Ex mas Two Exes One holiday adventure Merry Ex Mas Seventeen year old Lila Beckwith s parents just left for vacation and Lila s all set to throw the holiday party of the season But when her Christmas obsess

  • Title: Ex-mas
  • Author: Kate Brian
  • ISBN: 9781416991519
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two Exes One holiday adventure Merry Ex Mas Seventeen year old Lila Beckwith s parents just left for vacation, and Lila s all set to throw the holiday party of the season But when her Christmas obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa Lila has tTwo Exes One holiday adventure Merry Ex Mas Seventeen year old Lila Beckwith s parents just left for vacation, and Lila s all set to throw the holiday party of the season But when her Christmas obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on Christmas Eve But the only person who can help her is Tyler s older brother, Beau a.k.a Lila s musician, anti everything ex boyfriend It ll take than a Christmas miracle for Lila and Beau to overcome their differences and find their fugitive brothers But could a journey destined for disaster help these polar opposites fall in lovel over again

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    1. I was expecting a silly, fluffy holiday read but this was so beyond cringeworthy. It read like a middle schooler wrote it (and if that's the case I'm so sorry I didn't love it but keep writing yay). I thought I could handle the super cheesy plot full of shallow, cliche characters (the MC and her best friend were the "leaders of the most popular group of girls in the senior class, and thus the entirety of North Valley High"), but the poor quality of writing made it impossible to endure. I really [...]

    2. I must confess that I have a thing for this 'road-trip' type of stories, and given the fact that this book is all about romance and Christmas it's even better.The characters were nice and likable, even with their flaws, and I enjoyed all the trouble they got into, waiting patiently for Lila and Beau to find their brothers and also to find their way back to each other.Well, there were some moments when I liked so much Lila's little brother that I wanted to kiss him (because sometimes he was so in [...]

    3. The plot's idea was very original and it was very cute. It was light, cute, and fluffy just what i needed. At first i did not like Beau because i thought he was too cold and dry with Lila but by the end he grew on me. He helped Lila see where she was wrong in the decisions she made and he helped her find herself again. Lila's superficiality annoyed me in the beginning a bit but her character grew and changed as the story went along. The adventure, road-trip aspect was executed well and i enjoyed [...]

    4. Oh this was pretty damn cute. These books are ruining me for the future and prospects it'll bring along by making me all mushy and crap but I don't want them to end. And if I could get by in a cute romance book without coming across 'slut' or 'skank' or other variation used in a pejorative sense, I'd be a happier reader. Another of my complaints is that the other kids shouldn't have been shown as so completely shallow-like Beau was right all along. What crap. Moreover, it didn't seem to me like [...]

    5. 4.5 StarsAs a sucker for all things road trip and Christmas, Ex-mas is like heaven for me. I loved the idea of a little boy going to the North Pole to save Santa from global warming and how cheesy the book really is. I only had one problem with this book (the main character’s snobbiness), but still enjoyed the book.Ex-mas has such an adorable concept that really made me smile. After Lila shows her little brother an article from her science class, he goes on a mission to the North Pole to save [...]

    6. Three words; cutest thing ever!I've never read a novel by Kate Brian, which I'm pretty sure is a felony in the YA lit. world. I've never even read any of Kieran's books! For those of you who don't know, Kate Brian is a pen name/pseudonym that author Kieran Scott writes under. (Which is a lot more common than you would think!) Anyway, I've really been looking forward to reading a Kate Brian novel and then when I saw the synopsis for Ex-mas, I knew this was my chance!This was one of the cutest fee [...]

    7. "Ex-mas" is a quick young adult read. It is only 216 pages and it follows the story of Lila Beckwith and her quest to get her little brother back before her parents come home on Christmas Eve. After having just been scolded by her parents for attempting to throw a party in their absence (they were planning to leave for Nevada from California), Lila’s little brother decides he needs to go to the North Pole to save Santa. Brian interweaved his motivation for seeking Santa swimmingly – Lila rec [...]

    8. With Christmas approaching fast I wanted to find a Christmassy read to get me in the festive mood and so, I was recommendation Ex-Mas by Kate Brian by a few people and it was definitely a cute festive read! Lila Beckwith can't wait for her parents to go on a vacation because she's planned the school's biggest party of the year, in the hopes that she will become someone memorable when she graduates. But when Lila's little brother Cooper discovers her plans and tells their parents, the party is of [...]

