Monday, April 4, 2011

Book Review: The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder

Title: The Lipstick Laws  
Author: Amy Holder
Publisher: Graphia Books
Publishing Date: April 4th 2011
Length: 240 pages
Genre: YA, romance 
Source: NetGalley  

At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is the queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone's life with a snap of perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her.   For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. April is so unpopular, kids don't even know she exists. But one lunch spent at Britney's table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity.   But Britney's friendship comes with a high price tag. How much is April willing to pay?
 Summary by Goodreads
The story of THE LIPSTICK LAWS circles around the loner April Bowers who gets to be part of the popular clique around Britney Taylor and her friends. It is about the life of a high-school girl and the social game of popularity she has to play everyday. It also shows the backgrounds of who you were, are and want to be. An ice queen has a past, a nerd a personality aswell and there should always be a moment you realize who you and the people around you really are.

THE LIPSTICK LAWS is just one out of many funny chick-lit novels and I wouldn’t call it one of my favourites but it is definitely a welcome change to all my paranormal and fantasy novels. There is a real girl with real and everyday problems. We all could have been April Bowers in High school or known someone like her.

I couldn’t stand laughing out loud several times, because Amy Holder has such a funny writing and hilarious expressions and statements. The best thing: flaws can actually be funny if we are willing to accept them as part of our body and our personality.

I wish THE LIPSTICK LAWS would have featured a few more romantic scenes. It is more a book about making new friends than about finding love. Amy Holder could have filled a few more pages with the hunt after April’s dreamboy to satisfy my romance longing heart.

With THE LIPSTICK LAWS you get the chance to feel again like a 15-year-old teenager who has yet to choose who he or she wants to be. Reading this novel I felt like being in High School again, because Holder pictured all characters and incidents so very appropriate. Her young writing spirit supports the story and makes April Bowers such an adorable character you can’t but sympathize for. 

By creating THE LIPSTICK LAWS Amy Holder had a great idea of a new level of highschool war. A funny and cheeky read!

1) a lipstick may cover your face but not who you really are
2) of an omnipresent Kleenex box
3) we are going to eat as many donuts as we can to break Lipstick Law three and feel happy
4) we love digging out our 80s clothes to combine them with a recent trend
5) exchanging love letters can be so romantic…sometimes 

 Become a Lipstick Lawbreaker yourself. Make new friends, accept yourself as the person you are, start reading THE LIPSTICK LAWS. Don’t dare not sharing it with your friends, you’ll have a lot of fun! 

* Thanks to NetGalley and   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for giving my access to the THE LIPSTICK LAWS egalley! 
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  1. haven't read chick-lits in a while...
    this sounds great...

  2. I love to add a little chick-lit into the mix of my usual paranormal stuff. This sounds like a fun read. And thanks for reminding me to reapply my lipgloss! lol

  3. Sounds so funny! And the cover is quite fun too!