The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare {Book Review}


Published Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Author: M. G. Buehrlen
Pages: 410
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Let me start off by saying this….After talking to my best yesterday, it’s apparent that I’m the worst at trying to be the best at spoiler free reviews. So, I’m going to be playing with how I write my reviews {structure, info, yada yada} and trying to come up with the best way to keep as much of the spoiling to a minimum. Feel free to leave suggestions as this blog is still a work in progress and I’m not opposed to changing things up!

With that said, you can find the summary of The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare here!

I’ve had this on my TBR list since Netgalley turned me down for it *gives stink eye* but didn’t buy it until this past weekend when I met MG at the RT Convention. Not only was MG hilarious but she was kind and nerdy as well. I think she and I would be good friends but I digress. Knowing her personality, I wasn’t at all surprised to find that our MC, Alex, possessed the same qualities. Alex Wayfare isn’t your typical YA character, aside from being a teenager. She’s someone you’d actually want to be friends with. I mean, she’s an electronics freak who loves to fix anything with wires. She’s a car girl {right up my alley} who helps her dad restore a classic Mustang. She’s super funny and has some of the best retorts. She’s got a great relationship with her two sisters {which I can relate to, sort of…that one sister…} and will do anything for her family. Seriously, she’s awesome! PS. The secondary characters are all great too…they play their part and add to the story perfectly.

Now that I’ve fangirled over Alex, let me fangirl over this plot! Y’all, it is one of the most original stories I’ve read in a long time. I just came off of reading a pretty meh book {for me} and was hoping this one would pull me out of my slump and excite me. Boy, did this book deliver! Right from the get go you’re hooked, thanks in large part to Alex’s voice. Then, when you get to about page 43ish, BAM! you’re hit in the brain-box and are left going, “Holy fish and chips, that’s awesome!!” On multiple occasions I found myself saying, “I really wish I could do that!” Totes jealous! I’m not going to go into detail but this novel really appeals to those who love history and sci-fi! *points to self* That would be me. ‘Twas a great blend of the two!! Also, {for those who are wondering} there was no insta-love, nor were there any love triangles. While love was a factor in this story, it wasn’t the focal point and that made me happy.

Anyway, ALL THE STARS go to this novel and a mega nerdy high five to MG Buehrlen. I loved this book, I loved the character and I loved the way my heart sank when I read the last word. I’m pouting big time because I have to wait for the second book to come out!! *crosses arms, kicks at the dirt, pokes out bottom lip*

So, if you’re looking for a book that’s thought provoking, funny, full of feels and will leave you smiling, then this is your book! Please read it. NOW. Just kidding, but really…right now. Dooo Eeeet!!!

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository.


7 thoughts on “The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare {Book Review}

  1. This book sounds great! After finishing the library books I currently have in possession, I’ve already got a list of others I must order (and there are still all of those books I bought that are sitting on my shelf… waiting to be read…) XD I think this book just made its way onto my list.

    Great review, too! I didn’t find myself spoiled, and don’t think I’ve ever been spoiled when reading one of your reviews. I’m always really freaked out when I post non-spoilery reviews because I’m so afraid that someone’s going to be spoiled at my hand… ahh, that feeling is frustrating.

    • Yay!!! I’m so excited that you are gonna add it to your list:) that makes me happy!!

      Thank you for saying so. I’m always cautious of spoilers but I know I can get carried away with plot line rants. Glad this one was spoiler free:)

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