Saturday, June 19, 2010

So Many Boys by Suzanne Young

Spoilers for the first book in the series, The Naughty List, ahead! You can read my The Naughty List review here if you wish. But here's a summary of that review: loved it!

[description from goodreads]

Tessa goes from strawberry smoothie to suddenly single!

After her center-court split with Aiden, Tessa puts the SOS behind her. After all, cheaters never prosper! Now she’s busy working on her faux-relationship with Aiden and negotiating the unfamiliar waters of “technically single and pseudo-dating.”

Life can’t get any more dismal for a one-guy kind of girl until an imposter hijacks the SOS, and it’s up to Tessa to save her squad from slander. But with her best boy hot and cold, what’s a kitten to do?

Even worse, Tessa doesn’t realize how much she’s up against—because this copykitten is far more naughty than nice.

Review:

If it's possible, I like this installment in the series even more than book one. There's more spying, more twists, and, perhaps most importantly, more boys.

Though not full of crazy intense action that I tend to prefer, I was completely entertained by Tessa and the squad's antics throughout the entire book. Tessa still manages to get into the craziest, most awkward situations even though she's not on the squad, but I liked seeing her in a normal environment too. Since she's out of her "must always be positive" leadership roles, she's not as overpowering as she was in book one, which was an insanely nice change. (Loved her in book one, but she was a little too strawberry smoothie for my liking then.) Even though I did sometimes want to slap her to get her to stop making such stupid mistakes, I loved her growth by the end.

So Many Boys is full of so many twists. Every few chapters there is a chapter from the fake SOS's point of view, which is definitely one of the highlights of the book. I loved that they kept my guessing as to who the fake SOS is; they were also exciting to read because of how spy-y they are (great vocabulary, I know). The little subplot those chapters included was super fun to read too, even though Tessa and the squad's investigating was more interesting.

And one last thing: So Many Boys completed changed my view on some characters. Some I hate more than I did when I started reading, and some I like even more. But even through my shock and hate, I could see why the betraying characters did what they did. I can't wait to see how book three handles some new revelations and changes, because some of the revealed scandals turned everything around.

So Many Boys escaped the Second-Book-in-a-Series Curse: it's just as exciting and awesome as book one.

Links: author blog/twitter/my interview with the author, Tessa, and Aiden

Book details: Razorbill/Paperback/$9.99

Source: bought

1 comment:

  1. OoOoOo I cannot wait to read this one! It's nice to know Tessa changes a bit - like you said love her but she was a bit too strawberry smoothie in the first book :) Thanks for the review!

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