I Hope everyone is having a fantastic day! I’m a little behind on all my reviews and today i’m bringing you three mini reviews because finding the time to write a full blown review for every book I read is near impossible. Especially since I recently started a new job but it’s only part time so i’m still working part time at my previous job. I’m still trying to schedule and balance my two jobs, this blog and my pretty non-existent social life.
Little White Lies
It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to pick up a contemporary. Usually, I read to escape the real world for a little bit so I typically gravitate toward fantasies that have nothing to do with the world that I live in.
I read this blurb and it sounded really fun and sometimes I do need a break from all the heavy fantasy worlds.
I’m so glad I picked this up!!
–SAWYER: She’s a very realist character who has feelings but also feels the need to put up her guard because of the life she’s lived thus far. Her mom is constantly running off for months at a time, leaving Sawyer to pay the bills, take care of herself and the house, work in order to pay said bills. Basically, she’s living on her own with her mom occasionally stopping in. She doesn’t trust people immediately but when she does, she is loyal till the end. Even though she’s thrust into this high-class lifestyle with people who sweep away anything or anyone that doesn’t belong, she really holds her own.
-OTHER CHARACTERS: I’ll be honest, I read this a while ago and just now getting to writing this but I did enjoy the other characters as well. There was a sweet but naive girl who was adorable. Then there is Sawyer’s cousin Lilly, named after their shared grandmother, who is uptight but has a secret; as most do. As her character was shown more I was able to relate to her too. She’s supposed to be perfect 100% of the time and that’s just so unrealistic. Her secret is a way for her to release some of the stress that comes with the expectation. Then we have the cunning, deceptive girl who is pretty amazing. She’s supposed to be unlikable at the beginning but she has a secret too and by the end of the book you can’t help but root for her 100%
–PLOT: Sawyer’s grandmother shows up one day offering her a six-figure check if she participates in debutante season. Sounds pretty simple right? Not only does she find a solution to pay for college, but she also has the chance to find out who her dad is, something she’s wonder her whole life. Let’s just say that finding out who her dad is, may create a lot of chaos for MANY lives in her families circle.
This was a crazy fun adventure full of shenanigans, witty banter and twists around every corner. I really enjoyed this book and am excited to continue with the second book in this series.
The Prince and the Dressmaker
My heart can’t handle the amazingness of this graphic novel. If you can get your hands on it, please do and devour it in one sitting as I did.
–CHARACTERS: Sebastian and Frances were adorable and I love them with all of my heart. Sebastian is the crown prince and needs to marry, but he has a much simpler desire. He loves to dress up in women’s clothing, designed by his right-hand lady, Frances. At night, he goes by Lady Crystallia and becomes an overnight star. Frances’s dream is to become a world famous fashion designer, easy right?
–PLOT: This graphic novel is all about excepting who you are and what you want your life to be like. It’s about having the courage to speak up and be proud of who you are.
I don’t even know how to properly put my thoughts into words but please read this. The message is beautiful, the characters are amazing and the art style is perfection.
I thought this was a fun adventure with great character development, fantastic scenes of Paris and twists.
I thought that Anouk was a great main character, I loved watching her start out as an obedient maid to a badass power woman who fights for herself, and her friends. She starts to make decisions for herself rather than let other do it for her. She questions what is right and wrong and who she truly can trust. I loved her relationship with her fellow beasties and thought that they were all great additions to the overall story. Cricket was hilariously sarcastic and moved to the beat of her own drum. Luc, thought we didn’t get much time with him, was a great “older brother” figure. Hunter black was difficult to have feelings for, mostly because he was more so a shadow through out the entire story. Beau wasn’t my favorite but he wasn’t terrible, he was just there. He’s suppose to be a love interest but I didn’t really feel the connection.
The adventure was fun and I’m excited to see where the second book takes us. I loved the bits of Paris scenery that we get and just furthers my desire to go and see it for myself.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let’s Chat!