Gossip Girl meets Hollywood in this steamy new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table.
She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.
Because, really, things aren’t all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.
To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker.
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.
So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.
I have to hand it to Jillian Dodd — the content is pretty shallow, the storyline is kind of unrealistic, yet all her books are utterly addictive at the same time. I enjoy her writing style, and I always love her chapter titles. Reading the titles ahead of time is almost always the most exciting part!
Book one of The Keatyn Chronicles doesn’t come close to the calibre of the That Boy series. But then again, those are some of my favourite books of all time.
Keatyn lives such an entitled, privileged life. A lot of her problems are self-imposed. And the characters didn’t always act realistic (like Cush getting angry at her for a little bit — that came out of left field). There were a LOT of boys in this book. It was a little hard to keep track of, because as great as most were, they all seemed similar to me (in looks, personality, demeanour, everything).
I also felt that the boarding school segment was unnecessary. Arriving at boarding school seemed like such a great, definitive ending to the first book (or rather, that chapter of her life). I would have preferred meeting all the new characters and everything to kick-start the second book. I love books with boarding schools though, so I’m probably going to jump in right away. Like, now.
- That Boy series – Jillian Dodd
- Other guilty pleasures (Gossip Girl, anyone?)
- The Reece Malcolm List – Amy Spalding