Book Review: Mr. Kiss and Tell
ashley | As with anything Veronica Mars, I already loved Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham before I even opened it. I will consume any form of media that reunites me with the brilliant and spunky Veronica.
In typical VM fashion, this book sees Veronica tracking a man who attacked a nineteen year old girl, while at the same time trying to help her father bring down the corrupt police in Neptune.
And also in typical VM fashion, doing this digs up old characters from the show and little tidbits about them you thought were long forgotten. How convenient that these people and this information all intermingle to create another mystery for Veronica to solve. These books really end up being more about reliving the show than moving things forward, but I’m not complaining.
There’s a lot more of Logan featured in this book, which will please fans who complained the first book lacked Logan. It’s nice reading about their relationship and the difficulties they’re having settling back into a routine with Veronica’s pals, etc. But at the same time, this sometimes feels like I’m being lead in circles. Fun, entertaining and enjoyable circles, but circles nonetheless.
What I love most about Veronica is the way she carries herself. She has a strong voice and a large and fearless personality that Thomas and Graham do a fantastic job of transferring to the page. I can hear her voice in my head as I read and everything she says you could easily imagine being part of an episode. I wish there were a way to bring Veronica’s voice over to the book, but this is pretty much the next best thing.