Hickville Confessions

Hickville Confessions (Hickville High #2) by Mary Karlik

Publication Date: May 1, 2015

Publisher: GPK Publication LLC


Ryan Quinn thought her life couldn’t possibly get any worse than it had been back in Chicago. She thought she was leaving her past behind when her family moved to a small town in Texas. Ryan even joined Hillside High’s Purity Club. The Purity Club should have been a way to make friends. It should have been a way to start over and be a better person.

Boy was Ryan wrong.  Who knew the club would not only shatter her dreams of starting over, but attack her as well.

Justin can’t help but come to Ryan’s rescue when he sees her being attacked. The last thing Justin needs with his crazy family life is a girlfriend, but he can’t stay away from Ryan. He feels a connection with her and a need to defend her from havoc the Purity Club created.

As both Justin and Ryan’s lives spiral out of control, they must decide whether what they’ve found together is worth fighting for.

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

**I received an electronic copy of Hickville Confessions from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hickville Confessions grabbed my attention from the beginning with the Purity Club’s attack on Ryan. I couldn’t help but feel for Ryan. She was trying to be a better person, and it was being thrown back in her face. I continued to feel for her the rest of the book. Ryan has so much guilt to deal with. Nothing was ever easy for her, not even her relationship with Justin.

Justin’s family life was so sad. Reading his chapters were hard. I just wanted to give the poor guy a hug and get his family some help. I loved how he stood by Ryan. I really enjoyed their love story.

What surprised me most, though; was the ending. It wasn’t what I was expecting. Yes, I got my happily ever after, but there was also a twist I didn’t see coming at all.  I will be reading the next book in the series because I have to know where the twist goes!

I really liked Hickville Confessions, but it wasn’t as light a book I was hoping. There was a ton of angst and it was filled with heavy topics. The entire book was a rollercoaster of emotions. I would definitely recommend it to YA readers, but warn them that it’s not a book filled with sunshine and rainbows. Hickville Confessions is a the second book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone novel.

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