Arc Review – Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins

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December 17, 2018 by ceresbooksworld


Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins


Publisher: Harper Teen

Publication date: December 18th, 2018

Source: Arc from the author

Rating: 5 hearts




When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents’ marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it’s time to collect.

Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral she can’t seem to break free of. As family, academic, friend, and guy drama come to a head, Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst, and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race…or at least some of them.


Zae Monroe has been deceived and disappointed by boys, with her friends they decide to take from boys only the things they love, that is, kisses. On the other hand, her parents separate and when she discovers the reason, she is angry. She’s going to try to enjoy life and the boys.

I loved Zae, she is upset about her family but is doing everything she can to protect her little brother. Her best friends are Monica, Kenzie and Lin. Zae absolutely wants to kiss Dean but eventually she will fall in love with Joel. I suffered for her, her friends are not always very nice to her, even if finally she too sometimes gets carried away and doesn’t pay attention to collateral damage.

Joel is an adorable boy with a big Bad Boy side that is very appreciable. He’s always there to save Zae and I really like the relationship they both have. His family situation is not simple and he tries to get out of clichés.

I loved the lightness of the story and Wendy turned my little heart upside down again. We’ve all been in Zae’s shoes at one time or another, we just didn’t have the courage to do what she did. High school is a very complicated time for young girls, boys use and abuse their naivety and the fact that Zae and her friends finally make a decision like this is great.

Quick Word: A funny and light romance that will await you.


Zae Monroe a été trompée et déçue par les hommes, avec ses amies elles décident de prendre des hommes uniquement les choses qu’elles aiment, c’est à dire les baisers. D’un autre côté ses parents se séparent et lorsqu’elle en découvre la raison, elle est en colère. Elle va essayer de profiter de la vie et des garçons.

J’ai adoré Zae, elle est bouleversé par sa famille mais fait tout ce qu’elle peut pour protéger son petit frère. Ses meilleures amies sont Monica, Kenzie et Lin. Zae veut absolument embrasser Dean mais finalement elle tombera amoureuse de Joël. J’ai souffert pour elle, ses amies ne sont pas toujours très sympa avec elle, même si finalement elle aussi par moment se laisse emporter et ne fais pas attention aux dommages collatéraux.

Joël est un garçon adorable avec un grand côté Bad Boy très appréciable. Il est toujours là pour sauver Zae et j’aime beaucoup la relation qu’ils ont tous les deux. Sa situation familiale n’est pas simple et il essaie de sortir des clichés.

J’ai adoré le côté léger de cette histoire et Wendy a encore chamboulé mon petit cœur. Nous avons toutes un jour ou l’autre été à la place de Zae, nous n’avons juste pas eu le courage de faire ce qu’elle a fait. Le lycée est une période très compliquée pour les jeunes filles, les garçons usent et abusent de leur naïveté et le fait que Zae et ses amies prennent finalement une décision comme celle-ci est géniale.

En bref : Une romance drôle et légère qui vous attendrira.

About the author

Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NY Times bestselling author of the SWEET EVIL series from HarperTeen, the high fantasy duology THE GREAT HUNT, her independently published Irish Fantasy SEE ME, and her indie NA science fiction UNKNOWN trilogy.
After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until achieving her dream job as a full-time writer.
Wendy lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, son, and little doggies Rue & Nessie.




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