Thursday, May 23, 2013

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray Review

Title: Beauty Queens
Author: Libba Bray
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fiction
Series: N/A
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: A hilarious, sizzling satire, Beauty Queens was a real treat that had me cracking up at every few pages!

The Teen Dream beauty pageant contestants are excited for the chance to win money and be crowned as winner--that is, until their plane crashes on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean--and the girls must decide what's more important: competing against each other, or for survival, and finding their true selves along the way.

What I enjoyed:
-The hilarious tone of the novel, and the way it flowed
-The satire of it, and the way it makes fun of how the media objectifies women
-The vast cast of characters and how it was easy to follow along and keep track
-The footnotes
-The funny personal pages about the girls
-The mystery that was wrapped up in humorous packaging
-The way the book got serious at the end

What I didn't enjoy:
-Ladybird Hope
-Agent Jones

This book was hilarious. Anyone looking for a light, fast-paced, frothy read should pick up Beauty Queens. If you're looking for something darker by the same author, go for The Gemma Doyle Trilogy or The Diviners. Next on deck: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead!

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