By Christi Goddard
Immortal Ink Publishing, 202 pages
Kathleen Hayson thinks her biggest problem is her mother. The only runner up—her mouth. With a wit sharper than her mother's perfectly manicured nails, her clever remarks create more problems than they solve.
But it's not her clever remarks landing her knee-deep in trouble. This time, Josh Colby is to blame. Kathleen's former childhood friend has become the school's most stuck up jerk. Before, she'd have told him to piss off and write his own stupid letter to the town slut/minister's daughter. Now Kathleen's escalating problems at home force her to reevaluate how flexible her principles are. She agrees to write the controversial letter Josh has requested.
Enter Rigel, a smartass magical creature who invades her room one night, promising he has come to help. When a boy Kathleen hates turns up dead and her mother goes missing, the letter becomes a key piece of police evidence—implicating Kathleen. As she fights her way out of a web of lies, the trust she has in those closest to her shatters. In the end, she's pushed to a terrible choice: who lives, and who else dies.
- Goodreads.com description
OK. First of all, the description wasn’t kidding when it said that Kathleen, the protagonist has a big mouth. Kathleen’s attitude, the words that comes out from mouth more specifically, was kind of annoying at first. But as you turn the page, you kind of get used to it and sometimes even laughed at what she said.
The night she was grounded by her mother, a talking skunk appeared in her room. When her mother was gone missing and Ryan found that, the police found a link and it revolves around Kathleen.
Kathleen is a really strong character. Kathleen has a big mouth, sure. But she has to survive on that as her mother always tried to find fault in her especially when she was younger and having a dad who doesn’t stick up for her is not helping at all.
Instead of Kathleen trying to find out where her mother was gone missing and who’s Ryan’s killer, things just began to unravel itself. There were clues along the way for readers to pick up the pieces of course, so I pretty much know where that is going. And if you think you pretty much know where that is going, think again. ‘Cause you’re WRONG.
And speaking of endings....
WTF? Really?! I can’t really explain this part ‘cause it will eventually lead to spoilers. But, seriously?! Whoa. It just seems SILLY! And weird. But pretty laughable.
In the end, the book just leaves more questions instead of answers which leads me to think: “Is there a sequel to this book or something?” I mean, her business with Aka was definitely not done. She still needs to tell him something(and that something leads to spoiler if I say it here). And what about her mom?
Overall, there were some WTF moments especially at the end of the book but it was pretty enjoyable. I'd read her second book if there ever going to be one.