    9. If you can ignore the fact of how unrealistically this story unfolds, it was absolutely adorable. There's something about the theme of Christmas that makes unrealistic stories charming, am I right? Hate-to-love romances are my guilty pleasure, and this one was no exception with two exes forced to flee on a road-trip, chasing two little boys on their own mission to save Santa. Am I really supposed to believe that two eight-year-old boys are able to move across states and potentially cross the bor [...]

    10. (Appreciative of the Gossip Girl Reference)(view spoiler)[I didn't really like Lila at first but she got better as the story went on. I love how her and Beau used to be a couple before, and I don't think it would've been as good if they had only met a couple times. Also love how they were super argue-y and then started getting along more. Both Salvation Army and Coffee Shop scenes were adorable. Beau is also my newest fictional boyfriend. *no shame* I really liked this book and it was really qui [...]

    11. This was a quick, cute read. A road trip set at Christmas with Lila and her ex-boyfriend Beau makes for a fun adventure. There were times that Lila annoyed me, she had moments where she was vain and selfish, only caring about her popularity status. I am glad that she grew as a character and learned who her real friends were and how to be herself. I found her brother Cooper amusing with his determination to save Santa. A fun holiday read with some sweet moments.

    12. *3.75*This was just so adorable! At first I was a bit skeptical because in the beginning it seemed silly, but it got much better! I reallyyyy enjoyed it!!!! So cute.

    13. Rating Clarification: 3.5 StarsI wanted to fit in one more holiday read before celebrating Christmas in the morning ((pleaseeaseease let Santa bring me bookstore gift cards >.<)) and Ex Mas was a fun and fast-paced pick. Now, it was filled with unlikely and forced events to make the storyline come together, but I still enjoyed it for what it was worth.I liked the MCs Lily and Beau and their road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle was fun to read about because I’m familiar with their pit st [...]

    14. I had so much fun with this book! It was exactly what I needed for a little holiday cheer! What says love and romance more than a road trip with your ex? :DHow can you not love a book filled with music, adorably silly made up songs, road trip adventures, a sexy guy, snow, and Santa!Beau just swept my giggling, blushing self away with his guitar playing, beat up concert t-shirt wearing, smirking, smiling, beautiful swaggering ways! His character was also a pleasant surprise for me though. New res [...]

    15. "A Love/Hate Story"*inner squeal* This book was just so adorable, and sweet, and cute, and funny, and the perfect package for a Christmas love story! The characters are just wonderful, and I especially love the little brothers who decide to take a joy-ride to save their beloved Santa, how awesome is that? I wish I had a chance to go in such a trip. Definitely adding to list-of-things-to-do. I've never tried Kate Brian books before, but the shiny cover and the promise of a love/hate story was too [...]

    16. When seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith’s little brother Cooper ruins her big chance to throw an epic party while her parents are out of town, she only wants to get back at him. Leaving out an article claiming that global warming is melting the North Pole seems to be the perfect way to make him pay, but she never would have guessed that he’d take off with his best friend Tyler in hopes of saving Santa from certain danger. To stay out of trouble, Lila absolutely has to get Cooper home before he [...]

    17. You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.3.5 stars!Once again I found myself in the mood for something festive to read this Holiday season. With Ex-mas I found not only that, but a fun road-trip between bickering exes!When we start the novel, we meet our main character Lila who is moments away from throwing THEE PARTY to be at. Basically, this party means everything to her popularity as it gives her a chance to stand on her own and not in a shadow of her 'best friend'. But after her c [...]

    18. I actually nearly forgot that this book was on my shelf until I decided to become more organized and make a list of my unread books so that I could make sure to tackle them all. I started reading this book at midnight? And I have just gobbled it up. I sent my friend a message with my predictions for the plot line and was right on the money. But you know what? Well played, Kate Brian. Although it was predictable and cheesy and had all of the same elements of any YA romance novel I've read before [...]

    19. In ‘Ex-mas’, Lila embarks on an eye-opening journey with her ex-boyfriend Beau in order to track down their respective younger brothers who are on a mission to rescue Santa. During this adventure, Lila makes a few startling discoveries which lead her to question who she is and what she really wants.Lila and Beau’s journey was quite realistic as they encountered several challenges along the way, namely financial and transportation complications. I found myself rooting for them to catch up t [...]

