decided to omit the K because it doesn't sound right. The S.O.S is lead by head cheer Tessa Crimson.

What are they spying about?
They are a non-profit organization that gathers data / evidence; visual, audio and written (Yes, they have sophisticated state of the art spy gear. Apparently their clients give generous donations) to prove if their client's beau is guilty or not of cheating. Sadly all cases came back as 100% cheater. Tessa was so into this whole thing that when Chloe Ferril transferred to Washington High and openly flirts and prances her ware around her boyfriend Aiden, of course she got paranoid and suspicious.
But I can't help but notice Chloe's brother, Christian. Intriguing, with a stalker like attitude that kind of creeps me out.

But who is really right for Tessa, the boy that she's inlove with, who in return says he loves her or the boy who knows her secret?

Here's what I don't like about the book. Too sweet for me. I am annoyed at Tessa's little Ms. Perfect attitude. She calls out her cheer peers, and her boyfriend everytime they cuss. And remains polite even though the insult was right in front of her face.  I think after reading this I prefer the cheerleaders with rotten attitude. Maybe it's my choice of heroine too. I like them awfully independent and bad ass. The expressions used to substitute the cuss words: Strawberry Smoothie whipped cream!, Good Gravy! Peanut Butter Sandwiches! Butterscotch! Apple Dippers! Fudgesicle! - corny much?!

Over all it was fun, comical, fast paced read with quirky characters and lots of sexy innuendos. Here's to hoping more character development and more sleuthing in the future.

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My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

i'll have to check it out..I hate it when the girls are too cheerful.

Smokinhotbooks said...

Great Review! Is this a YA Novel?

PeaceLove&Pat said...

@smokinhotbooks - thanks yes it is a YA :)

brizmus said...

Cheerleader by day spy by night. Cool! I'd probably also be annoyed, though, by her little miss perfect attitude.

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