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The Darlings have just begun their second semester of ninth grade, and love is in the air.
Victoria: The sweetheart
Jack: The irresistible songwriter but is he writing off Victoria?

Natalya: The overachiever
Colin: The perfect match, if only the game were less complicated

Jane: The drama queen
Simon: The Greek god of mixed signals

In the face of both joy and heartbreak, the Dar
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Disney-Hyperion
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Lisa
Cover:

The cover was what caught my eye, strolling down my local libraries aisles! Before then, I haven't even heard of The Darlings, nor of the author Melissa Kantor; but thank the skies above I did! This cover is perfect for the summer!

My Thoughts:

Summer's coming up fast, and readers are looking for fun and light books to read outside in the sun or at the beach! Well look no further, this book fits the description perfectly! The Darlings in Love, doesn't actually take place in the summer, but t
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Jan 08, 2012 l ι l y rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
*Smiling Widely.*

At first I would get distracted and couldn't find myself to read the book but then when I tried once more it swept me off my feet.

The Girls:
Jane:Strong and Determined
Natalya:Joyful and Full of life
Victoria:Sweetest but easy-going

The Boys:
Simone:Super hot and make you feel complete
Colin:Shy and quiet but It'll change in quickie
Jack:The songwriter with a lot of HEART.

This book was so cute and full of love.I don't know if any other book about love can compare to this one because of
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Natalie Stahl
This book was really good. It was a combination of a romance novel and a drama novel. It was girlie book that no boys would enjoy. It talks about love and some inappropriate things.

This book starts off with three girls named the Darlings trying to find love. Victoria, the quiet one, is already in love with a boy name Jack. Jane is a drama queen involved in acting lookin g for love. Natlaya is the girl who has been in love with a boy who hates her guts. Or so she thinks. They start playing chess
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Unnati
I think that this book is a very nice story about these 3 girls who are best friends. All three of them have boyfriends and it is a book on how they suffer through school and their love life. Maybe few people might not like this book. Like for example if you are a person that reads books of love than you will LOVE this book but if you are a person who likes serious books like what I mean is adventurous books or like mission type of books, than maybe this might not me the type of book you would r ...more
Mary
Reviewed from e-galley provided by the publisher via netgalley.com.

In this second installment of The Darlings are Forever series, Natalya, Victoria, and Jane are settling into their new high schools while maintaining their close friendship and trying to survive bumps in their love lives. Natalya is still crushing on Colin who has refused to speak to her, even though she's apologized, until they see each other at the park and start communicating again. But things are more complicated than the che
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Alex
I liked this sequel a lot better than the first one. I still didn't find myself rooting for any one girl in particular, but they did seem to grow up a bit between books.

The ending actually surprised me - in a good way! I was definitely expecting it to be a lot more "chick-lit predictable".

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Jenna
Jan 24, 2012 Jenna rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: TWEENS
Let me first start with saying the story was OK for me, and I highly suggest this book for the young teens. Maybe part of the reason I didn’t like the book for me was it’s very much shallow for me. It really didn’t hold my interest, and for that I’m sorry. But I have to say the prose was okay, and the characters were okay. But that’s the problem, it was just OKAY. I didn’t expect much from this though, so that was probably good because I’ll just be more down if that were the case.

I’ll just run d
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Michelle (FabBookReviews)


A fun and frothy contemporary read!

The Darlings in Love is the follow-up to the charming and fun The Darlings Are Forever. Natalya, Victoria and Jane are all back for more adventures; but this time around, their adventures revolve around relationship and boy problems. The three girls- who I must say, do seem more mature than 14!- live in New York, which provides an entertaining and lively backdrop to their lives beyond school.

As you can read from the book description, each of the girls comes acr
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Cindy Hudson
In The Darlings Are Forever, Jane, Victoria and Natalya, who have been friends for years, were separated at school for the first time when they each went to different high schools.

The Darlings in Love by Melissa Kantor continues the saga of their freshman year, this time looking at how each girl approaches being in a relationship with a boy. Jane is headstrong and confident, and she pursues Simon even though he gives off mixed signals about what he really wants. Natalya is a bit more reserved, a
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Katie
Mar 11, 2012 Katie is currently reading it
At the moment I'm in the process of reading this. So as a forewarning- I havent finished it and my opinion of it might change if/when i do.
To be honest...I really don't know why i picked up this book. Not that it's bad, but it's not normally the type of books i read. But don't be fooled, I defineley have read my fair share of chick flicks. I would have to say the reason i even checked it out is the backcover. It says nothing more than the three couples; Jack and Victoria, Colin and Natalya, and,
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Chelsey
This story was about as cute as they come. It follows three girls: Victoria, Jane, and Natalya as they experience their first loves and their first heartbreaks. They are three best friends who call themselves ‘The Darlings’ and have remained best friends even though they are not attending different schools. Each of the girls has developed her own little crush and the three boys could not be more different from each other. The chapters alternate between the three girls including each one’s perspe ...more
Julie M
I don't usually read, but when I do I try to pick really good books that I could get excited about reading. I was actually dissapointed. I got kind of bored with it, I was waiting for the big moment to happen, that big "ah-ha" moment, the climax. I was just waiting for it to get better, it did at some point but it got boring again. I really didn't like the ending, the 3 main characters end up alone and broken hearted, what kind of ending is that when the title of the book is "The Darlings in Lov ...more
Charlotte
I read this as a preview for a middle school girls book club. I was hoping to find mature enough subject matter along with detailed and descriptive writing to keep the girls interested. I found all of that here. Kantor does a wonderful job of pulling you into the lives of the three 'Darlings' as they now navigate high school.

