Today, I am a host for the Blog Tour of Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin. This Blog Tour is coordinated by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours.
PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen
DATE PUBLISHED: 7th March 2017
At Beverly Hills High, you have to be ruthless to survive…
Adrianna Bottom always wanted to be liked. But this wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Now, she’s in the spotlight…and out of her geeky comfort zone. She’ll do whatever it takes to turn the rumor mill in her favor—even if it means keeping secrets. So far, it’s working.
Wear the right clothes. Say the right things. Be seen with the right people.
Kevin, the adorable sketch artist who shares her love of all things nerd, isn’t exactly the right people. But that doesn’t stop Adrianna from crushing on him. The only way she can spend time with him is in disguise, as Princess Andy, the masked girl he’s been LARPing with. If he found out who she really was, though, he’d hate her.
The rules have been set. The teams have their players. Game on.
The first thing I just have to get off of my chest if the extremely unfortunate name of the main protagonist in this story. Adrianna (Andy) Bottom, is not the best of names but when her father is the King of bathroom appliances it opens the door for a lot of cruel jokes. Through half the dramas Andy faces I just wanted to give her a big hug.
This book is a high school drama romance based in Beverly Hills as Andy moves to a new school and her mother pushes a new lifestyle on her. Any has a nerdy way about her and loves up-styling old thrift shop clothes which I found to be a nice touch on her character. Andy has a history of being bullied and she is looking at this new school as the opportunity for a fresh start – if only the reality TV camera’s would leave her alone.
This book pretty much had it all with regards to a high school romance that I could want, life lessons, romance, fabulous and interesting characters, and there is Live Action Role Playing (LARPing)… Woot! I really do recommend this book to any contemporary lover out there… If you liked Morgan Matson or Kasie West, you should definitely have Casey Griffin on your radar.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Casey Griffin can often be found at comic conventions on her days off from her day job, driving 400 ton dump trucks in Northern Alberta, Canada. As a jack of all trades with a resume boasting registered nurse, English teacher, and photographer, books are her true passion. Casey is a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel finalist, and is currently busy writing every moment she can.
Link to Goodreads:
Keep Calm and Read On,