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"With laugh out loud moments and swoon-worthy guys, The Keatyn Chronicles is a fun, sexy, and addictive series that you won't be able to put down and will never want to end." -NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author, J. Sterling.
"I'm convinced no one can write hot boys like Jillian Dodd." -Late Bloomer Online
"Get ready to go back to the days of drama, crushes, wild parties, crazy hookups, and popularity contests." -Reading, Eating & Dreaming
"Holy hot boys, Batman! This book is what I like to think of as the mecca of gorgeous men. Keatyn's journey from Hollywood debutante to boarding school is fraught with lots of trials but the biggest of those is the boys." -I Love YA Fiction
"This story should come with a warning...."You will require an ice box or a fan whilst reading."
It's a story that's fun and fresh, sexy and steamy. It's dangerously addictive. -Mollie Harper, Tough Critic Book Reviews.
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- ASIN : B0090SXRXK
- Publisher : Swoonworthy Books (January 7, 2014)
- Publication date : January 7, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 557 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 327 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,488 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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At about 50% of this mess and I had enough. She was falling out and in love in a matter of minutes! Going forward fast, skipping, I saw... nope she didn't get any better. Oh, and everyone is very sexy, cute and level- OMG hot! And her head is OMG empty!
This was a fun and enjoyable read. Keatyn is a sixteen-year-old girl who has many talents, such as soccer, surfing, and dancing. She goes to a regular public school, and like many girls, she often questions her relationships and the meaning of love. However, unlike a typical teen, she lives with movie star parents who give her quite a bit of freedom to do what she wants in life.
Keatyn is often treated like an adult in that she doesn’t have a curfew, has quite a hefty spending account, and is able to drink and go to parties without getting into any trouble. She even has a fashion expert to help her dress. Keatyn, who grew up on movie sets, is somewhat sheltered. Her friend Brooklyn tries to tell her that not everyone lives the same lifestyle that she does, but she just doesn’t see it that way. Keatyn, although very sweet, is quite materialistic, and has to have the latest fashions and look perfect.
Likely because of the way she was brought up, Keatyn often has a hard time differentiating and discerning between what is real life (and thus come naturally), and what she feels should be scripted. She has made her own script for how her life is supposed to play out and tries to live by that closely. In her script, she wants to be popular, but she will often let her two close friends dictate what she says and does in order to do so.
I found Keatyn to be a cute, yet somewhat naïve character, who often acts with her feelings rather than thinking things through. She has an awful lot to learn in life (but don‘t we all?). There are twists in the story that will change her world. These things will show us the real Keatyn, and just how unselfish and loving she really is. In doing so, she will have to make a sacrifice for her family.
I am really looking forward to the next book in this series, Kiss Me, and joining Keatyn on her journey through life.
As I had previously read the first #3 episodes in the Season One of Captive Films, I was able to understand the backstory a bit more of Stalk Me and found myself relating to the characters more as I was like Oh, this is when she met so and so.... I am now looking forward to reading more of The Keatyn Chronicles and having some of the other gaps from Captive Films filled in.
This book is hard to describe. The whole series is ridiculous but i can't seem to stop reading it! It's full of teen drama. The negative reviewers are right about it being somewhat shallow--but to me, it reads more like Clueless (as in shallow but sarcastic) though there's obviously some Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl in there too.... I guess it's technically not a "clean" YA book if that matters to you (Keatyn smokes, has sex, and drinks and it's not portrayed particularly negatively). I found her hilarious at times because she's such a drama queen. I guess the only other thing to mention is that the running theme throughout the series (besides the whole stalking thing) is who is Keatyn's soul mate? She goes through a couple boyfriends as she tries to decide what "real love" is. It's free so you might as well try it if you're interested.
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1. Main Character; Keatyn, is just unbearable. In summary she is a rich brat, who swears that's not what she is but yet is constantly being a right B to people. Looks are most important and I felt she didn't give a damn for anyone. And at 16 and in love with nearly every guy that looks her way. (view spoiler)
2. Rest of the characters; I don't know if I liked anyone in this book.. maybe Damien and possibly Brooklyn for a while but then he totally did a 180. All were so superficial and just... one dimensional!! There was no depth to ANY of them. (view spoiler) Dodd didn't really hit the describing nail on the head. It was all about abs imo.
