Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer
4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Description: Chronic overachiever Prudence Barnett is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to karaoke hecklers, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner and all-around mortal enemy. Soon, Pru begins to uncover truths about Quint, her peers, and even herself that reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate.
I received an ARC of Instant Karma from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It was published on November 3rd.
I had a lot of fun reading Instant Karma! It was actually quite a surprise to me how much I liked it. I really liked the character interactions, especially between Prudence and Quint. I really liked the whole family aspect that was included in the story as well. There was quite a bit of references to The Beatles, which was great. I love The Beatles, so that was fun. I also really liked all the parts of the story that involved rescuing sea animals (like sea lions and otters) and caring for them to return them back to the ocean. I wasn’t really sure what Instant Karma was going to be like, because it’s so different than what Marissa Meyer has done before, but it actually ended up being so good and like I said earlier, quite a surprise to me. There was a little bit of Prudence’s personality that I didn’t like at the start of the story, but I think she grew as a character and definitely started to grow on me. Instant Karma was such a cute and fun read. I would definitely recommend giving it a chance.
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9 thoughts on “Mini Review|| Instant Karma.”
I would totally read this because you’ve said it was a cute and fun read, but YA contemporaries haven’t been a good fit for me lately. 😦 I’m going to have to wait until that isn’t the case anymore and then read this one because I like the sound of it. Great review.
Aww bummer that YA contemporaries haven’t been a good fit for you lately. Maybe give it a try when you get in the mood to read one.
I enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles so I’m super curious about how a contemporary would do! I borrowed this on audio in Scribd, super excited to start it once I’m done with my holiday TBR lol
I hope you enjoy the audiobook! I ended up listening to the audiobook and I liked it. 🙂
Lovely review, Ashley! I’m happy you liked that one. I was frustrated by Prudence at times, but she grew on me a little bit, too! 🙂
Thanks, Marie! 🙂 Yeah, Prudence frustrated me quite a bit at times too, but she did end up growing on me toward the end. 🙂
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