Hi, Hello and Welcome. I know I’ve been MIA for a while but I’m back with my stop for the You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson blog tour hosted by Hear Our Voices Book Tours. I really enjoyed this book so without a further ado, let’s get into it!
you can check out the other posts for the tour here 🙂
Here’s a synopsis:
Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it’s okay — Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.
But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz’s plans come crashing down . . . until she’s reminded of her school’s scholarship for prom king and queen. There’s nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington.
The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She’s smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?
I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
I really enjoyed this book. It was so fast-paced and fun so you could definitely finish this one quickly. I really liked how every single character had their own traits and characteristics that set them apart from one another.
Liz was a very multifaceted character and it was very intriguing to see how her behaviour changed in different settings and how she has had to adapt due to her very tough circumstances. It just made her such a realistic character that I really connected to.
The romance in this novel was so cute, like it made me so jealous because they were so cute around each other and I could not stop smiling at those moments. However, it wasn’t just sunshine and rainbows because this book got very real subtly which really reflected on how good of a writer this author is. The writing in this novel really suited the voice of Liz and the story just flowed so nicely.
The only thing I didn’t really like about this novel is how the author made the reader feel like the main character was in love with somebody else and also show really great chemistry between them but then proceed to say they’re just friends. Like…why? They should not have had that type of flirty-ness considering the main character’s personality so it just did not really sit right with me.
Besides that, I really really enjoyed this novel and I am so happy its getting all the attention it deserves. I highly recommend this book to everyone and I can’t wait to see what the author has coming next!
“You don’t earn queen, you inherit it.”
“I’ve learned all the ways to keep my head down, to hide, to make myself scarce. But I never really learned how to say when enough is enough. Until now.”
“I was born royalty. All I had to do was pick up my crown.”
That is all I have for today and I hope you guys enjoyed! Do pick this book up if you’re interested because this book is really good. Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you in the next one! Bye!