Friday, October 4, 2013

Author: Jaimie Admans
Release date: August 1st 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Series: N/A
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Comedy
Purchase: Amazon
Add to your library: Goodreads

“New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.”

Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was. Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far? (via Goodreads)

I received an e-copy of this from Dianne of Oops I Read A Book Again in exchange for an honest review.

I honestly don't know where to start. Oh yes, let me tell you that I was so excited to read this one. It seemed funny. So I was really expecting a good laugh. Well, I did. But not everything funny comes free. There's always a price.

I'll make this short. I didn't like this one. Even if I laughed a couple of times, I just can't bring myself to like it. Chessie was too much for me. Everything that happened to her was her own fault. She seemed to be digging her own grave. I swear, she was funny but the things she did were totally uncalled for. I want to get into the book and slap her so she'll wake up, you know. I mean, I get that some girls totally fall for the wrong guy and do such stuff. But she never learn. I tried my best to sympathize with her. But no can do! 

Well, I guess that the only good thing about this one is the ending where Chessie finally came around and learned. Hooray, right? That's the reason why I didn't dislike this one. It has a redeeming value in the end which pretty much teach us a good thing. Another factor that saved me from this was Chessie's friends. They never did give up on her and never failed to remind her about stuff. They were really good and it was a great thing Chessie was friends with them.

So yes, as much as I laughed more than once while reading this, I just wasn't able to connect and relate with Chessie. Maybe you can so give it a try!

  About the Author 
Jaimie AdmansJaimie is a 28-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps. She has been writing for years but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. Afterlife Academy is her third novel and she hopes you enjoy it. There are plenty more on the way!

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