Title: My Last Kiss
Author: My Last Kiss
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery
Publication Date: June 10th, 2014
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?
Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss--the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died--is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn't a suicide as everyone assumes. She can't remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she's worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.
If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she'll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made--good and bad--that led to her last kiss.
Bethany Neal's suspenseful debut novel is about the power of first love and the haunting lies that threaten to tear it apart.
My Last Kiss is about Cassidy, a girl who died on the day of her seventeenth birthday party. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, and only her boyfriend, Ethan, is able to see her. Cassidy can't remember anything from the night she died, and to uncover the truth, Cassidy must relive the moments leading up to her death. With the help of Ethan and Aimee, justice will be served.
To be honest, I found the first few chapters of My Last Kiss annoying because of how whiny the main character is, and that is already considering her situation. Also, it reminded me too much of The Catastrophic History of You and Me, but soon became it's own.
What I love about this novel is that the mystery is really good. It kept me guessing and guessing, and soon, I couldn't put the book down. The suspects kept increasing and increasing, until you get to the end and find out the truth, and it was just really good. It kept me on my toes because each time I feel sure that this certain person is the one at fault, something happens to contradict it.
This book is contemporary, though it's not about the feels. But there certainly was love and friendship in the form of Ethan and Aimee, who were determined and would do anything in their power to uncover the mystery surrounding Cassidy's death. They are loyal friends, and Cassidy was very lucky to have them. Ethan even kept some thing secret for the fear that it might hurt Cassidy, even after everything that's happened.
The moments leading up to the end was really amazing! It was gripping and toe-curling, and it was so well constructed that I couldn't guess who was at fault until the very last moment.
Bethany Neal had me with this one, and I look forward to more books by this amazing debut author! I definitely recommend this one, and would advise readers to continue on if you feel like you don't really like the first part, because I assure you that this book is amazing!
Bethany Neal writes young-adult novels with a little dark side and a lot of kissing! She is obsessed with (but not limited to): nail polish, ginormous rings, pigs, pickles, and dessert.
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