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From the critically acclaimed author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) and the Magic in Manhattan series comes a fun short story about taking the plunge on the high seas, where not everything is what it seems.Kristin is ready to take the next step. . . . The only problem is she hasn't found the right guy to take it with her. That's why she agreed to go onFrom the critically acclaimed author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) and the Magic in Manhattan series comes a fun short story about taking the plunge on the high seas, where not everything is what it seems.Kristin is ready to take the next step. . . . The only problem is she hasn't found the right guy to take it with her. That's why she agreed to go on the ominously named Cruise to Nowhere with her best friend, Liz. There are plenty of cute guys on the ship to choose from if only Kristin can work up the nerve—and stop worrying about the reports in the tabloids that passengers on cruises have been mysteriously disappearing and that someone suspects it has to do with . . . vampires....

Title : Cruisin'
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ISBN : 9780062244086
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 36 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Cruisin' Reviews

  • Bibek Thapa
    2018-10-08 03:47

    I still can’t believe the story ended the way it did. Just thinking about it makes me laugh.Whether the ending was brilliant or stupid, you be the judge of that.

  • TheReadandSeek
    2018-10-12 05:03

    First Sentence:""Sunblock?" Liz asks me."Last Sentence:""Dibs.""This was such a cute and fun read. I didn't expect that paranormal twist, but I really liked the surprise.

  • Holly Letson
    2018-09-26 00:58

    I didn't care much for that ending. I wish it had been about what we all thought it'd be about.

  • Margie aka The Bumble Girl
    2018-09-21 00:57

    As I was reading this short story, I kept thinking, "Oh, this is going to be so predictable."I was SO wrong about that!Kristin and her friend, Liz, are on a cruise that was gifted to them from their parents after graduation. Time alone on a cruise to nowhere (seriously, this ship just cruises around the ocean, no stops!), they're on the prowl for cute boys. Especially Kristin, who thinks it's time to finally "take the next step" in her life. And her and her friend think that having a one-time-stand with a stranger is the way to go.But as soon as they're set to go scope out the pools, they run into a girl who tells them about the mysterious disappearances that have been happening on cruise's lately... the one where passengers are disappearing and these disappearances are rumored to be because of vampires. Do vampires really exist?Oh my, the humor! The silliness! These girls!So much fun!So NOT predictable at all!The ending!!!What a twist!!!Did not see that coming!!!I really wish that this story wasn't so short - I would have liked an extra chapter or two just to get to know the main characters a bit better - it truly felt rushed.I highly recommend this as a go to read to help you get out of a reading slump, to get over an emotional read or a bumper for in-between long reads! It won't disappoint!

  • Tiffany (About to Read)
    2018-10-13 01:53

    I decided to read “Cruisin’” because I loved 10 Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have). Even though both were written by Sarah Mlynowski, be aware that they are nothing alike. “Crusin’” did not have the same comical air as 10 Things We Did. Instead, it was paranormal—which was not something I was expecting from one of my favorite contemporary authors.At first, it’s hard to tell if there is something truly paranormal in the story, or if the girl’s are just being silly for believing in Vampires. Since they are on a cruise, it’s hard to tell if you’re getting a creepy paranormal story or a contemporary about some fun loving party girls. What we end up getting is a mix of both.Even though I wasn’t expecting a paranormal story from Sarah Mlynowski, it was good. Being a short story, it is hard to fall in love with any of the characters or get into too deep of a plot, but I did enjoy reading it and was even surprised at the ending. If you’re a fan of paranormal and also enjoy contemporaries, this is a great story for you to check out.

  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
    2018-10-17 01:42

    A cruise ship, and vampires... sold! I don't know why, but I found this comical and interesting and I had to know what this short story was going to be about. I will say this book was not at all what I was excepting. It's one of those great short stories that leads you to believe that one thing is going to happen and than throws in this fabulous twist that had me thinking "no way!" and how did I not see that one coming. I'll be honest, I almost stopped reading the book. It's not that I didn't like it, it's because I thought I had figured out what was going to happen. I'm so glad I didn't stop reading it, because that element of surprise was awesome! At least it was for me, because of my "I already know what's going to happen" attitude I had. I love it when I'm proven wrong about a book, and I was definitely prove wrong with this one. If you're a paranormal fan I'd recommend reading this one.

