For Teagan Frost, sh*t just got real.
Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she’s got telekinetic powers—a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that no ordinary human could carry out. But all she really wants to do is kick back, have a beer, and pretend she’s normal for once.
But then a body turns up at the site of her last job—murdered in a way that only someone like Teagan could have pulled off. She’s got 24 hours to clear her name—and it’s not just her life at stake. If she can’t unravel the conspiracy in time, her hometown of Los Angeles will be in the crosshairs of an underground battle that’s on the brink of exploding…
Full of imagination, wit and random sh*t flying through the air, this insane adventure from an irreverent new voice will blow your tiny mind.
Thanks to the publisher and author for an advanced reading copy of The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this ARC did not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel.
Seems like the new craze of putting Sh*t or F*ck in book titles won’t be going anywhere soon and TGWCMSwHM is the newest release that does just that. While a tantalizing title and over-the-top-hilarious cover reeled me in, not to mention a synopsis that sounded right up my galley (puns…) the story didn’t hook me line and sinker and I swam back off to sea.
I have seen several glowing reviews of this novel and I can see where they are coming from, but for me, it fell a little flat. This is also an instance where the blurbs let me down. Alias I sorta get, but X-Men? Nah fam. This is like watching Dark Phoenix and Cable having a beer together and shooting the sh*t, only to have cops bust in, demanding answers for a murder one of them may have committed.
While the beginning chapter gives us a glimpse into something fantastic, what with psychokinetic powers galore and falling off skyscrapers, it then slows down and became two (2) different POVs. Not that that is necessarily an issue as the timelines finally clash, but the payoff is very “meh”. Not to mention that the characters are hollow shells, unwilling to let the reader in except as an outsider seeing the pain on their faces.
Don’t get me wrong, Ford does enough right to make this book a funnish romp, what with wit, flying sh*t, and adventure, but even Teagan can get annoying as f*ck and make you want to fly toward the finale to find out how this book ends.
All in all, these are just my opinions, folks. You may love the hell out of this book, but it was just an ok read in my mind. It was an enjoyable escape from twiddling my thumbs at work, but has absolutely no staying power.
I just finished it and feel the same way. In fact I could almost copy and paste your review onto mine. But I won’t…
This is interesting, I really like the title but I don’t know if I should read it!
I mean, you can always give it a try. Always take reviews with a grain of salt. I’ve seen people who have really enjoyed it.
Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum says
This one was a 3.5 for me, I had fun with this one but I totally agree with your assessment regarding the hollowness of the story and characters. I had a good time the way I do with all entertaining popcorny reads, but I doubt it’s gonna be too memorable 😀
Yeah. It’s like one of those movies you go see in theaters and enjoy, but you never feel the need to rewatch it when it hits Redbox.
Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky says
Haha I read a very ranty article the other day about how people should stop adding swear words in book/article titles. This sounds fun but a bit too jumbled for my tastes. Great review!