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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway: Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh


Welcome today's stop on the Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh Blog Tour  hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.  Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.


Review:


Confessions of a Queen B* is a charming and entertaining read.

After suffering public humiliation in the form of a back stabbing former best friend throughout junior high, Alexis has styled herself has the high school mean girl by writing exposés on her fellow high school students' wrong via her blog and revelling in the fear that keeps her above the other other students and protects her and telling herself she likes to expose the dram of high school rather than be a part of it.

However when she is paired with the high school quarter back for a project, she has to re-assess some of her preconceived notions of the high school cliches when Brett turns out to be not at all what he would seem from the outside.

The story itself was tight and well paced making it an easy read from start to finish. The story was funny and sweet and then more serious when it needed to be as it does tackle issue like bullying.

I quite enjoyed Alexis' character. She has constructed this hard protective shell or mean girl persona which she projects to the world convincing herself and those around her that this is who she really is. She is smart and loyal to family and friends as well as extremely feisty I liked how we saw cracks in that shell through her interactions with friends and family and how her interactions with Brett cause those cracks to grow and reveal more of the true Alexis.

At times, especially at the beginning I felt like the chemistry between Alexis and Brett was a little forced but by the end of the story I was definitely feeling it.

What I liked about this story is rather than enforce the regular high school cliches such as the popular star quarter back, head cheerleader, mean girl etc, it actually did the opposite daring the reader to look under the outward facades of these characters and cliches to the people who may intentionally or unintentionally be playing these parts, often as a result of those around them.

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this read and give this novel 3 1/2 stars

Sapphired Dragon XX



Confessions of a Queen B*

Title: Confessions of a Queen B*
Publication date: July 28, 2015
Author: Crista McHugh
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult








Alexis Wyndham is the other type of Queen B—the Queen Bitch.

After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she’s carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways.

Saving a freshman from bullies? Check.
Swapping insults with the head cheerleader? Check.
Falling for the star quarterback? So not a part of her plan.

But when Brett offers to help her solve the mystery of who’s posting X-rated videos from the girls’ locker room, she’ll have to swallow her pride and learn to see past the high school stereotypes she’s never questioned—until now.
 





ABOUT Crista McHugh:







Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.

She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.

And she’s also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)

For the latest updates, deleted scenes, and answers to any burning questions you have, please check out her webpage, www.CristaMcHugh.com.


Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook Goodreads 



The Giveaway (International)



·       Signed copy of Confessions of a Queen B* + a $25 Gift Card to the vendor of the winner’s choice


 

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1 comment:

  1. I like how character driven this sounds ,and Alexis sounds like my kind of MC, too! Glad you liked it! Great review! :)

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