  • Amy Fournier
    2018-09-17 23:44

    This was such a fun and entertaining story. This is very short, but packs a lot in to those few pages. It starts with two friends on a cruise ship, Liz and Kristin couldn't be more different. Kristin is just your average girl, and a little on the shy side. Liz on the other hand is totally hot, totally confident, and very outgoing. Kristin is determined to "do it" on this 3 day cruise, she just needs to find the right guy. All the talk of vampires on cruise ships and people disappearing ends up being an underlying fear and a joke throughout the cruise. As the end of the cruise nears, we are getting closer to believing this vampire rumor, it's just a matter of figuring out who the vampire or vampires are. I was so entertained by this short mystery. If you are looking for a super quick, fun, mindless read, pick this one up.

  • Ardo
    2018-09-27 04:03

    I liked it. It was a fun, short read between books and it surprised me. I would’ve liked it more if the characters weren’t your typical, cookie cutter young adult girls/guys. I also would’ve liked the story to have a bit more depth (I know! I know it’s a short fun read but still…just saying) only because it’s a short story and that means EVERY WORD/SENTENCE COUNTS but these are just little criticisms.I’d recommend this as fun, laid back read to kill an hour (or couple of minutes if you’re not distracted easily like I am).

  • Crystal
    2018-10-12 08:02

    Cruisin was a nice little surprise!I decided to read this in between books and I must say I really enjoyed it!Kristin is on this cruise with her best friend Liz, and she has one goal to accomplish on this trip and that is the next step to "do it".Well, I thought this story was going to be so predictable.Girl goes on cruise, meets guy, and it progresses from there, but it will surprise you.This is the perfect story to read in between books, or if you're just looking for something short and sweet to fill your time with.Plus it's on $1 , why not try it out.P.S It also comes with an Excerpt from Ten Things we did( and probably shouldn't have)

  • Caryn
    2018-10-13 00:58

    This was a cute story, and an easy read. I'm a big fan of Ten Things We Did..., and this story is very similar in style. However, even though the characters mention vampires, I didn't really expect the fantasy element to be real. The buildup to the conclusion was great, with excellent character development, but then the story just...ended. I thought it was a bit abrupt. Overall, this was a fun story, just not what I was expecting.

  • °☆.。.:*・Arianna°☆.。.:*・
    2018-09-22 03:48

    It is a short story that is pretty bor in with just hanging out by the pool trying to pickup guys. It doesn't have much told about the charcters and had little development in the storyline. The only thing that really keeps it interesting is the vampire aspect, but that was very predictable.

  • Kourtney
    2018-09-20 01:33

    I thought this was hilariously brilliant! I never saw that twist coming. I actually reread it from the beginning and caught so much I missed. Loved it!Very quick short story that is a great pick-me-up between books. DIBS!

  • Anna
    2018-10-15 01:59

    Liz and Kristen meet Hailey while vacationing on a cruise. The reason for the cruise to begin with, is so that Kristen can lose her virginity. She finds “The One”, Jay a.k.a. James. However, she tries to chicken out, only Jay won’t let her. Interesting short story!

  • Brandi Johnson
    2018-10-08 01:02

    It turned out to be fairly silly but it was still a cute story by a great author.

  • Brandusa
    2018-10-06 02:00


  • Heather
    2018-09-17 23:38

    I didn't see the twist coming! Good, fun, and cute short story!

  • Serena
    2018-09-18 05:01

    My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.

  • Eva
    2018-10-02 03:55

    everyone said there was a twist, so i guessed what it was right from the start. still enjoyed the story though.

  • Micaela
    2018-09-29 05:43


  • Lindsay Cummings
    2018-10-02 02:57

    cute! fun and quick read! And by quick, I mean QUICK! love it.

  • Heidi (yabibliophile)
    2018-09-28 03:02

    Cute and short. There wasn't really a twist for me but it was still fun. Note: This is the same story that is in the Vacations from Hell anthology.

  • LoveChica99
    2018-09-27 07:43


  • Haley
    2018-10-18 00:52

    Woah. Very enexpected ending, but I loved it! I do wish it was a bit longer though, so I could see what Liz, Kristin, and Hailey would do to the two college guys once they came near ;))

  • Eya
    2018-10-16 06:45

    A very traditional bait and switch story, fun and short. Not bad, not exceptional.