Serial Hottie

Serial Hottie

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by Kelly Oram
     
 

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Hockey-obsessed tomboy Eleanor Westley has never been the object of a guy's affection before. So when the hottest boy she's ever seen moves in across the street and starts treating her like she's the center of his universe, naturally she's going to be a little skeptical. But everything starts to make sense when girls who look just like Ellie start dying all around the…  See more details below

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Hockey-obsessed tomboy Eleanor Westley has never been the object of a guy's affection before. So when the hottest boy she's ever seen moves in across the street and starts treating her like she's the center of his universe, naturally she's going to be a little skeptical. But everything starts to make sense when girls who look just like Ellie start dying all around the city. Obviously the new guy is the killer, and of course he only likes her because he wants to slice her into tiny pieces. Right?

The more Ellie gets to know Seth the more she's convinced he's a psychopathic killer. Problem is, he's the sweetest psychopathic killer she's ever met. Not to mention he's brutally hot. No matter how hard she tries, she can't help but fall for him. Will Ellie find true love, or will her summer of firsts turn out to be a summer of lasts?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985627713
Publisher:
Bluefields
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Pages:
330
Sales rank:
286,777
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen�a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She�s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

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Serial Hottie 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't let the title deceive you! Serial Hottie is not your average YA romp. Full of twists and surprises, I found the book almost impossible to put down once I had started. Ellie's romance mixed in with the suspense of finding the serial killer kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and, while I don't want to spoil anything, the ending packed a punch. Even more than the romance, however, I felt myself drawn to Ellie's character. Unlike the usual, "oh i'm so unpopular and sad and geeky", Ellie is a girl who is full of humor and self-confidence. Even though she is a bit of a tomboy, she never lets that hinder her and instead turn it into a positive. If for nothing else, give it a read for the sake of Ellie's brilliantly crafted character. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elli is the best book charactor ive ever read about. Shes tough, strong and not girly. Seth is also an amazing charactor. At first he freaked me out a bit, but by the end, everything makes since. Ive read this book numerous times and cant get enough. Every time i read it, it is like the first. This is by far the best book ive ever read!
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
Ever since reading Kelly Oram's debut YA Being Jamie Baker back in 2010, I've been dying to read more by her. Therefore, when Kelly emailed me about reviewing Serial Hottie, I jumped at the chance. It sounded amazing, and I was really hoping I would love it just as much as Being Jamie Baker- if not more! While I didn't enjoy it as much as Kelly's first, Serial Hottie was still a fun and fast paced read, one that I really enjoyed! Serial Hottie introduces the character of Eleanor Westley, a girl who's preparing to have the worst summer of her life. Not only have her best friends (the Js as she calls them) left her for the summer to go to hockey camp, but they've left her be stuck with her shopping obsessed, overly girly sister as her only companion. However, everything changes when the Westley's get a new neighbors. One of those neighbors is Seth who turns out to be a super hottie as well as super obsessed with Ellie. Ellie can't deny it, Seth is pretty adorable and swoon worthy, but there's just something creepy about him. So when girls, girls who look just like her, around the Detroit area start being killed, Ellie begins to worry: is the boy from next door Detroit's latest mass serial killer? Only time and more pages can tell in this suspenseful and intriguing read bound to have anyone reading late into the night. Ellie was not the typical YA protagonist. She was a tomboy who was obsessed with hockey and video games. She could stand her own in a fight. And she had a snarky, tell it like it is attitude. Basically, this girl had major spunk, and because of this, I found her to be such a fun MC to read about it! It was always interesting to see her get into trouble. Plus her comments usually caused a laugh or two. But mostly, I just found her to be such a refreshing change. One of the things I loved most about her character, though, was seeing her friendships and relationships with the other characters. My favorite was her one with her sister Angela. Angela was the total opposite of Ellie, and at the beginning, they couldn't relate or get along for beans. However, by the end, they end up being quite the duo, making it another refreshing aspect of Serial Hottie. Seth was someone I was always a little leery about it. He had good intentions and he did really like Ellie but he just came off just a little too creepy for my tastes... The plot in this was full of suspense, as mentioned above. The sub plot containing the serial killer always contained so many twists and turns, and even at the last few chapters, I was still having a hard time guessing who it would end up being...there were so many possibilities. As I said before I had a hard time liking Seth, and that ended up bringing the novel down a few notches in my eyes. For most of the book, I found his obsession with Ellie to be a little weird, and honestly, there were some points were I was hoping she would end up with someone different. However, by the end, I ended up liking him a bit more, but still, he was just an odd guy. Oram's writing was really good, though! I thought she did a great job of crafting the plot as well as the characters. I also especially enjoyed how she included Ellie's family in the book...you don't often see parents or siblings in YA too much, let alone the MCs actually getting along with them, so that was fun to see! In all, Serial Hottie was a fun and fast paced book, one I definitely recommend you check out! As for me, I'm now eagerly awaiting Kelly's next book V is for Virgin, which comes out this December! Grade: B+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book book dose a fantastic job with the romance and an amazing job with the mystery absolutly stuning job with planty of twist i would have never expected So good recomend this to everone Cant waight for her next book V is for Virgin
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Please second book!
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onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: When I first started reading this, I couldn't help but find it super amusing. In the first chapter, it felt reminiscent of Rear Window and I found that super intriguing. Not to mention the totally hot guy living across the street. I kept reading because of the intrigue and mystery, the gorgeous Seth, AND due to the fact that, although it's a serious situation, it is also funny how everything gets pieced together. When it comes to the way Seth was with Ellie, I do have to admit, it was kind of a little... strangely obsessive for no apparent reason. And yet, despite that, I still found myself engrossed in the interactions between the two of them. One minute, you're like, "You two need to just kiss already!" and the next minute you're like, "Oh my god, get away from the guy!" Though, dude, it is so hard to figure out in your head how to feel about the guy. He seems nice, then creepy, then wonderful, so you're just at a loss as to whether you can trust him or not. And the whole serial killer in town thing. Oh boy, does that take you for a spin. You're constantly bombarded with moments where it seems apparent that Seth is most likely the killer, and then you get hit with something else that completely contradicts it. And vice versa! Ellie kept going back and forth on how to feel based on the information she collects. As I was nearing the end and everything was being pieced together, I had this moment where I thought, "I know what's happening!" and then... I found out I was so wrong. Serial Hottie is completely absorbing and hilarious at the same time. The mystery keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was beyond wrapped up in the potential romance that it became hard for my brain to be reasonable about the dangers. The sexual tension, oh yeah, definitely worth it. Kelly Oram definitely kept my attention with everything going on. I sooo need to pick up another book by her soon! My Rating: Very Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is just so funny and fun to read. Great book! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so twisted and unrelatable the only reason i finished it was bc it cost money. The main character was so indecisive jumping back from "oh hes so scary" to "oh i love him" that by the second switch in her opinion of him, i gave up on the book. The ending isnt a big enough twist to make up for the awful writing and awful character development.
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Spread her vulva for sex.
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The book though well written doesn't seem to be written for anyone above the age of fifteen. The sister is a horridly annoying character, very inmature and always in the way. This book should be about the coming of age of an adorable character-Ellie, and instead it wastes way too much space on Angela who made get an eye twitch.
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