Friday, 20 June 2014
Review: Code Red Lipstick by Sarah Sky
When I was contacted in regards to reviewing Code Red Lipstick I didn't hesitate in saying yes, it sounded like a fun read, with some really great detective work. The first chapter of the book had me worried over what was happening to Jessica, it also gave me a scene that I could not wait to reach and get the bigger picture.
Jessica is endearing, head strong and determined to find her dad, and clear his name. She manages to get her modelling company to snag her a job in Paris, giving her an alibi and enabling her to search for her father better. The beginning of Code Red Lipstick started out great and for the fist quarter of the book I was hooked, I needed to know what lengths Jessica would go to in order to get to Paris, how would she manage to worm her way out of the grips of MI6, and would her first mission be successful?
The characters of Code Red Lipstick were easy to like, some of them I instantly disliked, while some of them actually had me fooled over their intentions, and I like how Sarah has kept to guessing over who is on which side. The progression of the story was good, there were some parts I think it felt too rushed, but generally it was well paced and flowed well. However I thought that some things didn't seem believable. One example is she manages to sneak into a high security building without getting caught. Yes she has the use of some of her gadgets, but I find it highly unlikely that a teenager would be able to get away with doing this.
Code Red Lipstick was a good read that was enjoyable, but I do think I was expecting too much from it, I was expecting more than I actually got. However one thing is clear after reading Code Red Lipstick, I need her gadgets, an iPad that let's you view heat signatures, or magnetise things, a cool lipstick laser, and more. Sign me up to test out any of these.
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