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I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

The Queen of Kentucky

The Queen of Kentucky - Alecia Whitaker I really wanted to love this one, but for most of the book, I really had to force myself to keep reading. I couldn't connect to Ricki Jo, or Ericka, at all. As Ericka, most of the time I wanted to smack her upside the head for the stuff she did and the people she hurt. I do realize that the storyline was realistic. That some people will do anything, even go against their own beliefs, to be popular. But watching Ericka push those people who would truly care for her was hard.

I liked Luke a lot more than I did Ericka. He was a strong character going through something dark and scary, yet he was still there for his best friend. Luke really was the reason I kept reading, because I had to hope that things would work out well for him, at least.

The writing wasn't what made me not like this. The writing is good. It was just the main character that really put a hamper on this for me. Maybe it was supposed to be that way, since I don't think I found anything great about Ericka when she was trying to be this whole new person. Even though I really liked Luke, it wasn't enough for me to want to save this book from the swap pile.