Kiss & Tell by Jacqueline Green

Challenge #21 ~ “A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read.”

kissandtell

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

My opinion in three sentences:

As a conclusion to the Truth or Dare trilogy, Kiss & Tell didn’t disappoint – there was the same strong integration of dares, realistic and relatable characterisation and elements of heart-stopping suspense. However, the adrenaline thrill from the previous novels was lacking, instead focusing more on character motivations and their role in the plot. In addition, and I don’t know if this is just as a result of my increased familiarity with Green’s style, but the red herrings and elements of the plot felt a little too predictable in Kiss & Tell, detracting further from the thrill and suspense.

(Without ruining anything) the best bit:

The book itself is the best bit. Green finishes the trilogy well without undermining previous plots or characterisation, and keeps the reader guessing. A trilogy like this could have easily flopped on the final book, but Green manages to keep going strong.

A warning for the book:

Kiss and Tell isn’t quite as action-packed as the previous two. Instead, a lot of time is spent trying to determine who the darer is, with some red herrings that are pretty obvious. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s good to know going in that the adrenaline-rush of the prequels isn’t so apparent.

Recommended for fans of:

  • The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay
  • Torn by Cat Clarke
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

 

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