Book Review, DAC 2012, first date

Book Review: First Date

Title: First Date
Author: Krista McGee
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Release Date: January 2012
Pages: 336
Series: none
4 STARS: I Really Liked It

Addy Davidson discovers God’s unexpected plans for her life when a reality TV show turns her quiet existence on its head.
The orphaned daughter of missionaries, Addy is quite content to stay in the shadows and never draw attention to herself. But when she’s selected for a reality TV show to try to become the President son’s prom date-a show she didn’t audition for-she’s suddenly in America’s spotlight.
The lights, the make-up, the competitions, and the blogs discussing every move she makes all make Addy incredibly uncomfortable. But through her time at The Mansion, Addy comes to realize that first impressions aren’t always right, that hiding out may not be what God had planned for her life, and that her faith should affect everything she does. It may just be that her selection wasn’t random at all and that she’s on this show “for such a time as this.”

My Thoughts:
FYI: This is a Christian contemporary fiction. I know some people like to know that upfront.

I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and light. I liked the characters and wanted to see how it would all turn out. Addy wasn’t exactly happy to be on a reality tv show to win a date with the President’s son. This wasn’t just any date though; it was a date to Jonathan’s senior prom! The story line was so fun. The realty show started off with 100 girls from all over the nation, and basically Addy was the only one not excited and falling all over the first son. The villain in the story was great. He was annoying, mean, bitter, and laughable all at the same time.

I was a tad disappointed at the very end of the book. It’s probably silly of me though. If you don’t mind a small spoiler highlight between the ( ). ( I wanted Addy and Jonathan to kiss!! I would have been happy with just one. ) Okay I’m glad I got that off my chest. : )

This story is about friendship and overcoming your fears, and I enjoyed taking the journey with Addy.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: none
Language: none
Violence: none

This is book #1 of my 2012 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by The Story Siren.

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2012 Debut Author Challange

The Story Siren is hosting the 2012 Debut Author Challenge! I was hesitant to sign up because I wasn’t sure if I read a lot of debut authors. I feel like I’m constantly catching up on other books my favorite authors have written or finishing a series. I thought about it some more and realized I was already planning on reading some debuts and didn’t know it.  It’s also hard to know if a debut author writes clean fiction so I just have to take a risk and read it. If the book turns out not to be clean I stop reading it and move on to the next book. =) I’m trying to read at least twelve 2012 debut author books for the challenge. Here’s my list so far.


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1. The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Witaker
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3. First Date by Krista McGee
4. Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
5. Fracture by Megan Miranda
6. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
7. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
8. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

. . . and those are just the books being released in the month of January. 2012 should be a great book year!

Are you part of the challenge?