Friday, November 30, 2012

Review: Stalk Me

Title - Stalk Me
Author - Jillian Dodd
Series or Standalone - The Keatyn Chronicles #1
Genre - Mature Young Adult
Publication - September 1st 2012
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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.


I received Stalk Me in return for a honest review as part of the blog tour hosted by AToMR ToursKeatyn reminds me a lot of Gossip Girl she reminds me of Serena Van Der Woodsen (yup that's a mouthful) kind of naive when it comes to boys, she likes to party she's not a drinker but she's still one of the popular girls. However instead of having a mother who is a socialite her mom is a famous actress America's sweetheart. Keatyn has been in a relationship with a former child actor Sanders who has told her from the start he's waiting for marriage which is honorable but Keatyn takes it as he's not interested in her that way, and they have more of a friends relationship then a couple. After prom Keatyn decides she's had enough and it's time to end it with Sanders after all she's kind of in love with the surfer down the beach Brooklyn.

Surprisingly her breakup with Sanders ends well the two decide to stay friends leaving her single for Brooklyn who gives her the impression he's interested but wanting to take it slow. She also has attention from of her guy friends from school a fellow soccer player and also a ladies man who she can't see herself with but when Brooklyn blows her off she decides maybe she should see what Cush is all about. She learns that he's been in love with her for years but timing was off and now that she's single he doesn't want to miss his chance. They have a quick very sweet little romance but when a girl attempting to destroy Keatyn to take her place as the popular girl uses Cush, it sends there once happy relationship to its end.

School is out and Keatyn heads off for France seeking to get away from all the drama back home. While in France she meets up with one of her surfing buddies and learns that Brooklyn still misses her and he wasn't blowing her off to hang out with girls he was hanging out with pro surfers. At his insistence she agrees to talk to Brooklyn and learns that he's been missing her, at her suggestion since she's not ready to come home yet, he jumps on the next place to France. The two tour around Europe surfing and lounging on the beach until they meet up with Damian and hang out with his band. Things don't go so well for Keatyn and Brooklyn because he's not into hanging out in the clubs and watching her dance with other guys. When they return home and instead of making it official he decides to spend the next year on a surfing tour leaving Keatyn behind.

As if the men in Keatyn's life aren't enough she has to worry about what will happen in school, will she stay popular will she have real friends? Her mother is being stalked by a fan of hers who's sent in letter for years that learned about her more mature movie and is sending threating letters. But unlike the past letter these threats are turning up in the girl’s backpacks, in her purse just to start. Keatyn has all been offered the part in a movie to play a role her mother played when she was young in a remake of her mom's movie. Will Keatyn find be happy with her choices? Will she find Mr. Right to have the kind of script she has been planning for years? Will her mother survive the threats from the crazy fan? Will Keatyn do the movie?

This book is very much like Gossip girl and maybe because I've been a fan for as long as I can remember I can relate to the characters. Keatyn is a very innocent girl when it comes to love and relationships. some of her choices may not be the best, she follows her heart more often than not even if it does lead to heartbreak. Throughout the book the more you read the more you learn about Keatyn and the world she's grown up in you learn more about why she is the way she is. It's not all been rainbows being the daughter of a famous actress, but she's done her best and for that I was impressed how she handles things. She had a few iffy moments with an older guy that I wasn't too keen on but in the end it works itself out. I can honestly say if you take all the guys in her life throw them in a blender and make one guy it would be the prefect guy they all bring a little bit of something different to the table. Overall it's a fun read, I had a hard time putting it down and even stayed up late to finish because I wanted to know what would happen next. I found Stalk me well written, the story flows smoothly and I enjoyed the twists and turns I didn't see coming in the book. However it's a mature young adult because it's filled with adult situations, drinking, sex and drugs to name a few.

4 out of 5 Stars

Stalk Me is currently .99 on (Amazon) all week. 
Kiss Me book 2 has was released on Nov 28th 2012 

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