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At a Glance: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

I’ve been dying to get a chance to read this one – mainly just because I LOVED how vibrant and striking the cover was … 

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Genre: Fiction

BUG Rating: 3.5/5

Overall: Candice has managed to create an absolutely amazing character in Queenie; She’s bold, complex, and totally loveable. The book isn’t what I had expected. I wasn’t too sure on the genre, there’s way too many descriptive sex scenes for this to be a YA, but it’s not quite Adult in my mind. I enjoyed the story, and following Queenie on the quest to find love, happiness and success. Along the way there were many heart breaks, racism, body image and mental health struggles. I enjoyed some of the humour, but felt some was a bit too British! In 3 words: Thought Provoking, Complex and Funny!

He put a hand on my thigh and moved it higher, digging his nails into my skin. That’ll be a pair of tights gone.

Plot:

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

As Queenie careers from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, β€œWhat are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.



Pros:

+ Fantastically crafted characters – Loved the strong diverse female lead

+ Addressed important topics such as racial bias and mental health stigmas

+ Love, love, LOVE how pretty the book looks on my shelf πŸ™‚Β 

Cons:

– Very British – might be less appealing/relatable to some

– Overly Sexual

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