Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Borrowing Abby Grace: Top of the Class: A Review

Hello all,

I'm back again, as promised. I love when things work out. I hope everything is going swimmingly (<3 that word) for you all, and I even have another review up my sleeve for this week, so stay posted.

Today's review is for the next installment of Kelly Green's series entitled Borrowing Abby Grace. If you haven't read the first two reviews, you can find them here. And here's the third; enjoy!

Blurb (from Amazon: below) and picture (from Goodreads: above) do not belong to me; I'm using them for review purposes only.


Abby finds herself in a boy’s body for the first time, where she has to fumble her way through a secret love affair, while getting to the bottom of a grade-tampering scandal that could send her to jail.

Title: Borrowing Abby Grace: Top of the Class
Author: Kelly Green
Publisher: Backlit Fiction, LLC
Publication Date: 2011
Source: Copy given in exchange for an honest review

Genre: YA Novella/Episodic Mystery 

Cover: <3 I just like these covers. They obviously have a common thread (the same top half), and the bottom changes depending on what this novella/episode will be covering. Great idea, and it still would grab my attention.

Plot: Again <3. The plots keep getting better in this series. Admittedly, the first book was cute in my opinion, but the second one got even better. Green has upped the ante once again in this one, and I dig it. This one had high stakes, risqué elements, and lots of forward momentum. 

Romantic Element: Things are a-brewin’, and I’m liking the direction that the series is taking. Also, by nature of the series, the second episode and this one lend themselves to have internal romantic drama. Gotta love it. (Psst. Parents, this one is more heavy PG-13, not because anything is graphic, just because of the content and subject matter.)

Overall: Mysteries are growing on me, and I’m thanking Green in part for this development. The episodes are short but complete, cute but interesting, and I’m enjoying the ride. Bring on the next episode!

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Sooo? What do you think? Would you read it? Let me know below!

P.S., I've been thinking about how the "Songs to write to" could mesh with the reviews, and I've concluded that from here on out, I am going to give the author the wheel and let them choose what song should go with their review. I think it'd be interesting to see what they'd pair. Do you agree? Let me know below!

Happy reading and writing, y'all

And HUGE thank you to Urania for giving me The Versatile Blogger award. You can check out Urania's blog here :)


  1. I hadn't heard of these. I need to hop over and read your other reviews and then add these to my TBR list. Very interesting. Thanks for the review.

  2. I haven't heard of these either. Must do some hoppin' as well!

  3. I love these books. They really are awesome. It's nice to see you spreading the word!

  4. I've been looking for good, fun mystery books--these look amazing! Thanks for the review!

  5. Thanks for the review. They're great books. Oh, I'm a fellow Campaigner btw.

  6. Oh, wow! That sounds really cool. And, like you, I love the cover!