Saturday, May 28, 2016

Week 22 Review: Winning

From Goodreads:
House of Cards meets Election in this wickedly entertaining story about an uber-ambitious high school junior.

Whoever said being nice would get you to the top?

Certainly not Alexandra Miles. She isn't nice, but she’s more than skilled at playing the part. She floats through the halls of Spencer High, effortlessly orchestrating the actions of everyone around her, making people bend to her whim without even noticing they're doing it. She is the queen of Spencer High—and it's time to make it official.

Alexandra has a goal, you see—Homecoming Queen. Her ambitions are far grander than her small town will allow, but homecoming is just the first step to achieving total domination. So when peppy, popular Erin Hewett moves to town and seems to have a real shot at the crown, Alexandra has to take action.

With the help of her trusted friend Sam, she devises her most devious plot yet. She'll introduce an unexpected third competitor in the mix, one whose meteoric rise—and devastating fall—will destroy Erin's chances once and for all. Alexandra can run a scheme like this in her sleep. What could possibly go wrong?

My Review:
Reading this book was a very interesting experience! It wasn't like most books, because hey, Alexandra was very unlikeable, throughout the whole book. She was the mean girl, and she got what was coming to her. And she still didn't learn. But she was also strong, fierce, and intelligent.

I really enjoyed the way this story was told! Mostly it was from Alexandra's POV, but there were a few, inter-spaced in, of Sam, her best friend, of Sloane, who she took down, and now kinda wants revenge. And Ivy, the one that she makes into a mini her-just to bring her down. Yeah.

The whole plot was pretty extreme. And hurtful. And it hit some snags, between Sam falling in love with another, and out of love with Lexi. That Erin, her new competition, had some aces up her sleeve. And Sloane, who was actively trying to sabotage the whole thing. And Ivy, well, who would want to be used like that?

It was pretty clever of the girls to use some of Lexi's tactics against her, but it brought them closer to her level. She did get knocked down a few pegs, but yeah, she still thought of herself as Queen. Yeah, you can go for Miss America, but you don't need to think like that!

Such a wonderful, different book, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

Author: Lara Deloza
Read: May 24th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: June 28th 2016
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

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