Friday, July 19, 2013

Barbie World by Heidi Acosta Blog Tour (Review & Giveaway!)

Barbie World by Heidi Acosta
Barbie World (Baby Doll, #2)
Release Date: Summer 2013
Format: eARC
Series: Baby Doll #2
Buy It: Amazon | B&N | Smashwords
Description from Goodreads:
“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.
I adored Barbie Girl, which had surprised me. I'd expected to like it, but I hadn't expected to be as drawn into the story as I was. So going into Barbie World, I was incredibly excited and expecting A LOT from this book. Sadly, I think this is one of those books that I expected too much out of.

The good news is that everything I loved about the first book was still here. Barbie's attitude was still in full effect, and the relationship is still more unconventional than what is usually thrown around in books. This book was just as fun as the first, for which I was grateful, even though I didn't really enjoy it as much as the first book.

Character Rundown:
Barbie: As I said, she's still got her attitude, and I liked that. I did not, however, enjoy her character as much as I did in the first book. I respect all the issues she still had to work through and whatnot, but Barbie seriously got on my nerves in this book. Like, seriously. Grrr.

Dylan: I wasn't a fan of Dylan in this one. Mostly because there is an alternative boy this time around, that I liked A LOT better. I just feel like Dylan tried to be a tough guy in this one and that's not who he IS, so it didn't feel believable. Also, his relationship with what's-her-name...Katie? I think that was her name. That was silly.

Kai: I enjoyed Kai. Very much. Don't get me wrong, he's a huge cliché, but not, but he was still incredibly fun to meet. I was on his team, all the way.

What do I mean by "a huge cliché, but not"? He was a cliché that had a character trait or two added to him to make him NOT a cliché. But that still made him a cliché. I heart him anyway, though.

Oh, and Third! He is still the awesomest.

Plot. Not as un-normal in its plot twists and whatnot, but it was still a Barbie Starr story, so that was nice. There's something about when Barbie is telling the story that just makes is super cool. Again, instead of my usual boy-POV-wishing self, I always looked forward to Barbie's chapters.

Romance. There were only two aspects of the romance in this book that I liked. The first would be KAI. Because Kai freaking rocks. And the second would be...well...*whispers* the ending. I was not super happy to find that this one was a love triangle. It was just too obvious how that was going to turn out, even though I was all for Kai. I do approve of Dylan's sweet moments, though. Don't misunderstand that.

The ending. My favorite part of the book, hands down. I LOVE that this was in Dylan's POV, too. The whole book I was all for Barbie's narration, but I think ending with Dylan was the best. Absolute best.

Overall, Barbie World was not as magnificent as I'd hoped it would be. However, I am glad the book exists, because I adored having the closure this book gave us, especially compared to how the first one left off. If you liked Barbie Girl as much as I did, I really think you'll be glad you read this one.

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  1. Nice review! I haven't read this series before, but I might give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I really enjoyed reading your review. I cannot wait to read this book. Thank you for the amazing giveaway.

  3. Haven't read this yet but the first book is on my Kindle so I hope to soon! Thanks!

  4. Great review! It looks amazing, I want to read it so bad. Thanks for the giveaway!


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