Review – Swapped By A Kiss

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Launch month is drawing to a close, but there’s still a few days left to get a freebie – check out our posts 01.05.10 and 07.05.10 if you want to know more. Our review panel will shortly be forming, and we already have The Mile Long Bookshelf’s Amber on board, who has sent us this review:

Swapped By A Kiss – Luisa Plaja

I wish I wasn’t myself anymore. I wish I was her.I wish I was Jo. Rachel hates her life. When her on/off boyfriend David goes to a music festival she decides to surprise him – but she gets a shock of her own. Not only does she find David kissing someone else, but it’s their friend Jo! Super-lovely, super-loved, all-round-perfect Jo. Rachel runs away, wishing she could leave her life behind – and she suddenly finds herself in Jo’s body! Can she keep this swap a secret? Can she unravel what’s really going on? Can she get to grips with Jo’s out-of-control curly hair? And if she discovers that being in someone else’s shoes isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, can she ever be herself again? I was very excited when – after reading Split By a Kiss – I was told that there would be another book in the series – Swapped By a Kiss! And I was right to be excited, because I think that this is Luisa’s best book yet.

The cover is brilliant. The cover actually pretty much sums up the story which I think is good, and as I said in one of my past reviews – you can’t go wrong with a purple, shiny cover! I also like the way that all Luisa’s book covers are similar; you can always tell it’s one of her books without having to look for her name on it. The illustrator is Louise Wilkinson, and I have to say – she has done a very good job!

My favourite character was Rachel. I felt that in the last book I didn’t get to know enough about her, but in this book I found out so much more. I’d always wondered what Rachel’s secret was in Split By a Kiss, and she finally told everyone in this novel. I won’t tell you what the secret is though, no way! That would be telling. All I’m saying is…it’s very surprising and you definitely won’t be expecting it at all!

The ending was really good too, I liked the Alternative Ending written by David – it was funny! I was so sad when the book ended, though. I’m desperately hoping there will be another book in the series!

I loved this novel, it’s amazingly fanbrillitastic! My rating for this book? 5/5 – definitely!

Luisa Plaja has written two other novels as well. ‘Extreme Kissing’ which is a book about two best friends who go Extreme Travelling together in London, but with an unexpected secret twist. It can be read alone and isn’t part of a series. ‘Split By a Kiss’ is the first book in the Kiss series, and I think you should read that before reading ‘Swapped By A Kiss.’ Luckily Luisa is writing another book at the moment, which isn’t part of a series. I can’t wait for it to come out!

Thanks, Amber! Remember, you can win this book as part of our freebie month, too.

The Moonstone Legacy’s blog tour has now begun. As we mentioned, it will be coming to Bookbabblers 16th June, where we’ll feature our review and put your questions to the authors. Want to get a question asked? Just post it in our ‘over to you’ forum section or on our Facebook discussion wall and we’ll get it over to them. Perhaps visit the other stops on the tour, get a feel for what they’re doing and what the book’s about, and questions are bound to pop into your heads! The tour is as follows:

25th May – Alma Bloggerel

27th May – Lizzy’s Literary Life

31st May – MarjoleinBookBlog

1st June – Pretty Little YA Books

3rd June – Writing From The Tub

5th June – J’Adore

7th June – The Truth About Lies

8th June – Once Upon A Bookcase

10th June – Narratively Speaking

11th June – So Many Books, So Little Time

14th June – Magic Bean Review

15th June – Nayu’s Reading Corner

16th June – Bookbabblers!!

17th June – Book Reviews by Sarah

And finally, with June just around the corner, thought we’d give you a heads up on what we’ll be reading for the month. It’ll be Michael Morpurgo’s ‘The Butterfly Lion’, Eva Ibbotson’s ‘The Dragonfly Pool’ and ‘The Star Shack’ by Lila Castle. We’ll bring you more information on all three in our next post, and we’ve added them to our shop now.

Happy reading!