Thursday, June 6, 2013

Secrets and Lies by Kody Keplinger (Novella)

Hey Everyone!!

So I vaguely remember hearing that Kody Keplinger was releasing two new short stories this year, but what I didn't realize was how soon!!

As in June 1st soon!!

So on Tuesday, as I was purchasing my copies of The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen and my copy of Entwined with you by Sylvia Day, I got an email saying Secrets and Lies is out now!!  And guess what it was only $2.99!!!

So yeah, I got it right away!! And read it!! :)

From Amazon:

Kody Keplinger both returns to the halls of Hamilton High and explores new territory in her collection of two e-book exclusive novellas. In these short stories, the author revisits a familiar cast of characters from THE DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) and A Midsummer's Nightmare. Explore the uniquely teen world of high school drama, secrets, and romantic entanglements from completely fresh perspectives that will intrigue fans of Kody Keplinger and new readers alike.
My Thoughts:

I am a huge Kody Keplinger fan! Not only is she super fun to talk to, but she's also a great writer!  And she's only 21!!!  My age!! She's written THREE published novels, PLUS TWO more scheduled to be released both next year!  How awesome and amazing is that??

Well, anyway, I truly enjoyed Kody's two new short stories that she had published!

I thought they were a great edition to the Hamilton High family, which is the location of her three previous books, plus it had some of the side characters in it too! Like Wesley and Bianca make numerous appearance in the first short story, "Abbreviations and Alliterations", plus an appearance by Bianca's first crush in Kody's The DUFF, which is honestly still one of my all time favorite books (and actually I'm giving away a copy right now!! Check out that giveaway HERE!).

Plus Whitley and Nate make an appearance in the second novella, "People Worth Knowing"!  

I honestly just love when authors put there previous main character into their new books as side characters, so the readers can see what happened to them!  Kody, along with Miranda Kenneally and Sarah Dessen do this! :)

Overall rating:

I really liked this one! I thought it had two great stories and not only some of my favorite past characters, but also a more deeper look into a few of Kody's past minor characters!  It was great!  I will admit and say, I was not a huge fan of Casey's speaking style in the first one.  She used abbreviations to describe her emotions, like "OMG" "STFU" and others, and honestly living in California, we do have people that talk like that here, but it ALSO DRIVES ME INSANE!!!  

Other than that, I thought Casey was a great character and person!  Toby is perfect for her! :)

Plus Bailey is perfect with her mystery man too! :) (I don't want to give away too much here, afterall!) :)

So that's it from me once again! I'll talk to all later!

The Romance Bookie :)


  1. OMG! I didn't know about this one at all! I love Keplinger's books. I must check this out!

  2. does anybody know where i can download it??? im so dying to read it!! please if anybody knows