    20. this book can be sum up in one word:SWEET.It was reeeeeaally cute, but not corny,definitely not corny, I happen to hate corny, and I happen to LOOOOOOVE this book.It was a quick read, with a lot of quick remarks from the main characters, whoactually hated eachother at the start of the book, but then arebrought together to find their little brothers, who run away togetherto go save Santa from global warming. To see how their perception of eachother and their relationship develovedwas fantastic! I [...]

    21. My Thoughts: Another great book from Kate Brian. I read Megan Meade's Guide To The McGowan Boys and loved it! This one is just as good, if not better! We are introduced to Lila who has it all, college boyfriend, popular best friend, and all the guys want her and the girl's want to be her! We also are introduced to her annoying little brother Cooper. Well, things go down and Cooper thinks he needs to save Santa so Cooper and his friend Tyler take off to save Santa! Lila gets tangled up with Tyler [...]

    22. Lila is the popular girl who has a past and an ex boyfriend. Now that she has climbed the ladder of popularity it's time to glue herself in and make it permanent. And what better way to do that but with a grand christmas party and a popular boyfriend. Her plan was made but things started to fall out of place when her parents found out about her plan and her christmas-obsessed little brother decided to run off and save Santa from global warming with his friend Tyler. Now she has to go after her b [...]

    23. Ex-mas by Kate Brian is a cute read. Although I didn't get to reading it during the holiday season, I still enjoyed it in summer. The plot of the story was okay. Lila's little brother runs off with her ex-boyfriends little brother to save Santa from Global Warming. It was a cute little tale. I enjoyed watching Lila and Beau fight while they both kind of had feelings for each other. Chasing after two kids is not that easy. The kids are hard to find and once they are found, they move so fast that [...]

    24. Um. CUTEST book ever.I am crazy in love with Kate Brian. So much so, that if I lived in the US, I'd probably be banned from her signings because of the squealy-fangirling that I'd be doing at each one. I started with her Private series and quickly devoured every other book she had ever written [one of my favourites is The Princess and the Pauper). So, needless to say, when I heard of Ex-Mas, I hit the roof and lost my voice for 3 days. However, finances went downhill and then life got in the way [...]

    25. I wanted to like this book, but if the main character is annoying, usually I find the entire book annoying. Lila has changed her entire persona in order to fit in with the popular crowd. That meant abandoning her long time friend and, for a short time, boyfriend, Beau, and creating a new image for herself.I don’t like fake people. At all. So reading a book about a fake person was hard. Not only that, but the plot was incredibly predictable. There were a few cute moments, but there were also pa [...]

    26. I picked this book up because I needed a book about Christmas or at the very least a Christmas-related theme for a Reading Marathon. The book cover was somewhat appealing and simple, which I liked it. But this book was incredibly weak and disappointing. I don't even know what I was expecting of Ex-mas, because I really didn't know anything about the author or the story, like I said just picked this book up due to the Christmas vibe. All the characters were stereotypes, they weren't properly deve [...]

    27. 4.5 Stars This book is too cute! I have loved all of Kate Brian's books that I've read - and this one was no exception! Ex-Mas is a fun, lighter read. I read Ex-Mas in one sitting. The writing is fantastic and the plot is adorable. It's actually rather predictable, but that's what makes it so great. I love how Ms. Brian weaves elements of lessons such as honesty, thankfullness, and just being yourself throughout the story. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the realistic factor of two 8 yea [...]

    28. At the time I started this book, it was Christmas, and due to its festive theme, I was drawn to the book. I was intrigued by the cover and name, and was interested to see what it was look. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed. With such a strong concept and title, I had high hopes for Brian, as she wasn't an author I had come across. However, the plot was weak and very predictable. It was cliché and annoying, as a reader, because I wanted to be able to not know what I was going to read next, [...]

    29. I was in mood for something sweet and Christmas-y so I was really glad when I found this book. To be honest, it didn't quite meet my expectations. The beginning was so disappointing. It felt like combination of all teenage TV shows! Our main character, Lila, was vain and malicious, she didn't care about anything and anyone but herself. Her only dream was to be a prom queen - pretty like a Barbie, perfect boyfriend, other zombie friends like her, new car. I just hated her.But then she and her los [...]

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