Friday, May 27, 2011

Kane Richards Must Die by Shanice Williams

Summary Provided by Goodreads:

After an unexpected transfer to the States for her senior year, Suranne's new friends give her just one instruction: stay away from Kane Richards. According to everyone, he's a heartless playboy concerned only for himself. With one glance, it's easy to see why he gets away with it. But things aren't always what they seem- especially when he sets his sights on her and whispers that she's different.

Despite all the red flags, Suranne considers whether or not his intentions are genuine or if she's simply another name on his list. In the process, she may just uncover the real Kane Richards. But, when it comes down to it, the real Kane Richards may not want to be found.

Filled with raw emotion, Kane Richards Must Die explores relationships, trust, love, and what can happen when life takes an unexpected turn.

My Thoughts:
Kane Richards Must Die is a quick read about Suranne, a British girl who moved to the United States, and Kane Richards, who is basically a womanizing jerk. Suranne knows she must stay away from him because he will only use her and hurt her. The problem is, she can’t stay away. She is so intrigued by him and wants to learn more about who he really is. It also doesn’t help that Kane is the hottest guy in school!

My favorite kind of character is the one that has many levels. At first, all we know about Kane is he sleeps with a different girl every night, and then ignores her the next day. As the story goes on, we learn that his father died three years (told to us in a completely heartbreaking scene), and it is up to Kane to take care of his alcoholic mother and 12 year old sister. Barely holding it together, Kane releases his pain through sex. That all changes when he meets Suranne. She makes him want to be a better person and I loved that about their relationship. It was nice to be able to watch Kane heal.

Kane Richards Must Die is told in the viewpoints of both Suranne and Kane. I really love when books do that. I like to be able to know what everyone is thinking and I think it really brings a lot to the story.
The only complaint I have about this book is the title. I just didn’t feel that it fit. Yes, Kane is a jerk, but not once in the story was it stated that he deserves to die, or even pay for using so many girls.  

I would recommend this book to older teens and higher. There are a lot of curses and there are many sex scenes and discussions about sex that would not be appropriate for pre-teens.

Overall, a great read! I am glad that I read it, and I think more people should!  


  1. Great Review! I wasn't so sure about this but know I want to read it. :)

  2. I really want to read this book! It seems like something I would absolutely love! Thanks for the great review!


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