As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn t enough responsibility Tessa Crimson s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS Society of Smitten Kittens , a cheer squad turned spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time Boyfriend busting wouldn t be so bad except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven % guilty When Tessa s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa s sneaky ways end in catastrophe The Naughty List Is your boyfriend on it This was a great read Unexpectedly touching and sweet, I really ended up feeling for Tessa as she tried so hard to be perky, shiny and full of pep, in the face of circumstances that might have harshed the mellow of a lesser spirit When this started out, it was kind of a combo of Legally Blonde and Bring It On, with a private detective, cheater catching overlay Even Tessa s name Crimson seems like it s out of a Clue game, she s a bit of a cheer spy stereotype But as the story goes on, Tess This was a great read Unexpectedly touching and sweet, I really ended up feeling for Tessa as she tried so hard to be perky, shiny and full of pep, in the face of circumstances that might have harshed the mellow of a lesser spirit When this started out, it was kind of a combo of Legally Blonde and Bring It On, with a private detective, cheater catching overlay Even Tessa s name Crimson seems like it s out of a Clue game, she s a bit of a cheer spy stereotype But as the story goes on, Tessa becomesreal,multi faceted a tesseract maybe that s why her room is full of prisms , and as the conflicting demands of her complicated life start to pull her apart, she becomes a sympathetic character you can t help root for as she struggles so hard to keep it together Darker threads continue to pervade the story, which, even as it stays fun and funny deals with some pretty horrific and sketchy cheating incidents, all of which Tessa faithfully photographs and documents Eventually seeing so much leads to a pretty deep cynicism on her part, and makes her vulnerable to being played by someone willing to exploit the trust issues created by so much relationship drama I did feel like Tessa deserved a bit of a break by the end of the book she is pretty much bereft of everything she worked so hard to achieve, through no fault of her own, indeed, despite all her efforts to keep it together I hope by the third book when is that coming out, anyway Goodreads said November 2010, but obviously that s not happening we ll see Tessa back on top, without quite so many knives sticking out of her back She is one smexy chick, so let s hope she gets what she deserves I ll be the first to admit that I was petrified to read this book I do not sit well with overly cute summaries Just something about them gives me goosebumps and kicks up the gag reflexives But partially into the book I was found giggling in a little corner with this sweetie.The Naughty List is a perfect read when down in the dumps It took a few chapters in before I found myself enjoying this book This book is energetic, fast paced after the first few chapters, sexy in the not overly so , a I ll be the first to admit that I was petrified to read this book I do not sit well with overly cute summaries Just something about them gives me goosebumps and kicks up the gag reflexives But partially into the book I was found giggling in a little corner with this sweetie.The Naughty List is a perfect read when down in the dumps It took a few chapters in before I found myself enjoying this book This book is energetic, fast paced after the first few chapters, sexy in the not overly so , and oh so fun and adorable to read Sometimes it gets to be too much but that mostly depends on your level of cuteness Okay I have got to stop I m already smiling just by writing this review and recalling the book.My only major complaint is that I kind of, just a teensy weensy bit, need the next book soon aka like right now I am prepared to bake a dozen cupcakes for it with those cute sprinkles on top too Reviewed by Samantha Clanton aka Harlequin Twilight for TeensReadToo.comTessa Crimson awesome name, right isthan just the captain of Washington High s cheerleading squad She s also the leader of S.O.S Society of Smitten Kittens , the club that catches cheating boyfriends in the act, with evidence Lucky for Tessa, she has Aiden Aiden is the perfect boyfriend he s sweet, kind, gorgeous, and totally loves her I so want an Aiden He s not just perfect, he s strawberry smoothie pu Reviewed by Samantha Clanton aka Harlequin Twilight for TeensReadToo.comTessa Crimson awesome name, right isthan just the captain of Washington High s cheerleading squad She s also the leader of S.O.S Society of Smitten Kittens , the club that catches cheating boyfriends in the act, with evidence Lucky for Tessa, she has Aiden Aiden is the perfect boyfriend he s sweet, kind, gorgeous, and totally loves her I so want an Aiden He s not just perfect, he s strawberry smoothie purrfect there s a ton of adorable kitty references There s just the small matter that Tessa has been hiding her covert operations from Aiden for the past two years.But now Aiden s wising up and becoming a bit impatient with Tessa constantly being busy Because of the busyness withcases, Tessa doesn t really take notice of Aiden s frustrations But The Naughty List is maxed out, and every single suspect has been caught every single one of them has cheated.Then new girl, Chloe Ferril, shows up and she s very different from Tessa She s provocative and crude and seems to have her sights set directly on the most unattainable guy in school, Aiden Tessa knows that this is one girl who isn t going to retract her claws until she hooks them into Aiden.Tessa has never worried about her and