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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I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board!
I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 stars. I feel like this book is a cross between The Uninvited and Beautiful Mind with dashes of Lizzie Borden's story thrown in. Anyone who has ever heard the story of Lizzie Borden knows how it ends, but even things tha ...more
Interesting modern adaptation of the story.
The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 1800s (when Lizzie really lived), because everything seemed so old fashioned. Then another character started talking about Star Wars, which was really weird for me, and took me out of the story every time this happen ...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
This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting.
I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed.
I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest.
Lizzie was an interesting character. She’s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to be to everyone. There’s an unreliable narrator aspect to this story that was the main reason I kept going.
Plot wise, it was weird. I don’t know if some of the problem was the formatting of the e-arc or an intentional attemp ...more
4.5 Stars. I don’t know what all the flack is about—it’s wonderfully written, NOT QUEERBAITING, and has a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping twist that caught me completely off guard. Read this book if you’re interested in Lizzie Borden!