Thursday, 20 February 2014

Book Club #2 - Kiss Me First

Way back in December, I wrote a post about books I would like for Christmas. Luckily for me, I managed to nab seven books (!!!) from Santa and Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach was one of them. I had wanted to read this book from the very second I heard about it - it's got a great online campaign - and after getting myself into a new reading groove, I settled into it.

Hardback Front Cover Jacket. Quite pretty.
Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila as she embarks on taking over the life of a woman she has never met. Sounds interesting, right? The main themes of the story are the right to choose suicide and euthanasia. Leila isn't a likeable character - she sees things in a matter-of-fact way and seems socially inept after years of caring for her long-suffering mother. I didn't dislike her too much, I felt sorry for her, mostly, but I felt like she was a good character and this kept me wanting to know more.

Ooh, words! Moggach uses different fonts to differentiate between characters. 
I gave this 3/5 on goodreads as the ending just didn't cut it. I kept glancing at the lack of pages remaining and wondering how it could possibly be ending so soon when so much had been left unfinished. Of course, some people like this sort of ending - the opportunity to come to your own conclusion - but it just felt abrupt. I think I would recommend it to people on the basis that we could discuss it, but it wouldn't be my first suggestion, if that makes sense. It is Moggach's first novel and I would definitely be interested to see what else she comes up with. 

Let me know if you've read this - I'd love to discuss a few bits with you!

Chelsea xo


  1. Oh hate it when the ending is a let down!! Hope you do more book reviews x

    1. I need to read more books, I always seem to forget about them halfway! x


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