I just finished the most fantabulously fun book by Stephanie Hale called Revenge of the Homecoming Queen, and I had to write a quick post about it. Now, I myself have never been much into the whole “homecoming” thing. It was kind of a joke at my school (or at least with my circle of friends), but Revenge lets you experience it vicariously—both the highs and the lows, of which there are many for the adorable heroine, Aspen Brooks. I’m telling you, you will fall in love with this girl immediately. She is one fabulously catty biatch! There is a little bit of all of us in Aspen—and by “us” I mean fashionistas, because Aspen has enough style to feed a small army. She loves Dooney & Bourke almost as much as I love oxygen, and her fashion sense plays a key role in the book.
The dialogue is witty and entertaining. It was actually kind of embarrassing because I read the whole book on the plane to Santa Fe (for my book signing, which I’ll post about next time!!) and I was laughing so much that I actually got a “look” from the woman next to me. Ooops!
Hale reels you in immediately with her dead-on portrayal of high school duh-rama. I craved the characters, and the obvious love story that I was just waiting to be unveiled. But then suddenly the plot twists, and it’s actually a mystery—quel surprise! In addition to loving the characters (her boyfriend sounds like an effing FOX!), I was loving the plot. Whodunit? Well, you’ll just have to read and find out.
I’m telling you, this book was Murder, She Wrote meets One Tree Hill.
…But in a good way.