Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter

Summary from Amazon:
You’d think Polly Martin would have all the answers when it comes to love—after all, her grandmother is the famous syndicated advice columnist Miss Swoon. But after a junior year full of dating disasters, Polly has sworn off boys. This summer, she’s going to focus on herself for once. So Polly is happy when she finds out Grandma is moving in—think of all the great advice she’ll get.
But Miss Swoon turns out to be a man-crazy sexagenarian! How can Polly stop herself from falling for Xander Cooper, the suddenly-hot skateboarder who keeps showing up while she’s working at Wild Waves water park, when Grandma is picking up guys at the bookstore and flirting with the dishwasher repairman?
No advice column can prepare Polly for what happens when she goes on a group camping trip with three too many ex-boyfriends and the tempting Xander. Polly is forced to face her feelings and figure out if she can be in love—and still be herself.
 
Review:
 
Swoon at Your Own Risk is a fabulously fun novel that has officially made me start craving for summertime, even if it is about four months away.

Polly was a witty and sarcastic main character that constantly had me laughing and smiling, which made her story be an absolute blast to read about. I also found myself relating to her in the issues she has with distant father because the same thing has happened to me and my father over the years as it is now happening to her. Plus, her friends were the same as Polly. I loved flighty Sonnet and her scandalous blog, adorable and caring Xander, Jane, the reliable one, Polly's hilarious family (It would seriously be awesome if Miss Swoon was my grandma.), and the most of fall- Polly's main ex-boyfriends who always had a way of making me laugh with their annoying yet funny ways of harassing Polly.

The plot and writing were also up to par, in my opinion, because of the fact that I was constantly immersed in the story wondering what was going to occur next. Also, I loved how Sydney intertwined Sonnet's blog, snippets of Xander's journal, and Miss Swoon Q and As with almost every chapter.

In all, Swoon at Your Own Risk is a novel not to miss this coming April! I sincerely promise you won't regret picking this one up.

Grade: B+

Swoon at Your Own Risk will be out April 1, 2010.

Source: Around The World Tours

6 comments:

  1. Good, I'm glad you liked it. It has the cutest title!

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  2. I'm glad to see a great review! This one looks so fun, :D

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  3. The cover is beautiful and thanks to your review I cant wait to read the book! It sounds so good and I cant wait for summer either! I really cant!

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  4. Ooh great review Lauren! This looks like such a good read, I can't wait to check it out :) I love the cover too, I want to jump in the water haha.

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  5. This sounds way cute! I live in Washington, and we have a Wild Waves! lol

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  6. I'm most defiantly going to read this one but of course I have to wait until the release date. Great review!

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