I was nominated a few weeks ago by Lizzie over at Stellar Kitten Book Reviews for this book tag. Thanks for the nomination, and I love the name of your blog! Stop by her blog and check out her quotes from a few weeks ago. She also has some great reviews, so check those out as well.
The rules are pretty easy:
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
- Nominate three new bloggers each day.
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick (2013)
The first quote that jumped into my head when I was nominated was the opening line of the book Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick. It was the perfect opening line, and it made me laugh and like the main character from the start. This is a darker retelling of Cinderella, with a very snarky main character. And the cover is pretty awesome too. It’s rating is not as high as would expect on Goodreads (3.49) but if you like the opening line, certainly check out the rest of the book.
“I grew up in what some people would call a mobile home and what other, snobbier people might call a manufactured home, but I was always fine with calling it a trailer. That’s right, I said I grew up in a trailer. Fuck You.”
Summary from Goodreads:
Inner beauty wants out.
When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s summoned from her Missouri trailer park to meet Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer. He makes her an impossible offer: He’ll create three dresses to transform Becky from a nothing special girl into the most beautiful woman who ever lived.
Becky thinks Tom is a lunatic, or that he’s producing a hidden camera show called World’s Most Gullible Poor People. But she accepts, and she’s remade as Rebecca. When Becky looks in the mirror, she sees herself – an awkward mess of split ends and cankles. But when anyone else looks at Becky, they see pure five-alarm hotness.
Soon Rebecca is on the cover of Vogue, the new Hollywood darling, and dating celebrities. Then Becky meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, and everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But to love her back, Gregory would have to look past the blinding Rebecca to see the real girl inside. And Becky knows there’s not enough magic in the world.
A screamingly defiant, hugely naughty, and impossibly fun free fall past the cat walks, the red carpets, and even the halls of Buckingham Palace, Gorgeous does the impossible: It makes you see yourself clearly for the first time.
I tried to make sure that my nominees hadn’t yet done this tag, but if you have, please feel free to not do it again.
Look for my post tomorrow for my second quote.