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Monday, 27 July 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh

Book & Author details:

Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh
(Queen B*, #1)
Publication date: July 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult


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.



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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

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*I received a copy of this book from Xpresso in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

Alex is the Queen B of her high school, don’t mistake that for the Queen Bee. She has gained that position when she decided she wasn’t taking anyone’s crap anymore. She has a blog where she exposes anything and everything going on at her school. Kids stay away from her as they don’t want to be her next target. What happens when there is one person who is doing everything but staying away from her? Can he make her see she could be different and still be respected?

I absolutely loved this story. It wasn’t your normal story or wanting to fit in and doing what it takes to be “liked.” It is quite the obvious and I think a story that anyone who is picked on at one point or another in their life should read.  It’s a refreshing story idea as in the person who used to be made fun of finally took things into her own hands and started exposing those who tormented her for things they did. 

This story was funny at times, serious at some parts, and just absolutely ridiculous in others.  It’s a world of high-school kids so anything was possible. I do think that the author nailed the “scenery” and actions of the others in the story perfectly. The surroundings felt like the characters were high-school kids, not younger not older. It was easy to relate to some of the characters and I think that no matter who reads the story they can relate to at least one character. 

I enjoyed the ending to the story. The author didn’t end the story in your typical HEA. Don’t get it wrong, it’s still a HEA, but it differs than most endings. It is practical and still very enjoyable. While I read to escape real life to get a break, this book maybe took me back to a few high school days.  The difference is this story didn’t make any of those days rough to relive or bring back any negative emotions. I applaud the author in writing this story and the way in which she wrote it. Great job!

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends 6th August

Signed copy of Confessions of a Queen B* + a $25 Gift Card to the vendor of the winner’s choice

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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 completely intrigued by the blurb and I loved your review so I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Love reading your reviews - always thorough and interesting!

  4. Victoria and Dario, Thank you SO much! That means so very, very much. :-D