Wednesday, August 6, 2014

BBReview: "Virgin" By Radhika Sanghani

Genre: New Adult - Contemporary
Publishing Date: August 5th, 2014
Page Count: 304
Source: Netgalley
Format: E-Book

Description from
Okay, I admit it…I didn't do it.


This is normal, right?  I mean, just because everyone I know has talked like they’ve already done it doesn't mean that they're telling the truth…right?

It’s not like I'm asking for that much. I don't need the perfect guy. I don't need candlelight or roses. Honestly, I don't even need a real bed.

The guys I know complain that girls are always looking for Mr. Right—do I have to wear a sign that says I'm only looking for Mr. Right Now?

Sooooo…anyone out there want sex? Anyone? Hello? Just for fun?

I am not going to die a virgin. One way or another I am going to make this happen.

Hey, what have I got to lose? Besides the obvious.

This was a very witty and funny read. I was literally laughing out loud while reading and even reading aloud snippets of it to my fiance so he could get a good chuckle. The main character is so good humored and the only way she tries to get through her horrendous luck is by making self deprecating jokes about it. I really found it worked for the book, because instead of just telling us "this character is funny" or her friends saying "you always try to just laugh stuff off instead of dealing with it" we actually got to witness it. We heard how she tells her friends what happened, we hear her jokes, and we understand what her friends mean when they say stuff like that because we witnessed it.

I found the pacing was very calming and well done. I know this probably sounds stupid to say, but I felt very zen while reading this book, because it is so funny and calming. I do wish, however, that there was more action in the book. I mentioned before that the main character is very self deprecating and due to this she really didn't seem to be able to enjoy life while it was happening. She was constantly negative and dramatic. Don't get me wrong, she was still extremely likable, but I felt like she really didn't enjoy herself until the very end. I would have liked to see some self changes early on.

I could not believe what happened in the end. It was so nonchalant to all the characters, but to me it was a HUGE deal. I would probably guess that to a lot of people it would be a big deal what happens, but maybe since this took place in another country people over there don't find it that big of a thing? I don't know. I am really glad I got the chance to read this book, because I really liked it. It definitely wasn't my favorite read of the year so far, but I would still definitely recommend and read more from the author. I think I just needed more drama lol.

I'm really glad I got the chance to read this one. Ellie is so funny that she literally had me laughing out loud and reading parts to my fiance. The pacing was very steady and calming, but I do wish there was more drama in the book. I just needed bit more action. Although Ellie is hilarious, she is the victim of those jokes she makes and I felt like she never enjoyed her own company or life until the very end. Overall, I really enjoyed the read and would definitely recommend it to those looking for a good laugh and a book with feminist qualities. I will definitely be looking out for more from this author.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5

**The books cover, description, and info was all found on Goodreads. A link back has been provided. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. I requested to read/review this book from NetGalley and was approved.**