Review: Literally by Lucy Keating


Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine. 

It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. 

But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word? 

This book is so very meta. I love meta, so therefore I should have loved this book.

Loved, no. But I guess that I did somewhat enjoy the book. I would have loved it if Lucy Keating hadn't written herself into to novel. It seemed a little fanfiction-y. If the author had been named something different I think i would have found it less uncomfortable.

Still, I found the plot engrossing even if it was a little confusing. I had to suspend disbelief and stop expecting all of my questions to be wrapped up nicely. I didn't particularly adore any of the characters either - they were nice enough, but I think this book is quite forgettable. 

Book released 11th April 2017 by HarperTeen
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

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