Author: Kim Askew & Amy Helmes
Release Date: January 18, 2013
Source: Merit Press Books
Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for high school royalty can be deadly! In this emotionally-charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a self-conscious shutterbug named Skye Kingston navigates a treacherous school year in Alaska fraught with unspoken secrets and tragic twists of fate.
Along the way she encounters three strangely prophetic BFFs; one social-climbing, sociopathic cheerleader; and a heart-stopping hottie named Craig McKenzie: the man who would be Prom King. Can Skye save the boy she loves — and herself — before they get caught in the crosshairs?
Exposure was a fun, quick read and I was really excited to read it after reading the first book in the Twisted Lit series.
This wasn’t like the usual type of YA books that I read, in Exposure the whole book is a flashback. I liked the fact that the main character, Skye, is telling the story of what happened during her senior year of high school to her new roommates in college. This made the story that much more enjoyable, knowing that the main character was the one who was describing what happened and I wasn’t getting a far off third person perspective on the whole thing.
What happened during Skye’s senior year was just crazy and kept me turning the pages to find out more. It was not at all what I thought would happen from just reading the summary. I was glad that the whole thing was resolved in the end and tied up very neatly.
I do wish that there was more of her current life in the book. We weren’t given many details about what was going on with her life now that she was in college and away from Alaska. I would have loved to see how her freshman year of college was turning out, since she was so far away from her home state and everyone there.
Exposure was definitely fun to read and I enjoyed the plot and the characters. I think teens would be able to really enjoy this book, seeing as the whole story takes place during Skye’s senior year and Skye is so easy to relate to. Overall, it was a great read and I’m looking forward to reading more of the Twisted Lit titles.