Monday, January 11, 2021

Sun Kissed By: Jenny McLachlan

Sun Kissed (The Ladybirds #3)
Author: Jenny McLachlan
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: April 2017 (First Published August 2015)
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 224
Rating: 3/5
Kat can't believe her family is sending her to Sweden for the summer. But without her friends Bea and Betty, or even a phone signal, can Kat make it on her own?

In a land of saunas and summer sun, Kat soon realizes she has nowhere to hide. It's time to let go of what she thinks people want her to be, so she can embrace who she really is. Especially if she's going to win the heart of the cute Swede Leo.

Kat soon finds that when you're surrounded by phosphorescence and wonder it's easy to sparkle. Or maybe you only shine when you're true to yourself.

I'm pretty sure I did a book swap with one of my fellow book bloggers which is why I received this book as an ARC. I also wasn't sure if I needed to read the other two books in the series before this to begin reading, but I decided to read it anyway!

This was definitely a cute story for the summer time, although I can't say I really loved it. I felt like there wasn't much happening with the story, and everything just seemed like it was rushed.

I also find it hard to believe that she's 15 years old. Something about the way she presents herself and how she interacts with the people on the island, is just not what a 15 year old would do...

I felt like for most of the book, Kat was just a whiny girl who couldn't believe her parents shipped her off to live with her "crazy" Aunt, but of course, bring in a boy and things begin to change.

I could see that Kat did actually change herself from the beginning to the end of the book, but I felt like it could've just been better. There was something off for me, and I just couldn't really love it.

Overall, it was a quirky book that definitely was a quick read. There were some good moments, but I felt like maybe you had to read book one in order to get a bit more of an understanding before diving into the second one. Even though they're standalones, I think it would've helped.

That's all for my review! Like I say, just because I don't enjoy a book does not mean you won't love it!

So until the next time, Keep Reading!
Your Graduated Bookworm!! :)

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