6/24/14

Spin -Catherine McKenzie

5+++ Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Kate's To-Do List:
1. Go to rehab
2. Befriend/spy on "It Girl"
3. Write killer expose
4. Land dream job

Piece of cake! 
When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, The Line, it's the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate—and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It's no surprise that she doesn't get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she'd be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow "It Girl" Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop—and complete the thirty-day program—they'll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she'll have to pay.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
A graduate of McGill University in History and Law, Catherine practises law in Montreal, where she was born and raised. An avid skier and runner, Catherine's novels, SPIN, ARRANGED, FORGOTTEN and HIDDEN, are all international bestsellers and have been translated into numerous languages. Her most recent release is SPUN - a novella sequel to her first novel, SPIN.
She is currently at work on her fifth novel which should be published in 2015.
And if you want to know how she has time to do all that, the answer is: robots.

Visit her online at www.catherinemckenzie.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/catherinemckenzieauthor, and on Twitter at @cemckenzie1.

MY REVIEW -
Loved this one! This is my favorite so far. The sequel to this - "Spun" could be read as a strand alone. I read it before reading this one, but now - I kinda want to go back and re-read Spun, now that I know all the players.
This was a great, fun read, but in-depth at the same time. I love the author's writing style, very clever writing. To me this book was like a combo of the movie "28 Days" w/Sandra Bullock and "LA Candy" by Lauren Conrad - both of witch I loved (so that's a complement!).

Some things that I loved about the book, that made it more fun for me -
~Tons of movie references, and - all movies that I loved! (Kate & Leopold, When Harry Met Sally, The Holiday, Sleepless in Seattle, The Lake House, seriously they are all my favorites).
~ She uses acronyms for everything! TGND (the girl next door).
~ She also uses hyphens in long strings of words all throughout the book (the whole Henry-seems-to-be-datiing-Olivia fiasco)
Some people might be annoyed by these things, but I loved it! I thought it showed the character's true personality, and it added fun.

I loved all the characters in this book, there was great character development! I even loved the annoying room mate and the obnoxious Amber, the "star" that was in rehab. The only person I didn't like was the therapist, She wasn't getting Kate at all. I got Kate. I totally got everything she explained, but the therapist was taking everything too literally, it bugged me. I wanted to yell - "That's not what she means!". I love when books bring out passion like that in me.

"I don't think your idea of love should be based on what people say in the movies."

"Joanne says UR in rehab.
Joanne's an idiot.
It's OK if UR. I went to rehad 1X.
You did? When?
In 6th form.
How come?
Mam and pap thought I smoked 2 much pot.
Why?
Cuz I smoked 2 much pot.
What was it like?
Like pot.
LOL I meant rehab.
Talky
That's it?
Didn't stay long enough to find out.
Why not?
Did you know they don't let you drink there?"
If you want to read a great book that shows you what feels like the real inside scoop of rehab - this is a great book to read! Its fun, light and serious!

Thanks to the author, Catherine McKenzie for sending me this e-book for my honest review.

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

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