3. plot; I expected a lot more focus on the whole stalker aspect.. the book is called "Stalk Me" after all. It was also totally obvious who it was from the moment that character was introduced so there was no suspense or surprise in that respect. A mention of a threat letter here and there and then the final act that wasn't too dramatic (Ov it was for Keatyn but for a book I thought the build up etc could have been extended to get the reader scared) and then the whole transfer to the boarding school was just as smooth as a hacksaw. Aaaand of course she decides she does not want to be popular and stand out so what does she do? Befriends the guys who naturally all fancy her and the star player thinks she's the one ... yeah... that's believable! Seriously, if I knew the story was going to be about some rich bitch and about 8 guys... (Sander, Cush, Brooklyn, Vincent, Riley, Dallas, Dawson, Aiden) no way would I have bothered.. it's tiring and childish.
4. The Writing; I can normally get over an author's writing style if I enjoyed the story, but wow... the writing in this really annoyed me!
"You have a nickname?" Riley asks.
"Um, my little sisters call me Kiki. Like key, key."
a) Asking someone if they've a nickname when you just meet them? Yeah, that's normal!
b) Saying "key key" is IRRELEVANT! Riley hears Kiki as "keykey" anyway so I don't get why that was necessary, maybe at the start of the book but not twice more!
I also hate the typing of children speaking, I just find the misspelled words irritating and I find it a lot more effective to type them correctly and then explain how the child can't pronounce her "r's" or something.
Think I'm going to stop now as otherwise who knows how long this will be.
Overall, do not recommend this book!
This book was hugely entertaining and it had me laughing out loud at the absurdity of it. I had literary whiplash keeping up with Keatyn's changing feelings over the boys, but, you know what, I think it captured those teenage hormonally-fueled decisions and the enormous indecision as you are struggling to find your identity and your place in the world. It's over the top drama and all the conversations with her parents and their friends were totally unrealistic but I just laughed myself silly because I think the author wants you to take it tongue-in-cheek, so I did. Cush was great until he acted like an ***hole, but, I forgave him. I blew hot and cold on Brooklyn - I did want them together at the start, and part of me is still hoping he's her forever love, but he frustrated the hell out of me in this one because he did string her along and it wasn't fair. Ultimately, I feel he's too mature for Keatyn, and also not ready for a committed relationship. She's still got a lot of growing up to do, and her behavior and inner monologue had me tearing my hair out at times. The writing is decent and the little scripts were fun. The reason this isn't rated higher is because the plot was so weak and there were holes and it took all of two seconds to figure out who the stalker was. For a movie star's daughter, Keatyn was ridiculously naive and quite juvenile at time. Loved the change of scenery at the end and new hot boys to drool over (I'm totally shallow like that.) Despite my issues with the plot, it was a hoot reading this book and I'm glad I bought this box set so I can get stuck into the next book. Overall, a decent start to a fun, light-hearted, entertaining series.
Really, if I could, I would never have read this book...
Keatyn is a girl who gets whatever she wants.
When she gets what she wants, she throws it all away.
16 is way too young to make it believable. At sixteen, you're not thinking who you are in love with and telling the whole world, you just have crushes. The whole stalker thing was so predictable. The last little bit was the best bit.
Yes, it was nice to see into a rich world but really, I would only recommend it to first time romance readers who are aged 12/13 because it is so immature. She was so rude to all of her friends and her goals were not likeable. I wouldn't want to be friends with her and what you want for a successful book is a likeable character and that's not the vibe I'm getting. Sorry Jillian. With the idea of the story line, it could have been very good but you ruined it. I know this is a harsh review and I'm sorry but it's the truth...
This is a typical Hollywood glamour book and the lifestyles portrayed in the book may not suit everyone and the likeness to Gossip Girl is spot on. Saying that Keatyn apart from being spoilt and rich and wanting for nothing is a nice person at heart and you quickly start to enjoy her character.
The story is a basic one of school romances but with a mystery attached to it in the form of Keatyn's mother's stalker. As the story develops so does the mystery around who the stalker could be and what he wants from Keatyn's mother.
The characters in this book all seem to be sickeningly perfect, the boys and girls are all portrayed as being stunningly gorgeous and living a lifestyle many of us couldn't comprehend. Keatyn's first love is Sander, who she has dated for over a year but who doesn't want to take their relationship to the next step. After deciding to end their relationship, Keatyn is drawn to Cush, a sexy boy and close friend but who has a reputation that precedes him. Ultimately, Keatyn wants Brooke, another close surfer friend but being older than her she is unsure of her feelings for him. At times Keatyn does come across immature in her life choices and finds it difficult to understand love for what it is.
By the end of the book the twists and turns have you panting and waiting to start Kiss Me so if you can read the book without delving too deeply into the storyline you will easily enjoy it. Jillian's writing is really enjoyable and she easily manages to suck you into the story. I will definitely be starting book #2 as soon as possible and from the looks of the ratings, the series appears to get better and better.