Nov 29, 2012

{Blog Tour} Book Review + Giveaway: Stalk Me - Jillian Dodd

First, thanks for checking out my stop for this blog tour! I'm sure a lot of you would enjoy this book, so make sure to read it!


Title: Stalk Me (The Keatyn Chronicles #1)
Author: Jillian Dodd
Release Date: August 20th 2012
Publisher: Bandit Publishing
Pages: 365 (Kindle edition)
Source: ebook gifted from Amazon by the author
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Gossip Girl meets Hollywood in this steamy new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd. 
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table. 
She's just not sure she wants it anymore. 
Because, really, things aren't all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends.
 
To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker.
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.
 
So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.
Beautiful prose, fast pace, exciting plot: these are what endears a book to its readers, but for me, it all comes down to whether I can put a book down or not, and Stalk Me definitely stayed in my hands from start to finish.

Keatyn Douglas was living the life she'd always wanted. She was dating the most popular guy and was in the clique with the rich and popular kids. She should have been happy to be living the life she'd scripted, so why wasn't she?

Honestly, I didn't like Keatyn. All she seemed to worry about was getting laid, and she wasn't too good at looking out for herself. Also, I felt like she was such a hypocrite, saying all Vanessa, her best friend, cared about was popularity when really, she worried about that, too, only she didn't want to follow Vanessa around anymore. And don't even remind me of her thoughtless actions. 

I thought she was going to start redeeming herself after breaking off from the things she didn't like - her unsatisfying boyfriend, her fake friends - but unfortunately, her personality went downhill instead of up. She did have some good points, especially with how she appreciated all the blessings she had, but her mind just worked so differently from mine that I couldn't sympathize with her.

Questionable main character aside, I really enjoyed Stalk Me, although Keatyn's dilemmas might have been quite shallow - aside from the stalker thing, but I was surprised to find out that that part was downplayed to make way for the teen drama. Still, I'm pretty sure I'll be checking out the sequel, Kiss Me.

MY FAVORITE PART was the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster... Yep, I love fast cars.

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(photo and summary from Goodreads.com)


Also from this series:
 
Title: Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles #2)
Author: Jillian Dodd
Release Date: November 28th 2012
Genre: Romance, Mature YA

About the author: 
Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.
 
She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.


Now for giveaways!
For US/Canada:

(2) Signed paperback copies of STALK ME
a Rafflecopter giveaway

For International:

(10) eBook copies of STALK ME (copies will be gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble)

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Check out the other tour stops!

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you liked this despite your concerns with the main character! I've heard good things about this author's work so I will need to try something by her soon. Brilliant review. :)

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy her books! And thanks! :D

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