The Queen B* Strikes Back (Queen B* Series #2)

The Queen B* Strikes Back (Queen B* Series #2)

by Crista McHugh

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ISBN-13: 9781940559452
Publisher: Crista McHugh
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Queen B* Series , #2
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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The Queen B* Strikes Back 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how the second book continued where the first book ended. The plot the characters all fit. I like how the author develop the characters and the relationships of Lexi, Taylor, Brett, Summer and Lexie's mom. Even though it was a cliche when Brett rescued Lexi it still worked and there was a resolution with the characters. I'm looking forward to the third book I hope the author continues with this whole series.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Alexis Wyndham is a force to be reckoned with at Eastline High School. She may not have many friends but she is feared because of her blog which exposes misdeeds by both students and facility. This is why her friendship with Brett Pederson, star quarterback and golden boy, is so unusual. Can she trust him or will he betray her as others have done? Brett has the patience of a saint where Alexis is concerned. He likes her and wants them to be together, but her insecurities cause her to reject him every time. I enjoyed their romance and all the drama that surrounded them. I wanted Alexis to take a chance and trust again. Her continuous doubts were frustrating. I liked this feisty heroine. Brett is a good guy who takes things in stride. He doesn't give up on Alexis, but when he continually sides with Summer it was too much. This story was fast paced and romantic. It picks up seamlessly where Volume 1 ended. I enjoyed all the characters. They were interesting and added drama and or humor to the story. Crista McHugh did a great job. She brought these characters to life. The Queen B* Strikes Back was smartly written and had an interesting plot and snappy dialogue. It kept me entertained. I want to see more of Alexis and Brett. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
Another fun read in this YA series that had me laughing and cringing as I remembered what it was like to be in high school. There is a big dose of reality in these pages that really makes me happy that I don’t have to relive my high school years! Alexis is still the Queen B*, but she’s beginning to doubt her initial assumption that she and Brett could never make a relationship work. She knows there is a physical reaction every time he comes near her, but she is still having a hard time trusting him and is really struggling with wanting to put herself out there and possibly get hurt. And of course Summer doesn’t help things with her manipulation of events, but Brett isn’t entirely innocent in all of it either. Brett is still trying to convince Alexis to go out with him – even if he has to resort to non-dates and breakfasts with his family. I loved seeing his vulnerability as he asks Alexis for help with his essay writing. It was good to see that even though someone may appear perfect, there is always so much more going on beneath the surface. I loved watching these two struggle to trust and understand each other. There are so many instances where miscommunication led to misunderstandings that I felt like I was right back in high school with these characters. Even though I wanted to keep yelling at Alexis to just let go and give Brett a chance, I loved the fact that one of her big concerns about them being together was what impact it would have on Brett. She does a good job at going all Queen B* at times, but underneath you can really see the person that Brett sees in Alexis. The rest of the characters all added the additional depth to provide a realistic back drop to East Lake High School. I just loved Richard – he’s probably my favorite character. He’s fun, doesn’t take himself too seriously, and really knows how to put everyone around him at ease…and don’t let me forget he’s the life of the party – he’s everything you’d want in a best friend. He’s also great at keeping things real for Alexis. We didn’t hear too much about Alexis’s other friend Morgan, and I’m wondering if there will be any kind of fall out in the next book from Alexis’s frat party incident since it involved the guy that Morgan had dated. That whole incident was a bit of a stretch for me and seemed a bit out of character for Alexis, but I guess it just goes with the fact that these character are really young and do some really dumb things. I loved where this book ended and look forward to seeing where the author takes us. There’s a lot of story for Alexis and Brett, as well as their friends, left to tell, and I’m looking forward to finding out what’s next. As I mentioned with the first book in the series, I would recommend this book to any Young Adult romance lover, but would caution based on content for younger YA readers – there’s nothing totally explicit, but there are references that may be inappropriate for a younger audience. I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Loving this series Favorite Quotes: “Brett was like sweet wine or chocolate. Too much could be a bad thing, but a little indulgence here and there was near heaven.” “It was one of those Disneyesque moments when the bored prince at the ball finally sees his Cinderella, and the rest of the world fades away. The noise, the chaos, the crowds – they all vanished. He only seemed to have eyes for me.” “Taylor backed away as though she might catch old-people-in-love cooties from them, but I couldn’t move.” My Review: I am adoring this series and already curious for the next installment. I enjoyed it so much I absorbed it rather quickly as I could not seem to put it down. Ms. McHugh does an excellent job of capturing the anxiety, thrill, uncertainty, and disappointment of new relationships, the fear of revealing one’s true self, and the special horrors of high school involving teenage cliques and power struggles. She has brought a fresh face to the vulnerabilities of that age and dressed her up as an intelligent mean girl, and despite my typical avoidance of anything YA... I am totally hooked. I want more - and quickly!