Book Review: Kisses on a Paper Airplane by Sarah Vance-Tompkins

Posted June 17, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from YA Insider in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Kisses on a Paper Airplane by  Sarah Vance-TompkinsKisses on a Paper Airplane by Sarah Vance-Tompkins
on May 14th 2016
Format: eBook
Source: YA Insider

Drama student Hannah Evans isn't kissing any frogs on her path to find Prince Charming. She's determined to share the perfect first kiss -- with the perfect boy -- in the perfect place -- or she's not kissing at all. When Hannah meets a cute ginger-haired boy in first class lounge in the London airport, she knows he's 'The One.'
Pop star Theo Callahan is on the road to get as far away as possible from his back-stabbing best friend, and his supermodel girlfriend who broke his heart. Until one shy smile from Hannah has him rethinking all of his travel plans.
Theo is smitten, but he's worried she's just a groupie in search of the ultimate selfie. Can Theo learn to trust Hannah in time to share one perfect first kiss, or will Hannah be forced to kiss a frog?

“Kisses on a Paper Airplane” by Sarah Vance-Tompkins was a very short cute read. I think this is a really good book for teens. I think it really reminds people that celebrities are people too. Hannah is a very shy character. I actually found her quite timid at times. She doesn’t like to be around other people. She would rather blend into a crowd. I think it is quite funny because she is studying drama. Theo is also an insecure character. Theo is also a pop sensation. I think he is a pretty grounded character which was really nice to see. He tries hard to be polite to people and he is definitely a bit of a nerd.

I think it was really sweet how Theo just jumps in and comes to the rescue. Hannah thinks that maybe Theo may be the guy that she has always wanted to share her first kiss. When Hannah finds out who Theo really is, than she turns back into her very shy self. I thought the two characters interactions were done really well.

The story was a bit slow for my preference. Some parts seemed to drag on when other parts went by very fast. I think pacing could use some improvement. The plot line was very cute. Vance-Tompkins does a great job executing her plot line. It is a very cute rainy day read. The perspective switched between Theo and Hannah’s points of view.

My biggest complaint is that I wanted a lot more from Hannah. This story is supposed to be telling the point of view of a 19 year old and she acted more like she was 14 or 15. I think the age wasn’t allotted very well. This was the same issue with Theo. He acted way older than his 20s. I think the ages of the characters don’t fit very well.

I do have to give kuddos to Vance-Tompkins because she was able to create an instant connection for some characters without it being an insta-love. I really liked that because it bothers me when characters see to automatically be in love with each other. All in all I really liked this story. It will be great to see what Vance-Tompkins does in the future.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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