Whilst I get this new blog up and running I’ll be posting some of my previous posts from my old blog – as always any that were written previously will be edited slightly just to keep them up to date.
Moving on this blog will be a review of a book I read shortly after fiishing uni – Blue and Green Should Never be Seen (Or so Mother says) by Colette Kebell. I actually follow her on Twitter and earlier this week won a giveaway and received a signed copy of the prequel – The Retail Therapist (can’t wait to get stuck into that). Enjoy the review.
Published in 2015 and featured in the reading section of Glamour magazine, this book follows a similar tradition of other chicklit; fashion, romance and an endearing protagonist.
Main character Gigi has recently opened her own fashion consulting business and is slowly but surely making her way in the world in fashion making contacts, friends and enemies along the way. No chick lit would be complete without a budding romance with a dishy chef.
Billed as a light, quirky chicklit read, this description does not disappoint, as a recent English Literature graduate for me this book was a lot lighter than the average books I would read, discuss and dissect, and a lot more fun.
What stands out is the clear research and thought the author has put into her debut novel, with references to contemporary society, and an underlying concern over money and keeping a business afloat, which are things the average person worries about.
Whilst the novel lacks the same humorous flare as Sophie Kinsella and the Shopaholic series, Kebell more than makes up for this in characterisation , each and every character, is someone you could easily come across in your personal life. The characters are well written, genuine and in the case of some cause you an irritability that a select few in the real world can.
Overall though I’d encourage anyone reading this to purchase a copy ASAP, for a debut novel it can’t go wrong! The prequel is out too so get your hands on that once you’ve devoured this one.
4 stars out of 5