Book: The Queen of Kentucky
Author: Alecia Whitaker
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Release date: Jan. 2, 2012
Source: ALA 2012
This story was different than expected, but I ended up liking. It was interesting to see Ricki Jo's journey and I must admit, I had a decent amount of respect for Luke. I was surprised Luke was such a steady companion, but was glad Ricki Jo could rely on him. He was definitely my favorite character. Though it did hurt me to see how far Ricki Jo had to deviate before realizing what was right in front of her. One scene was particularly painful because I was she might go too far. But luckily the story turned around near the end and things resolved nicely. It was a little bit of a predictable story in that I figured from the get-go this novel’s arc, but I enjoyed seeing the progression and liked the story.