Hurricane Kiss

Hurricane Kiss For sixteen year old Jillian McKay the threat of Hurricane Danielle means a long car ride with her neighbors including River Daughtry the former star quarterback of Harrison High The guy who was hea

  • Title: Hurricane Kiss
  • Author: Deborah Blumenthal
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 443
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  • For sixteen year old Jillian McKay, the threat of Hurricane Danielle means a long car ride with her neighbors including River Daughtry, the former star quarterback of Harrison High The guy who was headed to glory until suddenly he disappeared to a West Texas juvenile detention center Once cocky and flirtatious, he s now silent and angry When their evacuation route is gFor sixteen year old Jillian McKay, the threat of Hurricane Danielle means a long car ride with her neighbors including River Daughtry, the former star quarterback of Harrison High The guy who was headed to glory until suddenly he disappeared to a West Texas juvenile detention center Once cocky and flirtatious, he s now silent and angry When their evacuation route is gridlocked, River is the first to recognize the danger they re in Together he and Jillian set out to seek shelter in their abandoned high school As they wait out the storm, they confront the past and realize survival is about than just staying alive it s about fighting for yourself.

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    1. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Albert Whitman & Company and NetGalley.)“You don’t have to be Einstein to know if we stay here we’ll be buried. This is a death trap.”This was a YA story about a girl, a hurricane, and the boy next door.Jillian was an okay character, although it took me a while to warm to her, I don’t know why. I did like River, although it was pretty obvious that the reasons behind his stay in juvie were [...]

    2. (I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review.)The characters in this were okay, but there were times when I wondered where their common sense was. Parts of this bored me, but the majority of it was alright.Overall, An okay read.

    3. Wow. I can't really say much else. Everything was just too way over the top and unrealistic for my liking. I felt like some was done for shock value but all it did was make me giggle and roll my eyes. This book was definitely not for me. On the plus it is a fast read.

    4. I really hated this book. I hated the characters and every single choice they made and every thought they had. They were just so dumb. I found the guy horrendously unattractive. The girl sucked because she was just as dumb and crazy as he was, and she didn't even have an excuse.The plot was surprisingly boring and strange, given that I was expecting a cool survival story. Instead I got two idiots bumbling around in a hurricane, running outside to yell at the storm, calling it a bitch, and basica [...]

    5. I couldn't really relate to either of thew characters or their actions.Jillian's whole POV was basically repeated questions and blaming herself for everything.And River was the typical broken boy who wouldn't open up until the last ten pages.I couldn't understand why they continuously kept running outside and all around during a hurricane whenever there was a noise. :/ Not my cup of tea is all

    6. Hurricane Kiss is all about learning to survive a storm and what it means to survive life. In Houston, TX, two teenagers, Jillian & River who are next door neighbors are forced to be in a vehicle running from a destructive category five hurricane named Danielle. River used to be a fun, flirty star quarterback until he got sent to a West Texas juvenile detention center and now he is angry all the time.Once on the road with River's dad, stuck on the highway since everyone in Houston left all a [...]

    7. * I received this book as a NetGalley ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.Oh boy. I usually love a good contemporary romance. Characters you fall in love with who you want to be your best friends falling for each other against the odds and figuring out who they are in the world as individuals and together's totally my thing. But this book was totally not my thing.Now the setting is great: Houston, Texas with the threat of a category five hurricane headed its way. In nea [...]

    8. Hurricane Danielle is on the way and people need to be evacuated. Jillian is among the people who are trying to get away to a safer place. She has to accept a car ride with her neighbors because her mother has to be elsewhere and can't leave the area. This means she has to be in the car with River who used to be a promising football player at her high school. He was looking at a bright future until several months in a juvenile detention center ended that dream. He liked to have fun and was flirt [...]

    9. I received this free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. For some reason, I really like novels about natural disasters. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to go through one. But reading about them gives me a doomed feeling, a feeling of survival that is better than any adrenaline story. I think because it's something that can really happen and impact everyone involved. So I really enjoyed the Hurricane Danielle aspect of this novel. But I didn't really like the characters of the [...]

    10. I received an eARC for review. Thank you!This is about just what it says it it. A girl, a guy, and a hurricane. I liked this book a lot. It's told with a lot of flashbacks and it's told from the two points of view. I love disaster romances! I like the drama that the hurricane brings. My problems were: The formatting on the eBook was off. I'm sure this is fixed, but it was a bit difficult to read. I didn't like how Jillian kept racing after River into danger like a complete idiot. A little common [...]

    11. Dear Readers, Hurricane Kiss is closer to my heart than any of my other books.When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, I was living a few hours away in Houston. Only weeks later, another monster storm — Hurricane Rita — would send me fleeing. But the highway out was gridlocked. I had to decide: stay put — or head back into the storm. Hurricane Kiss was inspired by my story. Jillian and River depend on each other to survive, and their harrowing ordeal brings their darkest secrets, and [...]

    12. Absolutely loved it. I couldn't put this down. Heartbreaking story mixed with thrilling survival. Jillian and River make a great couple.

