2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge

That’s that!  I have officially completed the 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge!

  1. a book you chose for the cover: Batter Up by Robyn Neeley
  2. a book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able: Infini by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  3. a book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
  4. a book you’ve already read: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  5. a juicy memoir: Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
  6. a book about books or reading: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
  7. a book in a genre you usually avoid: Damaged Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  8. a book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  9. a book in the backlist of a new favorite author: The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey
  10. a book recommended by someone with great taste: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  11. a book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet: Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  12. a book about a topic or subject you already love: Glamour by A.L. Jackson, Sophie Jordan, Aleatha Romig, Skye Warren, Lili St. Germain, Nora Flite, Sierra Simone, and Nicola Rendell
  13. a Newbery award winner or honor book: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  14. a book in translation: The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  15. a book that’s more than 600 pages: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
  16. a book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  17. a book of any genre that addresses current events: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  18. an immigrant story: Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung
  19. a book published before you were born: Beauty by Robin McKinley
  20. three books by the same author: Double Team, Prince Albert, and Prick by Sabrina Paige
  21. a book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  22. a book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  23. a book nominated for an award in 2017: The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
  24. a Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Book review: Prick by Sabrina Paige

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Katherine Harrison is your typical good girl.  She keeps a 4.0 GPA.  She’s the class president.  She never parties or lets loose.  But one day, she decides that there’s no way she’s going to college a virgin, so she asks Caulter Sterling, her school’s biggest bad boy, for help.  The two have one very, very hot night together, and then she runs away, wishing and hoping that she never has to see him again.  Next thing she knows, she’s learning that her father’s been secretly dating someone, and they’re about to announce their engagement. The lucky lady just so happens to be Caulter’s mother.

It seems like a lot of these stepbrother books are about high school sweethearts whose parents start dating.  Katherine and Caulter are far from sweethearts.  In fact, aside from their one night of passion, they absolutely despise each other.  Another interesting twist on the genre is that Katherine and Caulter aren’t actually stepsiblings.  Sure, their parents are engaged with the intent to marry, but they are not yet stepsiblings.

I actually really liked both of the main characters.  Like many books in this genre, we do have the prissy princess and the bad boy, but neither character felt like a stereotype here.  Katherine and Caulter had such amazing chemistry and I loved how Caulter could be such an asshole to everybody (including Katherine sometimes) but he would still step up and be the good guy when she needed him.

This was just such a fun book, and for me, it was one of those books that I never wanted to put down.  Instead of “Ugh, I guess I’ll read another few chapters to get it over with,” this book had me more like, “How much coffee will I need to drink tomorrow if I stay up all night to finish this?” I love it when that happens.  That’s what a book should make you feel like.  This is one of those books that could easily pull you out of a reading slump since it’s just so fun, entertaining, and easy to read.

I’m so glad that I didn’t give up on Sabrina Paige after I felt so let down by Double Team because I loved Prince Albert and I loved this book. I’m definitely adding her to my must-read authors and following her on social media.

Final rating: ★★★★☆

#mmdreading: three books by the same author (I also read Double Team and Prince Albert.)