Monday, January 20, 2014

Review: Kiss the Sky

Kiss the SkyKiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

❤ An ARC was provided by the authors ❤

This is a standalone book and is a spinoff from the Addicted series. If you haven't read the series, no worries. You don't need to have read it in order to read this one. Since this book hasn't been released yet (release date is Jan 24, 2014), I will keep this review spoiler free.

WOW WOW WOW. Mind: Blown.


I had some pretty big expectations for this book and let me tell you, Krista & Becca did not disappoint! I have to admit, I think this is the best that they have written so far. And that's saying a lot for me since I am completely obsessed with the Addicted series! To say that I think I might like the spinoff better...well...that's just blasphemy.

Great points about this book:
1. It's a standalone (as I've mentioned before)
2. No insta-love
3. Solid relationship (and I mean solid as a rock)
4. No cliffhangers at the end
5. No cheating
6. No love triangle
7. Lots of laughs (as well as tears)

Bad points:
....well....honestly, I really have none to list.

Here, I thought the story couldn't get any better than Lily and Lo's (from the Addicted series). I love being proved wrong :)

Rose + Connor = perfection. Damn these two are a powerhouse couple!


In the Addicted series, you don't get to see much of Rose and Connor. In Addicted to You (Addicted #1), Rose came off as a stuck up, spoiled, cold-hearted, bitch (in my opinion).

"Rose frightens children, pets, and even grown males with her icy eyes and chilling glares."

Connor also came off as stuck up but at least he didn't seem cold-hearted. I thought this was a good (and funny) quote of Connor in Addicted to You:

"I sincerely think that Connor is asexual. Like a sponge. He probably wouldn't even notice if you [Lily] hit on him."

Rose and Connor together were described as "two asexual people bonding together--a once in a lifetime happening." I mean, they were basically viewed by the other characters as robots.

But through the series, we see more and more of Rose and Connor. We come to realize that Rose is quite possibly THE BEST sister anyone could have. She will go to the ends of the earth (even sacrifice her own life) for her sisters. In Kiss the Sky we get to see inside Rose's head and we find out just how caring and loving she is, despite the tough exterior that she puts on.

Then, there's Connor. To me, it was thrilling to see Connor change from the beginning to the end. I loved being inside his head because he was such an enigma in the Addicted series. In Kiss the Sky, we're given a glimpse of his childhood to show how he came to be the man that he is. And as the story progresses, we witness how he changes. How being with Rose turns some of his views askew and makes him question some of his major beliefs. I was pleasantly surprised by Connor. I'm a Ryke fan myself, but I fell in love with Connor in this book (I fell even more in love with Ryke and Lo too, but that's beside the point). I just couldn't help it!

For all the Lily & Loren lovers, there is plenty of them in this book. Much more than I expected; in fact, it made me miss them a lot, especially when Lily was being her goofy self. There was one chapter when I was just laughing non-stop. Loved the banter between all 6 main characters. And just as in the Addicted series, anytime there's a scene that involves the 3 guys, you can pretty much expect some laughs.

I am also looking forward to reading Daisy and Ryke's story in Hothouse Flower (to be released Mar 2014)! I'm really interested in and can't wait to see what's going to happen between these two!!


I found a lot of parts in this book just ridiculously funny! Even Rose was funny! Who knew Rose could be funny?! But there were also a couple of parts where I was just a blubbering mess. Krista & Becca definitely know how to pull on my heartstrings. The ending had my chest swelling. My heart was literally beating out of my chest. My head is still spinning.


I'm so excited for the release of this book. Everyone will be in for a treat! So, get ready to laugh your socks off and cry your eyes out on Jan 24th! Kiss the Sky solidifies my desire to read every single book by Krista & Becca Ritchie! Love them to no end!!

Here are some teaser excerpts and posters released by the authors that give us some very telling hints on what's to come!






Rose + Connor



If you're interested in the Addicted series, here are my reviews:
My Review of Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
My Review of Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)
My Review of Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)

View all my reviews

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