Title: Exposure: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Authors: Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
Series: Twisted Lit #2
Publication: January 18th 2013 by Merit Press
Genre: Young Adult ~ Contemporary ~ Retelling
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Cover Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for high school royalty can be deadly! In this emotionally-charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a self-conscious shutterbug named Skye Kingston navigates a treacherous school year in Alaska fraught with unspoken secrets and tragic twists of fate. Along the way she encounters three strangely prophetic BFFs; one social-climbing, sociopathic cheerleader; and a heart-stopping hottie named Craig McKenzie: the man who would be Prom King. Can Skye save the boy she loves — and herself — before they get caught in the crosshairs?
How I love these books. I feel like for the past two days I’ve been living on a Twisted Lit cloud. When I finished Tempesteous I started Exposure right away. And even though I didn’t think it was quite as good as its predecessor, I still really liked it.
This book, unlike the previous one, had definitely a slightly dark undertone. I mean, it was still kind of cute but with the murder and everything it was darker. Which I thought was great.
As always (so far) with a Twisted Lit book, I really liked the main character and her voice. Skye was a little bit of an outsider, which I think a lot of people can relate to. I also liked her three friends. I’m not sure I liked Craig, though. He had his good moments for sure but I thought he was kind of an ass for the way he treated Skye for the past three years.
As always the writing was excellent, which by now I shouldn’t be surprised with because obviously Kim Askew and Amy Helmes are very skilled with words.
All in all, Exposure was another thoroughly enjoyable and recommendable book in the Twisted List series!
Los Angeles-based writers Kim Askew and Amy Helmes have been writing and blogging together since 2007. Askew, whose work has appeared in Elle and other magazines as well as the anthology The May Queen, is a content manager for the Webby-award winning teen site www.FashionClub.com and the FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Helmes is a West Coast editor for Soaps In Depth magazine and a contributor to The Rundown, a daily e-mail service that keeps subscribers informed on what’s new and cool in L.A.