Review: The Hit List by Nikki Urang

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The Hit List by Nikki Urang

Paperback, 313 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by Spencer Hill Contemporary
Average Rating: 3.47

The Los Angeles Conservatory for the Arts is supposed to be a new beginning for Sadie Bryant. Moving across the country is exactly what she needs to escape the gossip surrounding her injury, the devastating betrayal of her ex-partner, and to rebuild her career as a solo dancer.

When the school announces that the annual Fall Showcase, a performance that secures a spot studying in London, will now require each dancer to have a partner, Sadie’s fresh start is a nightmare. Now she has to dance with Luke Morrison, the school womanizer with a big ego. Sadie doesn’t know how to trust Luke enough to dance with him after her last partner left her broken, but Luke is determined to change that.

Then, The Hit List comes out. A game of sexual conquest where guys get points for all the girls they hook up with—and it seems like every guy at the school is playing.

The girl worth the most points? Sadie.


three star

Three “Hit” Stars

The main factor that made me read “The Hit List” was curiosity. Being a fan of cliche romance, I thought this book would be interesting. And I was right! It had the romance and books with dance themes catch my eye. I’m picky about reading dance themed books but “The Hit List” seemed promising.

The book is not all what the synopsis hints. It actually more than about a Hit List that guys participate in to score girls. Even though this “game” or “competition” plays a significant role in Urang’s book, this book was more about Sadie than anything.

Sadie Bryant is described to be an amazing dancer and she was betrayed by her partner who now is a part of the New York Ballet Company. This novel is based on inner conflict. This is her journey to trusting another dance partner, who happens to be a playboy at her new dance academy in LA, and also trusting and believing in herself as a dancer and also a person.

Luke Morrison is the classic bad boy/playboy but I’ve never read that character as a dancer before. It was fascinating to read Sadie and Luke’s relationship turn into something more. At times it was unrealistic but others, they portrayed a real and honest picture of what relationships are like.

In truth, there were many plot twists that I didn’t see coming, especially the big reveal on who was controlling the “The Hit List”. Damn, that got me. I never would have guessed that outcome!

In total, this was a satisfying read. There wasn’t a dull moment, and I quickly became attached to the characters. I recommend this book who want an easy, sweet read.


Cheating again… and also a very short review..

Keep calm and read on!

Michelle

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