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?
-Synopsis taken from Goodreads
Hey guys! Meaghan here again, with another review!
Thanks to Netgalley and the author for providing me this book to review!
Stars (Out of 10): 5/10 Stars
Overall Thoughts: If I’m being honest, this book threw my entire taste in novels in the air. Normally, I wouldn’t be so interested in a book with such a simple plot, such immature characters (for the most part, they seemed like 14/15 year olds, not 18 and ready to go to college), and such cliches, but I just couldn’t help myself from becoming slowly obsessed with this book. It frustrated me so much, for so many reasons, but I enjoyed it anyways! If you don’t mind cliches, simple plots, and at times frustrating characters, this will definitely be a cute read for you!
The Good: It’s a cute, quick read, the perfect fluff! It also has a way of grabbing hold of your emotions and not letting go.
The Bad: The technicalities, and actual “writing”, of the book was subpar at best. Many cliches, immature characters (although they really shouldn’t be at the age), and a way too simple plot.
SPOILERS BEGIN HERE
The Characters: I didn’t really care for the characters, since I was very put off at first by their immaturity. However, this either gets better as the book continues, or you simply get used to it. I also didn’t like how blatantly some characters got “used,” but then that also gets brought up in the end (Elaina as a rebound, etc.), so that’s not actually as bad as I’ve seen it before.
The Plot: As I’ve said a few times, simple and cliche, but still cute. It frustrates me to no end when unnecessary love triangles show up, and when there’s little going on besides the romance (nothing occurs in their life ever, and chapters only existed if some romance was going to occur), but it seemed to work out better than usual in this instance.
The Favorite Character: I liked Lenny (poor sad characters always get the short end of the stick, don’t they?)
Buy it, Borrow it, or Bin it: Borrow it