    13. The cover does not do this book a service - it makes it look like any ordinary romance. This books is so much more :)

    14. The cover of this book makes it look like just another romance but it is much better than that. Jillian and her next door neighbor, River are trying to flee a hurricane when they take shelter in their high school. There is a little history between them, even though Jillian has been seeing someone else. River had been expelled from the school and served time in Juvie prison. There are two lines of suspense in the story. One is the the violent, raging hurricane. The other is the mystery of why Riv [...]

    15. Oh how I wanted to love Hurricane Kiss. I don’t know what it was about this book but I was really drawn to it (despite the embarrassing cover). I figured this would be a quick, fun read with some good secrets and romance. It was quick but that was about all I got right about this one.Pros:Pacing: Let’s be real here; the only good thing about Hurricane Kiss was that it didn’t take long to read. It was slow to start but once I got about 40 pages in, things took off. It’s pretty clear from [...]

    16. I had issues with the flow of the book. The two points of view were sometimes quick and awkwardly placed. Also the jumping from the past to the present was confusing at times and interrupted the flow of the story.

    17. A year ago, Jillian and River shared a kiss, one amazing, passionate kiss. Since then, River went from being the star quarterback to an expelled student sent to juvie. Jillian never knew what happened, and now that he's back, he is different.Hurricane Danielle is bearing down on Texas, and Jillian is forced by her mother to evacuate with River and his father. The quiet, pill pushing River ignores Jillian, until after sitting for hours in unmoving traffic, he asks her to run back to Houston with [...]

    18. *This review can also be found on The Reader and the Chef! Thanks to Media Masters Publicity for the review copy in exchange of an honest opinion.*Hurricane Kiss was a good read. It caught my attention right away and kept me entertained all the way through the end. Why I liked it:It was a fast-paced book. From the beginning of the story, it already announces that the time is ticking and that the hurricane is coming. You can actually feel the pressure along with the characters of the story that t [...]

    19. Big thanks to Albert Whitman & Company for sending me a copy via Netgalley!First review of 2016, yay! If natural disaster stories and contemporaries ever had babies, this book would be it. I didn’t know what to expect going into Hurricane Kiss but it gave me so much to enjoy.It took me a while to get into the book but that might’ve been just me. I didn’t really like the alternating POVs especially as they experienced the same things as they were together for most of the story. It also [...]

    20. Houston is in the path of mega-storm Danielle and the entire city is evacuating. Jillian is going with her neighbor, River, and his father. River used to be a bright, happy boy, before he spent time in prison. After getting stuck on the highway, River and Jillian abandon their car and head back into the city to search for shelter. They take refuge in their school, but the storm is only one of their problems. Stuck together, the secrets they’ve both been holding on to for years finally make the [...]

    21. I mean this probably deserves 1.5 stars from me. But I rounded down. Because I'm unhappy with books not being what I want or delivering on what they promise. This is just another one that disappointed me.I don't really want to get into it too much, in case you do decide to read it, but I found the characters really unlikeable. Jillian was annoying and indecisive. Like. SO indecisive. Annoyingly so. And this coming from someone who is extremely indecisive is not a good thing. Like. Think! Just on [...]

    22. I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This was kind of a fun book to read. The residents of Houston are evacuating because of the impending hurricane, Danielle. The teenage characters in this book are trapped in a car on the freeway, because everyone is trying to leave the city at once. It becomes clear that the storm is going to arrive while they are still in the car. Jillian and River decide to leave the car, against the will of Ri [...]

    23. Hurricane Danielle, a Cat 5 storm packing 150 mph winds, is headed to Houston and authorities have recommended evacuation. Jillian’s mom can’t leave because she has to stay to cover the storm for TV, so Jillian heads inland to Austin with River & his dad, her next door neighbors. River is a hot boy from school, a former football start that is just back from juvie in West Texas. When the traffic stalls for hours, River jumps out of the car and heads back to Houston to ride out the storm, [...]

    24. I liked this book very much. I wanted to love it. The premise is excellent. Two teens with romantic history trapped together during a category 5 hurricane? YES. But I didn't grow to love them as much as I'd hoped to. I liked them. I wanted to see them get together. I was curious about River's history. And I enjoyed some of their interaction. But in some places, I found myself going back to the beginning of the chapter to see whose POV I was reading. They spoke in a similar manner, which was dist [...]

    25. Hurricane Danielle is expected to be a category 5 storm and hit Houston directly. This is the story of two teenagers trying to survive in the midst of one of the worst hurricanes on record. A year ago, River was the star quarterback for the high school football team, but something happened and he found himself in a juvenile detention center. Jillian thought she meant something to River, but it all changed in an instant and now she has moved on. They are forced to escape the hurricane together an [...]

    26. I received this from Netgalley for and Honest Review. I really enjoyed this story. It was really quite different than what a YA romance book normally is. The world was just crazy. Finding out what happens before during and after a hurricane. Its kind of scary. But it was really fast paced. I loved reading about this world its really intriguing. I enjoyed all the characters. Jillian was a bit indecisive but in a way so was River, Poor River had a terrible past. The characters meshed well together [...]

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