Getting dumped by her boyfriend is not how Veda planned on starting her summer. When Mark makes it clear that it’s over between them, Veda is heartbroken and humiliated—but, more importantly, she’s inspir ...more
26 Kisses by Anna Michels
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Rating: 2 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
Kasie West meets Morgan Matson in this hilarious and heartwarming debut about a girl’s summer mission to get over her ex-boyfriend by kissing her way through the alphabet.
Getting dumped by her boyfriend is not how Veda planned on starting her summer. When Mark makes it clear that it’s over between them, Veda ...more
Well... the idea of kissing 26 guys was interesting. I kind of made a list with the guys I kissed so far. :))
About the book: I liked it, but it was a little bit too childish for my taste. Killian made the book way more interesting than it was. However, Vee was awkward. And her brother was so annoying. And don’t get me started on Mel. God, I hated that girl. All the time, I had the feeling that Mel was trying to make Vee look like a slut. Even tho it wasn’t like this. She seemed mean ...more
Fuck this book.If there’s a cute-sounding YA contemporary romance on EW or NG, I am going to request. This is a truth only slightly less well-known than me of good fortune being in want of wives, okay. 26 Kisses sounded totally awesome to me. Sure, there are lots of ways this slightly odd kissing challenge book could go wrong, but I could not resist a kissing challenge book. Also, I in no way expected things to go this wrong.
Before I get into the rant that this review will s ...more
Minor spoilers and I don't really think they're spoilers since it's a light easy read book, so you could guess them from just the blurb.
Vee wants to get over Mark and how else than to kiss 26 guys, 1 for every letter of the alphabet.
I'm going to try something new again. (Third different method so far?)
•The idea. I knew what I was getting into when I started reading. The title was evidence enough and I enjoyed the creative idea.
•Killian. He was s ...more
This was SO cute and so much fun! Just the kind of book I needed right now and just so much fun to read. I loved Veda and all of her friends, the setting was delightful (a touristy town in the Michigan Dunes area), and the story was such a blast. I really liked how the kisses were handled and how Vee ended up feeling after each one of them. It was neat to see her on this road of self-discovery (as well as getting over her ex, which was the point of th ...more
In the summer between her junior and senior year of school, Veda decides (or should I say, is coerced by her best friend) to kiss 26 boys, each for the letters of the alphabet. All of this because her boyfriend of whatever years, Mark, broke up with her, and she has to get over him ASAP. Fair enough, but then it gets even more ridiculous—Veda is shown as being a prude (who agrees to a dare like this?) and her best friend Mel is shown as being so ...more
26 Kisses, in my opinion, is the perfect summer beach read! It's a light and quick contemporary read with lots of drama for us to enjoy and/or frown upon. It's ...more
1. The main character is ridiculously annoying and selfish; she was over-dramatic, manipulative, and I got super tired of reading about how beautiful she was, not to mention that every boy seemed to be in love with her. She also got super jealous over Mel and Seth and was just a really terrible friend overall.
2. The main character's best friend, Mel, was also annoying and ditzy. We go ...more
If you’re looking for something that is completely cute, fluffy and a fast and easy read. I recommend this.
It was almost reminiscent of the movie Easy A. Not that the book and that movie have anything in common plot wise, I just got the same vibes.
I enjoyed seeing Vee’s character growth throughout the book (also, props for an author using the name Veda.) I read this book in one sitting because it felt like watching a movie and I just couldn’t stop until I was done.
It was realistic in every way - especially regarding the attraction between Veda and Killian.Too often in contemporary stories these days, readers are "treated" to instal-love scenarios. And while it can happen, it's not typical. I am always a fan of the slow burn, built-up connections. Thankfully, this was the route Michels went.
The idea of getting over an ex by kissing your way through the alphabet was cute and fun. Plus, it takes a bit of creativity - which was evide ...more
I loved the concept of kissing boys with the 26 letters of the alphabet. A ...more
Diversity: one gay kid. Veda's best friend Mel is Mexican through her mother. Neither are meaningful. ...more
The plot of 26 Kisses h ...more
I am going to be really honest here and say that this book just didn't work for me. When I first read the blurb for 26 Kisses by Anna Michels, I was expecting something cute, light-hearted and funny. It sounded like an adorable summer read, and I was really looking forward to it. But honestly this book just drove me nuts, and I am beginning to wonder if maybe I am just getting old enough that these YA stories aren't working for me anymore.
From the top of the Ferris wheel at her hometown carnival to the sandy ...more
Such a cute YA contemporary!! I liked the characters well enough, especially Killian. (When do I not like the MC's love interest?) The plot was definitely adorable, and I got drawn in pretty quickly. My only problem with the story is that Vee never thought anything through. Yes, I do know that's how her character was created to be, but she sti ...more
The pacing of the book was one of the main things that made this book just okay. It all moved along at one steady pace. There didn't seem to be parts that were riveting or exciting. Things happened in the plotline that should have made things more exciting but just didn't. It all just plateaued out.
As well, I didn't really love any of the characters. I liked Killian probably more than the others, but even him I didn't ...more
Place(s) Traveled To: Butterfield, Michigan // Trawley, Michigan
First Line(s): Seth loved me first.
When I picked up Anna Michels's debut 26 KISSES I was hoping for a cute story with a happily ever after. I was also wary of 26 KISSES because the whole premise is for the main character, Veda, is to kiss 26 boys as a way to get over her long time boyfriend who broke up with her because he's an asshat. Yes, I was happy that Vee was trying to mov...more
Yet another enjoyable contemporary summer read that I thoroughly enjoyed.
This book was basically all fluff and I loved it! I was randomly browsing through the Young Adult contemporary section of the library the other day, and I picked up about five books. This one definitely looked the most interesting and the shortest, so I decided to read it first.
The book is about a girl named Veda, a name I especially loved because it was original and gorgeous, and she has just suffered a br ...more
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