Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten
To be published by Delacorte BFYR on May 31, 2016
Synopsis from Goodreads: The Haves. The Have-Nots.
Kate O’Brian appears to be a Have-Not. Her whole life has been a series of setbacks she’s had to snake her way out of—some more sinister than others. But she’s determined to change that. She’s book smart. She’s street-smart. Oh, and she’s also a masterful liar.
As the scholarship student at the Waverly School in NYC, Kate has her work cut out for her: her plan is to climb the social ladder and land a spot at Yale.
She’s already found her “people” among the senior class “it” girls—specifically in the cosseted, mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia Sumner. As for Olivia, she considers Kate the best friend she’s always needed, the sister she never had.
When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration, he immediately charms his way into the faculty’s and students’ lives—becoming especially close to Olivia, a fact she’s intent on keeping to herself. It becomes increasingly obvious that Redkin poses a threat to Kate, too, in a way she can’t reveal—and can’t afford to ignore. How close can Kate and Olivia get to Mark without having to share their dark pasts?
Review of Beware That Girl by Teresa TotenThe synopsis compares this book to We Were Liars, The Girl on the Train, and Gone Girl, but as I was reading, I just got a HUGE Gossip Girl vibe. First, I'll sum up my reaction, and then for you fellow Gossip Girl fans, I will point out all the similarities.
As the synopsis suggests, Kate O'Brien has conned herself into the exclusive Waverly School, where she picks out the perfect girl to befriend: beautiful, troubled Olivia Sumner.
Beware That Girl was definitely entertaining while I was reading it, but all the characters were pretty unlikeable and unrelatable.
For those of you who are Gossip Girl fans:
Kate O'Brien = Juliet Sharp + Ivy Dickens
The cover looks like The Girl on the Train.ReplyDelete
Probably not a book for me...
Karen @For What It's Worth
Yeah, I don't get the comparison to that book at all.Delete
I remember reading The Gossip Girl series ages ago but right now, it just isn't my thing. Skipping this one then (such a shame because I like the cover!).ReplyDelete
hmm I have never watched gossip girls so I don't know about the comparisons but it may not be the book for from what you have said.ReplyDelete
Read a review for this one yesterday, and I must say I'm interested. I've only read Gone Girl, and watched Gossip Girl, but this looks like I may enjoy it? IDK, I just love the school setting and plotting.ReplyDelete
I haven't watched Gossip Girl. Buuuut, this doesn't really sound like my kind of book if it really has not much plot. WAH. I really need books to have a solid point or I just fall out of interest with them super fast. But at least it was mildly entertaining for you Jen! :DReplyDelete
Sadly not a gossip girl fan, but this one sounds interesting! Sucks about the plotless plot though (if that makes sense haha) thanks for the review!ReplyDelete
Oops, the synopsis sounds like something I would love, but it doesn't seem so. I'm not a huge GG fan, so I'm not sure if I'll enjoy this one.ReplyDelete