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January 5, 2013

A Fluffy Read: Phone Kitten by Marika Christian

Phone Kitten by Marika Christian
ebook, $2.99
Published: September 2010 by BooksBNimble
ISBN13: 9780982999769
Source: Author
Read: December 2012 

Every year as the Christmas holidays approach I get this overwhelming desire to read chick lit. I guess it is the romance around the holiday - all the jewelry commercials and winter weddings. (Oddly, around Valentine's Day I seem to be repulsed by the thought of reading romance novels). On the first day of my break from the day job I scanned my list of books and alighted on Phone Kitten by Marika Christian. A fellow blogger had favorably reviewed it recently so it was an easy choice to make.

Emily is a nobody, and worse, she is invisible. She has decided that she no longer wants to be invisible and attempts to fulfill her dream of being a journalist at the St. Petersburg Times. However, like many insecure people, she hasn't chosen her confidant wisely. The day ends in disaster, yet it puts Emily on a whole new path to self-discovery.

I think many people will relate to Emily. Even if you were never a member of the "chub club", most of us have felt unpopular, unnoticed, unliked, etc. at one point or another. With it being a new year, a time when many are implementing (attempting to at least) change, Emily's journey to "make something" of herself will resonate well with the reader.

I found Phone Kitten to be amusing and looked forward to getting back to the story each day. Like any good chick lit it was a quick read and perfect for the start of my holiday break.

It reminded me a bit of J. B. Lynn's Confession series, but not as funny and a bit heavier on the romance. Marika Christian found her own perfect combination of humor and romance, though. And while the story is focused on Emily, the secondary characters are fully developed. Plus the story isn't predictable as chick lit sometimes tends to be. I was undecided until the very end about whether the Latino hottie from history class was the real deal or setting her up.

Phone Kitten was a fun read and if you are looking for something light but still with some meat to it, then this is a book you should pick up. I will definitely be looking for future books from Marika Christian.

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  1. Hi Katie,

    It's me Marika! I just saw your review, meaning I should go to goodreads more often! Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it more than you know. I'm working on the "sequel" and reading a kind word is definitely encouraging! I will let you know when I am done!