THE CONFESSIONS OF A QUEEN B* (Queen B* #1)
by Crista McHugh
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: eARC, 160 pages | Paperback 200 pages
Published: 18 July 2015
Source: copy provided
Organized by: Xpresso Book Tours
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.
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)
**A mini update on my life: I am way too busy as of the moment and I hope to actually do everything I signed up for because I hate going back on my word but stuff happens and there are some things in life I cannot control. Whether I like it or not it happens. And I am talking about moving, and work, and headaches, and fevers. Life. With that said, my reviews will probably be really short, minimal, short, jumbled up (like my brain – because being a professional gymnast/contortionist is its new job) and messy and only lightly peppered with emotions (I’m trying not to feel since I’m already overwhelmed with everything.)**
I read this expecting it to be a stand-alone and really really light and what I got is a whole trilogy and extreme attachment and relation to the characters.
In a more direct sentence, this book screwed me.
Honestly, a few days after I read this, I am calm over it. I am not freaking out (or maybe it’s because I really just want to sleep because headache is going to be the death of me) but I am most excited for the next books.
Generally, it’s a normal YA book. That I over-fangirled over. And I don’t regret it. Because I love this book so much. I just *feelings*
Back to the topic of this basically being every single YA book you’ve read. It’s a story of a teenager who had been hurt once and proceeded to hating everyone. Shutting the world out. Letting no one out aside from two misfit friends. (Trust me, I know.) And then the golden boy comes into view.
This ends in a cliffhanger that is quite fine but the way it all happened made me want a next book. I JUST HAVE TO KNOW MORE. MORE. MORE. Or I’ll die.
Okay, maybe not but still.
Overall, change doesn’t happen overnight. So does falling in love. it involves a lot of thinking and quite some time. And it cannot be planned. There will be no warnings or neon signs everywhere saying: DANGER: LOVE CLIFF AHEAD. WATCH YOUR STEP. After all that, what matters is your acceptance of it. And actually moving forward with that knowledge and plan to do something about it. (I have basically summarized the book hahaha) I love that about Alexis. She was able to step back and see what others told her. But you know, it would actually take a certain kind of person to tell one off. I love the friendship in this book. It was crazy and stupid and that’s great. I love it. Confessions of A Queen B* is written in Alexis’s POV in first person because duh, why would we call it the title if it isn’t? What I’m saying is, READ THIS. RIGHT NOW. YES. YES TO THIS BOOK. And yes, coming from a personal B* (I wouldn’t claim the crown though 😉 )
Signed copy of Confessions of a Queen B* + a $25 Gift Card to the vendor of the winner’s choice