Book Review: I Was a Bitch

I am fully aware that I have not been active for the past few months. 2018 has been a long, hard year for me, but at this time I’d like to pretend we never stopped and just pick up where we left off. Shall we?


Book DetailsSynopsis: 

What if you woke up having forgotten the last two years of your life?

After a horrific accident Lacey Jones has to try piece together her shattered past. With no memory of the previous two years she finds herself in a relationship with a man she doesn’t know, and with a reputation for being the Queen Bitch of High-School.

She decides to keep the secret of her memory loss until she can figure out what happened in these two years she lost, trusting only the mysterious and sexy Finn to help her, but will she continue being that bitch or will she decide to rewrite her story?


 

Rating: 1 star

What a long, infuriating ride this was.

First off, let me just say that I really tried to not hate this book. I mean, I put in a ton of effort. But this was just so seriously not enjoyable for me, at all. I think that this book could’ve been far better and had a lot of potential!!! But alas, it did not live up to it.

Lacey was an extremely difficult main character to like (or even tolerate, frankly). I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt in the beginning, but after waking up from a two month long coma and loosing 2 years of memory, all she cared about was materialistic shit. For instance: how beautiful she now was, how beautiful her new bffs were, how beautiful Derek was, how beautiful Finn was… and so on and so on. She just came off as extremely shallow to me, even though we’re supposed to believe that after her coma she is this whole new person with her priorities straight who just doesn’t care about the dumb stuff!! There was seriously never a time where the reader doesn’t have to read about how hot or sexy or any other synonym Finn was. I mean, it was literally every. single. page. Lacey is extremely hypocritical throughout this whole story, and I won’t ruin it for anyone who still thinks this is worth picking up and reading, but let’s just say Lacey really is a bitch. Finn was a nice character but also extremely cocky and not that great of a person when it comes to morals if you really think about it. All of the other character’s were just as awful as Lacey and there was NO CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT ANYWHERE!!! Sure, the author tried to trick us into believing Lacey developed, but I mean come on girl, YOU ARE STILL A CHEATER! UGH.

Can we also talk about how unrealistic this entire story was? Sure, people go into comas, and sure, people do experience selective amnesia. But in what world does a mother allow her daughter who just got out of a coma because she made the decision to drive drunk and was consequently in a car accident (that killed another person) to go off gallivanting around town and never coming home at night??? Personally, I know that had I been in a car accident while I was still in highschool and still living under my mother’s roof, I would surely not have been allowed to attend another party when I got out of a coma. Sorry not effin’ sorry.

This book lasted way too freaking long and I got to the point where I was skimming at the end. Who needs over 500 pages of a totally predictable, totally nauseating, and totally unsatisfying story? Not me, that’s who.

I am never this brutal with reviews. Seriously, I think that all authors are extremely brave for putting their art out there for the world to witness and read. And I try to always respect their work, even when I don’t enjoy it. But this needed to go through a more rigorous editing process. It really could’ve been better, and I’m disappointed that it wasn’t. I would give it 0 stars if at all possible. 😦

 

 

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