Thank you so much to the author for giving me a free e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
So… Not gonna lie, I was a bit turned off by this book’s general appearance (sorry! I feel like a terrible person!) just mainly because I don’t usually read self-published books. But it turned out to be pretty good!
However, I’m just gonna say it now: I was confused! I know, I say this about every single book I read, and I know your eyes are probably rolling back in your head from boredom, but seriously. I felt like around every twist and turn, a new character popped up out of nowhere and I was like, “Hey, new character! Where’d you come from?” And there were a bunch of little anecdotes sprinkled throughout. They were cute and I liked the idea, but it felt a little choppy and random.
The main character Penny was surprisingly three-dimensional. She acted realistically, not too mature and not too juvenile. I saw a little of myself in her, and I think most readers will too.
The plot was believable, and I loved how it centers around a girl deciding she’s too much of a pushover and chooses not to let anyone get the best of her. There were pockets where it was a little slow, yeah, but the ending made up for it, I think.
Anyway, this is a strong debut! Give it a chance. You might be surprised what you find. Kind of like a mystery flavored lollipop.
Rating: 3.5 stars