Book & Author Details:
Title: I Was A Bitch
Author: Emily Ruben
Release Date: October 7th 2016
Genre: Romance,Young Adult
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?
The title does a cracking job of summing up the lead character. I really disliked the person she was before her accident. Or rather, the persona she projected. And I couldn’t really reconcile that with the person Lacey really appeared to be. That was a bit jarring for me.
My other issue? The blow up in the cafeteria. Whilst I accept that outcome would have been fab, it smacked of wishful thinking to me.
That said, the author did a good job of making the reader feel as disconnected as Lacey was. The feeling of frustration really helped to establish a connection of sorts with her, in what turned out to be a surprisingly enjoyable story, despite the reservations expressed earlier.
I voluntarily reviewed a review copy of this book.
My name’s Emily (aka Emiisotherside on the Internet), I’m a twenty year-old French writer and I’ve been writing ever since I could hold a pen. I wrote my first story with my childhood best friend but I continued on my own, filling notebook after notebook before I could own a computer. At which point I started cover hundreds of Word pages with my ideas. I love to write the stories people wouldn’t automatically expect, with twisted plots or unhappily ever afters.
I switched from writing in French to English when I was sixteen and my computer was stolen, taking with it all my stories and ideas. After that, it seemed inspiration came to me more in English so I never went back to writing in French.
As of right now, I’m a student at the Panthéon Sorbonne University, a music lover and an avid eater of sweets.