The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things
Author: Ann Aguirre
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: April 7, 2015
Review Source: Feiwel & Friends
Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won’t peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She’s learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it’s working just fine… until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He’s a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted.
Shane Cavendish just wants to be left alone to play guitar and work on his music. He’s got heartbreak and loneliness in his rearview mirror, and this new school represents his last chance. He doesn’t expect to be happy; he only wants to graduate and move on. He never counted on a girl like Sage.
But love doesn’t mend all broken things, and sometimes life has to fall apart before it can be put back together again…
If I could hug this book forever, I would. Which is what I did constantly while reading it. The Queen of Bright and Shiny things is about two beautiful broken people finding each other. I couldn't be more happy with the fact that this isn't your typical high school romance read. Bravo Ann Aguirre!
I am seriously swooning over Shane, and I think I will be forever. I don't think I've ever been introduced to a character as humble, and awkward as he is. Shane is the definition of adorable. And, the main character, Sage, is just as compelling. I ABSOLUTELY loved her! She wasn't one bit irritating. Like I mentioned, not your typical high school contemporary read.
There is more depth than you'd expect in the characters Aguirre has written up. After you meet Sage, you want to be more like her. And, Shane has some amazing dialogue you just want to memorize all of his BEYOND cute one-liners. The Queen of Bright and Shiny things is not a read you want to miss out on, trust me. *Goes to hug book, again...*