Saturday, 26 April 2014

Review: Queen of Broken Hearts

Queen of Broken Hearts (Queen of Broken Hearts #1) by Jennifer Recchio

Title: Queen of Broken Hearts
Series: Queen of Broken Hearts, #1
Author: Jennifer Recchio
Published: (independent); 2013
104 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
 Description (from Goodreads):
Con artist is a little too strong a descriptor for Birdie Anders. She prefers the term "Fabrication Specialist."

Taking over her high school was easy for a girl whose mother fabricated her way into becoming a Hollywood movie star. Now Birdie just has to keep her minions under control while maintaining her perfect image. Oh, and make sure no one digs up her criminal record. 

Things are about to get less than perfectly boring. 

The criminal-record-inducing love-of-her-life is back in town, and he's determined to crash her life into the un-sparkly rocks.

Losing is for losers.

Birdie isn't about to lose everything she's fought for to a boy. She needs to execute the ultimate take down before her crown gets lost in the scuffle. But the real problem might be keeping her traitorous heart from getting in the way.

My Thoughts:

0.5 stars

I was really hoping that Queen of Broken Hearts would be something funny, light-hearted, carefree and easy to fly through because I haven't had much luck with any of my other books these last few weeks. Unfortunately that was not the case. I don’t know what else to say about it really. I didn’t understand a single thing that was written. If I was asked to a short description about this book I would be stumped. I wouldn’t know where to start. Not a single thing or event that happened in this book made an ounce of sense. I feel like I picked up the third book in a series, a series where someone accidently shredded all the pages and stuck them back to together in a random order hoping for the best. Honestly, that is how much sense this made.

The characters were weird in a Johnny Depp-ish way - and that isn’t a compliment! They were bitchy and made irrationally stupid decisions about things that made sense only to themselves. I couldn’t understand a single one of them, least of all Birdie.

Do not even get me started on the character’s names. I understand that it’s kind of a “thing” now to name your characters with unusual and quirky name but this just borderlined insanity! I mean Birdie is pretty bad to start with but then we had Painkiller. Yes, Painkiller! Then we had Skittle. Then we had Lightbulb, followed with Grass, Popsicle, Lizard, Largesse, Wizard and Athena. These are not names and it seems almost cruel to name yours characters so. I mean really, Lightbulb?

I am sorry to say that I will not be continuing on with any of the sequels and won’t be checking out any more of the author’s work either. This was very poorly planned out and was not worth my time. I would not recommend this to anyone, in fact, I would probably stop anyone from trying to read it!

Jennifer Recchio you wrote in you acknowledgements: Thanks to Joe for reading the awful first draft and saying, “Actually, this plot makes no sense.” Maybe you should have paid closer attention to this advice and rewrote this book with an actual plot!

Note: a copy was provided courtesy of Jennifer Recchio and All Night Reads, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given or taken during this process.

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