Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh

confessions of a queen b
Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh
Series: The Queen B* #1
Released:July 28th 2015
Source: ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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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?
Swapping insults with the head cheerleader?
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. (from Goodreads)

I do love myself some good old high school hierarchy drama. I really don't think life gets any more exciting. It's like being at war, and perhaps that's why - being a huge fantasy nerd - reading the HS misery of someone else is oddly and sadistically gratifying. Isn't that what a lot of fantasy tales are about? The little guy overcoming all odds and defeating the great evil in the land and winning the heart of the fair princess/prince? It's exactly why nerds, such as myself, clung to fantasy while going through the hellish middle/high school years. 

Alexis Wyndham is one such heroine. The kind that takes matters into her own hands and defies all social norms to overthrow the high school royalty. But what sets her apart from ALL THE OTHER HS Dramas out there is her voice. Alexis is hilarious. At least, I thought so. She brought humor to situations, even when she was terrified of what she was doing. She's loyal, sticking up for a sister who dwells with the enemy. She's vulnerable, while trying desperately to keep her tough girl veneer. She's basically everything I wish I could have been when I was young. 

Alexis is bound and determined to rid the halls of Eastline High from the tyranny of the popular crowd, except... there's one small hitch in her plans. She's falling for the golden boy, the top dog. And for good reason. Brett is pretty much perfect, and, as it turns out, a lot more like her than Lexi is comfortable with. It's like realizing that all the beliefs that you've held close to your heart for so long, lived your life by, may not actually be true. This is why Confessions of a Queen B* is only book 1 in a trilogy! The book ends in some murky waters, and I cannot wait to see where Lexi's story goes from here!


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