Thursday, December 13, 2012
Decked with Holly
Smartly blending of-the-moment pop culture references and timeless themes, Bates follows her YA debut, "Awkward", with a hilarious, over-the-top adventure about a teen girl who becomes the fake girlfriend of a cute rock star.
Taking a Christmas cruise with her two cousins from hell isn't Holly's idea of a good time. And when seasickness forces her into an open suite, she's pepper-sprayed by a gorgeous guy called Nick. But when Holly makes her exit, she's greeted by a horde of screaming teenage fans. Because Nick happens to be Dominic Wyatt, drummer for one of the hottest bands in America. Suddenly rumours are swirling and Holly's face is plastered all over the Internet. The band can't risk a scandal destroying their family-friendly image, so Dominic convinces Holly to be his fake girlfriend - just for two weeks. How bad could it be to be "fauxmantically" involved with a cute rock star? She's about to find out...
I absolutely loved this book. I read it in one setting and enjoyed every second of it. It is such a light, easy read. I really appreciated not having to think much. I needed a break.
This book was hilarious. It had me literally laughing out loud a few times. I loved the relationship between Holly and Dominic. They argued all the time, but they had major chemistry which was evident when they kissed. I loved all of the characters, and how even the minor characters had such full personalities. I think that makes the book so much more enjoyable.
Marni did an awesome job with this book that I did not want to put down, and was sad when it was over.