I was thrilled and excited to win a copy of Editorial Board by our very own Anastasia Vitsky in Ana's individual blog competition over at Governing Ana as part of the 2013 Spank or Treat blog hop. It has taken me a while to get the chance to sit down and read this and therefore to write this review. Ana I apologise :) I have to say though, it was well worth the wait!
Ana offered me a number of titles to chose from and I decided upon Editorial Board. I chose this book because I liked its premise and the main character, Spring Meadows (yes, you read right. She also has sister's Autumn and Summer) sounded appealing to me. She sounded as though she could be rather Scrappy and that I would therefore relate well to her :)
Spring is an award-winning author struggling to come up with her next best seller when her publisher hires new editor Rachel Templeton. Sure that her talents as a best selling author single-handedly keep the company afloat she initially views Rachel as an intrusion to her work and writing and is not sure she is up to the job of editor. After all, Rachel's background is mainly as a newspaper editor.
I wasn't wrong in thinking Spring was a character with 'attitude'. I just loved her! She is, quite simply a brat, but there is far more to her underneath the brattiness. She has issues and insecurities. Rachel wants to guide and help Spring and help her reach her goals as an author. Can Spring accept her help? I guess you will have to read the book to find out :)
Ana has a wonderful writing style that draws you into the characters and keeps you enthralled from beginning to end. I really enjoyed the interplay between the two characters.
I found this book thoroughly entertaining. Spring's inner voice and many of the interactions between the two characters make for plenty of humour which made it an enjoyable read and had me laughing all the way through. However, it is also a emotional and sweet story. It is a relatively short story which personally is good for me, but it definitely left me wanting more!
Another character in the book is Spring's, not always so faithful companion, cat Victoria who is as feisty as her owner and wants everything on her own terms. There are a number of humourous interactions between them and Victoria also gets up to her own antics. I fell in love with her too :)
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