April 12, 2018

#BookReview: Lizzie by Dawn Ius

About the Book:

Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family’s B&B and her blackout episodes—a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle—Lizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.

Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan. Bridget has joined the B&B’s staff as the new maid, and Lizzie is instantly drawn to her artistic style and free spirit—even her Star Wars obsession is kind of cute. The two of them forge bonds that quickly turn into something that’s maybe more than friendship.

But when her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she can’t quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like she’s going mad…







Publisher: Simon Pulse
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Contemporaty 
How I Acquired this book: Edelweiss
Overall rating: 
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About the Author:
Dawn Ius is the author of Anne & HenryOverdrive, and Lizzie. When she’s not slaying fictional monsters, she can be found geeking out over things like true love and other fairy tales, Jack Bauer, sports cars, Halloween, and all things that go bump in the night. She lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, Jeff; their giant English Mastiff, Roarke; and their Saint Bernard, Charley.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Very Weird 

Check out author's other books? Not really 
Recommend this book? No

Notes and Opinions: To say the least this one was very weird. Lizzie was a very interesting character but the story was just plain weird.  I really felt for Lizzie and her situation with her hatefull family and I really enjoyed the unreliable narrator (which I usually don't). But the story itself was just weird. I felt very lost and it just didn't hold my attention at all.  I was so excited for a Lizzie Borden retelling as I love this historical story. But this one just fell flat from the mark I was looking for. 

Go Into This One Knowing: weird 
 







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