Aiden s strawberry smoothie purrfect relationship, until his name shows up on The Naughty List Now, Tessa must investigate the one person she never considered to be as naughty as the others Did Aiden betray her, or are they still as strawberry smoothie purrfect as she thought them to be If there s one thing that is strawberry smoothie purrfect, it s THE NAUGHTY LIST I fell so in love with Tessa, Aiden, Kira, and Leona that I didn t want to see this story end I love how Tessa doesn t curse and instead improvises with phrases like Jingle Bells , Shake and bake, and my personal favorite, Peanut butter sandwiches Kira had some of the most reasonable advice out of them all, even though she seems to be a couple of kittens short of a litter most of the time But Tessa would totally have to be my favorite She s adorable and hilarious, and despite her flaws, she has the sincerest of intentions.Of course, there always has to be the practical voice of reason and the one to keep everything and everyone organized, and that would be where Leona comes in Leona is so funny She tends to be the one to say exactly what Tessa is thinking, but won t say herself because it s un kitten like Leona is that girl who doesn t give a care what anyone says she s just going to say whatever she wants I love that And I can t forget Aiden He s sweet and adorable and the epitome of the dream boyfriend He s so supportive and patient at least waythan I would be , at least for a long time I mean, how many guys want and like painting their girlfriend s toenails But even the most perfect couples have their flaws.The writing is fantastic and the story is uniquely adorable It s fun and quick and purrfect for any kitties out there who want to curl up with a fantastic story for a few hours Summer better hurry, because I need the sequel, SO MANY BOYS, like yesterday Suzanne Young s debut novel was so unbelievably fun I loved the entire premise and the characters and dialogue had me laughing aloud THE NAUGHTY LIST has prompted me to make sure I always have room on my bookshelf for Young s novels.The most noteable aspect of Young s novel is the creative language Tessa, the main character, doesn t curse, but uses substitute words and phrases I too use substitutes for swearing, so I found Tessa s practice entertaining and I picked up a fewphrases to Suzanne Young s debut novel was so unbelievably fun I loved the entire premise and the characters and dialogue had me laughing aloud THE NAUGHTY LIST has prompted me to make sure I always have room on my bookshelf for Young s novels.The most noteable aspect of Young s novel is the creative language Tessa, the main character, doesn t curse, but uses substitute words and phrases I too use substitutes for swearing, so I found Tessa s practice entertaining and I picked up a fewphrases to add to my repetoire And that is so strawberry smoothie My favorite part of the novel was all the spy tactics and undercover work the girls do to catch cheaters in action The action was great and I could clearly imagine all of the sticky situations they found themselves in I really identified with Tessa, especially her hopelessness about guys and their faithfulness I definitely understood why Tessa slipped into her negative mindset, especially with all the cheating she observes I liked that Young kept readers unsure about Tessa s boyfriend s faithfulness I really wasn t sure if her was cheating or not until near the end of the novel.I feel that I must mention that this book is not as fluffy as the summary may lead you to believe Yes, it is an extremely fun read, but I feel that it has some substance too Ratings out of 10 Plot 10Characters 10Writing 10Romance 10Originality 10Total 48 50 A Cover Comments I thought that the cover of THE NAUGHTY LIST fit the feel of the book The pink was eye catching and as cute as the Smitten Kittens themselves The fact that the shades are partway down draws attention to spying aspect of the novel Plus, I love the tagline Is your boyfriend on it Flirty and fun, The Naughty List is an entertaining read but holds plenty of drama and emotion Young does an incredible job blending the various aspects of this book, investing the reader in the plot line early on From the start, the reader is smoothly eased into the set up, falling into a well paced plot and wanting to know how things will play out.Tess is a very lively character, full of pep and unique euphemisms Though she s head cheerleader and certainly has her vanity and ditz type of mo Flirty and fun, The Naughty List is an entertaining read but holds plenty of drama and emotion Young does an incredible job blending the various aspects of this book, investing the reader in the plot line early on From the start, the reader is smoothly eased into the set up, falling into a well paced plot and wanting to know how things will play out.Tess is a very lively character, full of pep and unique euphemisms Though she s head cheerleader and certainly has her vanity and ditz type of moments, she is an intelligent, strong willed character She has a very interesting outlook on life and Young does a fantastic job bringing this character to life As with any good character, Tess holds her own flaws and as the story progresses, she finds certain aspects of her life fallingout of control Her story is an engaging one, pulling the reader on the same emotional roller coaster she experiences and though there is certainly a stereotypical couple set up, this book is anything but clich and mundane She is easy to like for any reader, no matter what their high school experience had been like Though she may be popular, she is far from cruel and holds herself to very high standards in her appearance, behaviors and treatment of others.Aiden is Tess boyfriend and the captain