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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Book Review: After The Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy

After The Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 400
Source: Received from publicist/author from honest review

This moment changes everything.

Becca has been head-over-heels for Alec from the instant they met. He's a brainy jock with a poet's heart—in other words, perfect for her. Camille is careful with her words and protective of her heart, especially since Chicago. Then a new boy in her new town catches her off guard with a surprise kiss. Too bad that new boy is Becca's boyfriend, Alec. Camille and Becca have never met, but their lives will unravel and intertwine in surprising ways as they deal with what happens after the kiss.

My Review: After The Kiss was a delightful story written in a charming poetic verse. At first, I was feeling perplexed since I'm not used to reading this type of style. However, the fluidity of Becca and Camille's point of views were easy to follow. Once I got into the rhythm, I started enjoying the plot and relatable characters. Becca, was an engrossing individual. I didn't really understand her complexity until she started working at the coffee shop. Camille, was a cautious yet respectable and level-headed young lady. I gravitated towards her attitude even though drama fell into her lap.

Alec, Becca's boyfriend, was a jerk. After Becca started working and establishing responsibilities, her time became limited. A supportive boyfriend would remain by her side. But, Alec was nothing but a weak minded man. His mistake of kissing the new girl Camille, cost Becca her heart. I felt every emotion Becca went through since I know what it feels like to be cheated on. I started seeing how fragile and depended she was on Alec. But, I admired her courage and restraint for dealing with the heartbreak. Both characters grew throughout the book and I was glad to see an enlightening ending. Overall, a great way to start loving poetic versed novels, I am excited to also pick up Pure and every other future release by Terra!

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Author's Info:
Terra Elan McVoy has been reading and writing avidly since she first learned how, and has had many jobs that center around those two activities, from managing an independent children's bookstore, to teaching writing classes, and even answering fan mail for Captain Underpants. Terra lives and works in the same Atlanta neighborhood where her novels After the Kiss and Pure are set.

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More books by Terra:

Pure - Hardcover Version / Paperback Version
(Both Available Now!)


Robby said...

This sounds so cute! :]

Mariana Paix√£o said...

I reeeeeeeeeaally loved the cover, and the story seems completely lovable! I guess I'd feel odd reading in a poetic verse, but if it's fluid then I guess it's okay! Nice review! :D

brizmus said...

What is up with all these books in poetic verse recently? I'm too afraid to try them, though your review does make me feel like I should try.

Sara said...

I've actually been loving books written in verse lately! I have a feeling I'm going to love this one. Thanks for the awesome review :D

Nabilah Kamarul said...

Am i suppose to read the story according to the #? Or should I just read it based on the paging? I'm confused. :(

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