Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins

Kiss Collector

When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents' marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it's time to collect. Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss t...

Details Kiss Collector

TitleKiss Collector
Release DateDec 18th, 2018
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Kiss Collector

  • Lola
    ‘‘Enough! No more relationships. Men are incapable of being faithful and I shall not let my heart be destroyed by them once more!’’Is what Zae is thinking as she is planning a kiss competition with her best girlfriends to see who can collect the most kisses. Except, not in those exact words, because my creative mind has missed a few days of work due to laziness and now it’s working overtime. You see, her boyfriend, with whom she was mad...
  • Candace Robinson
    I’m super picky when it comes to contemporary, but I loved this one! Zae was relatable in her struggles. It took me back to high school...loving your friends, sometimes being jealous of them. But no matter what, you had each others’ backs. Also the book had boys, a lot of boys! Especially one particular cute one! The poem moments were sweet, and I seriously adored the ending!
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    So freaking unbelievably good. Review to come closer to release date.**EDITED TO ADD REVIEW*4.5 Stars!The Kiss Collector is so much more than your average YA contemporary. So much more.It is emotional and honest and a bit raw. It has diversity and real life problems but most importantly, it's empowering. It's all about family and friends and being supportive of one another, in short, girl power in almost every sense of the phrase. It truly is an ...
  • Jennifer
    Two things:1.Just an FYI to anyone who received an arc. The author posted this note: *Update* If you're reading an ARC of KC, we are aware of the "extra-s" copy editing glitch before every ellipses. So sorry!! It will be fixed before the final book publishes.I wish that I had known this before reading this book as it honestly never even remotely occurred to me that this was a typo. Some of the characters are a bit "ghetto" and I thought that the ...
  • Bitchin' Reads
    Oh my darn silly heart warming at all the happiness at the end of this book. This is exactly what I needed to get out of my reading slump.
  • Cristina
    For 80% of the book, I thought this book was a 3 stars worth book. For the last 20% it was a 5 stars worth book. Making a balance, I think this book deserves 3.5 stars-4 stars. Can’t decide. 🤔
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe has had it with relationships. Between getting cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved and watching her parents’ marriage crumble, she decides to turn the tables and take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it’s time to collect.For the longest time, men have been...
  • Katie McGarry
    I really enjoyed this book!
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    After finding her boyfriend with another girl and finding out her dad left the family for another woman, Zae's faith in love was pretty weak. Her revenge on the institution was to kiss and walk away from as many boys as possible during spring break. To make it even more fun, she challenged her three best friends to do the same, and though it was amusing at first, things got complicated quick once emotions played a part.• Pro: This book surprise...
  • Thamy
    I was looking forward to this fun story, but I felt disappointed.But for the many important themes carefully approached, I think it was still worth it.Zae has been facing problems in all aspects of her life, her parents constantly fighting, her boyfriend cheating, even the cheerleaders tryouts may become a flunk this year. She has no idea what to do with herself when she decides to take control of things, starting with boys. That's when she and h...
  • Katie Olley
    What a fantastic new book, with hot guys galoreI recommend Kiss Collector - it’s worth an explore!————————————————————I’ll try my best to give a review that’s not biased But I love Wendy Higgins, I hold her the highest.She’s a wonderful author and with her talent she writesBooks I get hooked to, books full of delightsKiss Collector is written amazingly so,from the view of the beautiful Zae Monroe Za...
  • Hilda
    This is different for me from any others I've experienced. I'm lost in the physical sensations but emotionally detached from it. Like a guy.And then...Let's make it a contest to see which one of us can kiss the most boys before the end of spring break.I should have just DNF this book. I was hate reading by the end but I wanted to know what happened. And well it all fell into place once Zae's mom told her the truth. It was like magic. Honestly, I ...
  • Ceres95
    Zae Monroe has been deceived and disappointed by boys, with her friends they decide to take from boys only the things they love, that is, kisses. On the other hand, her parents separate and when she discovers the reason, she is angry. She's going to try to enjoy life and the boys. I loved Zae, she is upset about her family but is doing everything she can to protect her little brother. Her best friends are Monica, Kenzie and Lin. Zae absolutely wa...
  • Grace P. (gracefulreads)
