Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Literally by Lucy Keating

  • Publisher: HarperTeen (April 11, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0062380044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062380043


Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine.
It turns out that Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. 
But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word? 
The real Lucy Keating’s delightful contemporary romance is the perfect follow-up for readers who loved her debut novel, which School Library Journal called “a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters.”

I found the concept of Literally  - a character in a story realizing she is being written by an author and butting heads with said author to be uniquely refreshing and brilliantly creative! I was really interested to see how this book would turn out. 

Unfortunately, I was disappointed. While the plot was very creative and well written, the story fell short of what I had hoped it would be. I found the characters to be a bit shallow and the story-line never really moved me or engaged me.  I am sad to say - I went away from reading this book feeling "blah" about it. 

Having shared the above, let me also ask that all of you out there in blog land, make your own decision regarding Literally. Give this book a chance. What may not be my cup of tea might just be something you would love and enjoy to read!

  3 Stars 

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Harper Collins Publishing, Ms. Keating and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and review this book. 

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