Friday, April 17, 2015

"Friday Favs": Forbidden Territory (Mica & Lexy Book 1) by Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson

Genre: Young Adult, Action, Adventure, Contemporary Romance. 221 pages
Price: $2.99 ebook (at time of post) 
Publisher & Date: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. March 23, 2015
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: 📔📔📔📔. 9
Price I Paid: $0.99 on March 23, 2014
My Rating: 📔📔📔📔📔

My Thoughts: Girl BFFs, Hiking Weekend with the Boys and Life Threatening Trouble, What's Not to Love?

      If you are a female, you know having a Best Friend is a must, having multiple BFFs is a plus, but one in life is a girl definite must in life. Mica and Lexy are the coolest Best Friend Y.A. book duo I've read not only this year but ever. And I'm happy to say this book is ripe with reasons why the book world needs more BFF girl centered series.
      Mica and Lexy are the heroines of this book. Lexy and Mica, Mica and Lexy, you don't get one without the other. The pair have been best friends since they were 8 years old and have been stuck to each other's sides ever since. Mica is the outgoing-act first maybe think later kind of friend, while Lexy is the more reserved thinker and planner of the two, but she is totally willing to do something crazy if Mica makes it sound worthwhile.
     Mica and Lexy set out tramping, aka hiking, in the New Zealand, Bush, when their group stumbles upon drug fields. And that's when their plans go out the door and all hell breaks loose. Mica was supposed to be flirting up a storm with Eli, Lexy's older, who seems possibly indifferent to Mica, but she's unsure and wanted to see what this trip could reveal. Meanwhile, Lexy would be doing her best to solidify her quasi relationship with Tom, the British foreign exchange student living with Mica's family. However, Mica, Lexy, Tom, and Eli end up far away from the perfect weekend outing. Instead the four are forced to run to survive, split up, take down drug thugs, brave almost drowning and have near death experiences more than once. Yep, not a typical hike, but that's a Mica and Lexy trip.
     Overall, I just love this updated version the plot flows smoother, the characters are better and the situations feel a bit more thrilling. Truly, I don't see how a reader can't help seeing themselves, or their friends, in a bit of Mica or Lexy. Their friendly banter is exactly how any best friends would converse at that wonderful high school age. Knowing the authors themselves are best friends makes it no wonder they got the girls conversations down pat. So if you are looking to read a Y.A. book about teenager best friends just trying to have a great weekend to hook the men of the dreams, but find themselves being hunted by drug dealers instead, and have to run for their lives. Then this will be a good read for you.

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