Thursday, January 17, 2013

Exposure by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes Review & Giveaway

Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for high school royalty can be deadly! In this emotionally-charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a self-conscious shutterbug named Skye Kingston navigates a treacherous school year in Alaska fraught with unspoken secrets and tragic twists of fate. Along the way she encounters three strangely prophetic BFFs; one social-climbing, sociopathic cheerleader; and a heart-stopping hottie named Craig McKenzie: the man who would be Prom King. Can Skye save the boy she loves — and herself — before they get caught in the crosshairs?

Exposure is the second book in the Twisted Lit Series, with this one being loosely based on Shakespeare's Macbeth.   Skye Kingston keeps a low profile.  She is a very intriguing person and I really enjoyed getting to know her as the story developed.  She has a few best gal pals but other than that, she keeps to herself.  She prefers to watch and snap photographs on her camera.

When Craig moved from Alaska to her town, they quickly developed a friendship and they had a great summer.  But when school started back in the fall, he quickly rose on the popularity ladder and is one of the most liked guys in school, not to mention cute.  He still treats Skye like a gal pal, but rarely has time for her - especially with his high maintenance girlfriend Beth.  Beth scorns Skye every chance she gets.

When Skye decides to take Craig up on a campfire, everyone is surprised when she arrives.  But trying to come out of her shell soon takes a backseat to what happens there.  One of the boys is dead and Skye overheard something she probably shouldn't have.  Now, things will never be the same again.

Exposure is a quick, energetic read that I really enjoyed.  The characters are realistic, modern and the parallel between Macbeth and modern times is loose, yet you can definitely see the similarities.  The mystery played out at a good pace, yet didn't lead the reader on a merry chase on too many alternate paths - which I really appreciated.  Adults and young adults alike will find something to like in this refreshing, unique novel.  

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


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  1. Thank you for this great giveaway! I've been wanting to read Exposure since I first saw it on goodreads! Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. thanks so much for the giveaway! this sounds like great book! :)


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