Each girl has a story to tell about love, relationships, and especially friendships. Kantor examines relationships from 3 different angles as each girl encounters something
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Nashalic
The Darlings in Love is a book about three girls and how they go through three different types of relationships. The girls in the group are Natalya, Jane and Victoria. They call themselves the Darling because Jane's grandmother gave them that name. Also the book is set in New York City. Natalya met this boy named Colin a while ago that she had a crush on but ended up never seeing him again because he was siblings with the "mean girl" and she wasn't anymore. They end up talking again and once she ...more
Megan Kurz
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Rachael
Victoria, Natalya, and Jane have successfully survived their first semester of high school at separate schools, and now they feel that the Darlings can handle anything—even and especially love. Even though Jane has sworn off love, things are going great for Victoria and looking up for Natalya. Victoria knows that she and her boyfriend Jack are just perfect together, and every moment that they spend together makes her positively glow. And Natalya’s crush Colin might just be dropping hints that he ...more
Leslie Arreguin
In this book, there is 3 main characters who are best friends. There names are Victoria, Natalya, and Jane(the darlings). They all live in New York city,go to seperate schools, and are in their second semester of 9th grade. Victoria ,who loves acting and drama, is just simply not expecting a guy in life. Until she met Simon (who also likes acting). Simon later in the book confesses to her that he really liked a guy. She thinks that it's a good thing about him because he is open minded, unlike ot ...more
Alex
I seriously loved this book so much! I didn't know there was a first one to this because this is the first I'm reading from Melissa Kantor. Overall, I thought this was amazing. I loved the plot and I loved the characters! I thought it was actually pretty hilarious when Simon said he was gay! I would hate it if that happened to me but it was still pretty hilarious!
I rate this a 4 though because even though it was great, there was no excitement! It should've had something that would make us fall o
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Zemika White
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Tasha
Each of the Darlings try to navigate relationships with the opposite sex in this novel. Each brings their own individual take on relationships. I liked all three girls, which was suprising because I thought at least one of them I would not be to my liking. But that was so not the case.

Jane had the misfortune of falling for the wrong guy not once but twice. Who can't relate to that, right? Natayla seemed to be finding love once again after letting it slip through her fingers before. Victoria, the
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Pamela Hubbard
This book picks up a couple of months after "The Darlings are Forever" ends. The three girls continue to have ups and downs in their friendship as they navigate first love, family drama and big decisions. Jane is falling for her acting partner Simon, but things seem too good to be true. Natalya is also falling in love...with a boy she can't have. Victoria and Jack are still going strong, but she starts to lose herself in the relationship and risks her other friendships.
Another good clean read.
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Sara (of the Page Sage)
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Won from First Reads

The Darlings in Love flawlessly continues the Darlings' first adventures of high school, but now there's even more boy drama! Jane, out of all the girls, really came into her own in this one and I found that she was really easy to relate to. (And as for her boy dilemma, I just wanted to tell her it's okay, I've been there!) All of the Darlings make mistakes, but they all end up learning from them in a way that isn't too adolescent.

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LeeAnn
Fun, fluffy teen chick lit. Just what I needed after a steady dose of dystopia. I heard there was a third book in the series, so I'll have to go find it. Sometimes, you just need a little sugar in your book diet. :)
Jenna Le
I love how Melissa Kantor made 3 relationships and made them have their ups and downs. For me, I'm kinda a romance lover for books and I choose this because THE WORD LOVE!!!!!!! My favorite couple was Jack and Victoria, he always made her go with him to stuff, but when she asked him to go with her in this museum, he rejected her because he had to go to his friend's birthday party. Jane and Simon, they were complicated, it turns out Simon is kind-of gay, but at the end,he wasn't. And last but not ...more
P.E.
I didn't like the characters. they felt really immature and unbelievable to me. did these girls live in a bubble or something? I could predict everything that happened, but what bothered me most was that I didn't believe any of it. the story didn't feel realistic.

it wasn't that bad tho. I did enjoy some parts (like the writing) but I wish the story would be more original and have less clichéd storylines and HEAs. I'm probably not the right audience for this story (is it MG?) and I'm not in the
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Terri Seward
This is a great mother/daughter read. Read it with your 12-14 year old. The main characters handle tough situations we hope our daughters will handle the same way.
Olivia
over the summer I had read this book. I loved the seris.
Maximina Rios
it shows some of our relationship problems and different ways we react. I really liked the book.
April
I enjoyed this book a fair amount and was somewhat curious to see how it turned out. Although the story was somewhat predictable it was fun to read and I was at least a little curious about exactly how the ending would play out. My other complaint is that while I like the characters to a certain point, they felt a little cliche as well as immature. I'm only two years older than the three girls but I wouldn't have made most of the decisions they did in their circumstances. So, on that end, it was ...more
Lianna
I don't like the girls in these books. They are just so immature and I know they are young. But goodness. And Natalya... Her and Colin were so cute. But the author oh so happened to add him having a girlfriend.. whatever. And she happens to be her friend? That was such obvious writing. And apdoiaspdisoadi.




I like Jane. I didn't like her in the other book at times. But I want her with Mark.. and more written about her.

I could listen to less about Victoria. She annoys me the most.

Just everyone an
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