The Kiss Off (The Kiss Off #1)
When sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global.
A local band picks up her song from Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the internation ...more
I've said it before but I'll say it again here : I could never date a celebrity and still manage to keep my sanity intact. It's no surprise that Poppy had to overcome se ...more
I even enjoyed the plot. Who doesn't remember their first heartbreak? Especially when that heartbreak comes at the expense of a life long friendship (Cam and Poppy were great friends to begin with).
Then, a quarter of the way in, the book jumped the shark. It wasn't one specific moment, but a whole lot of moments ...more
The response? An overwhelming mass of hits on youtube and a local band - The Academy Lies - wanting to perform it. It doesn't hurt that their sexy lead singer, Ty, is interested in Poppy. Poppy suddenly goes ...more
The Kiss Off was a quick, fun read and, while I had issues with some of the decisions the MC made, it had a good message.
I knew from the first sentence that this would be a quick read. The first chapter was a bit all over the place; the main character, Poppy, brought in a multitude of new characters within the first few pages. I had no idea who any of these people were and it took a bit to figure it out. [spoilers removed] Poppy was also ...more
Well, that was one hell of a surprising read! I have to be honest, I kind of judged The Kiss Off before I started reading it. Not a lot of my reading buddies on Goodreads have read this book so I wasn’t really expecting much from it – but boy was I wrong, because The Kiss Off was one kick ass read!
Poppy Douglas is a teenage girl on a war path since her boyfriend; Cam, cheated on her with one of her so-called best friend; Nikki. So to get revenge, Poppy writes a song and posts it on Y ...more
Poppy Douglas is a young girl with big dreams. Uploading videos of her own songs has never got her very far until she releases 'The Kiss Off'. Inspired by the breakup with her cheating boyfriend, the video has gathered a large crowd. And soon she's getting recognised everywhere. When she meets Ty, her world spirals out of control. The ...more
Rating: 3/5 stars
Romance Swoon Scale: 2.3/5 stars, Adorable, Sweet
Bonus Bits: LOLgasms, Smiling in anticipation, Rooting for heroine.
Warning?: Yes. Sexual References, occasional course language.
Action: Running from the paparazzi.
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Published: May 15th 2012 by Billington Media
The Kiss Off was a book that made me laugh, smile and cringe several times.
I love ...more
This was an okay YA contemporary romance story, but I did find it quite predictable. (view spoiler)[ It seemed quite obvious to me that the cheating was all made up and that someone else leaked the naked photo. (hide spoiler)] There wasn’t anything horribly wrong with this one though.
6 out of 10
The Kiss Off was surprisingly adorable. I was really nervous when I read the synopsis. I thought that the whole song/band/contemporary feel to the book would give it too much of a cheese factor. I have to say, though, I was pleasantly surprised. It was really cute! There were moments that the book did have a cheese factor, but I feel that contemporary fans are really going to love this one!
What really stands out to me is that The Kiss Off ...more
This novel is a one shot. I received an e-ARC of this novel and I have to thank the author big time for this opportunity.
By now, you must know how I love to read novels ni which music has a part - big or not. The Kiss Off is no exception. I had a crazy awesome time with this novel and the main character named Poppy.
This novel has everything I'm looking for in this kind of novel: it's funny, there's teenage drama, music, a rock band, references to pop cultu ...more
I loved Poppy and her friends. All three of them shine in the story – the sensible Vanya and the slightly mad Mads – you could see how the three of them are such great friends. And I loved both Cam and Ty – I liked that the author doesn’t make Poppy’s choice an obvious one!
Plus the story is seriously funny in places. Poo Bum’s ...more
I just had to finish reading this book first. In the back of my head a voice is telling me that I am being stupid and that I need to get sleep for school and I can just read the res ...more
I liked Poppy straight away, since the very first page, it was absolutely hilarious being in her head, I couldn't stop laughing out loud and thinking of how much I was dreading the fact that it was going to end and I was going to be wanting for more and more...I liked many things of this book, I liked the story, it gave us an inside of a world that is absolutely foreign to most of us, becoming a celebrity and having every single moment of your daily life on print, the misu ...more
Poppy is a great character. She was a normal teenager until the song she wrote is heard by millions of people, and one of those people is just a stranger on a bus until a chance meeting. This stranger, Ty, is one swoon worthy leading man. I just love the ...more
This book is about a girl whose boyfriend cheats on her with her friend. She gets pissed and in Taylor Swift fashion writes a song about it. She puts the song on her youtube page and it goes viral. Everybody loves it.
Then by chance one day she meets this boy named Ty who's really cute and pretty dang awesome. She ends up finding out that he's in a really cool band and they love her song. She goes to his gig one night and they cov ...more
The first thing that captured me about this book is the great plot line. Writing a song about cheating boyfriend and friends, I felt Poppy's anger. I loved that she expressed her emotion through a song with out any violence. Poppy is a typical teenager that everyone can relate too. She has homework, friends, and a life that is ...more
After reading the summary, I tought that this will be a typical teen book, but it's about some serious stuff too.
So Poppy is a normal girl with a hot boyfriend... well until they broke up, because of another girl. *What a surprise!!!*
That night she wrote a song about their break up, and uploded it's video on Youtube. Because of the break up song, Poppy met Ty, badboy, lead singer.
Ty's band ...more
I think what really grabbed me with this ...more
Score: Four Outta Five Stars.
The book cover is cute. Reminds me of books I use to read back in Jr. High. Again, it matches with the whole plot of the book and I like that there isn't one standard pretty model. Snaps go out to whoever did the cover.
Now as for the actual novel itself. It's again not my normal cup of tea. Neither, fantasy, paranormal, or dystopian, it's premise still caught my eye. What drew me into reading this book was the slight nostalgia I felt when reading the blurb. Like th ...more
A woman scorned, Poppy soon pens a song about her ex-boyfriend and her now ex-best friend. Yet never once did she imagine gaining recognition for a song she c ...more
I am a huge fan of novels with rock stars. This one was different in an entirely amazing way. Poppy yes that is her name is your average teenager but when her boyfriend breaks up with her and starts dating her friend Poppy decides to take revenge by writing and singing a song about it. "The Song" is called the kiss off. It turns out that she becomes an overnight you tube sensation and this local band asks to make her song their one.
The Kiss Off is your typical contemporary, YA book that would make you fall in love, squeal, mad and laugh at the same time.
I am a sucker for typical love stories rather than those that have a very complicated plot in which i would need to re-read all over again just to be able to understand.
The Kiss Off is very fun to read. Typical high school drama with the typical bitch at the side.
Though I think Poppy and Ty's development was clearly not focused in the story, how they star ...more
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