Friday, July 2, 2010

Death by Bikini

Death by Bikini (Death By...)
Death by Bikini
by Linda Gerber

# of Pages: 240
Age range: 13+
Rating:: 3.5/5

Aphra Behn Connolly has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family's resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends - much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo arrives with his parents, she's immediately drawn to him. Sure, he's a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won't say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable. Then a famous rock star's girlfriend turns up dead on the beach - strangled by her own bikini top - and alarm bells sound. Is it too great a coincidence that Seth's family turned up just one day before a murder? As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces...

I thought this was the cutest book ever when I saw it at the library, what an original series! The cover is cute too which just makes it even better, and I thought what a great beach read. Romance and suspense! Check!

In Death by Bikini, you will never be bored for a minute as constant action is being tossed in throughout the book. Aphra, our leading female, has a suspicious feeling about the new residents on her island the second they show up. Determined to figure out what exactly the new family is doing here, Aphra learns much more than she expected when she stumbles upon a mystery far greater - and dangerous - than anything she could have imagined.The more she learns the higher the stakes get, so high in fact that multiple lives are on the line.

In Death by Bikini, you will never be bored for a minute as constant action is being tossed in throughout the book. The plot was fun, a bit rushed, and not very deep, but definitely beach worthy. As far as characters go, I definitely felt like I got to know Aphra pretty well but the other characters were pretty one-sided. The ending was great - I was on the edge of my seat the whole time waiting to see what happened - even though it was a bit predictable.

Overall it was a fun novel, by no means extraordinarily deep or long, but a great beach read that not only is thematic (hello, bikini's) but also intense enough to keep you turning pages.

If you liked this book be sure to check out:

Dead Is the New Black
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)
Heist Society
Model Spy (The Specialists)
The Squad: Perfect Cover

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