Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wicked Jealous : Book Review

Wicked Jealous: A Love Story
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Title : Wicked Jealous
Series :  -
Author : Robin Palmer
Pages : 272
Release Date : July 19th 2012
Publisher : Speak / Penguin Canada
Format : ARC
Source :  
*A copy was provided by Penguin Canada for an honest review*

My Opinion :

Wicked Jealous is an updated take on the popular fairy tale Snow White, but not many aspect of Snow White, one of my favorite tales, were in the book, apart from the evil-stepmother trying to feel the main character apple even though she was allergic to it.

To say that Wicked Jealous was a very great book would be a too far of a stretch, but it definitely was an entertaining book that you should add to your (ever-growing) summer reading pile.

Wicked Jealous is the perfect summer book that has you grinning and laughing out loud. It definitely has a summer feel to it, and even though (while I am writing this review) summer has not yet started for me (D:), it made me more eager for it and had me relax even if I still have a couple exams left.

Wicked Jealous is Simone's  story. Simone is NOT your typical teenager. She loves old French movies, and music, hates popular shows. And she eats when she's stressed; hence her being more... roundish, let's say. But then, she starts this Zumba dancing class and starts losing  weight. Then, there's the murderous, evil and bee-atche step-mother (or well, supposedly-soon-to-be... and if you have read the book, you know all about the murderous part), Hillary.

Wicked  Jealous is a good contemporary book, but I didn't really enjoy its writing, mainly because the book was too slow-paced for me at times. The writing isn't anything special, even though it is pretty much enjoyable.

Simone was a good character, and I would have liked her better if it had not been for her problem of self-esteem

I think the best part of the book was when she started living with Max, her brother, and his friends.


3.5 roses

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Author Bio : 
Robin PalmerRobin Palmer grew up in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and after graduating from Boston University, moved to Hollywood. Starting as an assistant in the television literary department of the William Morris Agency, she quickly moved up the ranks and spent the next decade as a literary agent, producer, and television network executive at Lifetime Television, where she developed over one hundred scripts and oversaw the production of many of the network's original movies. 

In 2001, she remembered that she had originally intended to spend her life either as a writer or a toll booth collector (so she could indulge her penchant for spending her days alone reading), but as there are no toll roads in southern California, she decided to give the writing thing a try. Since then, she's written everything from "To Do" lists to screenplays to essays to love letters and, of course, novels. 

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