Mean Sisters (Sorority Sisters Mystery #1)
*‘Well written and Legally Blonde funny!’ Reader review*
Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Mean Girls.
A sassy, hilariously funny murder mystery where the closest bonds of friendship might just kill you…!
Margot Blythe is a twenty-something year old who can’t seem to let her college glory days go. After all, everyone deserves a family of ‘sisters’ like she...more
The humor is lukewarm, if not AWOL... The bitchiness is not fun at all. This was one of those books you have to remind yourself to go back to and not one you can't put down. Also there were way too many paragraphs without a single line of dialog wasted in "I did ...more
Margot works for the sorority circle and attends a meeting when one of the girls dies. Initially expecting this to be from natural causes the book starts to follow an investigation into suspicious circumstances and Margot finds herself needing to ensure her name is in the clear.
This was a fairly light, quick read- almost what I would class as a cosy mystery.
With many thanks to Net Galley for a copy of thi ...more
Review Posted on Reading Lark 7/4/15: http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2015/...
Every now and then I crave a read that is pure fun. As a kid, I would often reach for a mystery or an R.L. Stine book. As an adult, I find that fun reads take many forms, but I still am always up for a mystery. I liked that this one was silly and fluffy as well as a strong mystery. It was the perfect read after a string of some darker, serious novels.
Margot Blythe is one of those twenty somethings that can't ...more
Mean Sisters is a murder mystery, but without the gore and grit of many books in this genre, and is quite light hearted, with a great sense of humor to it. It is set right in the heart of the American sorority system, and it was refreshing as someone who has been reading a large amount of British based books recently, to read something clearly all-American.
There is a note at the start of the book, to let the reader know there is a glossary as the back of the book. Although its easy to navigate ...more
We meet Margot Blythe, ‘professional sorority girl,’ who is on her sixth year in the Delta Beta sororities. Now obviously over here we don’t have sororities and so I really enjoyed hearing about the background, nuance ...more
This book was certainly amusing. Setting a murder mystery within a sorority setting is always a good idea because it allows for an extra element of secret keeping from those not pledged. Margot was a fun narrator, somehow both whip smart and dumb as a post as she looks after her sisters and decides to solve the murders on her own.
Margot is a character who toes the party line with regards to what to expected of a Delta Beta sister and she expects everyone else to hold these values, because why el ...more
Margot Blythe is a twenty-something year old who can’t seem to let her college glory days go. After all, everyone deserves a family of ‘sisters’ like she had. When she’s invited to speak at her alma mater, her homecoming reception isn’t exactly what she expected. Tragedy strikes and Margot has to step up, especially when foul play is suspected.
She’s going to save her fifty frazzled ‘sisters’, keep the suspicious (but ...more
Originally posted on This Chick Reads
*Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Actual rating 3.5/5
Published as 'Sisterhood is Deadly' in US, 'Mean Sisters' (title from UK publisher) is the first installment in a series called Sorority Sisters Mystery. Lindsay Emory is a name I've heard just recently, when I spotted this title among the new ones published by Maze (imprint of Avon UK) and one I believe we'll all be hearing about a lot more in the future. Like A ...more
Sisterhood is Deadly is a funny, light and fluffy chic-lit read with a dash of mystery. It's very sorority-filled so if you've been in a sorority you will find it even funnier as you'd be able to relate to what's going on. Unfortunately I did not go to College in the US so I was never able to be part of a sorority but I would have loved to have been so I love reading sorority books just to see what it's like.
Margot Blythe loves being part o ...more
I am going to hold my hands up and admit I read absolutely none of the synopsis on this book. I was pulled in by the title and the cover, so when I started to read I was slightly thrown by the sorority side of it, especially as I have absolutely no clue about sororities or frat houses or so on except for what I hav ...more
SISTERHOOD IS DEADLY pokes fun at sorority life while still celebrating its time honored rituals. It is during one such ritual – standing in a circle to close the weekly meeting – when the chapter advisor drops dead at the Delta Beta House (DB, Deb for short). Margot Blythe, the visiting mentor sent by HQ to her own alma mater, extends her stay to guide the coeds through their grief while combating their ri ...more
Note: The American edition of this book is titled Sisterhood is Deadly. The UK edition, which I read in ARC format, is titled Mean Sisters.
This is a gloriously fun book. The protagonist, Margot, is so likable and relatable, one of the most enjoyable protagonists and narrators I've encountered in my reading recently. Sure, many of us (myself included) ...more
"This blog tour will be SO FETCH!" From the moment I read that teaser, saw the cover and read the blurb, I knew this was a book I did not want to miss. And rightly so.
I had so much fun reading this. Elle Woods on Greek Row, meets Regina George and ZBZ's Casey & Ashleigh.
Margot is a very unique main character. She seems at times very superficial and petty, but she's also loyal to a fault with a big heart and a ...more
**This review is based on an ARC from Netgalley, release date 3/17/16.
This is definitely what I would consider a light read, but a fun one. It reminded me of the show Scream Queens in some ways, with the sorority and murders happening. Though the main characters were hardcore sorority girls, I found them likable, though I know some readers would be annoyed. I did figure out pretty easily who the murderer was so I wasn't surprised by th ...more
It was like this book was custom written for me. It’s pretty niche. The target audience is definitely a sorority alumna who was in a leadership position in their sorority as a collegian AND w ...more
This is a great book by Lindsay Emory. Margot Blythe is in her twenties and is incapable of letting go of her college glory days. When she returns to her old college as an advisor, she does not get the homecoming reception she was expected when tragedy strikes and foul play is suspected. It is time for her to step up to help her sorority. If you are looking for a fun book, then you need to read this one. I am looking forward to the next book by this author. A Review copy was provided ...more
I received a digital copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an hone ...more
I was totally shocked at who the killer was...I did not expect it to be this person at all. some clues sort of came together near the end but it was still unexpected.
I can't wait ...more
A light and enjoyable novel, I quite enjoyed it although the lead character was way too naive for my liking. I think the fact that the romance side of things was underplayed was actually what really worked for me, it was an added extra instead of the whole thing. The focus being on the sisterhood and their values, which are badly shaken by the murders.