Double Review: The Frame-Up and The Queen Con

As a book blogger you’d think I’d be good at actually writing reviews, but I’m terrible at finding the motivation to do it.  I have 6 reviews that are waiting to be written, and I’ve been procrastination each one for various reasons.  Normally I would just do mini reviews , but I’ve been doing that too much and I want to write the full reviews for these ones.

I’ve been procrastinating these two reviews because I can’t decide what rating to give them! Therefore, I’ve decided that I’m just not going to give them a star rating, and just write the reviews.

The Frame-Up

The Golden Arrow #1

by Meghan Scott Molin

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I received this book from Amazon First Reads, but I decided to actually read it because my Mom had just finished it and thought I would like it.

And she was mostly right! I loved the plot, and the geeky references, and the love interest (Detective Kildaire aka Matteo aka Hot-Lanta).  I loved the side characters, and the mystery.  I loved everything about this book … except the main character.  I couldn’t stand Michael-Grace (MG).  She was super annoying, self-centered, judgmental, and rude.  She would demand secrets from her friends then refuse to share her own. She would be nosy because she wanted to know even though it was obviously causing her friends pain to bring up the memories.  MG would lie and scheme and kept putting herself and her friends in danger with little thought.  I would not want to even be acquaintances with MG, she bugged me that much.

I liked EVERYTHING about this book except the main character and it kind of ruined the book.  I probably wouldn’t have bothered reading the second book if it weren’t for my mom.  She really liked The Frame-up so she immediately started The Queen Con and wanted to discuss.

I liked most everything about this book, so if you are interested in reading it then you should definitely go for it! My mom liked the main character, so it could just be me!

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The Queen Con

The Golden Arrow #2

by Meghan Scott Molin

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I’m just going to assume that if you are reading this you read my review for The Frame-Up. (Since it is literally right above this!)

MG was much better in this book! Her friends called her on her BS and it was amazing.  She learned her lesson and calmed down a bit.  I still found her annoying, but it was manageable.

Just like the first book, I liked the plot and side characters a lot.  Its a fun graphic novel inspired who-dun-it that is right up my alley.  I’m not usually a huge fan of mysteries but apparently you just have to make them comic book themed and I’m hooked.

According to the author’s website there is a third book planned, but as of yet there is absolutely no information.  I find this a bit disheartening, because we were left on a bit of a cliffhanger.  If it came out tomorrow I wold definitely read it, but I don’t know if I will bother picking it up years from now (or whenever it comes out)

Overall, the first two books are fun reads, and if you don’t hate the main character, they are actually pretty good. My mom enjoyed them and I didn’t mind them.  If nothing else, they were fun to read and discuss with my mom!

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7 comments

    1. Same here. I am the type of person that I will take good characters over a good plot or setting (if I had to pick one) but I know a lot of people are the opposite haha. I just can’t love a book if I don’t love the characters!

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