Sunday, May 31, 2015

Book Review: Kiss Heaven Goodby by Tasmina Perry

How One Night can Change the Course of all of their Lives


This is an adult version of "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

Four individuals celebrate their milestones from being students to being full fledged adults with a vacation on a private island. There are the rich children of the island's owner along with two other young adults who have their whole lives ahead of them. However, an incident occurs on the island on their last night there, that has lasting effects on their futures, even if they try to bury the past.

In many ways this reminds me of the convention set up of many books, including I Know What you did Last Summer, a story that was very popular when I was a young adult, many moons ago. While the plot may have a similar theme to many stories, it's a good one. It's a pleasant read with alternating chapters focusing on each of the four characters in the story, who may try to stay in their own orbits so they don't have to remember or discuss the past, but ultimately continue to have some connection throughout their lives.

This was a fun read, so much so that I have started another one of Tasmina Perry's books. The author is British and the stories often cross the ocean to include both English and American references. Some of the dialogue is decidedly British but all in all it's a good book.

I would recommend this for a summer read.

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