Welcome to my stop on the Kiss & Tell blog tour! I'm so excited to be kicking off the tour with my review of the book! Check out the schedule at the bottom of the post to follow along with the tour!
Kiss and Tell (Truth or Dare #3)
Author: Jacqueline Green
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Since their dangerous game of truth or dare began, Tenley Reed, Sydney Morgan, and Emerson Cunningham have lost almost everything. Closely guarded secrets, romantic relationships, and sought-after spots at the top of their school's social hierarchy-all gone in the blink of an eye.
Now the darer has upped the stakes, leaving another body behind in the girls' isolated beach town of Echo Bay. And if they can't untangle the twisted web leading to whoever is behind the mysterious deaths, one of them could be next. But what happens when the trail leads to those they trusted, those they loved?
Filled with intoxicating twists and shocking betrayals, the final installment in the Truth or Dare trilogy will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Kiss and Tell is the exhilarating final book in the Truth or Dare Trilogy. It continues to follow our main characters as the person behind the twisted game of Truth or Dare continues to up the stakes. Now that another body has been found in the small town of Echo Bay, the girls must figure out who is behind everything - before it's too late and one of them becomes the next target. Things are spiraling out of control faster than before, with the stakes incredibly higher and nowhere else to turn. When the clues the girls uncover begin leading them back to the people they love and trust the most - who or what - should they believe?
I've been hooked on this series since I read the first book's description. I absolutely love thrillers and mysteries, and this series sounded like it was going to be a perfect fit for me. Sometimes the series gets burned out early on and the rest of the books aren't nearly as good as the first. I'm so glad to say that this most definitely was not the case with this trilogy. In fact - it was the complete opposite. From the beginning of the first book, the story of this messed up game has reeled me in further and further until I thought my head might explode if I didn't find out who was behind everything and why it all happened. The novel is both phenomenal and original - with incredibly realistic characters and a setting that sucks you in right from the opening pages. All of the characters are very well written with distinct personalities and traits - strengths and weaknesses - fears and hopes. I loved getting to know each one of them on an almost personal basis, which I think makes the books all the harder to read - because you get to know these teens and relate to them - and then all the bad things start to happen. The plot itself was compelling and addictive - as I mentioned earlier, I couldn't get enough of them and I found myself buried deep inside the story alongside the characters. The twists and turns that occur throughout the book really messed with my head. If you read my reviews on other thriller/mysteries, you know that I like to attempt to figure out who is behind it all and what's really happening before the characters do. I simply couldn't do it with this book - or the series in general. I would get a good theory going on who might be doing all these terrible things and why - only to be completely blindsided by a huge twist in the story, which kicked me back to square one each time. It was quite frustrating that I couldn't figure things out on my own, but I also consider it an indicator of an author that possesses incredible talent in their craft. I don't do spoilers in my reviews, so the only thing I'm going to say is that I never saw any of it coming. I might have guessed a couple of things that happened, but overall I was stunned and awestruck. Literally - with my mouth hanging wide open and saying "Whhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttt?" I highly recommend this book - and the series - to fans of the genre as well as anyone who loves to read a complex novel full of suspense and those looking for one roller coaster ride of a thriller.
Jacqueline Green received a BA from Cornell University and an MFA in writing for children from the New School, She grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their tiny dog. Kiss and Tell is the final book in the Truth or Dare trilogy. Her website is jacquelinewrites.com
To celebrate the relese, TRUTH OR DARE, the first book in the series will be on sale for only $2.99 until February 15th! Grab your copy today!!
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