Friday, December 6, 2013

Review & Giveaway | Over It (The Kiss Off #2) by Sarah Billington

Review & Giveaway | Over It (The Kiss Off #2) by Sarah Billington" class="ubb-image alignleft">Over It by Sarah Billington
Series: The Kiss Off #2
Published by Indie Inked on November 18, 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Format: eBook

Warning: Sexual References, occasional coarse language.

Teen Youtube song writing sensation Poppy Douglas's lead singer boyfriend Ty's been criss-crossing the country and living it up on tour for months while Poppy has been stuck in the boring suburbs, finishing out the school year.

But it's Summer now, and the best thing just happened: Poppy's royalties for writing the hit song The Kiss Off just came in. She's minted, and she knows just what she's going to blow it on.

Ty's band Academy of Lies are headlining a summer music festival, and Poppy is taking her girlfriends along for the best weekend of their lives. It's all organized: the weekend is going to be full of camping under the stars, backstage passes, VIP rooms and partying like rock stars, not to mention some long awaited one-on-one time with America's favorite front man.

Except, when someone drops out of the trip and Poppy takes the opportunity to mend a broken friendship, it doesn't quite go according to plan. And when she meets her boyfriend's BFF from another band, the paparazzi form their own totally wrong conclusions. There's also the matter of Ty's 'super fan' stalker, but the less said about her the better.

The biggest test of all comes in the form of an opportunity too good to pass up. But will insecurities and jealousy stand in Poppy's way? Can Poppy and Ty's relationship even survive it?

Life is about to get much more complicated for Poppy Douglas, but what can you expect when your boyfriend is a rock star?

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About Sarah Billington…4079661

Sarah Billington is an Australian writer and editor who likes to write stories with love, laughs, suspense and zombies.Sometimes all in the same story. Her favouritest thing to write about are those horrendously awkward moments that come with being a teenager. Or a human being. Sarah was extremely accident-prone and klutzy as a kid and teen, so her cup runneth over with experiences of horrendously awkward moments to draw from in her writing. Thankfully, she has grown out of her klutziness. Mostly. She is, however, still an embarrassment.

She loves a variety of random things, which include Swing Dancing, Ice Hockey, Fly ball and she is a bit obsessive about paranormal investigation shows and channel E!.

Sarah Billington has experience in both editorial and writing, having been on editorial committees and section managed for Cursive Scripts literary journal, Darebin City Council’s INSCRIBE Literary Newspaper and The Box Magazine.

She holds a Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing & Editing) and Bachelor of Writing & Publishing, so she is chock-full of writing and editing goodness.  She has completed editorial for companies such as Open Humanities Press and Fast Profits as well as query letter and manuscript appraisals for authors, mostly of Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction.

Currently she works as a Digital Editor at Lonely Planet and as a freelance editor for Month9Books.

But wait, there’s more! She has written and had published fiction, feature articles, reviews and interviews, and had her international adventures documented in a local newspaper. Currently, she writes movie reviews for Blockbuster Magazine and Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.

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1 winner of The Kiss Off & Over It paperbacks
1 winner of $10 itunes voucher
10 winners of signed postcard + magnet
10 winners of signed postcard
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After reading the first book, I was excited to jump in and continue with Poppy Douglas’ story. Also…her boyfriend, Ty, is hard to resist with him being a world famous rockstar and all. 😉
Over It allows you to live vicariously through Poppy and her adventures and mishaps. It’s a fun read and fun to imagine you living this life of hiding from the paparazzi and dating a famous rockstar. But, it’s not all fun and games, as Poppy finds out when once again she makes the headlines for losing her bikini top while swimming in the ocean. (Oops!)
You can get lost in this book with all of the drama and adventure.
I will tell you that I wasn’t expecting the ending and how it left me hanging on by a thread. I need the next book now! Do I really have to wait until 2015??????? Owell, patience is a virtue, right?
This book really could be read as a standalone, but I for one, highly recommend that you read the first one, The Kiss Off, first. You won’t regret it! And even though this one left me feeling a little disappointed, I won’t let that stop me from reading the next when it comes out. I just have to know what happens next!
The life of Poppy Douglas is an interesting one and one that will surely give you laughs and a few gasps.
4 out of 5 stars.

Happy reading!
Ps. You can see my review of book #1 HERE.

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