Lizzie

Lizzie

Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family?s B&B and her blackout episodes?a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle?Lizzie longs for a lif Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kit...

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Title:Lizzie
Author:Dawn Ius
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Genres:Young Adult
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Lizzie Reviews

  • Lauren loves llamas
    Apr 10, 2018
    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[verbal, emotional and physical abuse, cutting, homophobia (hide spoiler)] When I first heard there was a YA reimagining of the Lizzie Borden, I was so excited! Unfortunately, it didn?t quite live up to my expectations. ?What if my family is r...
  • Kate
    Feb 28, 2018
    I read this ARC via Edelweiss Plus. Lizzie Borden doesn't have a whole lot of freedom. Her father and stepmother see her as mentally unstable, and refuse to let her even think about culinary school for fear that she'll have a breakdown. It doesn't help that every time Lizzie gets he...
  • Kelly
    Feb 01, 2018
    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, she's queer here and (view spoiler)[ has a severe mental disorder, tied to her horrifyi...
  • Tayler K
    Jun 13, 2018
    6/13/18: I checked this in at work a couple days ago, read the flap, and went out to my coworker quietly repeating her name over and over until she looked up and I was like "This is a modern day Lizzie Borden retelling and I think she might kill her parents because they don't want her ...
  • Kate
    Feb 02, 2018
    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house is an actual B&B now). Lizzie is struggling with both the physical and mental abu...
  • Crys
    Apr 28, 2018
    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay." I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love reading re-tellings, and I really thought that's what I was going to get with this. ...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Apr 22, 2018
    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of historical fiction with present day that didn't quite work for me. I thought it was in the 18...
  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    Jul 16, 2018
    Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time knows I have a small obsession with Lizzie Borden. So when I saw a new YA book coming out about her, I knew I'd have to grab it. A lot of us already know the tale of Lizzie and this one is basically the same. However, it's an updat...
  • Samantha
    May 14, 2018
    This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was ...
  • Jenni Frencham
    Dec 01, 2017
    Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swip...
  • Stacee
    Mar 25, 2018
    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting character. She?s got a horrible family life and is trying to be what she needs to ...
  • Melissa Flanagin
    Apr 15, 2018
    3.5 stars This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting. ...
  • Kali
    Apr 24, 2018
    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie Borden lived during that time period, and what I know from actually selling these boo...
  • Lynndell
    May 16, 2018
    The story of Lizzie Borden with fictional flair! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Lizzie by Dawn Ius! Mystery sums up the prologue with the narrator disoriented and seemingly injured. Chapter one opens five years later. Facts about th...
  • Jennifer
    Aug 08, 2018
    Very middle in the road for me. Review will come soon. ...
  • Save Your Money For Books
    Jun 28, 2018
    I grabbed this book at the airport during a trip last week and finished it during my flight. I was intrigued by the concept of a new fictional adaptation to the Lizzie Borden story to appeal to a modern crowd. Lizzie is eighteen years old in this adaptation. Her parents are control...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Mar 01, 2018
    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong. This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the elements from the true events.   Lizzie has a medical condition that makes ...
  • Anna Smithberger
    May 15, 2018
    This started very strong and then got worse for me as the plot progressed. I think overdoing the mental illness plot really weakened it overall; it both made the story hard to follow and took away some of the ambiguity of the ending. I think we would have been better served by an unrel...
  • Dennise
    Jun 29, 2018
    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. Like many other people, I am fascinated by Lizzie Borden. So when I heard there was a modern day retelling, I was on board! I am very torn on this book. If half stars were a thing, this book would get 2.5 s...
  • Ari Tinius
    Oct 28, 2017
    4.5 stars Okay, I liked this book a lot! I loved the writing and just overall the general plot. It was interesting to see Lizzie Borden in a modern day world! My only problem with it tbh is sometimes the setting got really confusing??? Plus I felt the author kinda skimped out on the...
  • Lauren
    Jul 24, 2018
    ?Oh yay, a queer book about Lizzie Borden, so we?ll get some murder but also some girls making out!? This is what I thought. And yes. There is murder. And there?s girls making out. But the overall message that comes out of this book is *not* positive, and it actually rather ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jul 12, 2017
    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience ...
  • ana
    Sep 10, 2017
    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book ...
  • Taylor
    Jul 05, 2018
    this was fascinating i really loved it. super interesting take on the old mystery of the Borden murders and I really liked her and Bridget (view spoiler)[ even though bridget turned out to NOT BE REAL WTFFFFFFFFFF (hide spoiler)] so that was great time until the end when it just got r...
  • Ann Epstein
    Jun 08, 2018
    From Mild Anxiety to Full Blown Fugue State -- In her modern day re-imagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, Dawn Ius brings a figure of childhood rhyme and folk song to life. ?Lizzie? immerses readers in the psyche of a talented but stifled young woman, whose abusive family and co...
  • Amy Leigh
    May 21, 2018
    This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds f...
  • Ava
    May 12, 2018
    I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers. Lizzie left me heartbroken. Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it...
  • A. Hydra
    May 14, 2018
    This third installment is one of my favorites of the whole series. They appear for the first time characters that I adore, the characters are somewhat older and Harry has someone at his side apart from his friends. ...
  • CJ Simone
    Jul 13, 2018
    The writing is gorgeous - clear, crisp, and intense with loads of visuals and sensory details. Lizzie is a fully developed character the reader can sympathize with and wants to root for, even while knowing she's an unreliable narrator and knowing the horrific direction things must take...
  • PinkAmy loves  💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    Apr 16, 2018
    I?ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I?ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed in the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Lizzie?s o...