Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Darlings in Love

Review of: The Darlings in Love by Melissa Kantor
Release date: January 3rd, 2012
Pages: 320
Publisher: Hyperion
Received for review: Checked out from library
Overall Grade: B

The Darlings are back and they’re in love!  

Victoria and Jack are hot and heavy, at least for a while. Not long after their romance begins Victoria starts to realize that it seems as if Jack would rather spend time with his friends and doing things a songwriter ought to be doing than spend time with her. Sure, he wants to be around Victoria but he wants her to do the things he always wants to do and never vis versa. This is quickly getting on Victoria's nerves.

After the disaster with Colin (him making Natalya choose between him or his sister) Natalya is down in the dumps. Colin was the perfect boy to her. But all of a sudden Colin is making appearances in her life again and is soon talking to her like nothing ever happened. Natalya’s heart soars until Colin mentions that he “sort of has a girlfriend.” How could this be possible?!

Jane meets super cute Simon at her school and is thrown into doing a scene with him for their school’s night of great love scenes with Mark as the director.  Jane is immediately attracted to Simon. He’s handsome and sweet, what’s not to love? Simon seems to be in to Jane too but he’s keeping a secret that might put a damper on their budding relationship. 

This was a great second book in The Darlings series. I’m not exactly sure how many books Melissa plans to write about The Darlings but I am sure loving these books! I read The Darlings Are Forever last year and I didn’t even know this book existed so I was definitely excited to find it at the library. I was even more excited when it turned out to be just as good as the first book, maybe even a little better. What can I say, I’m a sucker for love stories. I love Victoria, Natalya, and Jane too of course. They all have such different personalities and I love how close of friends they are and how they don’t let boys interfere with their long lasting friendship. I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for a good contemporary read full of best friends, some drama, and boys!