Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Blog Tour: Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans Review and Giveaway

Title: Not Pretty Enough
Author: Jaimie Admans
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Not Pretty Enough Blog Tour
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

“New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.”

Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was. Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?

Not Pretty Enough has to be one of the most humorous stories I've read in awhile.  Chessie is a wonderful character that has lost her way in life - as in she's about as far off the path as she can get.  She is dying her hair crazy colors, walking into lamp posts and generally making a fool of herself for one very special boy by the name of Lloyd Layton.  She's sure they were meant to be, a match made in heaven - he just doesn't realize it yet.

Chessie's blunders, both big and small, are all life lessons, but they don't always feel like it.  The author isn't hitting you over the head with her point over and over, which is a very good thing.  Sometimes Chessie's antics got a little over the top and unbelievable, but that just made her an even more lovable character.  You never stop rooting for her, even when you see her heading into trouble, and I love that you can see her best friend, Debs, has the same attitude.  

The ending was a little predictable, but very fitting for the story.  It really opened Chessie's eyes to the ways of the world without causing too much hurt at the same time.  This is an excellent book for any young adult.

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About Jaimie Admans

Jaimie is a 28-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps. She has been writing for years but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. Afterlife Academy is her third novel and she hopes you enjoy it. There are plenty more on the way!

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  1. I know I mentioned it on Twitter earlier, but I just wanted to say thank you again for such a lovely review! And thanks for being part of the blog tour! :)

    1. Your very welcome! I really glad I got the chance to read it.