Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: The Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins

Title: The Kiss Collector
Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published By: HarperTeen (December 18, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents' marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it's time to collect. 


Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral she can’t seem to break free of. As family, academic, friend, and guy drama come to a head, Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst, and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race...or at least some of them.










The Kiss Collector is so much more than your average YA contemporary. So much more.

It is emotional and honest and a bit raw. It has diversity and real life problems but most importantly, it's empowering. It's all about family and friends and being supportive of one another, in short, girl power in almost every sense of the phrase. 

It truly is an amazing read that I just can't praise enough. I loved every single heartfelt, emotionally charged and sometimes even funny page. It was a breath of fresh air in a sea of overrated contemporaries that pale in comparison. 







*All thoughts and opinions are my own and weren't influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

22 comments:

  1. oh it's great that it was more than that!

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  2. I like that you felt it was more than an average contemporary novel. Good to know!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  3. Glad it left a lasting impression.

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  4. Wow, glad this was so good! It's nice when a book impacts us like that!

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  5. I love it when a contemporary stands out from all the rest. I'll have to check this out! :)

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  6. Wow, your review surprised me, this has a lot more depth than I realized and i love that family plays an important role.

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    1. It honestly surprised me as well. I don't normally expect it from these type of reads at all.

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  7. Just looking at the cover I would pass, but after reading your review, I am curious.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I admit, it doesn't have the best cover. ;) But inside is fabulous!

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  8. I would not expect such a great story about relationships from the cover but glad you enjoyed it!
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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    1. I know, it really does need to be better. ;)

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  9. I loved this one too! I am a big fan of Wendy Higgins! Glad you enjoyed it!!

    --Sam @ Sharing Inspired Kreations

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