Release Date: December 27, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Amazon Vine
Leah has the life most high school girls would kill for—popularity, glowing grades, a rich, athletic boyfriend. So why does she feel like she can’t breathe? And why can’t she stop thinking about the boy from the country club? The one who isn’t her boyfriend, the one that her mother would never, ever approve of, the one that her perfect older sisters would never, ever look at twice. The one who is always looking back at her. Irresistible attraction, smoldering glances, the bad boy and the good girl—Kiss Crush Collide has everything that a steamy forbidden romance should, and then some.
With graceful and honest writing and an electric love story, this is a book about growing into your own skin. For fans of Perfect Chemistry, Sarah Dessen, and John Green.
Oh how I love a angst and drama filled YA romance! Kiss Crush Collide sounded right up my alley. Wealthy girl falls for forbidden not so wealthy boy. Kissing and drama ensue, right? Sadly, that is not exactly the case. I’ll say right off that I did like Kiss Crush Collide. It’s well written and a good debut, but when you compare it to Simone Elkeles readers are going to expect a different kind of book.
This book revolves a lot around Leah’s dysfunctional family. They were very interesting to read about. They were infuriating in that good way that keeps you turning pages. My other issue with the book –besides the lack of romance– was that I never felt like I connected to Leah. She let her family run all over her and she was pretty mean to Valerie, her competition at school. After all of that she just fell the tiniest bit flat for me. I also wish that her relationship with Duffy would have developed more. I really liked Duffy and I think he could have made me love the book.
Overall, Kiss Crush Collide wasn’t a bad read, it just wasn’t what I was expecting. Don’t go into it with Perfect Chemistry expectations and you won’t be disappointed.