Thursday, 20 May 2010

Swapped By a Kiss by Luisa Plaja

Title: Swapped by a Kiss
Author: Luisa Plaja
Published by: Random House
Publication date: 29th April 2010
Pages: 352
Genres: Young Adult/Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the author.

I wish I wasn't myself anymore.

I wish I was her.

I wish I was Jo.

Rachel hates her life. When her on/off boyfriend David goes to a music festival she decides to surprise him - but she gets a shock of her own. Not only does she find David kissing someone else, but it's their friend Jo! Super-lovely, super-loved, all-round-perfect Jo.

Rachel runs away, wishing she could leave her life behind - and she suddenly finds herself in Jo's body! Can she keep this swap a secret? Can she unravel what's really going on? Can she get to grips with Jo's out-of-control curly hair?

And if she discovers that being in someone else's shoes isn't all it's cracked up to be, can she ever be herself again?

I was very excited when - after reading Split By a Kiss - I was told that there would be another book in the series - Swapped By a Kiss! And I was right to be excited, because I think that this is Luisa's best book yet.

The cover is brilliant. The cover actually pretty much sums up the story which I think is good, and as I said in one of my past reviews - you can't go wrong with a purple, shiny cover! I also like the way that all Luisa's book covers are similar; you can always tell it's one of her books without having to look for her name on it. The illustrator is Louise Wilkinson, and I have to say - she has done a very good job!

My favourite character was Rachel. I felt that in the last book I didn't get to know enough about her, but in this book I found out so much more. I'd always wondered what Rachel's secret was in Split By a Kiss, and she finally told everyone in this novel. I won't tell you what the secret is though, no way! That would be telling. All I'm saying's very surprising and you definitely won't be expecting it at all!

The ending was really good too, I liked the Alternative Ending written by David - it was funny! I was so sad when the book ended, though. I'm desperately hoping there will be another book in the series!

I loved this novel, it's amazingly fanbrillitastic! My rating for this book? 5/5 - definitely!


  1. I so agree!
    And Rachel was brilliant in this.

  2. I adored Split by a Kiss and can't wait to read this one!