Book Title: Death Prefers Blondes
Book Author: Caleb Roehrig
Genre: YA Contemporary/ LGBTQ+/ Mystery
Publishing Date: January 29th, 2019
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Synopsis: Teenage socialite Margo Manning leads a dangerous double life. By day, she dodges the paparazzi while soaking up California sunshine. By night, however, she dodges security cameras and armed guards, pulling off high-stakes cat burglaries with a team of flamboyant young men. In and out of disguise, she’s in all the headlines.
But then Margo’s personal life takes a sudden, dark turn, and a job to end all jobs lands her crew in deadly peril. Overnight, everything she’s ever counted on is put at risk. Backs against the wall, the resourceful thieves must draw on their special skills to survive. But can one rebel heiress and four kickboxing drag queens withstand the slings and arrows of truly outrageous fortune? Or will a mounting sea of troubles end them — for good?
“Okay, so you’re a fashion-plate-party-girl-slash-Wonder-Woman enthusiast who can take a man apart with one hand.”
Coming out of a reading slump, this was the perfect book to read! I found it comedic and exciting, and I couldn’t put it down! It not only helped cure my reading slump, but reminded me why I love reading at all!
I was hooked from chapter one! The plot was fast paced and intense. It was a little unbelievable at times because it seemed more like an unrealistic daydream, but, behind the facade of teenage dreams and fantasies was the struggle of rebellion, hormones, coming to terms with one’s identity, sexuality, and the fight to be seen and heard amidst the battles of unhappy home lives and absent parents.
Even though most of the plot seemed pretty out there, it was highly entertaining! It was like Ocean’s Eleven and Dumplin‘ came together to form an explosive love child. It had humor, hijinx, emotion, and drag queens! And, I just loved that it really boasted a message about the inner character of a person and not judging them by their appearance, or their reputation!
“You won’t win every fight, but the key to success isn’t dominating every single battle; sometimes it’s retreating- living to fight another day when the odds are better. Find your strengths, learn your weaknesses, pick your battles.”
Quotes used are from the book, written by the author.
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