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Monday, November 1, 2010

Noteworthy Passages: Kisses and Lies

Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: January 13th, 2009
Pages: 320
Series: Scarlett Wakefield, #2
Age Level: 14+

Synopsis via Goodreads

After discovering that someone saw what looked like Dan’s emergency EpiPen in A-lister Plum’s designer handbag, Scarlett and her tough American sidekick, Taylor, sneak into a posh London nightclub, where Plum has a private table. Scarlett is stunned to discover a piece of evidence that might implicate another girl in Plum’s exclusive circle, Lucy Raleigh. Which means Scarlett must cast a wider net in order to catch the right suspect.

Back at school, groundskeeper Jase is hoping to take Scarlett’s mind off her troubles with some heart-stopping kisses. Scarlett can’t help but feel guilty for indulging in romantic rendezvous when she should be hunting down Dan’s killer. However, once Scarlett finds out how Lucy is connected to Dan, she knows she must drop everything and travel to the McAndrew estate in Scotland to hunt for more clues. But when she arrives, Scarlett becomes the target of a dangerous hunt herself.

Noteworthy Passages (SPOILER FREE)

Scarlett; pg. 113
It's a glorious autumn day, and the oak trees around the lake are deep shades of russet and gold, like quiet fires. The weeping willows dipping into the water are exactly as I remember them, their branches bending so elegantly they look like dancers leaning over the water. And the lake itself, with its central fountain of leaping dolphins, is one of the most calming sights I've ever seen in my life. There's something about still water shining in the sun that instantly makes you feel peaceful.

Scarlett; pg. 307
But now, having acknowledged that, if we want to keep seeing each other, we'll have to do it despite our families' disapproval, we've instantly become sensitive about being seen together.
It sounds romantic. It isn't. It's really annoying.


Just reading that first passages relaxes me somewhat. So beautifully described. The second one I love because while forbidden love is almost always romanticized, here is a girl who doesn't view it that way, just as I don't.

This is really turning out to be a great series and I can't wait to read Kiss in the Dark. If you think you might be interested in this series, below are some links you might find helpful. Nothing, except the synopsis in the review for Kisses and Lies, contains any spoilers.

Review: Kiss Me, Kill Me
Noteworthy Passages: Kiss Me, Kill Me
Review: Kisses and Lies

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Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I've never heard of this series before, but I love the cover for this. The first passage you chose is very calming and quieting. I like the second passage as well. It's nice to find a girl who views the whole forbidden secret romance thing as less romantic and more sucky. Because it kinda is.

Thanks for sharing this one!

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