Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd

YA Contemporary Romance(Mature)

Gossip girl meets Hollywood in this new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed of. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most coveted lunch table.

She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.

Because really, things aren’t all that perfect. Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect. And deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.

To add to the drama, her movie star mom’s long-time fan has turned stalker. An older man is flirting with her and telling her they should make a movie together. And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating a guy like him would mean committing social suicide.

So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen

Hey everyone, Ren here! My hubby decided to hijack my Kindle for the day and read Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd. I think the only reason he chose it is because he saw the hot chick on the cover and assumed it was one of my erotica novels LOL (It has been confirmed....he did hahaha.) I explained to him my love of YA and how the stories are just better. I think I made him a believer :-) I'm a huge Jillian Dodd fan and I'm kinda mad that he read it before me. Here is his review.

Source: Reviewer purchase

I really enjoyed reading this book, it took me right back to high school. I could see all of the things Jillian depicts in her book happening just the way that she describes them; house parties, distinction between social classes, and one girl torn between two very different places.

On one side, Keatyn is one of the popular girls at school, picking up after her drunk boyfriend Sander all the time. On the other hand, she's also Brooklyn's little surfer girl. Brooklyn doesn't go to school, and spends his days smoking weed and surfing. Keatyn's mother is a famous actress, and is left notes by a stalker who claims to have always loved her. She's used to it, but then he goes too far...

The book spans a decent time period, and there's alot of ground to cover, and I don't want to give out many details. Loads of high school drama and unfortunately not enough Cush.  Brandon Cushman, or Cush, throws the wildest parties, always has a fine girl on his arm, but never gets tied down.  I despise Brooklyn's character and almost love to hate him, but that's just me personally.  RiAnne kinda reminds me of Lacey Chabert from Mean Girls, only more of a follower and definitely not willing to cross Vanessa.  Vanessa is a whole different beast in herself, and her character makes me cringe every time I see her name.  It's Keatyn, though, that the story revolves around, and throughout the book she really goes through a lot of changes, from being little miss popularity to not caring what anyone thinks.  She also becomes quite the little lipslut towards the end of the book, but I guess there's a reason for it. I'd love to read the next book in the series, "Kiss Me."