Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Review : Bitter Like Orange Peel

Bitter Like Orange Peel by Jessica Bell
Publication date: November 1st 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
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Six women. One man. Seven secrets. One could ruin them all.

Kit is a twenty-five-year-old archaeology undergrad, who doesn’t like to get her hands dirty. Life seems purposeless. But if she could track down her father, Roger, maybe her perspective would change.

The only problem—Roger is as rotten as the decomposing oranges in her back yard according to the women in her life: Ailish, her mother—an English literature professor who communicates in quotes and clichés, and who still hasn’t learned how to express emotion on her face; Ivy, her half-sister—a depressed archaeologist, with a slight case of nymphomania who fled to America after a divorce to become a waitress; and Eleanor, Ivy’s mother—a pediatric surgeon who embellishes her feelings with medical jargon, and named her daughter after “Intravenous.”

Against all three women’s wishes, Kit decides to find Roger.
Enter a sister Kit never knew about.
But everyone else did.

My Thoughts:
This book was interesting, I enjoyed this book when I could understand it. At first I was left confused, I guess I should've read the description to the book before I read the book. When I was reading the book there was many point of views which normally I loved but this time I was confused. There was too many people for me to keep up with and I kept forgetting who was who and who was related to whom. From what I understood This book deals with real drama and it was pretty good. One of my problems were that this book seems to drag at some points, its not really a big deal but I just wanted to point it out. I liked how real the characters felt, I do like that this book had more then one point of view that way I see everyone's situation. This book felt like there was too much going on at once that it can get hard to follow. I really liked that this book isnt one of those happily ever after where the girl gets the guy or finds a long lost father and everything is perfect. That was one of my favorite parts about the book how real it was. I this story was well written and it was pretty good.

If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she’d give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she’s written. Jessica is the Co-Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and annually runs the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca. For more information, please visit her website: www.jessicabellauthor.com

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  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

  2. Thank You!! This looks really good!! :)


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