Unpretty: An Unloved Ones Prequel (The Unloved Ones Prequels #1) by Kevin Richey
Publication Date: July 18th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Source: free on Amazon
What if you could become thin overnight?
Katherine Blythe is an overweight teenager who, on her sixteenth birthday, wishes to be thin, only to find her wish coming true with alarming side effects. As she loses over half her weight in the span of a week, she finds the world is a different place when you look the way you’re told you should.
But is her wish responsible for all this? Or is there something else going on—something distinctly supernatural?
Unpretty, we've all felt like that before. Either with weight, like our main gal, or with some other natural flaw, like mine. My flaw is acne, which is why some days I don't feel pretty (even though my boyfriend reminds me every day that I am). A couple years ago I got hit by the acne fairy and have been trying to find a cure ever since (so far extra virgin olive oil has done the trick, though it's still a WIP haha). So I feel for our main gal, Katherine.
She's overweight and she has a problem with over eating. She doesn't know why she does it, it's just a habit she fell into. Most of the time it happens in the middle of the night, when she can just eat and eat. Mr. Richey did an amazing job at describing this problem of hers, it felt completely real. That scene was absolutely disturbing to me (sorry) as I don't get how someone can do this to themselves. So this aspect was definitely compelling to me.
On Katherine’s birthday she makes a wish and surprise, her wish becomes true. Yeah, I'm sure we all wished that our birthday wishes have become true. She begins to lose weight and fast. In a matter of days she loses over a 100 pounds and there are a couple of hints later in the book to what's going on with her. Once I got to the end, I was even more intrigued than I already was. I can't wait to get more of Katherine’s story as this is a prequel.
Overall I was hooked from the very first page. I've got so much sympathy for her and I know that's what the author was going for, so bravo Mr. Richey. Well done. The storyline will grip you and the details will hold you in place till you reach the ending. And once you get to the ending you'll wish there was more. I can't wait to read the rest of the series, four bats for this one.
~More of this series~
Uninvited: An Unloved Ones Prequel
Unpopular: An Unloved Ones Prequel
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