Marni Bates – Decked with Holly

This book was one of the top Christmas themed books within Kindle Unlimited, so although it seemed to be a book aimed at teenagers, I thought I might as well give it a try.

But it was most definitely aimed for teenagers, and I found the main character quite immature and annoying. The fact that we’re supposed to believe that someone who likes a band with only 3 members wouldn’t recognise one of the members when she stumbled into his hotel room is slightly far fetched, but it does make for an interesting story.

The book was amusing in places, although the main characters are incredibly stereotyped. You can tell right from the start where the book is going to go and how it is going to end, but I didn’t mind too much as I just wanted a light-hearted read for the last few days before Christmas. It was very easy to read and didn’t require much concentration. But apart from the fact that it was set in December, it didn’t seem to have much to do with Christmas, which was disappointing, especially since that was the only reason I decided to read this in the first place!

I probably would have absolutely loved this book 10 years ago, but I’ve read a lot of young adult fiction recently which has kept me much more entertained than this, so I felt a little let down.


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