Luckiest Girl Alive, A Review

Luckiest Girl AliveTitle: Luckiest Girl Alive

Author: Jessica Knoll

Genre: Fiction, Mystery

Publication: May 12, 2015, by Simon & Schuster

Format: eBook

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

HER PERFECT LIFE
IS A PERFECT LIE.

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ani has a secret.

There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears.

The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?

I don’t even remember when I picked this up or why I wanted to read it. I knew little about this book before diving in. After reading some reviews when I finished the book, I learned it has been compared to Gone Girl which I enjoyed reading earlier this year. This is no Gone Girl and I’m glad I didn’t expect much from this novel beforehand.

At 30 percent I expected to be somewhat interested but it wasn’t until more of the puzzle was complete did this book actually demand to be finished. This is a problem with some mystery books. The readers need enough breadcrumbs sprinkled through the book to dangle us along. Gone Girl, in my opinion, was able to do this–Knoll didn’t execute Luckiest Girl Alive in this aspect.

I hate when I don’t enjoy a book and writing a review is even more difficult. This novel was okay, just not for me. If the synopsis was interesting to you I would recommend giving it a try, but maybe borrow this book from the library or a friend.

Luckiest Girl Alive, A Review

Throwback, Loves

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Springfield has quite the coffee crowd considering the location and population. I found myself right at home here and the city still holds a small piece of my heart. One of my favorite things to do on a day off was sit in a cafe and enjoy some local Askinosie chocolate over a latte while reading. Heavenly!

Throwback, Loves

1t5s, Matching

Pairs

Things that just go together are one of life’s greatest gifts. Tonight I had my favorite sweet tooth indulging snack, peanut butter and jelly. It is the small things that bring the biggest smile to my face whether it be in my kitchen, in literature, in people, or life. Pairs help make the world a better place. Here are some of my favorites:

  • milk and cookies
  • simon & garfunkel
  • sam and frodo
  • ying & yang
  • holmes and watson
  • peanut butter & chocolate
  • cats and dogs
  • ben & jerry
  • romeo and juliet
  • lightening & thunder
  • mulder and scully
  • lewis & clark
  • sun and moon
  • night & day
what are some of your favorite pairs?
1t5s, Matching

1t5s, Routine

Bedtime

Once upon a time I used to feed off of following a schedule/routine but nowadays I am struggling with my time management skills. Every night I swear to myself that it will be different and this will be the night I actually get to bed on time. I haven’t been sleeping well at night, a new disturbance as of late, so a routine before bed is critical. One of my biggest problems are these pesky things called books; reading before bed has always been a comfort of mine. I suffer from one more chapter’itis but tonight, I swear, is going to be different.


what routines do you practice at the end of the day?
what is your 1 thought in 5 sentences for today?
1t5s, Routine

1t5s, Introductions

I heard about this idea from oui depuis, one thought in five sentences. Join for a day, a week, or the rest of the month–check out the link for more details. I found the idea an interesting one and I’m always struggling over new blog topics. I’ll be brainstorming over the next week but let’s get started with day one:

Introductions

It is difficult meeting new people, especially for someone that spends most of their time inside their own head. I am constantly looking for new ideas for ways to connect with others and the best way I have found is my blog. It is easy to search and find bloggers with similar views as your own and you get what you put in to building connections. This is an area I am still trying to improve–keeping connections alive. We are half way through the year and I look forward to discovering new blogs and keeping up with the ones I already follow.

when you hear the word introduction, what pops into your mind?

or

what is your one thought in five sentences?
1t5s, Introductions

Shout Out Saturday, June 2015

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I meant to do this last Saturday but forgot, better late than never.

It’s a new month and a new round of Shout Outs! The six blogs (since it is the sixth month) listed below are followers of my blog and I wanted to give them a shout-out. Go check them out, they have good taste in blogs 😉

the CITIZENS of FASHION

On The Upside

rahulkumarfs24

Jessica & Love

Ray Ferrer – Emotion on Canvas

pemberlypebbles

Thank you for following me for one reason or another. I hope this might shine some light on the great work you are doing over on your blog. Happy writing!

Shout Out Saturday, June 2015