27 July 2015

ARC Review: Confession of a Queen B* (The Queen B* #1), Crista McHugh

Confessions of a Queen B* (The Queen B* Book 1)

Title: Confessions of a Queen B*
Series: The Queen B*
Author: Crista McHugh
Published: 28/07/2015
Pages: 180
Source: Netgalley
Format: Ebook

Rating: 4.5/5
"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 then 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."

Confessions of a Queen B* is utter brilliance. It has a very "Mean Girls-esque" feel to it that is such a guilty pleasure. It was such a fun read.

Confessions of a Queen B* is set in high school and revolves around the life of Alexis - the Queen Bitch herself - during two weeks of her senior year. The setting is absolutely perfect for the plot, especially considering how bitchy teenage girls are in high school. I also personally related to parenting project aspect of the story. I had a very similar project in high school, except we weren't partnered up and it was only for five days. However, I felt that in parts the project took up a bit too much of the plot. The main plot involving the videos seemed like a secondary plot. Confessions of a Queen B* was very much focused on the relationship between Alexia and Brett and to me that wasn't a bad thing.

I loved Alexis. She is basically any girls inner bitch. Except she releases the bitchiness into the world. And it is beautiful. She doesn't care what other people think and always has a brilliant comeback ready. Underneath the bitchiness, I think she is also quite a sweet, unsure girl who uses her bitchiness as a front to protect herself. You see this especially during her inner monologue regarding Brett. She is just so unsure of her feelings and quite confused. Alexis doesn't think she is good enough or that she should like Brett at all, never mind be attracted to him. She also has a fiercely protective side to her especially concerning her sister, Taylor. Even though the sisters don't get along, Alexis will do anything for Taylor. I think she misses been close to her sister.

I liked Brett. At first he seemed to be just your usual cocky football star. But the more you see him, the more you realise that there is far much more to him than that. He is such a loving bug brother and it is truly adorable to read his interactions with his four-year-old sisters. Brett tries very hard to get under Alexis' skin, particularly by calling her Lexi, and he definitely succeeds. I think this just shows that he wants to get to know her and he really likes her. He even buys Alexis her favourite coffee when she needs it - sounds like the perfect man to me!

I absolutely adored Richard. He is basically the gay best friend every girl wants and needs. Think Damian from Mean Girls. He is just so out there and doesn't. He also gives great advice when Alexis is feeling confused by her feelings for Brett. Richard also has some of the best lines in the book including:
"Yes, what an ass, but I think we're talking about two different things."
and:
"Oh, sweetie, if I wanted to torture you, I'd go all Justin Bieber on you."
The one downside I have is that the books just ended. I turned the page and there was nothing. I wanted more! Fingers crossed there is a sequel soon.

Of course, I loved Confession of a Queen B* and I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I cannot wait to read more from Crista McHugh either.

COYER Scavenger Hunt #40: Read a book featuring a strong female protagonist.



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2 comments:

  1. OK. I guess I really need to move this up in the stack because your review makes it sound awesome. Nice job!

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    1. Yeah! I'm glad you thought so. I wasn't sure if I was conveying how I felt about it right. But I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

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