Review: Bliss by Shay Mitchell


Book Info:

Shay Mitchell, star of ABC Family’s #1 rated show Pretty Little Liars, and best friend Michaela Blaney team up to write this sharp, sexy, and entertaining romp through the imperfect world of 21-year-old BFFs Sophia, Demi, and Leandra.

Sophia Marcus, 21, has already mapped out every aspect of her glamorous life as a Hollywood actor on her vision board. But her life right now in Toronto is anything but exciting. Attending fruitless auditions during the day and working at a douche-y club at night, Sophia is starting to feel like she’s going nowhere…slowly.

Demi Michaels, Sophia’s best friend, didn’t go to college after high school. Short of ideas for her own future, she puts her energy into building the perfect relationship with an older man. And when that relationship crashes and burns, Demi is left to pick up the pieces.

Sophia’s friend (and Demi’s frenemy) Leandra Hunting doesn’t give a crap about hard work or a loving relationship. She has other plans for her future. After college graduation, Leandra sets out to travel the world in the yachts, planes and limos of ridiculously wealthy men. Will any of them be able to show her what love really means-if she can take off her Chanel sunglasses long enough to see it?

Set in the exotic, intoxicating worlds of Hollywood, Thailand, and London, Bliss paints a relatable portrait of life in your early twenties with equal parts optimism and fear, hope and disappointment, expectation and reality. It’s the Age of Uncertainty when you can count on nothing, but, if you’re lucky enough to have one truly great friend, you can survive just about anything.

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Released: October 6, 2015

My Thoughts:

First- HUGE thank you to St. Martin’s Press for sending me a finished copy of Bliss! I’d requested it ages in advance and assumed that I wasn’t getting an ARC, so I was ecstatic to find a finished copy in my mailbox a few days before it was released.

Now…the book. I’m a big fan of Pretty Little Liars, so I was interested to see what Shay Mitchell had written with her best friend. It should also be noted that there is a third co-writer, but I don’t know if she wrote or more so edited the two of them. It’d be interesting to know, but not necessary.

Anyways…Bliss is good at what it is. It’s fun. Every once in awhile I like to put down reading “heavy” and just read a light, fun book. Bliss does that. There’s absolutely NOTHING realistic or relatable about these characters- nothing at all! But…it’s fun. I enjoyed it FOR that reason!

So if you’re looking for something serious, or even something you can relate to, then look elsewhere. However, if you want a fun, quick read then this would be a perfect choice!



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