Sunday, May 22, 2011
Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray
Favorite things: the diverse cast of characters, the laugh-out-loud moments, the positive examples of female strength and ingenuity, the inventive ways Libba Bray used pageant skills as survival skills, the funny commercials and footnotes added in, the writing in general, the pace near the end of the book that kept me engrossed and the fight scenes were fun as well.
Criticisms: the pace near the beginning was a little slow, a comment was made about Colorado that was untrue and annoyed me since I'm from this great state (a character said there is only one African-American in Colorado but, in fact, we are very diverse so, I just wanted to state that for the record), the alternating perspectives made my focus feel scattered at times and it was hard to keep track of all the characters since there were so many.
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars! If I came away with one main thought from this book it's that I want to read more from Libbra Bray now.
Note: I was able to read this book as part of an ARC tour in exchange for my honest review. I did not pay for this book, however that did not affect my opinion or review in any way.