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The Darlings in Love (The Darlings are Forever #2)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  445 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
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
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Disney-Hyperion
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Jul 23, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing

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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Dec 13, 2011 l ι l y rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 07, 2013 Roxanne rated it it was amazing
Awwww this was such a sweet book! So light and fluffy and as wholesome as a book about happy well-adjusted fourteen year olds should be! I loved it! My favourite thing about this book was that the characters are so incredibly REAL. I got quite emotional at parts because I felt so personally invested in the girls and their feelings, which is honestly the mark of a truly good book.

If you've read the first book and want something fun and heartwarming to read, it doesn't get any more perfect than t
Sep 23, 2013 Unnati rated it liked it
Shelves: grade-7
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
Feb 28, 2017 Hannah rated it it was ok
It's funny how the inside of the cover said that there was 3 girls and 3 happily ever afters. Yet only one of the girls actually gets a happy ending. Nothing like being lied too. Authors need to be more careful with what they put in the synopsis. Lying to me is not going to go well.
Aug 25, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was ok
So I’ve enjoyed Melissa’s books back in the day and I believe I had listed this series as a TBR because I liked her books. However, in a way, I think I have outgrown her writing now that I am in my mid-20s. I can’t believe I’m already this old…

Anyways, while I still found her writing style to be engaging and entertaining, I found the content of her books to be on the childish side. I didn’t connect with the characters as much as I would have liked and I found a lot of the arguments and problems
Nov 16, 2012 Chelsey rated it liked it
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
Katie Fitzgerald
This second book about the Darlings - Jane, Natalya, and Victoria - follows immediately on the heels of The Darlings Are Forever, picking up on the romantic dramas each girl left unfinished at the end of that first book. Natalya still has a crush on Colin, the brother of one her classmates at school, Victoria is now dating Jack, even though she's not convinced they have anything in common, and Jane has found love on the stage, acting opposite Simon, who is everything she wants in a guy, except f ...more
Sep 17, 2013 Nashalic rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 15, 2013 Megan Kurz rated it really liked it
Shelves: 8th-grade-books
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Dec 25, 2011 Rachael rated it really liked it
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
Cindy Hudson
Jan 30, 2012 Cindy Hudson rated it really liked it
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
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
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
Sep 23, 2011 Mary rated it it was amazing
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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
Aug 20, 2011 Jenna rated it it was ok
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
Jul 20, 2011 Charlotte rated it really liked it
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
Julie M
Sep 14, 2012 Julie M rated it liked it
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
Mar 18, 2013 Alex rated it liked it
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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Leslie Arreguin
Oct 29, 2013 Leslie Arreguin rated it it was ok
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
Zemika White
Jan 09, 2013 Zemika White rated it really liked it
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Jul 25, 2011 Tasha rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, arc-electronic
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
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.
Mar 02, 2012 P.E. rated it it was ok
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
Jenna Le
Apr 04, 2013 Jenna Le rated it really liked it
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
Mar 05, 2012 Lianna rated it it was ok
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
Apr 20, 2013 April rated it liked it
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
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jun 15, 2011 Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) rated it really liked it
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book and was pleasantly surprised to find that this story was really cute. While it is definitely YA, the three friends all being in high school still and all the teenage angst that goes with it, it was a fun read. I loved the bond between The Darlings. Their friendship was so real and down to Earth. I could completely relate to them and honestly, wanted to be a part of their inner circle, they were just that great.
Susana De Los Santos
Dec 19, 2012 Susana De Los Santos rated it it was amazing
'The darlings are in love' is a great book, hands down. It's perfect for anyone who loves romance with a little drama in them. 'The darlings in love' is continuing the story about the love lives of the main characters in 'The darlings are forever'; Victoria, Jane, & Natalya. It's a story where anything is possible and dreams can be reality. The darlings survived their first year of high school, without each other. Now they believe they can get through anything together.
I loved how they all had love! I'm a hopeless romantic myself...
My favorite twist was when Simon realized that he was gay-I felt insanely bad for Jane, but it made the story great.

My favorite of the three girls is Natalya. She and Collin are perfect for each other! It had a poop ending when she turned him down so I was insanely bummed about that.

This book is perfect for hopeless romantics like me-be prepared! You might get watery eyes!
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