Review: Kiss Cam

Author: Kiara London
Series: N/A
Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length: 272 Pages
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Source: ARC via Publisher (thanks!)
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In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what's a little harmless kissing between friends?

Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge "shippers" who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.

Juniper and Jasper's relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different "Kiss Cam" segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn't mean anything. After all, it's just kissing… right?
Kiss Cam was cute and fluffy and entertaining. I found the premise a tad bit unbelievable, but I still enjoyed it so much! (So I’m basically just ignoring how unrealistic it was.) The characters made me laugh, the romance was adorable, and I loved how internet and fandoms came in! Kiara London’s latest has made a great addition to the Swoon Reads collection.

The premise of Kiss Cam is basically that three friends start a very popular Vlogging Channel. As so many fans do, the fandom starts “shipping” the friends together. (We book lovers are very familiar with “shipping”, right? We all have our favorite OTPS and whatnot!) The fandom in particular ships Juniper and Jasper together.

So, one online kiss between the two (on a dare) leads to an internet phenomenon. Jasper and Juniper start a whole kissing segment, “Kiss Cam”, that is adored by their viewers. However, feelings get in the way, and of course drama ensues. Also, lots and lots of kissing.

The friendship between Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny was hilarious and amazing. I am such a sucker for cute banter! I also thought Juniper’s dad was a great character, although he was a little too okay and nonchalant with his daughter’s situation, in my opinion. I also loved the use of online vlogging in the story. The internet is definitely where us young people are turning too, and more and more teens are on YouTube. So kudos to Kiss Cam!

In conclusion, Kiss Cam wasn’t groundbreaking, but it was adorable and a prefect light contemporary read for a day at the beach. I would recommend Kiss Cam to fans of Kasie West, Lindsey Leavitt, or Sarah Strohmeyer.
Emily Anne is a forever book-lover who also happens to dance and bake a lot. On rainy days you can find her cuddled up reading a book while sipping a cup of Earl Grey. Her passions are ballet, books, and blogging. She also stalks her favorite authors on twitter and unabashedly pushes her favorite series onto unsuspecting others.

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1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you about this one. Normally, unrealistic books get on my nerves and it can totally affect my rating. But with this one, it didn't bother me too much. I thought the friendship and the romance was so cute. It was cute and fluffy and it even made me laugh a couple of times. Great review.


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