Busted by Gina Ciocca

Published: 2nd January 2018

Format: Paperback, 352 pages

Synopsis: Marisa wasn’t planning to be a snoop for hire—until she accidentally caught her best friend’s boyfriend making out with another girl. Now her reputation for sniffing out cheaters has spread all over school, and Marisa finds herself the reluctant queen of busting two-timing boys. But when ex-frenemy Kendall asks her to spy on her boyfriend, TJ, Marisa quickly discovers the girl TJ might be falling for is Marisa herself. And worse yet? The feelings are quickly becoming mutual. Now, she’s stuck spying on a “mystery girl” and the spoken-for guy who just might be the love of her life…

First off, I need to say that this cover is BEAUTIFUL. It’s simple, it’s slightly edgy and it’s got those dark, hushed tones of colour that literally draw you in. Right, onto the content. This book was fun, dramatic and I laughed out loud at one point. It had many turns, and for once I didn’t see where it was going which is probably why/how I devoured this like no tomorrow. Was it extremely petty at points? Duh, it is a teen drama. Was there romance? Meh, a bit. Did the blurb mislead? Yeah, it made it sound like Marisa had been busting cheating boyfriends for a while, which she hadn’t. Sorry, spoiler alert.

Top question: Would I read it again? M’probably not? Would I recommend it? Definitely, but to an actual teen. Although, I’m 100% keeping the book though because its soooooo pretty.

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