When I'm looking for a book the author tends to be a big draw but not always since a title can get my attention too. I did discover another author that way because I just loved the title. Now I'm not sure if I would have picked up a book with this title if I hadn't already read Going Bovine but I might have. I might have been curious and after seeing the cover I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to resist.
Sometimes I really wonder about the covers. They don't always match the book. Yes a pretty cover makes a great book that much better but obviously the contents are the most important part. I'm not typically a fan of cut off body parts but I do like this cover. It just fits the book. You know that this is a book that's likely going to be funny at least that's what the cover says to me. Also it reminds you to never leave home without your lipstick.
This book is quite unique. I have never read a book quite like this one and I've read many books over the years. Sadly there's no way to get an exact number although I am curious about that. A plane full of beauty contestants crash onto an island which makes a person think this is going to be sad but it isn't. Even though there's death you can't help but laugh at the sheer ridiculous of the situation. One girl named Taylor is determined to stay in pageant mode. Just picturing this island with these girls makes me giggle especially since one of them has a tray sticking out of her forehead.
I do love this book and can picture myself reading it again. I think this would be a great book to read when I'm feeling down or perhaps after reading a book that made me cry although I did get a little misty during this book and I might have talked to the book while reading it. Doesn't everyone? It would have been great if pictures were included in this book because there are some very funny moments that I would have loved to have seen brought to life. There are a lot of parodies sprinkling throughout and I'm fairly sure that Libba was likely inspired by a certain show that aired on ABC. Inspiration can happen in odd places after all I did get inspired that one time while I was watching an episode of Snapped. I can't wait to read the next book by Libba. Now I need to go hunting for book bargains since I want her books to come live with me.