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Kissing Frogs

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Popular party girl and high school senior Jessica Scott has a secret: she used to be a nerd — a big one; a goody two-shoes, grade-skipping, all-state spelling bee champ. But she lost the braces, put on some contacts, and applied all her academic genius to studying and imitating the social elite. Now she rules the school from the upper echelon of the high school realm. With ...more
Published November 18th 2014 by Swoon Romance
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Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, requested
Four and a half stars.

I'll let you all in on a little secret: I was suckered in by the cover. I mean, just look at it. Look at how cute it is! I want a physical copy for my shelves, because it is absolutely darling. And I'm very happy to announce, that the story inside is just as lovely. This book is charming, well-written, and will hook you in from the start.

At first I didn't like the main character, Jessica. I really, really dislike girls who pretend to be stupid for popularity reasons. I knew
Angela C
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A free copy of this book was provided by Month9Books and Swoon Romance in exchange for an honest review.

Kissing Frogs is like a pina colada on a hot summer day – light, fun, and refreshing. It’s the story of Jess Scott, a nerd-turned-member-of-the-high-school-elite who finds herself sentenced to a Spring Break field trip saving frogs in a foreign country. While all of her friends are getting drunk and tan on a beach in Florida, Jess is spending her time cleaning out aquariums, taking nature walk
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny was a cute story about finding yourself (or rather re-finding yourself) and friendship. Jessica had been teased by Travis and others in her younger dorkier days, and she's carried it with her, and pretty much let it rule who she is. Now, she's the popular girl and she's thrown back with Travis again. Relationships and friendships weren't the only issues in this book though. So, many animals are at risk of extinction. This book b
Crisanda (Sapphire)
2.5 stars

I have a habit of reading the same type of books over and over. There's something a bit comforting for me in the predictability, in knowing that everything is going to end nicely and happily. I read the same type of books because I know what I like. And despite knowing how everything will end, I still enjoy the journeys immensely. This time, that didn't happen. There was something missing in this book. I didn't connect with any of the characters. The story arc was not very exciting (or
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
~ Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny

(*I won this in a Giveaway Hosted by Swoon Romance and got Contacted by the Author!!!)

!!!MIGHT BE SOME SPOILERS!!!! I'll warn ahead of time. ^^

-So this book (Ebook) is about a girl who used to be Unpopular,Nerdy and Geeky. She decided to change her image in Freshman year of High School and uses her smarts to be part of the "Cool Crowd". She's in and has a lot Friends (or so she thinks) and is excited to go to Miami w/ her boyfriend for her last senior vacation.
Katrina Marie
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kissing Frogs is a fun read that had me hooked.

I love secret nerdy girls. I hate that they feel the need to keep it a secret, though. Jess was a great student and let her nerdy side out until she was picked on, and decided she needed a new persona for her new school. She tries so hard to impress the popular people, and be someone she isn't. I liked her progression while in Panama. It's a short span of time but she learns more about her true self than she would have on that spring break t
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mondo, animal, 2014
I chose to read this book attracted by the cover and the title, I love frogs. It 's a quick read but sweet romantic and fun, a reworking of the tale of the Frog Prince.
Jessica is a very popular girl in her school and is engaged to Miles, the guy that everyone wants. She worked hard on itself: it is a very intelligent girl but had to hide that her dowry to be truly appreciated. She is about to reach her highest level of popularity going with Miles and their friends to celebrate her seventeenth bi
I did not like this book, which saddens me to no end because I was really excited for it. I don't think there is enough contemporary retellings of fairy-tales and myths, so the synopsis telling me that it was a "modern re-imagining of 'The Frog Prince'" caught my attention. But, sadly, Kissing Frogs just annoyed me more than anything.

This book felt like it was more geared toward young pre-teens. It was all just too high school for me. In the way the characters acted, in how they talked, and in
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jess's boyfriend just dumped her and last minute she decides to join the Conservation Club to travel to Panama to help with an organization the Golden Frog, but it's not her first choice. She's stuck traveling with people who don't like her and an old friend who teased her as a kid. Travis says he's simply trying to redeem himself, but she doesn't know and agrees to three non-dates to allow him to prove himself.

Each and every one of the three non-dates is a disaster, but it somehow isn't awful.
Natalie Sampson
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOOOOVE this book. Full review to come!
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Psychocat Reads Review of KISSING FROGS by Alisha Sevigny.

(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)

Today we're bringing you a review of a recent Swoon Romance release for all the YA Romance lovers. This one is straight up contemporary YA. No fantasy. No sci-fi. No shifters. Just straight up human characters.

Let's see if Alisha Sevigny managed to write a YA Romance that can withstand the Psychocat's claws.

