Saturday, March 27, 2010

Review: The Naughty List

The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

Synopsis (From back cover): Everybody Knows Tessa Crimson is the purrfectly perky captain of the Smitten Kittens cheer squad. What most people don't know is that the Smitten Kittens double as spies-for-hire. Their mission? Catch cheating boyfriends in the act and bring justice to the girls of Washington High. So far, every suspect on their Naughty List has been found 100% guilty!
             Thank goodness Tessa's relationship with basketball captain Aiden is strawberry-smoothie. Or so she thinks.

The Naughty List is the debut book from Suzanne Young, and this is the first in a series. Just after hearing the synopsis I had to read this novel. I thought the idea of cheerleaders doubling as spies to catch cheating boyfriends was a very original idea, and I was not disappointed.

Tessa Crimson is the captain of the Smitten Kittens (also S.O.S the cheating agency) who's dating captain of the basketball team, Aiden. She thinks everything's perfect until she gets an S.O.S text stating that Aiden is suspected of cheating on her. Now she's left with the decision, should she spy on Aiden or trust him?

The Naughty List was a fun little read, and Tessa was a entertaining character to follow (even if her perkiness did bug me a little as the story progressed). I love how Tessa didn't like to use cuss words so used words like "strawberry-smoothie" to show how displeased she is. And, some of her exclamations just made me laugh like "Gingersnaps!"

There are enough twists and turns throughout the story to keep anyone guessing about how it's going to end. I'm looking forward to the next few installments (So many Boys and A Good Boy is Hard to Find are already scheduled for release later this year).

Cover: The cover looks cheeky, like someone standing at the window and capturing this delightful moment. It really sets up the whole mood of the book.

Plot: 4/5 stars
Ending: 4/5 stars
Cover: 4/5 stars
Overall: 4/5 stars
Recommend: Fans of Ally Carter
Debut Author Challenge: #2 of 12


Kerri Cuev said...

Ok now I REALLY want to read this! My list is always growing lol!

Unknown said...

There's lots of great books out there. I just picked up another today so now I've got probably over 10 books I've got to read... if only there was time.

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