Monday, September 26, 2016

Review: Kiss Cam by Kiara London

Kiss CamTitle: Kiss Cam
Author: Kiara London
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: October 18, 2016

In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what's a little harmless kissing between friends?

Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge "shippers" who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.

Juniper and Jasper's relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different "Kiss Cam" segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn't mean anything. After all, it's just kissing… right?

Kiss Cam is yet another contemporary by Swoon Reads I've had the privilege of reading early. We have June, Jas, and Lenny who are all friends and vlog. But their viewers are constantly shipping June and Jas together, even though they insist there is nothing between them. During a Truth or Dare Q&A video, they are dared to kiss, spurring a new segment of their vlog called... Kiss Cam.

So let me talk about the plot. It's cute, but it's very predictable. And the entire thing is focused on the Kiss Cam segment. Frankly I would have liked to see more of the story not just around that video segment. Because the entire thing felt like constant fake kissing.

So the characters, right? Ugh, I hate to say this. But I truly didn't care enough for the characters. I had trouble seeing them fall for each other, and I had trouble caring enough to read on. They were two dimensional, and it really showed.

This one fell flat. If you're wanting a cute contemporary or a swoony book, there are plenty of others that you'd likely enjoy more.

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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