Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir Review

Title: Suspicion
Author: Alexandra Monir
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Series: N/A
Star Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

This book was given to me by the publisher, Random House Children's, through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Where do I begin with this book? The concept sounded awesome, but it just got.. muddled. It was an ungainly combo of Rebecca, the Princess Diaries, and Downton Abbey, and it just didn't work. The main character, Imogen, suddenly becomes a duchess, and must move to England to take over her family's estate. I didn't mind Imogen, I actually enjoyed her, but the execution of this novel does Rebecca a terrible disservice. Don't get me wrong, it was a valiant attempt, but it was just really, really bad. The whole novel seemed to jump all over the place, and Imogen's obsession with Sebastian got annoying. The bottom line: A valiant, but poorly executed, attempt to modernize Rebecca for teen audiences--I'm disappointed, to say the least. Next on deck: Watched by CJ Lyons!

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