The Scam List by Kurt Dinan. Published 3.8.2020 by BooksGoSocial. Provided by NetGalley.
Synopsis… “Meet the best teen con artist team around. Boone McReedy: high school conman, smooth-talking charmer, and the idiot who just got scammed out of $15,000 of his mom’s money. Darby West: ass-kicker, straight-shooter, and Boone’s ex-girlfriend. Now, they must team up to save their parents’ business, one con at a time. That is if they don’t kill each other first. Of course, they’re only going to scam people who deserve it.
That’s a promise. Would they lie to you?”
Overall rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Firstly thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the ARC of this book, I was immediately drawn in by the synopsis and knew that I would be in for a treat reading this.
I’ve never read anything like this book before, it was so different and I think that’s why I loved it so much! From start to finish it was excellent.
We read this book from Boone’s POV, the whole way through. It’s written very cleverly and I felt as though we were looking at the world through Boone’s eyes. The only disappointment with this is that it felt like we missed a couple of things because of how unobservant he is.
The plot itself was brilliant, and the work and writing that went into every chapter and scam was second to none. It was so engaging and would make even a reluctant reader want to keep turning the pages.
Throughout the book I was laughing out loud, it was so cheeky and lighthearted. Which was only enhanced by the interactions between Boone and Darby, I thought they worked perfectly together!
I really enjoyed watching Boone grow the book and his realisations, it added a “grown up” feel to the book, and it helped me really connect with Boone as a person.
The final scam made me SO EXCITED, it had this really excitable feel to it. It was as if the book was buzzing with excitement, I didn’t want the book to end but I wanted to see what happened. I loved how everything seemed to wrap itself up too, and we got answers to everything.
On the whole, I absolutely loved this book. It was so lighthearted, cheeky and funny and I was sorely disappointed when it ended!
Until next time, Em xxx