Monday, July 15, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: [Review] {Baby Doll Series} BARBIE WORLD by HEIDI ACOSTA

Title: BARBIE WORLD (Baby Doll #2)
Author: Heidi Acosta
Release Date: Summer 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Tour Organized by: Xpresso Book Tours

“One Night is all it took to change everything between Barbie and me. One night to potentially lose the girl of my dreams forever. How do I prove to her that she can trust me? That all I want to do is protect her carefully guarded heart. I need to prove to her that I want to be a part of her world. But How? ”

Dylan lost Barbie once before, now he is determined more than ever to win her heart and trust back. Easier said than done, especially with the new hot guy in town who is in a rock band and is the complete opposite of Dylan.

Barbie has been hurt beyond repair or so she thinks. It would be easier for heart to decide if she didn’t have to protect her little brother. And if Dylan would just put on a shirt! Dylan is not making this easy on her. It helps to have the distraction of the new guy in town cute bad boy Kai. But even though her heart is damaged it still knows what it wants. 

When Barbie learns she has a family and with the help of Roxie and Kai, oh and Third and Dylan. They embark on a journey to help bring Barbie closer to a past she never knew existed. 

Heidi Acosta brings you the heart felt story of friendship, love and heartbreak in the second book in of the Baby doll series Barbie World

Barbie Girl  (Baby Doll #1)

Publication date: November 1st 2012

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

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The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.

The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however, mind if his long time crush Katie took notice of him. 

But it is Barbie who notices Dylan and she offers him a deal he can’t pass up: if he helps her pass algebra, she’ll help him get the girl of his dreams. Dylan agrees, but, as it turns out, nothing is simple when it comes to Barbie. Somehow, she can’t help but draw attention to herself — and to him. Soon Dylan finds himself tossed into the whirlwind of rumors that seem to follow Barbie everywhere. Can he save his reputation and still get the girl of his dreams? Or will Barbie be the one to break through his carefully-built facade?

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About The Author
Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.

Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.

Writing soon also became a form of therapy for Heidi, when she realized that no matter what was happening in her life, she could find emotional escape while writing. Some of her earliest stories featured her as a princess who explored new worlds with her horse Buttercup. If it sounds romantic, it wasn’t, there was no prince charming in those fairy lands (boys where yucky).

Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.

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(*I received ecopies of both books to review for this tour. I'm not a paid reviewer and these thoughts are my own*)

Barbie Girl Review-
I love it when books have hot nerdy boys in it. That is exactly the type of person the leading boy is in this story. This story is told in two person narrative, switching between the main character Barbie and Dylan. This story begins with Dylan having a crush on this preppy girl who excels at everything and really doesn't want anything to do with Barbie who is known as a troublemaker and a slut...But those are just rumors. 

When Barbie needs a Math Tutor and her only option is Dylan they are practically thrown into a new mess of trying to fight to get things done. Barbie can't pay Dylan so she agrees to help him get the girl of his dreams. That was until new feelings arise and they aren't sure how to handle it. Trying to fight the feelings for each only seems to bring the feeling more more to the surface.

 Once they are together they are cute but still have moments that can threaten to tear them apart. Barbie has a hard home life and isn't all to willing to share it will Dylan because he cares a whole lot of what other people think...Because of this their relationship crumbles. This leaves Barbie Crushed and Dylan falling into the arms of his old dream girl. 

They couldn't really be together without the trust that is needed to survive. I really enjoyed this story although I was sadden at the ending but after reading I knew I have to immediately pick up book 2..So to for warn you all if you read this one you will WANT to read the next book right was that good! :)

Barbie World Review-

Oh Wow..LOVED IT. Like I said before, Right after I read Barbie Girl I had to quickly picked up Barbie World. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I was still kind of mad at Dylan in this story but its hard not to love him! I really enjoy him trying to fight for his love for Barbie and even though she denies him sometime, she loves him just as much. They always feel the sparks deep and all through their bodies when they touch.

 This story is also told in two person narrative between Barbie and Dylan. I love it being told this way because it is wonderful to see  how the characters both feel about each other. Although I wished sometime in the story that Barbie would get over herself and just give in to Dylan, I still loved every minute of it.

 I also would have liked to see more to the ending...Heidi ended it on kind of a sad note and then write an epilogue explaining all that has happened to the characters. It was a great touch and I was happy with the epilogue. I just wish we had more of an interaction story of how Barbie and Dylan got back together. 

All in all I enjoyed this read. I felt what the characters felt. Heidi is a wonderful author and had me wanting to read more! ( still has me wanting to read more :P ) I would recommend this read to young adult and new adult readers. It is a must read! 

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  1. Awesome reviews, Brenna! This sounds like a great mature YA series that I would definitely enjoy. I love that it's told in dual POV too I always like getting both sides of the coin!!

    1. Thanks! Both book are really a good reads. I'm a sucker for LOVE :) hehe Thanks for stopping by!! :)


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