Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: June 15th 2012
Genres: Young Adult
Previously homeschooled Camie Ramsey is being shoved into the shark-infested waters of public high school, where even helium filled, penguin bespeckled arm floaties likely won’t help keep her inexperienced, fifteen-year old head above water in that rip current of hormones and emotions.
Camie’s worldly wisdom might be severely lacking (i.e., the closest she’s come to being kissed was sitting too close to the TV whilst Jake Ryan leaned in to give Samantha that fateful 16th birthday kiss), but she does understand her only hope for survival is if she’s thrown some kind of “social” life preserver before she sinks like a freaking rock. However, what will her fate be when she endeavors to flag down the only lifeguard on duty, the enormously popular and ridiculously beautiful Tristan Daniels? The most sought after and virtually most unattainable guy in school who not only makes Camie’s heart flatline on a recurring basis, he’s also the one guy who seemingly doesn’t know she exists.
Feeling like an inept piece of chum that could ultimately be swallowed by Jaws, can Camie get Tristan to rescue her from floundering in the treacherous deep, or is she destined to be Shark Bait?
I have no idea how to properly express just how much I adore everything/everyone in this series, but let me start with the basics:
1.Fluent in sarcasm
“What contest in hell did I win to end up with you?”
2. Constant innuendos
- Shark Bait
- Totally endearing
- Pop culture enthusiest
“Hmmm…a smokin’ hot guy who’s both popular and nice? When I get home I think I’ll check the weather channel to see if they’re ice-skating in Hell.”
- Ninja- Yes, I must state this twice because she is my hero.
- I love him
- I LURVE HIM
- OMERGERHERD I WANNA KILL HIM
6. Kate, Mike & the rest of the gang
- They are funny, kind and every amazing quality you would want in a friend.
Jenn Cooksey, I am in awe over the depth of your writing, your characters, your knowledge of all things pop culture related, and the fact that you found a direct line to my funny bone, my heart, and hell maybe my soul. I devoured both Shark Bait and The Other Fish in the Sea in two days and I am just DYING to read Shark Out of Water.
For anyone that reads this series expect to giggle, cry, RAGE, giggle some more, reminiscent about the brilliance of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, add new songs to your playlist, and to find yourself wanting to read and re-read every quote highlighted on your kindle.
I have no idea where we are going, but I’m making sure to grab my pole!