Saturday 20 July 2013

Review tour: Barbie World - Heidi Acosta + Giveaway

Barbie World (Baby Doll, #2)“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.


After reading Barbie Girl I had high expectations for this book. And some points it did disappoint me, but in others it didn’t. So I ended up liking Barbie World as much as Barbie Girl.

This book held way more drama than Barbie Girl did, which I liked. Barbie is trying to deal with her past and tries to uncover her mother’s past. In the mean time she also tries to stay away from Dylan, which turns out to be rather difficult. While Barbie tries to move on for her own sake and for her little brother Everett , Dylan can’t let her go. And that’s what bothered me about this book. In the first one Dylan was a sweet kid and now he turned into a douchebag. He uses people to get what he want, what in the end hurts more than one person. In some way I could understand why he did it, but still it was wrong. And then there was the hot and cold reaction Barbie and Dylan got towards each other. In the beginning of the book I didn’t mind because I knew why they did have this feelings towards each other. But till the end of the book it really got on my nerves. How hard can it be to just say yes or no? But other than that Barbie World was as amazing as the first book. Barbie grew a lot throughout this book and stayed true to herself. After the first one she was broken, but at the end of this book she was even stronger than she was at the start of the first one with the help of her friends.  And third was as amazing as ever! Roxie also got her fair share of amazingness. But I wouldn’t have minded to know more about Kai, I got the feeling that there was more to tell about him than the author did. The ending of the book was very satisfying, ‘cause it had an epilogue set in the future. Which is great because it stops me from wondering what will happen after the book ended.

So I liked Barbie World and I’m definitely going to read more books by this author. 

Author bio
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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Author: Heidi Acosta
Series: Barbie Girl, #2
Publication date:  Summer 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance



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