Saturday, July 20, 2013

Review and giveaway: Barbie World (Baby Doll #2)

Barbie World 
by Heidi Acosta (Baby Doll #2)

Publication date:  Summer 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance


“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.



"B, you two are meant to be together, you are just too stubborn to see it. He is menat for you and you for him. You two, not being together, is like saying Romeo and Juliet should have never been in love"

"They shouldn't have, they killed themselves to be together!" I shout at him.

"Okay, bad example. Everything just seems right when you two are together. Plus it gives hope for guys like me that there might be a girl out there that can love me for me"

As always, Heidi created a thrilling story. 
She has an outstanding ability to make the writing flow easily, even when the book is at a sad moment.  She built an intriguing yet sweet plot with perfectly developed background for our main characters and great stories for the rest of the characters too. 

In this book I found that there is more romance and less drama than in the first one, maybe Barbie was a little more annoying than in the previous instalment too (too stubborn), but still I think she is amazing, strong and badass and at the same time sweet and caring.

Dylan matures here, actually in this book he is a lot more mature than Barbie and WAY more sexy! hehe.

We get to know more about Third and Roxie, they are so awesome and their story is so cute.
I love their personalities, the way they interact among them and how supportive they are of their 2 friends. They should have their own story! 

And Kai, a nice addition to the story. I loved him too. The outcome was pretty obvious but he had an interesting part in all the events that unfolded.

To sum up: beautiful cover, remarkable writing, witty dialogues, marvelous and surprising characters and yes...I loved it!

I didn't love the epilogue though... does it mean this story is over???? no third book???? I hope there is!

Totally recommended :)

BUT... you can't start from book 2 so if you haven't read the first book yet, check it here:


Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta (Baby Doll #1)
Publication date: November 1st 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance


The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.

The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however, mind if his long time crush Katie took notice of him.

But it is Barbie who notices Dylan and she offers him a deal he can’t pass up: if he helps her pass algebra, she’ll help him get the girl of his dreams. Dylan agrees, but, as it turns out, nothing is simple when it comes to Barbie. Somehow, she can’t help but draw attention to herself — and to him. Soon Dylan finds himself tossed into the whirlwind of rumors that seem to follow Barbie everywhere. Can he save his reputation and still get the girl of his dreams? Or will  Barbiebe the one to break through his carefully-built facade?



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Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.

Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.

Writing soon also became a form of therapy for Heidi, when she realized that no matter what was happening in her life, she could find emotional escape while writing. Some of her earliest stories featured her as a princess who explored new worlds with her horse Buttercup. If it sounds romantic, it wasn’t, there was no prince charming in those fairy lands (boys where yucky).

Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.

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