Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: Drawn by Marian Tee

Title: Drawn
Author: Marian Tee
Series: Good Girls with Secrets #1
Publication: December 5th 2012 by Faith C. Martin
Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary Romance
Format: e-book
Cover Rating: 4/5
Overal Rating: 4/5
Senior student Katerina “KC” Chariot is a good girl with a secret. She’s so nice she has an impossible time swearing unless she’s using pretty British cuss words. She also likes to fantasize about hot guys in her school. But it’s for work. Really. Katerina is an aspiring mangaka, and she needs “inspiration” for drawing smutty scenes.

Unfortunately, one particular fantasy about the Japanese-Russian transfer student Yuki Himura gets the better of her. She ends up unconsciously moaning his name – in Yuki’s presence, too. In a twist of fate, Katerina finds herself agreeing to become Yuki’s secret toy, which sounds a lot worse than it actually is- especially in the eyes of her Theology-professor dad.

The whole school thinks of Yuki as the ideal guy – gorgeous, smart, and sweet. But with Katerina, he’s the Devil sent to torment her, seduce her, and – worst of all – he’s making her fall in love with him even though he's said it’s the one thing she should never ever do.

~My thoughts: 

Oh. Em. Gee. I freaking loved this! I am so glad the author send me her book and that I accepted it for review. So a huuuuuuuuuge thanks to Marian Tee! :D

Before starting this book I thought what will I get myself into this time? My friend Jenn (from Simply Young Adult) had already read the book and loved it so I was pretty sure I was going to love it myself, but still there were some doubts as there always are (which are totally gone now, by the way).

Right from the start I loved it. To me it had a little bit of a  Fifty Shades kinda feel. And yes, this is a good thing because I loved Fifty Shades of Grey. Yuki definitely reminded me of a mini Christian. So darn cute! But Drawn wasn't all Fifty Shades, it's a book all of its own. So original and fast paced and so hot!
So, yes, I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Yuki. I loved that he was half japanese/half russian! How can you not love Yuki? It's no wonder KC fell hard for him. I even fell for him! I was really sad for the crap he goes through with his family, especially his awful mother! She's so horrible... *shudders*

I am not into manga at all but I found myself enjoying all the references around it. I did not understand all of it but I'm definitely intrigued. I would like to read some, may it be smutty or not. ;)

Our heroine, KC (Katerina), was really fun to read about. I really liked her. I loves that she draws manga, so that's got cool point only for being able to do that. She was kinda spunky, but in other ways definitely innocent. And the one thing that always made me laugh was that when she gets mad and starts cussing she goes all brit. Bloody hilarious!

You can probably guess that Yuki was my favorite character but I also immensely enjoyed some of the more side characters like KC's best friend. She was really fun! I also loved Jace, who draws graphic novels. He was hilarious. I loves how he got punched in the face trying to protect KC from it.
KC's parents in my eyes were kinda weird (in a good way though). Definitely not what you expect of normal parents. Especially her mom. Funny woman she was. lol. 

So overal, I was really impressed by how good this story was. Not only the sexy, dirty scenes, which were pretty awesome alone but the emotional part of this book was really well written also. I can't wait to read more in this series. 

I really liked it!

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1 comment:

  1. Great review! Glad you enjoyed the book! I don't think manga is all smutty XD but I don't remember anymore. Cool cover though


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