Friday, 21 June 2013

Brooklyn Girls: Pia by Gemma Burgess

Title: Brooklyn Girls: Pia
Author: Gemma Burgess
Published by: Quercus
Publication date: 4th July 2013
Pages: 352
Genres: New Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Jobless. Clueless. Topless on Facebook.

*Not necessarily in that order.*

Welcome to New York City.

Pia Keller is not living the dream. Unemployed, unemployable and broke, post-Uni life in a Brooklyn town-house with her four best friends suddenly isn't so easy.
And that's before heartbreaks, hipsters, all-nighters, one-nighters, food trucks, screw-ups, loan sharks and jail-time make things a whole lot more complicated...

Who knew adulthood would be so damn grown-up?
Life begins at 22.

When I first started reading this book, it seemed like a bit of a cliché. Five best friends living in a house in the city suffering the consequences of a massive party from the night before. But then sub plots were introduced and we found out more about the girls Pia lived with; Julia, Madeline, Angie and Coco. Julia is the loud and sporty one, Madeline is mysterious and moody, Angie is the wild party girl and Coco is the calm, collected, responsible one. Soon enough, I found myself not wanting to put it down!

There were some great moments in Brooklyn Girls, like when Pia was describing all of these different food trucks. My mouth was watering just at the thought of all the food! Brooklyn was written about so beautifully and now it's a place I'd love to go to.

Pia's life is definitely like a roller-coaster and I felt lots of empathy for her at certain points throughout the story. I couldn't relate to her as she is a lot older than me, but I really liked her and it was good to watch her become a better person as the story progressed.

The publisher also sent me these really cute postcards that have quotes from the book on them! Aren't they cool?

Overall this was a fantastic book and I have no complaints! I recommend it to girls aged 14+ because there was some adult content. Funny, realistic and action packed - you won't want to put it down!


  1. Great Review. This looks like a fun read. I love that there was a lot of great describing involved.

    - Sunny @ A Sunny Spot Blog

  2. I've seen this book a few times on different blogs, but never really been intrigued by it until now. Clichés are okay every now and again... but I'm glad this one was still a fantastic and unique book! The postcards look so cute too :) Great review!

  3. I love the look of this and have seen it around quite a bit lately. I'll definitely be buying it once it's released. Glad you enjoyed it, Amber! :)