YA Book Review

The Wednesday Review: Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

The Book:

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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?

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The Review:

“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.”

4 Rating

Quotes used are from the book, written by the author.

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15 thoughts on “The Wednesday Review: Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

      1. Thank you my friend! So far it’s been good. I need to make myself slow down, because I feel like I want to binge since it’s been so long, but I want the urge to read to stay, so I’m just trying to mood read at night and hoping I can keep a balance, lol

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      2. It definitely is a struggle! It’s partly why I haven’t touched a book in like half a year, lol. But I’m hopeful now. It’s been helping me fall asleep at night now that the workouts aren’t helping me sleep any more.

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      3. Very slowly, but I’m at least trying to get some words down. I think I’m going to set aside some time this weekend to do some writing, just hide myself away in my writing corner and get as many words down as I can.

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      4. Thank you so much! I’ll accept all the positive thoughts and good vibes people want to send me! I think I care about this story so much and I’m so nervous about it that it’s actually making it harder for me to just write it. I’m sort of struggling to get out of my own thoughts and doubts and just get the words on the page.

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