check out my review of the first book, The Kiss Off HERE
Over It by Sarah Billington
ebook, 270 pages
Published November 18th 2013 by Indie Inked
Age Group: YA
Series: The Kiss Off #2
Source: ecopy from Author
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?
I really enjoyed Over It. I thought it was a great follow up to The Kiss off. What is cool about this series is that I feel like each of the books can pretty much be read on their own, but at the same time they go great together. There is not much overlap between this book and the first book so it took me a chapter or two to get my bearings and remember everything that happened in the first book, but once I did I was rolling. And Laughing. And basically just having a blast reading this book. Over it is a fun, and fast paced misadventure. Everything seems to get messed up for Poppy, but that is all part of the charm and fun. A lot of what I had to say in my review of The Kiss off applies to Over it as well. I think this book is not only a great read, but I think its a social commentary on the paparazzi and instant fame and maybe some of the problems each of those things can cause. It is stuff that I see all the time in “real life”. And I think that still may be my favorite thing about this series. Plus, music lovers all over the place with LOVE IT!
Poppy takes some of her royalty money from her hit The Kiss Off and goes to a weekend music festival. And as you can guess, hijinks ensue all over the place. This book had me laughing out loud multiple times. I’m glad I was at home. In The Kiss off Poppy was kind of rash in her actions, and she didn’t really grow out of the act first, think later mentality, but it added to the fast pace of the story and the excitement of it. I like Poppy. She behaves just like a teenager would with all of this extra attention.
The secondary characters in Over It are great as well. Poppy’s friends are hilarious, and the chemistry between everyone is so good. That’s not to say that everyone gets along. But all of the dynamics are a blast to read. And the writing is just as fresh as it was in the first book. Sarah Billington does an excellent job of incorporating all of the industry “lingo”. There are tons of music references and bands in this book. I really enjoy reading with pop culture references like this. The ending was a bummer though. It’s a cliffhanger and its making me very anxious to see what is going to happen in the next book. I think fans of the Kiss Off and music lovers will really enjoy Over It.
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!.
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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Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings
I love books that act as companion novels and I like that this is full of pop culture references. Bummer about the cliffhanger, though!