Friday, 28 November 2014

Review: The Hit List by Nikki Urang

The Hit ListThe Hit List

Author: Nikki Urang
Series: -
Pages: 256
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Release date: 11th November 2014
Amazon -TBD

Synopsis: (Goodreads)

The Los Angeles Conservatory for the Arts is supposed to be a new beginning for Sadie Bryant. Moving across the country is exactly what she needs to escape the gossip surrounding her injury, the devastating betrayal of her ex-partner, and to rebuild her career as a solo dancer.

When the school announces that the annual Fall Showcase, a performance that secures a spot studying in London, will now require each dancer to have a partner, Sadie’s fresh start is a nightmare. Now she has to dance with Luke Morrison, the school womanizer with a big ego. Sadie doesn’t know how to trust Luke enough to dance with him after her last partner left her broken, but Luke is determined to change that.

Then, The Hit List comes out. A game of sexual conquest where guys get points for all the girls they hook up with—and it seems like every guy at the school is playing.

The girl worth the most points? Sadie.

Review: 3 ½ out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed The Hit List, thank you to Spencer Hill Contemporary for providing me with a review copy.

Characters: Sadie came across as a bit of a loner, I felt extremely sorry for her but she pushed people away unnecessarily. Her mother was a real piece of work! I liked the past snippets of her time with her former boyfriend/dance partner Patrick. I was wary of Luke and his womanising initially, I felt it was over the top too much but I enjoyed his character progression, side characters Brielle and Adam were written well.

The storyline: We follow Sadie as she moves from NY to LA to pursue her passion for dance, we also learn about the Hit List which was a little far-fetched but it was interesting none the less, I was certainly very shocked by the person and the reasoning behind it.

The Romance: a lot of tension, miscommunications and some drama but they also had great chemistry and some wonderfully sweet moments. 

The writing: Engaging and kept me flipping through the pages, this book was a quick read for me. I love everything to do with dance and this aspect was written very well, you could almost envision the characters movements and choreography, beautiful descriptive details. I will definitely read more books written by Nikki Urang.

The cover: I love the simplicity, the dancer in motion is beautiful as is the vibrant pink text, I'm a huge fan of this cover.

I received a copy of The Hit List from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Great review! I'll definitely be checking this out as I love books centered around dancing/performances as I used to be a dancer myself, will definitely be adding this to my wishlist! :)

  2. I've been excited about this book for a while now, but the reviews haven't been so great. I love that dancing is a huge part of the book, but I'm not sure how I feel about the romance having drama and miscommunications.
    Great review, Sharon!

  3. Hmm, miscommunications and a far-fetched plot..I don't know Sharon. I am glad you enjoyed aspects of it.

  4. This one was a DNF for me, I got around the halfway point before I gave up. I didn't like the MC at all. I'm glad you still managed to like this one though :)


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