Friday, August 30, 2013

Knockout Challenge Review: Barbie World (Baby Doll #2) by Heidi Acosta

Barbie World (Baby Doll, #2)
Barbie World (Baby Doll #2) by Heidi Acosta
Publication Date: August 14th 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary
Pages: 274
Format: Kindle
Source: Xpresso Book Tours/ Author
“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.
~My Thoughts~

*was provided with a copy from the author for an honest review*
Honestly, this one felt like a chore for me. I was supposed to write a review for it for the blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours but I just couldn't push myself to finish it in time. Okay, I could have but I didn't want to because this sequel was just bugging the hell out of me.
What I liked:
Pretty much the last part of the book where Barbie went looking for the family she never knew she had around. That's when things started to get interesting. Where she got closure for her and her brother, where she got to see that there are other people out there that care about her, where she finally decided to choose between the two guys (yeah, sadly there's a triangle in here).
What I didn't like:
Like the first 3/4 of the book. Yes, there were moments where I would get swept away and couldn't help but smile. But then those moments would be ripped away from me because Barbie decided to take, like, four hundred steps back. Ugh! >_<
Whenever Dylan and her would get close, him showing her how much he cares for her were great. These moments led to their steamy romance and I would get swept away, a smile would come onto my face and I would think "finally!" But then sadly for some reason Barbie would push him away and this was the pattern for the first  3/4 of this book. It got repetitive. Seriously one of the reasons why the story for me dragged on and on, to the point of why I didn't see a reason for a sequel in the first place. Actually, after reading the first one I was excited to see that there was going to be a sequel. Well after reading this, I was sadden and wished it went the way I thought it would.
Plus, no real character development. I didn't see much change in them as much as I hoped I would. Dylan was just as annoying as he was in the first one. I thought right away he would break up with Katie but sadly he didn't, like seriously?!?! >_< I mean, I do kinda understand why at first, because Barbie and her brother are living with him and his parents. But after a while I wished he did more instead of hiding his feelings pretty much.
Barbie had some change but not till the end. Actually, I still don't see much change in any character. The only character that I think had much change would be her brother and I wish he was more in the story as much as he was in the first one.
Also when we got to see Third and Roxie, I felt like their characters weren't really the same. Though when these two weren't together they were exactly the same, they stayed as the people we fell in love with. Third in his charming, funny, and advising kind of guy way. Roxie and just her unique goth yet pink loving girl, who’s tough on the outside yet vulnerable on the inside. Yet when the author put these two together I was surprised on how their characters came out. Like they're all lovey dovey and then when they get caught Roxie is at third's throat and you can't help but feel bad for him. It just felt all wrong.
This whole book did and sadly this sequel wasn't what I was hoping for so I'm completely disappointed on how it all turned out. Maybe if I wasn’t such a hopeless romantic then maybe I would have enjoyed this so much more. *shrugs* Who knows really.  
It will make you shrill
Happy Reading Everybody!

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