Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams


How I Read It: Audiobook/ Ebook

Dates Read: 3/19/19- 3/20/19

I heard about this book through Book of the Month. Ugh, I really really really wanted to like this book, but I just don’t. Here’s why:

This book follows Queenie, a half-Jamaican half-British woman who just got out of a long-term relationship. Trying to feel like she still is beautiful and that she is still attractive, she sleeps her way through every man she meets. After she begins to realize that maybe that isn’t the best way to handle this situation, she begins to seek alternative ways to deal with her issues.

So firstly, I am all for your body, do whatever the heck you want with it. But at the same time, girl bye. I am no relationship guru, but I have read enough books, seen enough movies, and heard enough music to know that rebounds are bad news. This girl had like 50. And honestly, the things they said and did have me the heebie jeebies.

On top of that, I did not find Queenie a likable character. I honestly couldn’t stand her, even after her recovery. I mean, I hate the other characters I am supposed to hate more, but I just couldn’t find myself in her corner.

I think more than all of this, I was just disappointed. My entire Instagram feed has been devoted to people talking about this “must-read”, and I just couldn’t see it.

With all that being said, I would give it 2 out of 5 stars. If you have any thoughts or ideas on this review or book, leave a comment. And if you would like to talk to me privately, feel free to e-mail me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I will see you all at the next book!

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