Monday, January 14, 2013

Review: Exposure by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes


Title: Exposure
Authors: Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
Series: Twisted Lit #2
Publisher: Merit Press
Publication Date: January 18, 2013


Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for high school royalty can be deadly! In this emotionally-charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a self-conscious shutterbug named Skye Kingston navigates a treacherous school year in Alaska fraught with unspoken secrets and tragic twists of fate. Along the way she encounters three strangely prophetic BFFs; one social-climbing, sociopathic cheerleader; and a heart-stopping hottie named Craig McKenzie: the man who would be Prom King. Can Skye save the boy she loves — and herself — before they get caught in the crosshairs?

My Thoughts:

Despite the fact that I rated them the same, I preferred Exposure over Tempestuous, the first book in the Twisted Lit series. I think that's mainly because I connected more with Skye than I did with our previous heroine, Miranda. And I like Alaska.

Skye is an introvert, preferring to watch other people through her camera lens, rather than participating. However, once in a while she steps out of character, just enough to get herself into trouble. She ends up going to a party where she overhears something she shouldn't, leading to a whole mess of trouble.

I can relate to Skye, since I'm shy as well, although I doubt I would have made all the same decisions that she did. Craig McKenzie seems like a decent guy, although with a number of problems of his own. You know, one of those popular guys secretly harbouring a bunch of insecurities.

I didn't end up loving any of the characters in this one though, even Skye. I didn't hate any of them (except maybe Beth), but I didn't get a strong enough connection to the characters to warrant rating this one any higher.

On the Cover:

I like the covers in this series. They're plain, but interesting, if that makes any sense.

Rating: 3 hearts

Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Oh boo this series seems very meh for you. I hate when there aren't any characters that you can connect with. That's a must for me. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hmm, didn't love any of the characters? That's not good. Hopefully the next book will have characters that you can love!