Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel Review

Title: Golden Girl
Author: Sarah Zettel
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Series: The American Fairy, book two
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: The explosive sequel to Dust Girl, Golden Girl did not disappoint in the least--I am so excited to read Bad Luck Girl! Simply amazing.

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

*Possible spoilers if readers haven't read Dust Girl, so beware!*

Callie LeRoux has made it out of Kansas. But now, she must turn to the golden hills of Hollywood to find her parents. Struggling to make her way to California, she and Jack realize that they may not be able to do this alone. Forced to tap into her powers, she finds her way to Hollywood: stars, glamor, fame, and money abound all around her. But when she gets there, she realizes that all that glitters isn't gold.. And that the only person she may be able to trust just might happen to be herself..

What I enjoyed:
-I loved the pacing of this novel--as before, it pulled me right in and didn't let me go until it was finished--and it was even on my mind when I had to put it down
-This book was full of twists and turns--most of which I didn't even see coming, which was a refreshing change
-Callie, as always, the strong, hilarious, and utterly likable main character--I really enjoyed her character development, and I really can't wait to see how it goes in Bad Luck Girl--what was especially nice was the growth in her powers
-Jack, the best friend who just might be something more to Callie, the comic relief always breaking the tension with a joke--his character development was really fun to read as well
-The growing relationship between them
-Callie's parents
-Ivy, the bubbly little girl who just might be hiding something sinister
-Callie's grandparents
-The ending--it completely satisfied and I was really happy with it

What could've been better:
-There was absolutely nothing I didn't love about this beautiful sequel! More please!

I really, really enjoyed Golden Girl--I'm always a little wary of sequels, but I liked this one! Next on deck: Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel!

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