    3.5/5I love Wendy's books, and I literally just read this straight through!While this novel is filled to the brim with drama, most of the drama did not emerge between Zae’s friends but more from interacting with different guys. But, relationship drama is not the only important part of the story. Zae had to deal with many real-life issues with her family, friends, and financial situation. My favorite part of the story was Zae’s relationship wi...
  • Lissa Hawley
    Finally, a stay up past my bedtime book.
  • Misty
    It's been a while since I gave 5 stars. For a while I think I was just giving em out cuz I liked the book a lot, but didn't really love it, so I decided unless I absolutely loved the book I wouldn't give 5 stars. This is the first time in quite a while. This book was sooooo goood! I laughed, I cried and I was completely immeresed in every detail. It was very relatable and real. It wasn't exactly my high school experience but it certainly reminded...
  • Sarah
    I received an eARC of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Dudes can be the absolute worst. Zae’s boyfriend cheats on her and her parents are getting divorced because of her own father’s cheating ways. She is done being used by the male population, so she has decided to take what she wants, no strings attached. Zae and her three besties compete against each other to get the most kiss over spring break, the only rules are n...
  • Kristia
    A very entertaining read! Another book well done by Wendy Higgins! The Kiss Collector is a light-hearted, and self-realizing story that takes a few kisses to get to. You'll not want to *MUAH* kiss these character bye-bye by the end, you'll just want to hold on tight and never let go!
  • Michelle
    My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog! Thank you to HarperCollins for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest review. Full disclosure: I'm in a permanent love affair with Wendy Higgins as an author. The Sweet Evil series still makes me swoon every time I think about it fondly and its oh so adorable lead couple, Anna and Kaidan. So when I saw that Wendy was taking a trip away from Fantasy lane to publish a contemporary ro...
  • Anatea Oroz
    I haven’t read a book by Wendy in years, so I was really excited when I saw this one. I had to read it immediately. While it was sweet and fun, it wasn’t as good as Wendy’s other books. I took me a long time to get into the story and start enjoying the book. The romance was slow building and kind of made me really impatient at times. I do wholeheartedly support the main idea behind the book. To get revenge on guys by acting exactly like the...
  • Lucy (That Book Gal)
    This review was originally posted on That Book Gal.This book and I started out on rocky ground. I’m so glad I’d read a Wendy Higgins before and also that this was a review copy. I stuck it out because I trusted Wendy, but also because I knew I had to review this. The concept of this is hella empowering. Turning the tables on the boys? Being basically like f-girls? Okay yes please and thank you. It was all about teaching the boys a lesson. But...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    For more review follow my blog shades of paperI was pretty intrigued by the premise of this novel, because it sounded super interesting and like it was going to be a very fun and entertaining story, and I had pretty high expectations because I enjoyed the other book I read by this author, and though it was a very lighthearted read, I expected so much more from it, and it didn’t reach those expectations. The main problem that I had with Kiss Col...
  • Alexandra
    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Xanderia Monroe. But she goes by Zae. She lives her high school life full of drama, teenage crushes and lots of heartbreak. There is way too much fun and emotion to go around here and it was surprising for me to read a YA contemporary from Wendy Higgins, whom I have mostly connected with PNR and her recent sci-fi series. This was new and fresh and I enjoyed it. There is a huge sp...
  • Christina
    3.5 stars!Liked a lot, didn’t absolutely love. It definitely had a lot going for it, but adversely, it had some things I could have lived without. I read it all in one go, so it certainly was entertaining to hold my attention for one afternoon.I was absolutely a fan of the whole “we are women and we’ll take your kisses and enjoy the hell out of them but nothing more” movement they had going on. I may write a longer [better] review one day...
  • Debra Elsner
    Kiss Collector was a cute book; a perfect read right after a "heavy" book. Zae just broke up with her boyfriend and is having family difficulties at home. This affects her deeply and not trusting the men of the species, decides to have a kissing game with her friends; who can kiss the most guys during spring break. Zae is going through a lot emotionally, but someone is writing poems about her in English class and she is dying to know who the culp...
  • Duchessbookworm
    DNF. I liked the main's name, that's about it for her. I felt like her reasoning behind 'Love is a sham' was competently underdeveloped for the readers. The author kind of just jumps into her problems, not giving us more depth or background. She's just like 'Your bf is cheating on you and ur parents are separating'. And now she hates love. But I don't care. Then she goes around kissing a bunch or random guys. I found that to be shallow and so ann...