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Saturday, 25 July 2015

REVIEW: Sunkissed - Jenny McLachlan

Sunkissed (Ladybirds, #3)Title: Sunkissed
Author: Jenny McLachlan
Series: Ladybirds #3
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 13th August, 2015


Kat can't believe her family are sending her to Sweden for the summer. But without her friends, or even a phone signal, can Kat make it on her own? In a land of saunas, nudity and summer sun, Kat soon realises she has nowhere to hide. It's time to embrace who she really is, underneath what she's been thinking people want her to be. Especially if she's going to win the heart of mega fit Swede Leo! Can Kat find her inner strength and prove she's got what it takes? Kat soon finds that when you're surrounded by phosphorescence and wonder it's easy to sparkle. Or maybe that's what happens when you fall in love . Or maybe you only shine when you're true to yourself.
Ahhh man I love The Ladybirds. We've met Bea, Betty and now Kat and I cannot wait to meet Pearl too. This book arrived at the perfect time. When I first started reading I thought uh-oh, Kat doesn't seem like my kind of gal. That quickly changed as I got to know her better. Sunkissed is packed full of of laugh out loud, feel-good moments and I devoured it. Kat is hysterical and I loved watching her transformation throughout the novel.

Jenny McLachlan writes teenagers SO well. Reading through these books reminds me of my teen years; how the smallest things can make such a huge difference, how having NO signal on your phone means game over, how important your friends are and how being sent off to a glorious island in Sweden can seem like an absolute nightmare. I loved it. I loved seeing the friendships develop on this little island and I find myself with a huge urge to go and visit Sweden right now! 

Sunkissed is the perfect summer read. It's guaranteed to give you many laughs and leave you with the warm fuzzies. I can't wait for Pearl's story next year! 

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