Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Mates, Dates series by Cathy Hopkins books 1-2

I hate these books so much. Here are my reviews for each book.


Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras
Cathy Hopkins
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Synopsis from Goodreads-

Everything is changing around Lucy Loverling, and a turning point is exactly what she does NOT need. Suddenly she has to make all sorts of decisions including what she wants to be. And it seems that everyone else knows who and what she wants to be except her. Izzie has become friends with the glamorous Nesta, and Lucy isn't certain she likes a threesome. Nesta and Izzie look sixteen, but Lucy, at fourteen, can still pass for a twelve-year-old.

But then one day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy crossing the street, and things do start to change -- in all areas of her life...

Girls actually like these books?

To be honest, Cathy Hopkin's writing is a bit immature for me. The books seem to be better for pre-teens, though they're supposed to be YA.
It was okay, but I hated Lucy, as she constantly whined. Izzie and Nesta were a bit dull, too. While it's quick, I wont be recommending it. Might as well read the rest though. How bad can they be, really?


Mates, Dates, and Cosmic Kisses
Cathy Hopkins
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Synopsis from Goodreads-

This follow-up to Mate, Dates, and Inflatable Bras is told by cool and sassy Izzie Foster. Desperate to make sense of things after meeting the divine Mark, Izzie spends her time at home--waiting for his call. When she loses her perspective and sense of fun, Lucy and Nesta give her a reality check.

Yeah, Cathy's writing does nothing for me. Lucy and Izzy have the exact same voice. If I didn't know it was from Izzie's POV I would've just assumed it was still Lucy. She does the exact things- goes on about a  boy and complains about her friends.

I did like that Lucy dumped Tony because he was pressuring her, and EVENTUALLY Izzie stood up for herself around Mark. But the first 90% was awful.

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