Friday, March 29, 2013

Review - The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton + Giveaway

Title and Author: The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton

Publisher: Kat H. Clayton

Publication Date: June 23rd, 2012

Paperback/Hardcover: 348

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery

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Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.
After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known



I have received and reviewed this book as part of a blog tour. The storyline of Kings of Charleston seemed like an interesting one and since I love a good mystery I was happy to read this book.

After Casper in forced to move to Charleston and meets Cal she quickly finds out there’s a secret surrounding him, his family and the town. Add a mysterious word to the mix and Casper is suddenly involved in a mystery.

The characters in this book are interesting but I had a few problems with them.  I couldn’t seem to really connect to any of them and felt like they could have grown more during the story. I don’t mean to say the characters are bad because they really aren’t and they are very well-written. Plus, I’m sure they will develop in the next book in the series.

The romance in this book is a good one, though and I enjoyed the way it developed.

What I really liked in this book was the mystery. It isn’t obvious and it keeps the reader guessing and curious. I kept reading, wanting to find out what was going to happen next. There was some surprised and twists turned in there that I think were really interesting.

All in all, I did enjoy the Kings of Charleston. The book is fast paced and well-written and the mystery engaging and suspenseful.

If you like a good and well-written suspenseful mystery I think you should give this book a try.

Rating: Somewhere Between Readable and Worth Your Time (3 ½ Stars)


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review my book! I'm glad you enjoyed it overall!