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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Book Review: Freaksville by Kitty Keswick

Freaksville (Book 1) by Kitty Keswick
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: Leap Books
Pages: 328
Received From: Contest Win From Leap Books

Summary: Every woman in the Maxwell family has the gift of sight. A talent sixteen year old Kasey would gladly give up. Until Kasey has a vision about Josh Johnstone, the foreign exchange student from England. The vision leads her into deep waters, a lead in a play, and into the arms of Josh. But Josh, too, has a secret. Something that could put them all in danger. To solve a mystery of a supernatural haunting, they must uncover the secrets of the haunted theater when they are trapped on the night of the full moon.

My Review: Freaksville is a cute yet quirky read. Kitty did a really great job introducing unique characters. I enjoyed Kasey, she was funny and sarcastic, my type of personality. Gillie, her best friend was also quite interesting, she definitely reminded me of my best friend. Um, Josh, Kasey's crush...well he didn't impress me much. I didn't find him sexy, oh well maybe he's not my cup of tea. My favorite thing in the book were the illustrations present throughout some chapters. I thought that was super cute and it helped me visualize the scene. I also enjoyed how Kitty wrote the whole book through blog posts, obviously I'm a blogger so brownie points for that one! Now on to the negative things, unfortunately I did get bored a lot with the storyline and thought it was awkward at times. In my opinion, it lacked substance which caused me to continuously put the book down. Also, the idea for the supernatural "secrets" (no spoilers over here) aren't new to the YA genre, it's been done before so many times. Anywho, it was a cute supernatural read, but I'm still undecided about reading the second book, Furry and Freaked, I'll see how freaky I'm feeling at the time :) But, I do urge you to pick it up if you like a cute story with pictures! Yay!

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Author's Info:

Kitty Keswick has been an Anglophile since age four when she saw Robin Hood and fell head over heels in love. An admirer of all things paranormal,Kitty spends her days with Werewolves, Valkyries, Vamps and other creatures that go bump in the night. Freaksville is her debut novel.


Ellz said...

I agree, some parts of the story were a bit quirky. I liked Josh though, I thought the British infusion made it interesting.

Natascha De Marco said...

Did Elie just said British? I love British men...

Well I have this waiting in line, but its not receiving a bump up my list.

Thanks for the review, it was honest and straight to the point. Me likie.

Kelsey said...

Nice review, very honest! I didn't realize this was written in blog posts... hmm..

I don't know if I'll pick this up, but thanks for the review!

PS: Loving the new layout :)

J. said...

I was going to write pretty much the same that Kelsey did ;-)

The Book Owl said...

I had no idea it was written in blog posts! It doesn't look like it would be..

I'm on a tour for this, so hopefully I like it. Nice review. =]

Kari Olson said...

Interesting... Not sure if this one really appeals to me but I loved your honest review. Thanks! =D

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