Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the familys B&B and her blackout episodesa medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycleLizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan. Bridget has joined the B&Bs staff as the new maid, and Lizzie is instantly drawn to her artistic style and free spiriteven her Star Wars obsession is kind of cute. The two of them forge bonds that quickly turn into something thats maybe more than friendship.But when her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she cant quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like shes going mad...
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This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was sick of hearing about meatloaf and Bridget!! For a person that wants to be a chef...you would think she would attempt to make more than just meatloaf and lemon loaf. I was expecting the book to be more horror than ...more
Read 55 percent of the book, skimmed the rest. Unfortunately, I just didn't connect with this book. The second half does seem more interesting, but not much was happening in the parts I had read. There were dramatic scenes, but they seemed out of place and not that well connected. I never got a good sense of time, and I think that negatively impacted my experience. Full review to come. :)
This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds fantastic! but it wasn't anything like what I expected. It was more about her crush on the new maid and her fighting against her beliefs.
I think if this story had been told by several POVs with cohesive writing that ...more
I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus.
Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets her period she blacks out and terrible things happen. She's alone at the Borden B&B when she feels a similar attack coming on. Luckily, Bridget arrives at the door. Bridget is the new maid, and Lizzie falls hard for ...more
I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers.
Lizzie left me heartbroken.
Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it was a FICTIONAL REIMAGINING. Neither of those words mean it has to be accurate to the real life story. Anyways though. I am a huge sucker for A) kind characters, B) misunderstood characters/characters with crappy lives th ...more
I really enjoyed the book because it is about the case of the Lizzie Borden murders and that story has interested me since I was a child. However, something about the fact that it's from Lizzie's perspective threw me off.
I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden. I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong.
This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden. The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events. Lizzie has a medical condition that makes her black out the second her period arrives every month. She doesn't remember anything from during the blackouts. This happens right as the new maid, Bridget, arrives. Bridget is a beautiful free spirit and Lizzie is drawn ...more
The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair!
Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about the historical and infamous Lizzie Borden are scattered throughout the story and some are facts that I wasn’t already aware of, even though I have read a few books about the true story of Lizzie Borden and the mystery ...more