11 November 2015

Kiss Kill Love Him Still - Review

Kiss Kill Love Him Still

by Jamie Blair & Dawn Rae Miller

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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Jackson Landis kept secrets. It's how he got girls into bed, the grades he wanted, and a reputation for being the life of the party.

But now he's dead, and no one knows how or why. Especially not the four girls whose secrets he protected. Secrets so scandalous they could cause each girl to lose something valuable. Secrets so dark, someone may have killed for them.

The four girls - a campus drug dealer, an overweight bookworm, a closeted lesbian, and a spoiled princess have one thing in common – they’re terrified the things Jackson knew may not have died with him. As Reggie, Haddie, Val, and Livie try to piece together her own role in Jackson’s death, each girl realizes Jackson had some not-so-pretty skeletons of his own.

Which makes a girl wonder, who really wanted Jackson Landis dead?

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: I love a good mystery and was instantly drawn to the premise of Kiss Kill Love Him Still. The book follows four young women who all have different relationships with and reasons for killing Jackson Landis.

To be honest Reggie, Haddie, Val, and Livie all have plenty of reasons for murdering Jackson, but then so do lots of other people. The plot itself reminded me of a homicidal version of John Tucker Must Die. The more we discover about Jackson, the more secrets we uncover.

Jackson was a charmer and a manipulator. He managed to convince the girls to do whatever he needed them to, whilst sharing very little of himself with them. Out of all the girls, I liked Reggie's snarky attitude and honesty the most, but I really wasn't a big fan of Haddie. Although she's a spoilt princess, I did find myself feeling sorry for Livie and kept hoping it was her.

Have you been following the clues on the scavenger hunt? If so you may already have formed a few theories about WHO KILLED JACKSON LANDIS. I kept changing my mind throughout the book and I'm still trying to get my head around the ending, but overall I enjoyed this contemporary murder mystery.

3.5 Stars in my Sky!


We're trying to discover who killed Jason Landis in Jamie Blair and Dawn Rae Miller's book. In the 7 days that the tour will be running, you will find interviews with the suspects, their profiles and music playlists that will help you decide who you think did it.

Each day you will find a team that will introduce you one character. The winner team will be picked on November 11th and will have the pleasure to host an exclusive excerpt from Kiss Kill Love Him Still.

Please note that reviews from bloggers will be published on November 11th and November 12th, see schedule, & that might give you an extra insight to the book, too!

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 117 lbs

Hair: Long, dyed black

Eyes: Dark brown

Demeanor: Sarcastic, aloof

Motivation for killing Jackson Landis: He knew she was dealing drugs.

Officer McMichaels: Get your feet off the desk.

Regina: Just getting comfortable for this long, boring-ass questioning. How about a cup of coffee?

Officer McMichaels: Did Jackson Landis buy from you?

Regina: Hell yes, how do you think I got my patch?

Officer McMichaels: Your patch?

Regina: My cookie sales patch—wait, aren’t we talking about Girl Scouts? 

Officer McMichaels: Laugh it up. You and I both know it’s only a matter of time before we bust you and throw you behind bars.

Regina: Whatever you say, Chief. 

Officer McMichaels: Were you under the influence of drugs the night Jackson died?

Regina: High on life. As always.

Officer McMichaels: And Jackson?

Regina: Isn’t that what autopsies are for?

Officer McMichaels: Who do you work for?

Regina: Your dad.

Officer McMichaels: We’re done here.

Regina: I didn’t realize we’d even started.


This is what the authors propose:

Follow the Kiss Kill Love Him Still by Jamie Blair & Dawn Rae Miller Scavenger Hunt Blog Tour and don't miss anything! Click on the banner to see the tour schedule.

Young adult author of the Kirkus-starred novel Leap Of Faith (Simon & Schuster 2013), and Lost To Me (2014), featured in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling anthology, Dirty Boys of Summer. Represented by Rebecca Friedman of RF Literary.

Dawn is a Twitter and fashion addict whose favorite things in life are her family, gorgeous dresses, tea leaf salad, and French macarons. She splits her time between San Francisco and Northern Virginia, and is always up for a trip to Paris.

During release week the book will be on sale for $.99. 


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