Friday, April 6, 2018

Book Review - Rebel with a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring + Giveaway

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Jesobel Jones is a loud, bold, brash and confident daughter of a former model and rock star. She sees no need to apologize for who she is including her weight. However, when her prep school has an occasion that allows students to wear their own clothes, Jess had a wardrobe malfunction that makes her a target of the popular girls. It exposes Jess and leaves her feeling vulnerable and questioning her lifestyle.  Will Jess be able to regain her self-confidence?

The witty book reads like a "Mean Girls" episode script. It was filled with teenage drama and angst along with humor. However, I found it be very predictable and hard to enjoy the main character. I like that she was outspoken and self-confident but I found it discouraging that she didn't want to be judged by her looks but did it to others. I don't think being self-confident comes at the expense of others. If you enjoy books with a "Mean Girls" theme, you will enjoy this one.

**Disclosure - I receieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion**

Author: Anna Mainwaring
Pub. Date: April 3, 2018
Publisher: KCP Loft 
Pages: 216
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Find it: AmazonB&NTBD, Goodreads

Jesobel Jones is bold and brash, the daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star. Jess sees no need to apologize for her rambling house, her imperfect family, her single status … or her weight. Jess is who she is. She makes her own cupcakes and she eats them, too. No regrets.

That is, until Own Clothes Day rolls around at school. Jess and her friends dedicate the requisite hours of planning to their outfits, their hair and their makeup for the one day they are free from school uniforms. But a wardrobe malfunction leaves Jess with a pair of leggings split open at the worst spot, and a mean girl calling her the one thing that’s never bothered her before: fat.

The encounter shakes Jess’s formerly iron-clad

confidence, and she starts to wonder if she’s been just a little too comfortable in her own skin. When the boy of her dreams invites her to a party, she must decide whether to try to fit in for the first time in her life, or remain true to herself — whoever that really is.
About Anna:

Anna Mainwaring studied English Literature, which led to a career in banking. She left to travel and then to train as a teacher. Anna took part in NaNoWriMo in 2012, and after endless drafts, Rebel with a Cupcake was born. When not writing, Anna can be found walking up hills or in cafés. She lives in Cheshire, England, with her family, including a murderous gold fish called Moriarty.

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Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a finished copy of REBEL WITH A CUPCAKE, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week Two:
4/2/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
4/3/2018- Confessions of a YA ReaderReview
4/4/2018- RhythmicBooktrovertReview
4/5/2018- Sincerely Karen JoExcerpt
4/6/2018- Two Points of InterestReview

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