Monday, June 1, 2015

ARE YOU LISTENING? LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"  
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LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE
Read By Madeleine Maby
BY JESSICA KNOLL
  
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.

Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: a glamorous job at a glossy magazine; an enviable figure with the wardrobe to match; and a handsome fiancé from a distinguished blue blood family. But Ani FaNelli is an invention, that veneer of perfection carefully assembled in an attempt to distance herself from a shocking, sordid past.

As her wedding draws near, a documentary producer invites Ani to speak about the chilling incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School. Determined once and for all to silence the whispers of suspicion and blame, Ani must weigh her options carefully, when telling the whole truth could destroy the picture-perfect life she’s worked so hard to create.

With a singular voice and a twist you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the deep-seated desire to fit in and the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all.” Ani FaNelli is a complex and vulnerable heroine—one whose sharp edges protect a truth that will move, scandalize, and surprise you. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jessica Knoll has been a senior editor at Cosmopolitan and the articles editor at SELF. She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and graduated from The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She lives in New York City with her husband. 
(Photograph by Leslie Hassler)

PRAISE FOR LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE:
"[A] huge summer read . . . one of those great stories that you can’t put down!"– Reese Witherspoon, InStyle

"The perfect page-turner to start your summer."– People (Book of the Week)

"Dark, twisty . . . razor-sharp writing . . . propulsive prose . . . [The] reveal is a real doozy--a legitimately shocking, completely unputdownable sequence that unfolds like a slow-motion horror film. It instantly elevates Luckiest Girl . . . and that momentum keeps going until its final pages."– EW

"Loved Gone Girl? We promise [Luckiest Girl Alive is] just as addictive."– Good Housekeeping

"A pulse-pounding, jaw-dropping novel about how tragedy twists and shapes lives."– InTouch (A-)

"A knockout debut novel . . . completely enthralling . . . devilishly dark and fun."– Publishers Weekly

"[Ani FaNelli is] a cross between Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw and Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne. . . . Knoll’s debut truly delivers and will keep readers engaged until the end."– Library Journal

"This is going to be the book you insist all your friends read this summer. . . . [A] clever, cunning satire on the female condition in the 21st century."– Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

"When Ani FaNelli wants something, she gets it: the job, the body, the man. What starts as a Mean Girls-seeming story line transforms into something so dark, so plot-twistingly intense that…well, actually, no spoilers here."– Marie Claire

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
Meet Ani FaNelli, the LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE, and protagonist in Jessica Knoll's debut and best selling novel.  Set in the Big Apple, Ani, a women's magazine editor who is engaged to the wealthy and dapper Luke Harrison, comes across first as pretentious and rather heartless. Ani puts up a tough front in her trend setting clothes, powerful position, and a flashy four-carat engagement ring, thus putting off people who may want to get too close to her. 

However, as the narrative progresses, readers find in Ani an unexpected vulnerability. She had agreed to be part of a documentary based on a tragedy that took place when Ani was a prep school student. At the time, she had no control over her life being sensationalized all over the media. With the film, Ani looks for the truth to come out and finally set herself free from the demons of her past. Little does she know how much an effect this will have on what she thinks is her controlled, flawless life now.

Jessica Knoll presents a character study that calls for readers to decide which Ani do they know? Which Ani are they really reading about? I found myself wondering if I was really supposed to dislike Ani at first. Was there more to her than first presented? There had to be, or did there? As the narrator read on in this amazing audio book, I couldn't stop listening. The twists and turns were enough to keep me listening far into the night. Did I like Ani at the end and was I pleased with how LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE ended? Obviously, I'll not tell but rather let readers decide. 
GIVEAWAY

 THANKS TO LAUREN AND THE FOLKS
AT SIMON AND SCHUSTER,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF 
LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
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GOOD LUCK!

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I love that it examines the push to fit in that so many women must grapple with.

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Luckiest Girl Alive sounds intriguing about trying to fit in and what it takes to "have(and keep) it all."
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Happy Audiobook Month! What put the Luckiest Girl Alive on my To Be Read (or) Listened To List was "and a twist you won't see coming". Those are my favorite kind!

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I am intrigued by the idea of a girl who had it all and yet there is a horrifying secret behind here. When I went to junior high and high school, there were lots of cliques and the "top clique were cheerleaders. I something wonder whatever happened to them and now I wonder if they had any deep secrets.

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