August 1, 2015

Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh Blog Tour ~ #BookReview & #Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Confessions of a Queen B* Blog Tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours! Click here to follow along with the tour stops. 

Title- Confessions of a Queen B*
Series- Queen B* #1 
Author- Crista McHugh
Publication date- July 28th 2015
Genre- Young Adult, Contemporary
Source- Copy for review

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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.  

Confessions of a Queen B* was a rollicking ride through high school with Alexis, the Queen Bitch, and I also named her the Queen of Snark. I loved this girl, but man, she had some majorly steep walls up all around her. I was glad to see she had at least two friends. Even if you are going after the popular kids, you still need friends! 

After being humiliated in front of the entire school (when you find out how, well, I think you'll agree it was a really messed up thing for someone to do), Alexis decides to get revenge by creating a gossip blog called The Eastline Spy where she outs people who do crappy things. To Alexis, anything and anyone are fair game, including the awful school lunches and one class everyone joked you only had to breathe to get an "A". That class changed after her post on it by the way.  

So everyone is terrified of Alexis. She uses that fear to help those who are bullied, which is cool, but she's also not friendly to the victims of bullying. When Alexis and the quarterback, Brett, must partner up in a school project, she's forced to look beyond her stereotypes when she slowly begins to realize Brett isn't the kind of person she thought he was. 

He's able to thaw her out a bit - she's pretty icy to him at first - and I loved them working together. Their back-and-forth banter was entertaining and had me laughing. Alexis is a sharp-witted girl, and while I hoped she would stop letting the popular kids get to her, I didn't want her to lose her wittiness. To me, they still must be getting under her skin because otherwise she'd stop her blog, right? Or maybe I'm wrong? 

Confessions of a Queen B* is a quick read, and I loved EVERY MOMENT. Alexis's friends reminded me of the friends Lindsay Lohan had in Mean Girls, and they were pretty awesome friends to have. I think Alexis is a tough girl to do what she does, but I also think she could soften up a bit. There are times it's good not to be a bitch, lol. Confessions of a Queen B* is a fun read, and I'm looking forward to grabbing the next book in the series!             

About the Author

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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  1. I'm totally on board. I love that she's a jerk and that her posts are so powerful! I was always looking for a cause in high school, I just don't know that I was very effective since I couldn't hear much over my own roar. I already added it to my TBR list for sure! Great review, Jennifer! I hope your summer is rocking!

    1. I think this book would be right up your alley! I know it was for me! I admire you so much - I wish I had roared in high school, lol. I tried to look hardcore, but I think maybe I ended up being a wallflower since I was voted Most Bashful my senior year for the yearbook. xD My summer is going great - how's yours?? xx

    2. That is so cool that you were voted most bashful! I always wished I was bashful but it's like wishing you were Buddhist. Wishing isn't being. My summer is super busy. John and I are brown berries from all our time at the wave pool and Will is white as ever despite spending the same amount of time in the pool. I've also been keeping the librarians so busy with all my holds they moved my name to the bottom shelf. I'm a little embarrassed by that. Have you been riding your bike or going on mini-roadtrips or anything? How are the kids and hubby? See we need to email each other.


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