Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
by Lily Anderson

Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West--and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing--down to number four.

Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben's, including give up sleep and comic books--well, maybe not comic books--but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it's time to declare a champion once and for all.

The war is Trixie's for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben's best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben's cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie's best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they're on--and they might not pick the same side.

I had a hard time getting into this book in the beginning. I couldn't really connect with the main character, Trixie. I understood that she was suppose to be snarky, but I felt like she just came off as mean. I didn't find her "snark" particularly funny. She insulted others in a cruel way and she thought she is better than everyone else because she was "nerdy". 

I had a hard time connecting to her due to that because being a nerd doesn't mean you have the right to make fun on "non-nerds"! However, she thankfully changed through out the book. The change of character felt a bit sudden, but it definitely made the last half of the more enjoyable.

I also had a hard time connecting to Trixie's friends, because they did some really mean things! I didn't hate them, but they definitely rubbed me the wrong way. I really liked the one side character, Ben. I thought he was extremely lovable. 

The romance in this book was cute, even though it was a bit predictable. The romance had some really cute moments that made my heart happy. Ben and Trixie made an "adorkable" couple! 

There was a mystery woven into this book, which kept the book really interesting. I became extremely invested in the mystery. Anderson kept me on my toes the entire time with the romance. I also really enjoyed the pop culture and fandom references. I didn't get every reference, but I understood most of them and really liked them.

Overall, this was a quick and easy read. I had some problems with the characters, but I enjoyed this book as a whole. I would recommend this book to "nerds" who are looking for a cute romance story.

3.5 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review. * 

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