HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.
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 fianc?, 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?
Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at “the perfect page-turner to start your summer” (People, Book of the Week): Luckiest Girl Alive–described by Reese Witherspoon as “one of those reads you just can’t put down!”
“Loved Gone Girl? We promise [Luckiest Girl Alive is] just as addictive.”
Since Gone Girl rocked most our worlds a few years ago, we are running into what I call Gone Girl Syndrome, this is where magazine or book review sites will state this book is the next Gone Girl. Sorry, but nothing will be Gone Girl; whether you loved it or hated it. I wish we could get out from this Gone Girl umbrella already.
This book was a fast paced thriller and while it was a page turner, it just did not deliver in the end. The writing through good was a bit all over the place. At times I felt like she was taking the best parts of Gillian Flynn and mixing it with scandalous Young Adult Fiction. The Protagonist was very unlikable even for me after the big event or reveal. The big event or events (I like to think of it as two event as maybe one would not have happened without the other). It never gained any sympathy from me and she did not learn any lesson from either event. Basically I kept waiting for the shocking plot twist after a terribly dragged out story. When I finished the book, I really thought I missed something important. I went back and reread the last few chapters but I did not miss anything, this book just did not deliver.
*Please note, this was not a sponsored post. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way!
About Nikole Kelleher
My name is Nikole, I live in East Bridgewater, MA. I will be writing about all things books. You may call me your little librarian (seriously I am 4’9″ and work in a Public Library so the name makes sense). I am the mother of two wildly entertaining boys, they lack the reading gene but there is time. The only thing I love more than my family are BOOKS!!!I love reading them, I love talking about them and perhaps hoarding them a little. I have read great books, I have read terrible books and I have read completely delicious trash (please look for my review of Holly Madison’s Down the Rabbit Hole). I hope at times to include some insight to what it is like to work in a Public Library, trust me it is not what you picture at all, more to come on that.
” Books are a uniquely portable magic ” ~ Stephen King