"Guess I was the only one who felt it," he says..
"Like the moon was inside me."
This is probably one of the swooniest book I've ever read. EVER. When I try to remember my feelings towards this book, all I can recall is swooning and a hint of melancholy. The Kiss had its moments, but sadly the ending kinda ruined everything for me.
To be honest, I prepared myself in hating this book. Its just one of those book that I feel like I will hate. Maybe because I won't like the main cha ...more
‘Love will come when it is ready, cherie. Not when Aphrodite is horny’The Kiss is one of those very few contemporary romance books that made me question myself after reading, why is this my least favorite genre?
I was honestly only interested in reading The kiss at the mention of the Greek Goddess in the blurb. I'am a sucker in everything about Greek Gods and you have PJO series to blame for that. Anyway, I was expecting all sorts of things when I started t ...more
This review is proving quite hard to write, and will likely be on the shorter side. I'm not exactly sure what I think of this book. Yeah, I read it quite quickly, but it took some time to get through the first five chapters or so.
First of all, I had problems with the characters, especially the protagonist Delilah. She was extremely grating and annoying, and I think it was mostly due to her tha ...more
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This book was like an extensive episode of a teen comedy/drama sitcom. It was meant to entertain for a short period of time. That being said, although I had so much troubles with The Kiss, I still enjoy a short, contemporary novel.
To start with, I didn't know this was a UK YA Contemporary book. I caught on shortly after all the English cultural re ...more
When I first started it, I was absolutely positive that I would find a way to jump through the pages and strangle Delilah, the main character. At the beginning she is judgy and full of herself; not at all concerned with others unless it is in regards to how it affects her. Also, she is a mega control freak. That being said, stick with ...more
I really hate not finishing a book but this one has been a struggle from day one and only got to about 30%. I think the concept of the book is cute but the writing just wasn't done well. I found the writing to be so lacking to the point of confusion. You know when someone tells a joke and no one laughs, this is that book. I found it so hard to figure out who was who because they were all given such weird ni ...more
This book is one of those swoon worthy books that you must give a try!
Okay, I admit. My attention was grabbed by the cover. I mean, it's simple but it's gorgeous!
I was super excited to read it but I have a lot of books to read and review so I kept on ignoring it. When I was not in ...more
Filled with an array of exceedingly entertaining characters, good old sarcastic British humour and enough drama to keep you invested, The Kiss is a hilarious, quick and fun read.
There was always some sub-plot or a twist that made you want to keep reading. Arguably, with so many characters it got quite chaotic on occasion. But the story was never ...more
Not for me. I found this book to be tedious, dull and boring. Not cute and funny at all. Sounded like it would be a cute fun contemporary, but it really didn't do anything for me. I didn't feel any connections to any of the characters. Except maybe Fatima (the French girl who comes in towards the end of the novel and is totally awesome).
The plot seemed to be about two best friends Tabatha and Delilah trying to get Ta ...more
While I love all things British, I found this book kind of hard to read. It was full of British slang that I'm not really sure of what they mean and I had to constantly stop and check words in the dictionary. This is ...more
I am not usually a huge fan of contemporaries, it is my least favourite genre, however with the slogan 'for Geek Girls everywhere', I could not resist reading it. And about half-way through I was just wishing for it to end. I think the cover is very girly and cute, really standing out with the pink!
In all honesty, not much went on in this book. It was just about Delilah who believed she had gotten Aphrodite's kiss, then her be ...more
If you're looking for that romantic summertime read that's fun, flirty, cute, and swoony, then The Kiss is the perfect book for you. This book is filled with hilarious moments, interesting characters and good old British humor that's filled with just the right amount of sarcasm. With a storyline that is reminiscent of Shakespeare plays, plus a premise that involves a little bit of mythology and the wonderful and romantic setting, this book is what you would ca ...more
And can I just sa ...more
First of all, I hated Delilah almost from the beginning. A lot of the things she said were seriously offensive, and I get that she’s 16 and “not going to know a lot”, but even that assumption right there is offensive. I just did not like her. Some of the lines that made me want to drop the book include “Nobody’s faithful a ...more
There was little to no organization in regards to the timeline here. Everything jumped so quickly I would think that I was still on a particular day only to find out that I was on a different day without any idea how much time had passed between three sentences.
