{Review+Giveaway} Confessions of a Queen B* by @Crista_McHugh

July 31, 2015 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 8 ★★★★½

{Review+Giveaway} Confessions of a Queen B* by @Crista_McHugh

{Review+Giveaway} Confessions of a Queen B* by @Crista_McHughConfessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh
Pages: 200
Published by Crista McHugh on July 28, 2015
Series: The Queen B* #1
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, contemporary
Source: eARC from Author
four-half-stars

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.

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Confessions of a Queen B* is the first book in the young adult Queen B* series by Crista McHugh. I loved this book so much!I found it to be a breath of fresh air. The mean girl cliche has seemed overdone and tired to me lately, but Crista McHugh breathes new life and heart into this story of self professed Queen B* blogger, Alexis. Her blog is like a mixture of gossip girl and Harriet the Spy. And what I loved was that each chapter started off with a mini excerpt from her blog, the Eastline Spy. (Eastline is the high school name by the way.)

While the blog and Alexis’ status as Queen B* of the high school is a central theme of the story, it almost felt secondary to the wonderful friendship that was forming between Lexie (as he calls her) and Brent. Brent is uber popular, and is paired up with Lexie for a very high tech baby project. Together they are responsible for raising a baby. (which I am beyond happy they did not have when I was in high school, because that would have been a nightmare for me.) Brent is so great. I loved how grounded and stable he is. He is just an all around great guy.And he actually took the time to tell Lexie that he wasn’t buying her mean girl act, listen to her and actually get to know her. It melted my heart.

And Confessions of a Queen B*, while being a really sweet budding relationship between the two of them with flirting and cutesy banter, it was so innocent and developed at what I thought was a wonderful and appropriate pace. There is a hint of more to come but I kind of love Crista McHugh for setting up the series the way she did. She didn’t rush into romance just for the sake of having romance. When I finished the book I flipped out and immediately checked goodreads to make sure that this was part of a series. But never fear, dear readers, it is. There will be more in store for Lexie and Brent. Crista I hope you have something great in store for them in the next book, because I really really like them together. They are probably in my top 5/10 book couples of 2015.

Fans of Young Adult high school setting books that are craving something fresh and so, so well done. Check out Confessions of a Queen B*. It is a great YA book, that is not cookie cutter, and will have you smiling ear to ear. I think you will love it just as much as I did.

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Note: this book satisfied COYER scavenger hunt #39- Read a book with no living thing on the cover.

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.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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8 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Confessions of a Queen B* by @Crista_McHugh”

  1. Jazmen

    I seen this book on Netgalley and passed on it. Looks like I made a mistake. It sounds like the kind of YA I’m craving. I’m definitely looking for a breath of fresh air! Great review, Michelle–totally sold me!

  2. kindlemom1

    Okay this is definitely one I need to read, you completely sold me on it Michelle! Wonderful review! I hope you have an amazing weekend! 😀

  3. Giselle

    The romance in this sounds so cute and perfect! I love slow burning romances especially those that develop from friendships. Great review, Hun! 🙂

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