I was a HUGE fan of Kill the Boy Band, so I was totally stoked to read No Good Deed. While this book packs a good amount of crazy and devious as her prior novel, it didn’t feel quite as polished as Kill the Boy Band.
I struggled to like the protagonist as he made a lot of claims about wanting to win the contest, but I saw very little effort from the start that showed he wanted to win. He was a little too passive for my liking.
The plot didn’t feel totally there like it could have been tightened up a bit. The novel felt like it was a couple drafts away from being where it was meant to be. I also was perplexed by the incorporation of one short chapter written in third person omniscient that mostly was there to relay information that we could not have gotten only with a first-person perspective. I’m not the biggest fan of mid-book narrative breaks and wish there had been another way for that information to be delivered.
I did love that a character we met in Kill the Boy Band has a larger role in this novel and there are some comments that link these two novels. I’m a sucker for novels occurring in the same world.
The design of this book is amazing. I think it’s really cool and totally suits the book. Kudos to whoever worked on it!
I think it’s a really interesting and timely book, but it just didn’t stand up to my expectations after reading Kill the Boy Band.
Title: No Good Deed
Author: Goldy Moldavsky
Overall Rating: 2/5
Format Accessed: Hardcover