Monday, May 11, 2015

Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive

Title Luckiest Girl Alive

Author Jessica Knoll

Release Date May 12, 2015


As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancĂ©, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ani has a secret.

There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that's bigger than it first appears.

The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?

I admit it. The sole reason I requested this book from Netgalley was the comparison to Gone Girl. I love that book. I love it hardcore. Yes, I know that a lot of times comparisons are unjustified and generally leave you feeling very disappointed. However, I had to take the chance. While I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I wouldn't compare it to Gone Girl (though I suppose I can see the similarities).

Luckiest Girl Alive is a solid book. It captured and held my attention from the very beginning. This book needed my attention. I just had to keep reading and find out what happened. I kept waiting for the BIG twist, the huge reveal... and it just never came. Yes, there is a twist or two. That's true. However, nothing hit me like I expected. I think that says more about my expectations, though, than the book itself. Especially since I stayed fully engaged and interested in the story throughout the book.

Though not comparable to Gone Girl by my standards, this is definitely still a winner. It's a fantastic book that I'm sure many will enjoy.


4 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *

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