Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: Kings and Queens by Courtney Vail

Goodreads Summary
Seventeen-year-old Majesty Alistair wants police to look further into her father’s fatal car wreck, hopes the baseball team she manages can reclaim the state crown, aches for Derek…or, no…maybe Alec…maybe. And she mostly wishes to retract the hateful words she said to her dad right before slamming the door in his face, only to never see him again.

All her desires get sidelined, though, when she overhears two fellow students planning a church massacre. She doubts cops will follow up on her tip since they’re sick of her coming around with notions of possible crimes-in-the-works. And it’s not like she cries wolf. Not really. They’d be freaked too, but they’re not the ones suffering from bloody dreams that hint at disaster like some crazy, street guy forecasting the Apocalypse.

So, she does what any habitual winner with zero cred would do…try to I.D. the nutjobs before they act. But, when their agenda turns out to be far bigger than she ever assumed, and even friends start looking suspect, the truth and her actions threaten to haunt her forever, especially since she’s left with blood on her hands, the blood of someone she loves

My Summary
Majesty is the baseball team's manager, who's bff's are on the team.  She loves one of them but which.  She overhears a plot to shoot up a church and tries to stop the violent act.  As Majesty gets closer she disappears.  The murderers are closer than she thinks.

What will Majesty do?  Who should she turn to?

How Distracted Did I Get?
Majesty is a believable character caught between more boys than she can count.  Who to date?  Who to trust?
To be hones, the plot had me drawn in.  I finished the book to the end but I feel certain plot points were too drawn out especially for a YA novel.  The story is well told and intricately woven though just too much for me.  

I gave Kings and Queens 3 Baskets

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