I received this book for free from edelweiss above the treeline, Simon Pulse in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Superlatives #3
Published by Simon and Schuster, Simon Pulse on August 4, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Source: edelweiss above the treeline, Simon Pulse
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In this sexy conclusion to The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summerauthor Jennifer Echols, Sawyer and Kaye might just be perfect for each other if only they could admit it.
As vice president of Student Council, Kaye knows the importance of keeping order. Not only in school, but in her personal life. Which is why she and her boyfriend, Aidan, already have their lives mapped out: attend Columbia University together, pursue banking careers, and eventually get married. Everything Kaye has accomplished in high school student government, cheerleading, stellar grades has been in preparation for that future.
To his entire class, Sawyer is an irreverent bad boy. His antics on the field as school mascot and his love of partying have earned him total slacker status. But while he and Kaye appear to be opposites on every level, fate and their friends keep conspiring to throw them together. Perhaps the seniors see the simmering attraction Kaye and Sawyer are unwilling to acknowledge to themselves.
As the year unfolds, Kaye begins to realize her ideal life is not what she thought. And Sawyer decides its finally time to let down the facade and show everyone who he really is. Is a relationship between them most likely to succeed or will it be their favorite mistake?
LOVED this series so much!!! Much thanks to Simon Teen for giving me a copy for review! For all the three books.
Okay, why do I like this series so much? Apart from being able to somehow live vicariously through the characters’ lives? And somehow feel like I’m on of them and I’m in High school again. And in our class, we didn’t do the Superlatives! We should have (I was part of our yearbook committee) but I don’t know why we didn’t. I was sure there was no voting that happened though. If I’m going to be a teacher in high school, I’ll surely suggest this Superlatives thing. It’s fun!
Anyway, to the story! The first book, Biggest Flirts, started with Tia and Will. The second, Perfect Couple, Harper and Brody. And this last one! Kaye and Sawyer. I was honestly waiting for Kaye and Sawyer’s story because even from book 1, you’ll kind of guess they’re going to end up with each other.
Now I know not everyone who pair up in high school end up together, but it’s just so cool to think they would! At least in this series. There’s something magical and at the same time realistic, with how Jennifer Echols paired up the team and made them serious about each other. Most especially with…actually equally for the 3 pairs. It’s just so obvious it’s fiction when she paired all of them in the span of only two weeks or three weeks in between each story. And all three girlfriends get their happy endings? Lols. But story-wise, each couple somehow work together. Tia and Will. Will, the new transfer from Minessota, overall great guy with great academics and extracurricular. Tia who is like their class’ ‘biggest flirt’ but is actually hiding her inner smart self. Like she’s really smart and she doesn’t even make too much effort. Yeah, she’s that kind of classmate who doesn’t even need to study but somehow gets better grades than you. lol. And even if they’re opposite. They work! Then there’s Harper and Brody. Another polar opposites. The jock and the geeky girl. But she’s really beautiful, she just doesn’t see it. They started dating because they got voted “Perfect Couple” then it turns out they weren’t really the winner there. But they still liked each other and they do work somehow. They match.
Then there’s Sawyer and Kaye. With a very different story than the last two. Sawyer’s been in love with Kaye for the last two years, but Kaye is in a relationship (for 3 years) with Aidan. Aidan and Kaye were voted “Most likely to succeed” but turns out it was a mistake and Sawyer and Kaye were actually voted the “Perfect couple that never was”. What’s funny about their Superlatives is that because of what other people voted, or what other people perceived you guys to be, you start to get curious, and you’re brain won’t leave you out of that big “WHAT IF” questions. With Will and Tia, it also started there. Then Harper and Brody. Then Sawyer and Kaye. It’s both positive and negative. Positive in the sense that you get to see what others see that you don’t see. Negative, because it may not be really true and it just fools with you. And who you know yourself to be with. If you let yourself swirl around that vortex, you might end up losing yourself.
So, Sawyer and Kaye! I love Sawyer period. lol! He’s this enigmatic guy who has so many baggages he carry with himself but at school he is this Pelican mascot who makes everyone happy. The life of the party. The incredible teaser and every girl’s go to guy to make out with. He shows himself to be a douche but in reality he is really this great guy with high grades! I can actually see him succeeding in life because of what he is: responsible and smart. He works so much and still manages to do extracurricular activities and manage to get good grades. But judgement and stereotype of him (his dad was in prison for 15 years) made him defensive. Meanwhile, Kaye is this smart girl running for valedictorian, who has a mom as stiff and strict as a mummy. I liked their story, I only had one issue, the book ended up so abruptly and I rather think their conflict didn’t get solved like “conclusion” kind of solved. Sawyer and Kaye fought a lot but I really won’t label it as “huge fight”. They’re just confused little teenagers at times. But when their maturity level meets halfway, they’re so serious and it makes the story rise all the better.
I just kind of wished there was some kind of epilogue for the story. Hoping the final copy has it. OVerall, this is a great and fun and light series that will surely warm your hearts and keep your boredom at bay.
Note: Thanks to Simonteen for approving my request. 🙂 My opinions of this review are my own and were not influenced by any. No compensation received for this honest review. 🙂