Friday, October 2, 2015

Book Review, Giveaway: The Queen B* Strikes Back by Crista McHugh

The Queen B* Strikes Back by Crista McHugh

Date of Publication: September 29, 2015

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Alexis Wyndham isn't quite sure what to think about her "friendship" with star quarterback, Brett Pederson. Sure, he has more brains than the entire football team combined. Not to mention that fact he's a great kisser. When he asks her to help him with his college admission essay, she isn't sure if he's doing it to spend more time with her or if he's just using her for her intelligence. But after her nemesis, Summer Hoyt, makes it clear she's not finished chasing after Brett, the war is on, and the head cheerleader will find out that hell hath no fury like a Queen B*.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“Brett was like sweet wine or chocolate.  Too much could be a bad thing, but a little indulgence here and there was near heaven.”

“It was one of those Disneyesque moments when the bored prince at the ball finally sees his Cinderella, and the rest of the world fades away.  The noise, the chaos, the crowds – they all vanished.  He only seemed to have eyes for me.”

“Taylor backed away as though she might catch old-people-in-love cooties from them, but I couldn’t move.”

My Review:

I am adoring this series and already curious for the next installment.  I enjoyed it so much I absorbed it rather quickly as I could not seem to put it down.   Ms. McHugh does an excellent job of capturing the anxiety, thrill, uncertainty, and disappointment of new relationships, the fear of revealing one’s true self, and the special horrors of high school involving teenage cliques and power struggles.  She has brought a fresh face to the vulnerabilities of that age and dressed her up as an intelligent mean girl, and despite my typical avoidance of anything YA... I am totally hooked.  I want more - and quickly!

Empress DJ

About Crista McHugh

Crista McHugh is an award-winning author of fantasy and romance who writes heroines who are smart, sexy and anything but ordinary. 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.
She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America (including the Greater Seattle Chapter and the Seattle Eastside Chapters), and Romance Divas.
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)

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