by Kelly Oram
Paperback, 374 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Bluefields
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Ellie’s sweet sixteen is a summer of firsts. First car. First kiss. First boyfriend. First serial-killing stalker?
Hockey-obsessed tomboy Eleanor Westley has never been the object of a guy’s affection before. So when the hottest boy she’s ever seen moves in across the street and starts treating her like she’s the center of his universe, naturally she’s going to be a little skeptical. But everything starts to make sense when girls who look just like Ellie start dying all around the city. Obviously the new guy is the killer, and of course he only likes her because he wants to slice her into tiny pieces. Right?
The more Ellie gets to know Seth the more she’s convinced he’s a psychopathic killer. The problem is he’s the sweetest psychopathic killer she’s ever met. Not to mention he’s brutally hot. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t help but fall for him. Will Ellie find true love, or will her summer of firsts turn out to be a summer of lasts?
Serial Hottie has got to be one of the most hilarious books I've read all year! The characters were so much fun! I almost rolled on the floor laughing during Ellie and Seth's first meeting. It was probably one of the most embarrassing and awkward way of meeting your crush, especially when you both have been spying on each other for days.
At first, I thought Ellie was that type of character that was an outcast and only had one friend (or three, in this book). She was a tomboy who had no girly bone in her body and had no regards with having fist fights with boys her age. She never had a crush and had never been kissed. Until this hottie, Seth, moved across their house and started showing interest on her. I know this all sounds very cliched, but believe me when I say it's not. I had mixed feelings about Ellie at first. She was very rude to Seth and her sister, Angela. But as the story progressed, I just couldn't help admiring her growth as a character.
Seth was very sweet and he genuinely liked Ellie. The problem was, every time he tried to show her his affection, it always came out the wrong way. There were times that I just had to pity him for how rude Ellie treated him. But however sweet Seth was, he might not be the type of guy you'd like to spend the rest of your life with, or be your boyfriend. He was too creepy, overprotective and controlling that sometimes, I couldn't blame Ellie for suspecting him as the serial killer. Even now after I read the book, I'm still having second thoughts about their relationship. But also, I couldn't blame him for what he'd become because what he was in the book was only the result of something traumatic that happened when he was younger.
I can't say whether this was predictable or not as I was fooled many times by the author into thinking who really the serial killer was, but maybe toward the end it all became obvious. Anyway, all in all, Serial Hottie is a quick, light read that's not only about serial killers and teenage love. It's also about family and friendship, but devoid of angst and drama. If you're looking for an easy and fun read, I suggest that you read Serial Hottie now!
Rating: 4.5/5 stars