The Blonde Bookworm: The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll -- Review

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll -- Review

Monday, June 25, 2018

Title: The Favorite Sister 
Author: Jessica Knoll 
Pages: 384
Publishing: May 15th 2018 by Simon & Schuster


When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…

Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates.

Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.

Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.

Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story.

And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off.


Okay, totally honesty here... this book just wasn't for me. But with that being said, I know a lot of people who liked this novel! Full disclosure, I do not like reality television. I don't like it because I try to avoid confrontation at all costs... even on TV. I just really don't like it when people fight, and there always seems to be a lot of fighting on reality TV. Okay, so now that I have all of that out in the open, its probably pretty obvious why I didn't like this novel. There was just too much fighting and too many fake friendships for me to really get connected and enjoy the plot. 

I don't want to harp on all of the bad things about this novel because I truly feel like there is an audience that would probably love this book. If you are into reality TV and you don't mind a fair amount of girl fights and back stabbing, then this book is for you! If you're like me and that stuff makes you cringe, then don't bother picking this one up. All in all, the writing style was good, I just didn't enjoy the characters at all. Thank you so much to Simon Schuster for sending this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Rating 2.5/5  


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