★ SYNOPSIS ★
Watch out, girls. Here she comes.
There’s always that girl. She’s popular, beautiful, and has everything together. The one with the perfectly teased hair, arms full of colorful (but coordinated) bangles, and expertly painted bright-pink lips.
A teacher’s pet. Daddy’s girl.
Everyone loves her.
Because everyone is afraid to challenge her.
Kelly Ross is that girl. She uses her powers of popularity for good… her own good. She doesn’t care who she hurts.
She always gets what she wants.
Including your man.
When she walks down the hallway in her hot-pink heels and ruffled denim miniskirt, all the boys’ heads turn. And all the girls start whispering.
There hasn’t been a single guy Kelly hasn’t been able to chew up and spit out.
Kelly has finally met her match. He’s been there all along, and he’s the exact opposite of everything you’d expect.
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★ MY REVIEW ★
If you’re a lover of the 80’s, you don’t want to miss this book. If you’re an 80’s child, you don’t want to miss this book. If you love 80’s movies, again, you do NOT want to miss this book! Maneater by Cambria Hebert is absolutely fantastic. Extremely well-written, it will drag you back to the halls of high school in the 80’s. From the neon colors, the bangles, the gum chewing, the eye rolling, hair spray, music, the lingo and obviously the clothing, every bit of it will immerse you in this story.
I could not put this book down! Really, I read it in two hours. Mind you, it is a novella and I think I spent a majority of the book not wanting it to end. I loved the story of Kelly and Eric. There were parts I laughed in, parts I shuddered and cringed in sheer embarrassment for the characters as well. You get all the angsty good bits also with a huge dose of attitude.
Eric would be my favorite of the two, but it is a really close draw. He’s far more “alpha” then you’d think at first. He doesn’t let Kelly push him around. Kelly exudes this attitude, and confidence that can come of cocky, however it really hides a softer core inside. She doesn’t get annoying with the attitude, because you get some great insights into the character and to be honest, you just wait to see what is going to happen. I was on the edge of my chair for a good part of this book. You see these characters develop and grow, realize that life isn’t always black and white.
I would recommend Maneater to ANYONE. The whole novella will take you on one insanely tubular ride that you won’t want to get off of. Oh and don’t be surprised if you go around the day after reading it, singing 80’s songs. 😀