of the basketball team They are the perfect couple, having a long two year relationship under their belts Lust and love are intermixed for them, playing off smoothly for their situation Tess has her boyfriend and perfect social life, but hidden beneath it is her SOS related activities Aiden is attractive and certainly horny but he is very caring and sweet and, despite being a jock, he has a brain Once again, Young casts a perfect blend between stereotypical jock and realistic character holding his own ability to think and experience a range of emotions Aiden is a very likable character because of how well developed he is and many of the scenes with him and Tess are cute, fun and enjoyable.Christian is another very well built character, shifting between being likable and irritating His motivations are not easily discernible as his actions switch often, helping build mystery with the book He is attractive with a good sense of humor but holds darker qualities, making both Tess and the reader question him He is a vital part of the plot and an intriguing addition in general and despite some of his actions, Young still pitches him in a way to garner at least some sympathy from readers.Although her parents are not constantly around due to their musical jobs and therefore many late nights at gigs, they trust Tess a trust she has earned Tess relationship with her parents is refreshingly open apart from her secret regarding SOS It is their late nights that allow her to sneak around and spy on potential cheaters but the reader never gets the sense her parents neglect her This is a strong feature of the book for me, and despite their late nights and travel, it is clear how much Tess parents care for her and how active they are in her life.The plot is amusing, propelled easily by Young s strong writing and her innate ability to possess a very vivid YA voice Tess mentality comes through easily, with everything sliding along smoothly on the pages, even when her comments are airheaded or shallow Although some aspects of the plot were predictable, it s to be expected with the story line and premise and with the way Young chose to play things out Although obviously and necessarily extreme in how many cheaters these girls found in their school, the number of cheaters and cases explored made for a great plot set up and the case reports were fantastic additions The entire operation was well thought out and executed and it brought a certain spark to the book as a whole.With some incredibly intense and emotional scenes to break up the flirty, overall fun nature of this story, The Naughty List is a fantastic read Tess and Aiden s relationship is a beautifully played out one, holding all the truth of teenage love and showing how two teens can be in a long relationship Even when things start being turned upside down, Young continues to hold a teenage state of mind and responses Everything leads up to a very fantastic ending, leaving the book open for the sequel but providing plenty of closure for the events of The Naughty List 2.5Brilliant premise, mediocre execution.For a huge part of this book, I kept repeating to myself, Am I going to finish this book Am I really But I did, albeit I feel like yawning into the next century and then some Perseverance, people.The MC could get really annoying sometimes but she didn t really bother me, besides always pestering everyone to not cuss WHY It s their business I don t mind if she doesn t cuss, but berating people she s known for one day SERIOUSLY Personally, that wou 2.5Brilliant premise, mediocre execution.For a huge part of this book, I kept repeating to myself, Am I going to finish this book Am I really But I did, albeit I feel like yawning into the next century and then some Perseverance, people.The MC could get really annoying sometimes but she didn t really bother me, besides always pestering everyone to not cuss WHY It s their business I don t mind if she doesn t cuss, but berating people she s known for one day SERIOUSLY Personally, that would be the deal breaker for me in a potential girlfriend I kinda figured out the whole deal with Aiden and the new siblings in fact, view spoiler I d have been seriously disappointed had they not turned out to be eeevillll hide spoiler The turn the story took towards the end was nice, and the tone of it reminded a little of The Boyfriend List this is something I really didn t want to say because that book is far, far, so fucking far above this one, it s on them floating islands Same goes for Ruby Tessa could never, ever compare to her Still, I felt like there was some kind of resemblance between the two books The Naughty List is not as realistic, characters not as vivid, or tightly portrayed and all that jazz.Another itty bitty the blurb already reveals what happens wayyyyyyy after the 50% mark in the book WHAT THE HELL, PEOPLE I had a couple of notes but eh, lost them, don t care.Maybe I ll pick up the next book, mayyyyybeeeeeeeee Hope it s better than this one It wasn t even that funny or fluffy Here is my one sentence review for The Naughty list Espionage, lively cheerleaders, and very naughty boys equal one debut that I found unputdownable What an excellent debut and an entertaining start to a new series Young s depiction of a cheerleading squad turned cheater investigators was ingenious I mean, who would think a group of cheerleaders would be the masterminds, behind a secret group taking down one cheater at a time I never would have And yet it totally worked Characterization Here is my one sentence review for The Naughty list Espionage, lively cheerleaders, and very naughty boys equal one debut that I found unputdownable What an excellent debut and an entertaining start to a new series Young s depiction of a cheerleading squad turned