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Goodbye, Vitamin
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Mrs. Hemingway
Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir
The Princess Diarist
Watch Me Disappear
Hello, Sunshine
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
A Man Called Ove
The Heirs
Our Souls at Night
White Fur
Confessions of a Domestic Failure
The Map That Leads to You
The Little French Bistro
Love the Wine You're With
Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Book Review: The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

Jessica Knoll is following her super popular novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, with The Favorite Sister. It is perfect for women who love cat fights, the Real Housewives, and books about toxic friendships.

For me, it took a little bit of time to get into. However, this may be because I have never been a fan of the Real Housewives series. Keeping up with the characters in the beginning was a little hard for me, but again, maybe it is because I am not used to it.

About halfway in, I did get into the plot and wanted to know what was happening and why.

This book is about a group of women cast in a Real Housewives show - however, these women are not housewives. They are all successful businesswomen. But, the same types of rivalry abound. So much so that there are literal cat fights and someone dies.

That is not a *spoiler* Readers find out in the first pages that a cast member has died before the season airs. However, you do not find out what actually happens until the last couple of pages. Since all the women are untrustworthy and out for themselves, readers will have moments where they suspect everyone.

I found all the characters appalling (well, except for one - I'll let you figure that one out as you read), but the drama was addictive. And, I don't think the title is the best fit.

Ultimately, this book will not make you smarter, but it will be a fun read for many. And, I think everyone will walk away feeling thankful they are NOT on a reality show.

*This book will be released tomorrow (5/15/18) just in time for summer!

*Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an advanced reader's copy!

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