The Characters: I'll be honest, Jess was not a very likable c
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Jaime Fiction Fangirls
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Oh how I love a good YA romance!! This one is especially good because it's sort of a second chance romance and it's about NERDS. Yay nerds! I love reading YA because it takes me back to a time that I didn't really love and helps me to pretend that things were actually better than they were. If I have to re-create that time, I'd much rather pretend it was just like in this book. Also, I love a book that I can recommend to my 14 year-old daughter, and I will definitely be recommending thi
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This was a great book. With what could have easily been cliché, this story was realistic, environmentalist (without being preachy) and fun. There have been too many young adult books I’ve read recently that are “dumbed down” or exclusively about the paranormal. Don’t get me wrong, I love my fair share of paranormal, but it’s nice to have something to switch it up. And it’s also nice to have seniors in high school that sound like they do deserve to make it into college.

What is particularly neat
Lisa Richards
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've gotta admit I did not really care for Jess in the beginning but she grew on me as the book progressed. A lot of the book was about how she matures (thank goodness). Now Travis--loved him- he was so awesome and sweet and kind. Just the kind of boyfriend you would want for your daughter.
The best part of this book was the fabulous setting. I felt like I was there. I went straight to the computer and looked up a lot of the places mentioned in the book. The romance was a bit cheesy but it was sw
Stephanie Wardrop
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun read, but also somewhat serious (though not preachy) in its message about conservation and extinction. There's humor, some great writing (lines like "bubble-wrapped in indifference) but it's the characters that drive this book for me. Even the "supporting players" are real and unique, like Harp and Juan, and Travis makes a very appealing love interest. He's smart, thoughtful, funny, and just a little brooding, enough to be a YA hero :) Even better is Jess. While I don't alway ...more
Beyond Words
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed
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Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Very cute story about a girl who starts out as someone who is pretending to be a shallow, unintelligent person to fit in with the popular crowd and to escape her geeky past. When she's forced to take a trip to Panama with the conservation club to have a chance to pass biology and get into the college of her dreams, it may just be the best thing to ever happen to her. Interesting incorporation of mythology and environmental consequences of Panama's Golden Frog and its extinction. ...more
Noelle Walsh
Dec 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I enjoyed reading this book. I have a real soft spot for nerd girls, even ones who try to keep their nerdiness a secret (being a nerd or a geek is not something to be ashamed of, but embraced, in my opinion). This story is about finding yourself against the backdrop of Panama and the extinction of the Panama golden frog. I think it's worth picking up if one is interested.

*won on GoodReads First Reads*
Angela Misri
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet story and while I don't usually gravitate towards romance, I found this a nice combination of scene-setting and descriptive writing that any parent would be happy to hand to their kids - which is what I recommend. Buy this book for the child in your life - especially those (who like all of us) struggle to figure out their place in high school society. Find your tribe! ...more
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A modern fairytale twist.

I hated the main character at first, I'm gonna be honest, but the more I read the more I understood her conflicted ways. I fell in love with this story, not just the romantic parts but all of the important knowledge about endangered frogs and other animals! I highly recommend this book!
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love frogs, and I love conservation. I also read a lot of YA, so this was a must-read for me. I'm so glad I picked it up! Sweet, clean, with a touch of humor and great characters that I either loved--or hated. Very well done, and I couldn't put it down once I started. ...more
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kissing Frogs was a page turner. I couldn't put it down! I loved the character development and the focus on environmental issues. I can't wait to read Alisha Sevigny's next novel! ...more
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fun YA romance that taught me something about endangered species.
Ana Williamson
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story so much. It was one of those books where you were sad when you finished it. That was definitely me. If you are into adventure and love this is the book for you. I 10/10 recommend this!!!
Laura Braid
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute Read

Nice little beach read - loved the conservation theme! Things get a little crazy with calamities at the end, but otherwise greasy! :)
Megan Gross
Sep 13, 2022 rated it liked it
I don’t know, good book. I don’t remember that much about it than high schoolers going on a trip and two people falling in love.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net** 

Kissing Frogs is a modern day re imagining of the Frog Prince. I will admit that I have never read the frog prince, and that I didn't even know it was a re-imagining until after I was done reading and I saw the final summary. I know the basic idea, but I am not familiar with the details of the story. I just thought that Kissing Frogs sounded like  a cute book. So I can't tell you how close this rendition of the tale
Steph Furlan
Are you a fan of fairytale retellings, mythology, and animals? Then, you might enjoy Alisha Sevigny’s Kissing Frogs as much as I did.

It’s a new take on the fairytale “The Frog Prince.” The story revolves around ex-nerd Jessica who went from an A student and spelling bee champ to someone more concerned with popularity and status. She plans to head to the beach with her friends during spring break until her biology teacher unfortunately tells her she’s failing his class. The only way she can set t
Andrea P.
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This is a cute little book. It's a very quick read being such a short book and I definitely flew through it. Jessica is someone who spent a lot of time remaking herself to become popular in high school, she grew up being a nerd and she wanted to hide that part of herself. As spring break comes up, Jessica is forced to change her plans from going to the beach to spending a week in Panama with the conservation club.

Jessica has worked s
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Alisha Sevigny holds a degree in Professional Writing and Sociology from the University of Victoria, is a film school graduate, former literary agent and hot yoga lover.

A shameless romantic, Alisha and her husband have travelled the world together. On a trip to Panama she fell in love with the country, culture, and their national emblem, the Golden Frog and was inspired to write her first Young A

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