I feel like the characters fell so flat for me; there was little p ...more
Couple of things – Delilah didn’t exactly make the best first impression with her ‘onion’ verdict on her best friend’s boyfriend and I have some issues about the sheer stupidity of Jem’s past but I let it slide.
Why? Well firstly Delilah needs to mess up her best friends roma ...more
PROS:This book is a very compassionate story. My favorite character is Laurent because, she was a very good friend, very loyal. The book is one of my favorite top 10 favorite books.I am going to rate this book a 5.It might not have a lot of text features, but, it does give me a clear picture what happens in the story.
CONS:I am going to say that this book should be for people 11+.It might be a little inappropriate for little kids.
review cross-posted to my blog: paper utopia
Thanks to NetGalley for this review copy. All thoughts are my honest own.
Review: As far as classic rom-com literature goes, The Kiss is top of that list. Set in a thriving English town, Delilah is picking up the pieces of her past relationship when she learns about Aphrodite's Kiss and the legend behind it. One kiss, originating from the lips of the ancient Greek goddess herself, passed on from person to person, causing adoration and infa ...more
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"What are you painting?"
"Blood, bones, veins and arteries. The things that make us real.'
- Delilah, Jem, Chapter 6, 44
The Kiss by Lucy Courtenay is a stand alone romantic comedy about a 16 year old named Delilah Jones who catches Aphrodite's Kiss after a steamy kiss with a boy on the mediterranean sand dunes in France. When she returns back to her home in London, major crushes, break-ups, and meltdowns all begin to happen in a whirlwind and at once and she can'
----Karen Marie Moning
Lucy Courtenay , an American author, has penned a heart-touching and entertaining young adult contemporary love-story, The Kiss that narrates the story of a teenage girl who after experiencing the best kiss of her life, starts judging the relationship of her best friend with her boyfriend with the level of their kiss and soon on her attempt to fix things , this teenager ...more
The synopsis of The Kiss may be troublesome to read, but the book isn't. The book definitely involves some supernatural forces, and where there is romance, drama comes. Delilah has Aphrodite's Kiss (which is fictional and not in the actual Greek Myths). Aphrodite's Kiss sounds exactly the way it sounds: trouble, and nasty heaps of it. It causes mortals (whoever is the poor carrier of the kiss) to drive themselves crazy over love.
Delilah, the narrator, is a carrier ...more
The Kiss by Lucy Courtenay was true to its word when it said that Geek Girls everywhere will love this hysterically-hilarious romantic-comedy novel. I found that this novel was a solid 4.5 star but couldn't help but round up in by rating. It lacked only a little something that would bring it to a 5 star. The thing I really loved was there were NO GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES, with the exceptio...more
Let me start this off by being completely honest: I didn't know if I was going to finish this book. Allow me to explain.
When I started reading this book, I wasn't a fan of the way that it was written. The first chapter definitely grabbed my attention, with the story of Aphrodite's Kiss and how the main character Delilah was wooed by some dreamy French boy while on vacation. But then come the ...more
I think the cover is adorable. Each of the chapters have the number in a heart which is really cute. This is a UK book so I got the whole experience including the spelling they do across the pond. Where is this pond? Anyhoo I'm not sure if this book would appeal to everyone especially since British English and American English can sometimes seem like two different languages. They could have defined the terms that some people might not understand.
I have to admit that I ...more
Are you looking for the PERFECT gift for a young adult romantic just in time for summer? Or do you long for something fun, light and flirty to read in your own downtime?
Look no further: this cute little gem is filled with entertaining characters and just the right amount of sarcasm to keep one interested t ...more
I loved the premise of this book--that Delilah had caught Aphrodite's kiss. The girls did research on the topic and had some fun examples of how it had been passed along through time. I loved the way the kiss operated and the manners in which they tried to control it. I loved the ending.
However, the premise was not all there was to this plot. From jobs to zombies to musicals, this book covered a lot of ground. Though ...more