Monday, January 6, 2014

Review: Taste Test

Review: Taste Test by Kelly Fiore

If you can grill it, smoke it, or fry it, Nora Henderson knows all about it. She’s been basting baby back ribs and pulling pork at her father’s barbeque joint since she was tall enough to reach the counter. When she’s accepted to Taste Test, a reality-television teen cooking competition, Nora can’t wait to leave her humble hometown behind, even if it means saying good-bye to her dad and her best friend, Billy. Once she’s on set, run-ins with her high-society roommate and the maddeningly handsome—not to mention talented—son of a famous chef, Christian Van Lorten, mean Nora must work even harder to prove herself. But as mysterious accidents plague the kitchen arena, protecting her heart from one annoyingly charming fellow contestant in particular becomes the least of her concerns. Someone is conducting real-life eliminations, and if Nora doesn’t figure out who, she could be next to get chopped for good. 

With romance and intrigue as delectable as the winning recipes included in the story, this debut novel will be devoured by all.

-summary and cover via goodreads

Plot: I really enjoyed the plot! A teen cooking show was a neat idea for a book! It seemed like it took the mystery a little while to get started, but once it did, it was really hard to figure out who was the cause of it all! I managed to guess who did it, but not why. Towards the end when they revealed who was behind it all, I was very surprised to find out why they had done it. The plot was really enjoyable and made me want to keep reading it to find out what would happen!

Characters: I liked  the characters a lot! Nora was a good main character! Though, I will say that Christian was likable one minute, then the next minute he would say something that would make you want to slap him. But I actually did like him overall! Her friend from back home, Billy was interesting. I wish we could have seen a little more of him! There is a tiny, tiny love triangle between Billy, Christian, and Nora. What was nice about it though, is that I didn't really know which one she would end up with. Both were people I could picture her ending up with!

The cover: I like it! It's not my favorite cover ever, but I like the colors on it a lot! :)

Overall: This was very enjoyable book! The plot, characters, and ending were all great! If you're looking for a fun read this is a book that I definitely recommend you to read! :)

I checked this book out from my library

Series?: No
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Would I recommend this book?: Yes!


  1. This sounds like a fun book! I love novels about TV, and the mystery seems intriguing - it's always a good sign when you feel compelled to keep reading. I'm glad you enjoyed Taste Test, and I may have to check it out thanks to your review. :)

    1. It is fun! The mystery was good, it takes a little while to get started, but when it does you really want to find out who is doing it all! If you do read it, let me know! I'd love to hear your thoughts about it! :)

  2. I love that this is a standalone and it looks so cute! I'm glad the plot and characters were as great as they sound. I think I'll pick this up asap for a new enjoyable read :)

    1. They are! If you do read it, let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts about it! :)


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