cheater investigators was ingenious I mean, who would think a group of cheerleaders would be the masterminds, behind a secret group taking down one cheater at a time I never would have And yet it totally worked Characterization was great as well Even the characters with smaller roles really stood out and made an impression Tessa was an endearing character She had an excellent voice, even though it was a little cheesy sometimes For some reason I found her out bursts of strawberry smoothie apple dippers to be likable Usually I d find that to be annoying, but for Tessa s character it just worked I loved Tessa and Aidan s relationship, although it doesn t turn out exactly how I wanted it to, I remember that feeling of intoxicating love all to well The plot, while it seems predictable, definitely kept me guessing The Naughty List wasn t at all what I was expecting, it was better I can not wait to read the rest of the series I wish I had book two in my hands right now Holy moly guacamole This book was swell No joke, this is how Tessa spoke The Naughty List totally took me by surprise I was in the mood for a light, funny high school drama I ve been binge re watching Veronica Mars and I am currently obsessed and I thought I got that in spades at the beginning of the book, but as it turned out, not quite so.Tessa was the teen equivalent of a 50 s Stepford wife She was the head cheerleader, constantly perky, never swore, and a straight A student I can confi Holy moly guacamole This book was swell No joke, this is how Tessa spoke The Naughty List totally took me by surprise I was in the mood for a light, funny high school drama I ve been binge re watching Veronica Mars and I am currently obsessed and I thought I got that in spades at the beginning of the book, but as it turned out, not quite so.Tessa was the teen equivalent of a 50 s Stepford wife She was the head cheerleader, constantly perky, never swore, and a straight A student I can confirmed she baked, but I m pretty sure she did.Her boyfriend Aiden was the most perfect, dreamiest boy ever and the captain of the basketball team What Aiden didn t know though was that Tessa had a secret, and that she was the leader of a group called SOS, dedicated to exposing cheating boyfriends.Just as the perfect veneer of Aiden and Tessa s relationship begins to crack, new kids Christian and Chloe are determined to give it the final blow.So, pretty straightforward right Tessa finds out after a series of misunderstandings that Aiden is not as perfect as she thought he was and is in fact a major dick, all with the help of her selfless sidekick Christian, who Tessa sees in another light and begins to like and fall in love with I mean I have read hundreds of the type of books and they are all the same, an overdone trope which I don t particularly mind as long as I m in the mood for it and it is done well.Turns out, I completely pre and misjudged the Naughty List I thought it was just another of those cookie cutter teen angst high school dramas but it was the opposite of that I have to give mad props to Young, she fooled me in the best possible way.I liked how she showed that Tessa wasthan met the eye and that yes, she was exhausted from trying to be perfect all the time and balancing school and relationships and cheerleading and SOS and how she desperately wanted a break from everything But at the same time and even after that realisation, Young didn t completely change Tessa by removing every part of her that made her, well, her Tessa just transformed to amature person just a little, let s not get crazy who has learned a lot from past mistakes and most importantly how to cut herself some slack occasionally.As for Aiden, he was the perfect boyfriend I mean, he was I am trying to find a fault in him and I can t I totally expected him to be a douche but he so wasn t It was really nice to see both him and Tessa come to a mutual understanding in the end, even though it would momentarily and knowingly suck for them The lack of unnecessary over the top drama and angst was refreshing.I can t reveal much about the plot I m afraid even though I really really want to My advice is to go into the Naughty List spoiler free and give it a chance to pleasantly surprise you As funny and preppy as should be, I guarantee it will appeal to all YA high school fans out there The Naughty List is just as cute and adorable as the cover it has proving it to be a series that you should definitely be keeping an eye on Tessa, along with the rest of SOS, was a blast to read about Since, for one, I admired how they would put themselves in jeopardy just because they wanted to make one girl s live easier by finding out if her boyfriend was a keeper or a loser Further , each had distinctive personality that made them easy to distinguish from the others The plot, just li The Naughty List is just as cute and adorable as the cover it has proving it to be a series that you should definitely be keeping an eye on Tessa, along with the rest of SOS, was a blast to read about Since, for one, I admired how they would put themselves in jeopardy just because they wanted to make one girl s live easier by finding out if her boyfriend was a keeper or a loser Further , each had distinctive personality that made them easy to distinguish from the others The plot, just like the characters, was fun to read about I loved seeing their top secret missions and the drama that had the tendency to come from them Plus, the relationship between Aiden love his name and Tessa was such a cute addition My only compliant was the ending Though, that s just because I can t wait to see what happens next to everyone Overall, The Naughty List is a fab debut by Ms Young and I have to say I m stoked to see what she comes up with next Grade B