Monday, 26 July 2010

Cherry Crush by Cathy Cassidy

Title: Cherry Crush
Author: Cathy Cassidy
Published by: Puffin
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Pages: 304
Genres: Young Adult/Romance/Contemporary
Format: Hardback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Cherry Costello’s life is about to change forever.

She and Dad are moving to Somerset where a new mum and a bunch of brand-new sisters await.

And on Cherry’s first day there she meets Shay Fletcher; with suntanned skin and sea-green eyes he’s the kind of boy who should carry a government health warning.

But Shay already has a girlfriend, Cherry’s new stepsister, Honey.

Cherry knows her friendship with Shay is dangerous – it could destroy everything. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to stay away from him...

I have been SO excited about this exciting new book ever since it was announced that Cathy was writing it, way back in July 2009! So when Puffin contacted me asking if I would like the manuscript version (!!) of it, how could I refuse! 

The cover is so gorgeous and yummy. I love that some of it is illustration, but the pictures of the chocolate aren't! Mmm... I also love the silver against the bright red. It looks fun and entertaining, yet also sophisticated and.....well....chocolate-y!

The whole idea of The Chocolate Box Girls is just genius. Apparently there will be five books in total (Cherry Crush being the first one), each book being from the point of view of each sister. This one is from Cherry Costellos. I love the way she looks at things, and yet I feel sorry for her sometimes too. Her stories are magical, and it!

My favourite character, apart from Cherry, is Shay. When he first appears in the story, I thought he was a bit weird, but then further on in the book, I thought he was quite cool.

My overall rating of this fabulously amazbrilltastic book is 5/5! It has friendship, a gypsy caravan and chocolate....what more could a great book need?


  1. Lucky!
    This sounds brilliant!

  2. Amber Kirk I do envy you! I have to wait another fortnight until I get my copy at the edinburgh festival! Oh, do you have any tips for me cus I am starting my own book blog, and TMLB is so successful I think you might be able to help me! Kate x
    P.S. the second chocboxgirls book is called Vanilla Skye! xx

  3. Sounds like an interesting read. Although, I don't read Cathy Cassidy any more, as I think all her books aree based on the same principle >_> (I found Jacqueline Wilson was like that too) It's a nice review, though!

    I wish I was going to the Edinburgh Book Fest, but there was nothing on that I liked! :(

  4. Hi Amber! I love all the books you have posted. This blog is amazing..keep writing them!! :) Zoe ps. love Cherry Crush, I got it on about the first day out! pps. I have the before-published version of a book called Fizzy Pop by Jean Ure, like you have for Cherry Crush x