The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton
Series: The Kings of Charleston Series, #1
Publication: July 10th 2012
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.
After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known.
5 of 5 King's
The Kings Of Charleston is one of those books that takes you by surprise. I love Charleston, South Carolina and I found the scenery so familiar that I felt right at home reading this book. I love the world build up that Kat did. She started off slow and built you into this new life that was a secretive world that the characters are a part of.
Casper Whitley is upset because her parents are moving her to a new place to live for her senior year of high school. Every parent should know that is a no no because senior year is when you hang with your friends and act silly and get ready for the real world college. But no Casper has to move to Charleston, South Carolina and start all over again making friends and living in a new place. Casper finds herself on the first day of school feeling like the outsider but she quickly makes friends and she feels comfortable. Well as comfortable as you can get. Then she sees this gorgeous guy Cal and she is hooked instantly. Cal is your definite bad boy all male gorgeousness but Casper is determined to get to know him.
What Casper learns is that Cal is keeping secrets, actually all her friends the entire town is hiding a secret. Once Casper finds out that the secret revolves around this mysterious word and symbol that she sees all over the town. Kythera lord what the hell is that? Well that is what Casper is wondering to because she sees it every where and when she is threatened she learns what it is because her friends tell her. Lord want to talk about a sucker punch well Casper feels like she has been sucker punched. She learns that her parents have been keeping a secret and they know what Kythrea is and Casper finds out why she was moved to Charleston. See The Roman Family has a lot to do with the Kythera and Casper is placed right in the middle of a war that is brewing.
What will Casper do? Will she and Cal be able to survive this secret? Will Cal help her or is he part of the problem? I have to say this ended with a cliff hanger but boy what a cliff hanger. I need book two like ASAP!
All the King's Men by Kat H. Clayton
Series: The Kings of Charleston Series, #2
Publication: March 28th, 2013
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.~Aristotle Onassis
There's a mystery floating in Charleston, South Carolina and it revolves around one word...Kythera. To anyone outside the city limits it means nothing, but to those who live there it's a word whispered in awe and respect or jealousy and hate.
Welcome to a world where money isn't the only name of the game.
All the King’s Men is the sequel to The Kings of Charleston and continues the adventures of Casper and Cal as they try to escape Kythera and the mysterious group looking to destroy the “K”. Will they leave behind everything they've known or will their association with Kythera destroy them before they can escape?
The Kings of Charleston asked, are you in? All the King's Men asks, will you survive?
Kat has been a writer her entire life, but never pursued a writing career until the characters from a short story she wrote in high school refused to go away. Finally, she sat down and wrote their story which would became The Kings of Charleston series.
Kat has been an avid reader her entire life. She enjoys all genres, but particularly Mystery and Young Adult. Mary Higgins Clark is one of her favorite authors who inspired her love of mysteries.
When she isn't writing, Kat loves to travel, try out new recipes and hang out with her husband. She is originally from Kentucky, but currently resides in South Georgia with her husband, a cat named Frank and a dog named Lil.