Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
Publication Date/Version: February 2010/Paperback
Publisher: Razorbill
Age Group: 14 and up
Received From: Author (Thanks!)

As leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), Tessa's mission is twofold: pep preservation and relationship salvation. That's right, Tessa is a head cheerleader whose night job is catching cheating boyfriends in the act! Thank goodness her own relationship with Aiden is strawberry-smoothie purrfect - except for the fact that she's been concealing her nocturnal habits for, oh, two years.

Aiden suspects something's up, and his patience is wearing thin. But in the meantime, Tessa's far to busy to deal with her own romantic roadblocks. The Naughty List is at maximum capacity; because so far, every single suspect on it is 100% guilty.

When sultry Chloe Ferril transfers to Washington High, things only become more catastrophic. Tessa knows this predatory vixen won't stop hunting Aiden until her claws are planted firmly in his backside...

But Tessa's in for an even bigger shock when Aiden's name shows up on The Naughty List, and she's finally forced to confront the unthinkable: is her own boyfriend just as naughty as all the rest?

Tara's head cheerleader of her squad. But she's much more than that. She's the leader of S.O.S. - the Society of Smitten Kittens. It's their job to catch cheating boyfriends in the act. Tara's boyfriend, Aiden, however, is getting suspicious. see, that's the thing. Tara's never told Aiden about her secret past time. And she, of all people, knows that secrets drive relationships apart. Then along comes Chloe, the gorgeous girl who obviously wants Aiden. And then there's Christian, Chloe's hot brother. Things get even worse, especially when Tara finds out that Aiden's name is on The Naughty List.

Debut author Suzanne Young is definitely going to have a hit on her hands. The Naughty List is juicy, full of drama, and enthralling!

Tara is spunky and has a go-got-'em attitude. She fights for what she wants, and she always gets it. She has the perfect boyfriend, she's head cheerleader, and she created S.O.S. The Society of Smitten Kittens is such a fun idea! Honestly, I would love to be a part of it. What girl wouldn't want to sneak around, have awesome equipment, and delve into other people's lives? Young's idea is completely original.

The plot was fast and fun. There was always a new mission, or at least new drama.The SOS reports cracked me up, as well. Be warned, though, there is a lot of sexual content. That should be fairly obvious, however, based on the fact that they catch cheating boyfriends. I enjoyed the character in this story. Tara was always perky, maybe a little bit too much, but it always put me in a better mood. Aiden actually had a personality, although he was a bit of the dumb jock type. I especially enjoyed Christian, the confusing and attractive new guy. I was secretly rooting for him.

The ending wasn't what I expected, but it left just enough loose strings for anything to happen in the second novel. I'm definitely a fan of Ms. Young, and I can't wait to read To Catch a Cheater, the 2nd title in the Naughty List series.

Overall: Juicy! Crazy romantic tension. Spunky. Quick read.

My Advice: Go buy a copy. Girls will get a kick out of this, and the spying will appeal to everyone's inner adventurer.

Cover: I'm really liking it! The blinds/window gives off the impression of spying, and the lingerie-littered bed totally describes the book. In a good way. ;]


  1. Glad you enjoyed this! I'm about 50 pages in and it seems really cute so far :)

  2. Great review, it sounds like you really enjoyed it. I can't wait to get a copy!


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