The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things

Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won’t peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She’s learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it’s working just fine… until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He’s a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted.

Shane Cavendish just wants to be left alone to play guitar and work on his music. He’s got heartbreak and loneliness in his rearview mirror, and this new school represents his last chance. He doesn’t expect to be happy; he only wants to graduate and move on. He never counted on a girl like Sage.

But love doesn’t mend all broken things, and sometimes life has to fall apart before it can be put back together again…

Title:The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things
ISBN:9781250047502
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  • Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!

    Mostly...  I know, I know. You're judging me right now. I think this book is just not for me. Every turn of page of is such a struggle for me. I only have two emotions while reading this: Frustrati...

  • Lindsey Rey

    I got this book at RT Booklover's Convention a year ago and I picked it up yesterday expecting a pretty straightforward, cutesy, fun contemporary. I had no idea what I was in for! I am so overwhelmed ...

  • Aditi

    “I came here looking to finish school quietly. Stay out of trouble. Maybe write some new songs. I never expected you.” ----Ann AguirreAnn Aguirre, a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author...

  • Alyssa

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann AguirrePublisher: Feiwel & FriendsPublication Date: April 7, 2015Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publi...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    I love the Enclave series by this author so I wanted to read this one. The problem with this book is it's instalovey and boring at the same time. I don't think contemporary is this author's genre....

  • Jen

    Just in case you were wondering, you can not lift these Post-it notes on the cover up. You can't. I tried. For an embarrassingly long time.   The Queen of Bright...

  • Norah Una Sumner

    "I’ve heard if you pretend long enough—or maybe wish hard enough—faking normal becomes real. I’m counting on that. Until then, I’ll carry on." This freaking book killed me.Twice.I'm writi...

  • Stacee

    I'm not usually one to read angsty times, but this was absolute perfection. Sage is a great MC and I loved being in her head. Her whole thing with the post it's is fantastic and there was one scene in...

  • Kassiah

    5 stars.A modified version of this review also appears on Swoony Boys Podcast.The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things was my favorite "real" book that I read in 2014 ("real" as in the Real Books Challeng...

  • Sophia Sardothien

    Official rating 3.5 Despite the mixed reviews on goodreads, I find myself fairly enjoying this book. Being numb is good for a while, until it's not anymore. "They're fooling themselves," I say. "...