Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Release Day Review! Invisible, by Marni Bates

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It's not easy being best friends with a celebrity. . . I'm invisible at my high school and I'm fine with it. It's kind of inevitable with a name like Jane Smith. But when the school newspaper staff insisted that I write a cover story, I decided to find out just how much scandal one geeky girl could uncover.

Except I never expected to find myself starting a fist-fight, auditioning for the school's Romeo & Juliet musical, running away with a Romeo of my own, befriending the most popular girl in school, or trying to avoid one very cute photographer, who makes it impossible to to be invisible. . .

Release Day Review!

I love Marni Bates' book covers: they are so bright, colorful, and fun that I am instantly drawn to them.  Set in the same universe as Awkward, Invisible introduces us to Jane, a minor character in the previous book.  And while I quite enjoyed Awkward, this book just didn't do it for me.

Like Jane, I was unpopular and overlooked in high school.  I was a geek with an overwhelming fear of speaking during class.  I studied hard, had a small group of close friends, and was every bit the good girl. So reading about Jane's sudden transformation made me furrow my brow in confusion on more than one occasion. 

The story was entertaining, just a bit forced.

That being said, I really like Marni Bates and will continue to read her books.  Her next novel, Notable, comes out in November and is already on my TBR.  I'm really looking forward to reading Chelsea's story next!

The Kindle version of Awkward is currently on sale at Amazon for $2.99.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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