Review * Hooked by Liz Fichera

January 3, 2013 Reviews 21 ★★★

Review * Hooked by Liz FicheraHooked by Liz Fechera
Series: Hooked #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on January 29, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
Also in this series: Played
Add to: Goodreads
When Native American Fredricka ‘Fred’ Oday is invited to become the only girl on the school’s golf team, she can’t say no. This is an opportunity to shine, win a scholarship and go to university, something no one in her family has done.

But Fred’s presence on the team isn’t exactly welcome — especially not to rich golden boy Ryan Berenger, whose best friend was kicked off the team to make a spot for Fred.

But there’s no denying that things are happening between the girl with the killer swing and the boy with the killer smile...



What I Thought…

  • Hooked is a nice, quick, enjoyable read.
  • Even though Hooked revolves around the golf team, there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of golf in the story, which was a good thing because I’m not really a huge golf fan. It was kept simplistic in its explanations.
  • Fred lives on the rez with her family, but she attends the regular public school. She doesn’t have a great home life and at times she was embarrassed by her family and her situation, to the point that she never wanted anyone to come to her home.
  • I thought I would be annoyed by Fred’s name, but I wasn’t. It’s not a name I would ever pick for a girl, but it worked.
  • Fred learned to play golf from her dad and new that playing on the high school golf team was her ticket to college, however there was no girls team when she got the opportunity she snapped it up, even though she knew it was going to be difficult. As you can expect the boys did not take it so well, especially Ryan’s best friend, Seth. Hijinks ensued but Fred is a tough one.
  • Ryan’s family has money but is seriously lacking in the caring department. Ryan used this as an excuse, a lot. He also made a lot of excuses for Seth’s behavior which was mildly annoying.
  • Ryan’s friend Seth is pretty awful. He’s wind and crazy to the point of being dangerous. Quite a few times Ryan follows along with his crazy ideas, which drove me completely nuts. There were quite a few times where Seth went way to far.
  • I really liked watching Ryan and Fred come together. It was sweet and cute and difficult. All the good things!
  • I’ve really come to love alternating view points. I never used to like them but I’ve read so many good ones lately that it’s hard not to.
  • My biggest complaint about Hooked was that the ending wrapped up pretty fast, with everyone making their about face rather rapidly. I expected the nice happy ending, it just happened a little too fast, especially with Ryan and his family.
  • Hooked is fun but also had some serious moments, especially when Ryan and Fred were dealing with their parent issues.



21 Responses to “Review * Hooked by Liz Fichera”

  1. Sarah Elizabeth

    I saw this one on Netgalley, but wasn’t swayed to read it because I’m not a big golf fan either!
    I remember the girl in ‘Angel’ being called Fred too – short for Winniefred?
    Glad you enjoyed it, even if the ending was a bit sudden!

  2. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    I liked this book, but I definitely wanted more information about the rez, I felt that it was a mix of all things Native American and not a lot specific to Fred and her family. Plus Seth is beyond just a bully, he’s psychotic, and it really bothered me how long he got away with it.

  3. Jenny

    I’ve not even heard of this one but it sound cute. If I read it I’ll have to put my irritation for breast endings aside.

  4. Jenny

    Ugh. Stupid auto correct. I meant neat endings… Though breast endings would probably be annoying too. ;-)

  5. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    LOL on autocorrect. It makes me say the weirdest things!

    A friend is sending me this and I had no idea it was about golf. Hmmm. But I’m still curious to read it. Great review..

  6. Bittner

    I like boy names for girls but “Fred” is definitely an odd choice. I think my love of boy names for girls comes from back when I used to watch that nighttime soap with my mom called Sisters and the sisters names were all Teddy, Georgie, Alex, and Frankie!

    Anyway, I keep meaning to ask you how you do some of the cool things you do on your blog but I keep forgetting! If you have time tomorrow you should call me! I’m free all day after like noon.

  7. Megan TheBookBabe

    Fred is a weird name for a girl– but I suppose it works for her. LOL. I love your use of bullet points for a review! I honestly don’t have a clue about whether I would like this one or not…it looks super cute, though!

    But I don’t know if I could handle the guys being jerks…or golf. *gulps* o_O Anywho, fantastic review, Kimberly! (:

    Megan@The Book Babe

  8. Aman

    I felt that this book was okay, I loved the golf part, but I was waiting for the romance to happen, the dates or the flirtations, and I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get that. Hooked is a fun book, and I’m really looking forward for the next book.
    Wonderful review =)

  9. Bookworm1858

    I was nervous about the amount of golf that would be in this book because golf=boring to me but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it-ended up being one of my favorite aspects!