Thursday, July 30, 2015

Book Review, Giveaway: Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh

Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh 

(Queen B*, #1) 
Publication date: July 28th 2015 
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.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“I snapped a picture off the scene with my phone.  Then I moved behind the hulking mass of muscle and fat and tapped one of them on the shoulder.  ‘Hey, I know steroids can cause your penis to shrink, but is that really a reason to take it out on a stranger?’”

“Numbskulls like them feed off fear, and until you grow a set of balls or find wedgie-proof underwear, I’d suggest you find a group of fellow freshmen and travel in packs.”

“God gave men both a brain and a penis and only enough blood to use one at a time,”

My Review:

This is YA at it’s best.  Alexis is a too smart, non-conformist, rebellious, cranky, above-it-all contrarian.  In the process of bringing down the elite of her high school through exposing them on her blog, she has become a feared mean-girl Queen B herself.  I truly enjoyed this well-written, snarky, clever, and insightful tale, even though I typically avoid YA.  It was a quick and entertaining read. 

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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,

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Giveaway: Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) Signed copy of Confessions of a Queen B* + a $25 Gift Card to the vendor of the winner’s choice

 ends August 6th:

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