‘The Kings of Charleston’ by Kat H. Clayton – Review + Giveaway

KingsofCharlestonTourBannerWelcome to my review of The Kings of Charleston! You can follow the tour HERE.

The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton
Series: The Kings of Charleston Series, #1
Publication: July 10th 2012
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense

Tour Hosted by: Xpresso Book Tours

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KingsCoverBook Description:

Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.

After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known.

My Rating:
4 out of 5
My Review:
The one word that I would use to describe this book would be impressive. All the way though this book I was impressed. By the characters, the flow of the writing, the action, all of it!

Casper has moved from her home town, into Charleston. She had to leave behind her passion, horses. Her father wanted to move for “business reasons.” Casper and her family are very, very well off, but even though Casper has a lot of money that doesn’t make her a spoilt brat. Okay, she is spoilt but not a brat at least.

Her relationship with her mother is strained. Her mother likes Casper to dress certain ways and she always has to look perfect. Gag!  But Casper is long-suffering and tries to please her mother.

During her time at Charleston, Casper meets a guy. Cal. They instantly connect and start to spend more time with each other. And for about a page, there’s a hint of a love triangle going on. But then things work out and it doesn’t go down that road.

Cal also has an ex-girlfriend, Veronica who added just the right amount of frustration. Man! She was so annoying! She’s one of the pathetic ex-girlfriends who hang around and act all feeble and argh!

By the end of the book, I really liked Casper. She was funny, she was bright, and wasn’t over the top and she was sucked into something that she never wanted to be a part of in the first place.

And last but not least, you know some books have stickers on the front that say things like, turn to page whatever so that you can get a feel for the story and hopefully buy it? Well, I would recommend turning to page 192.

That’s where the action starts. Nothing is revealed in that chapter so, it won’t spoil the story for you if you read it.

Very impressed, but I found typos toward the end of the book! Irritating but I won’t dwell on them 🙂 And also, this was a major flaw in the book, Casper is on Team Edward? Honey, no. Team JACOB! whoot! Haha! I liked the pop culture references 🙂

Looking forward to the next book! The Kings of Charleston was left open very nicely for a second book and I expect it to be good!


One signed copy + a Kindle Paperwhite
Open to US/Can/UK
About Author and LINKS:
Kat has been a writer her entire life, but never pursued a writing career until the characters from a short story she wrote in high school refused to go away. Finally, she sat down and wrote their story which would became The Kings of Charleston series.Kat has been an avid reader her entire life. She enjoys all genres, but particularly Mystery and Young Adult. Mary Higgins Clark is one of her favorite authors who inspired her love of mysteries.

When she isn’t writing, Kat loves to travel, try out new recipes and hang out with her husband. She is originally from Kentucky, but currently resides in South Georgia with her husband, a cat named Frank and a dog named Lil.

Thanks for reading!
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Email: starnoble97@gmail.com
Charlie “Star” xx

11 thoughts on “‘The Kings of Charleston’ by Kat H. Clayton – Review + Giveaway

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  3. Thank you for taking the time to read and review my book! I’m so happy you loved it! You had me so curious about page 192 I had to go look it up myself. One of my favorite parts in the book. And Casper may be team Edward, but I live in a house divided. In the books I’m Team Edward, but in the movies I’m Team Jacob all the way!

  4. I haven’t heard of this and I really like it. I wonder what’s on page 192 though. I’m definitely going to check it out. Plus, I love that it’s a series, there’s more to look forward too. Great review!

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