Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Review: Sloane Sisters by Anna Carey


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

Style. Sabotage. Sisterhood.
When Cate and Andie Sloane's Upper East Side dad met Stella and Lola Childs's British-model mom, nobody thought a transatlantic relationship would last. But then their parents drop the M-bomb--marriage--and it looks like Cate, Andie, Stella, and Lola are going to be one big happy family. Well, big anyway. Meet:
Cate Sloane: She dominates the ninth grade at exclusive Ashton Prep. Tantrum-prone and competitive, Cate would rather wear Laura Ashley every day than be second best at anything. Luckily there's not a rival in sight. Yet.
Andie Sloane: Twelve-year-old Andie desperately wants to walk the runway. Her face is flawless, and boys flock to her like love-struck sheep. There's just one "leetle" problem: She's only 4' 11." But with a new supermodel stepmom, she'll be voguing in no time. Right?
Stella Childs: With her take-charge attitude and a closet full of supermodel swag, Stella was the It Girl at her London middle school. She's determined to rule Ashton Prep--even if that means dethroning the current queen bee. Can you say British Invasion?
Lola Childs: London boys called gawky Lola "Sticks," but she's got a new mission in Manhattan: boyfriend or bust With the help of her boy-magnet stepsister, Lola sets her sights on supercute Kyle Lewis. Too bad Kyle's only got eyes for . . . "Andie."

MY TAKE:
I was looking for a series that had a vibe similar to Gossip Girl so I gave this one a try.

In the Sloane Sisters, American sisters Cate and Andie meet the daughters of their father's famous British girlfriend. At first, Cate, Andie, Stella dn Lola get along, but eventually, their personalities start to clash and things go downhill from there.

In terms of mentions of designer brands and New York City landmarks, I did find what I was looking for here. The book definitely made me want to visit New York. As for the characters, however, I liked one set of sisters more than the others.

Granted that she can be crafty and conniving, I still liked Stella more than Cate. I also very much liked Lola over Andie. The British girls' parents had just gotten divorced and wounds were still fresh for them. As for the American girls, in a way, I could understand that they had some problems too, but for the most part, it felt like they were just being petty and mean about things that weren't a big deal at all. They were just so selfish and it just irritated me how easy it was for them to hurt other people just so they can get their way or feel better about themselves.

By the last part of the story, everything became peachy for everyone, but based on what I've seen from the book, I'd probably only be interested in reading the book if either the British girls get center stage or Cate and Andie learn some humility and learn to think of other people instead of only themselves.

THE GOOD:

  1. It makes you want to go to New York.
  2. The characters are quite realistic.
  3. The sisters go on fun adventures.

THE BAD:

  1. The sisters can be pretty petty sometimes.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Sophie and Priya had gone on for twenty minutes about how good the brioche French toast was - Stella's recommendation.
READ IT IF:

  1. You like YA novels set in New York.
  2. You like books that are similar to Gossip Girl.
  3. You like books about sisters.

RATING:
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1 comment:

  1. I'll have to take a look at this one. I didn't see it at Netgalley, though. Drat.

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