Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber

Aphra Behn Connolly has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family’s resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends—much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo arrives with his parents, she’s immediately drawn to him. Sure, he’s a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won’t say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable. Then a famous rock star’s girlfriend turns up dead on the beach—strangled by her own bikini top—and alarm bells sound. Is it too great a coincidence that Seth’s family turned up just one day before a murder? As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces. . . .

First I have to say this cover is fabulous!!!!! It is the reason I picked up the book to check it out in the first place!!!!! :) That said, the story was really good, I totally enjoyed it!!!! Most of the YA I read are thick in the romance aspect or the rich and bitchy girls...hahaha This book was a mystery, and a pretty good one. I liked the relationships that were made throughout, I felt they developed well and I enjoyed the different possibilities of the villian. I can't wait until the next one comes out to see what Aphra and Seth are up to!! :) 4.5/5


Library Cat said...

I am always on the look out for good YA titles. Literature for Young Adults was the last class I took in Library school and I feel in love. Sometimes these books are more well written that your average "adult" novel.

The Book Muncher said...

this book was fantastic!! and i'm absolutely thrilled for the next book, which happens to have another awesome title, Death by Latte (though i would not like to die by coffee...)