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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Fashionista by Micol Ostow
Fashionista: A Bradford Novel by Micol Ostow Madison, Spencer, and Reagan have it all: the looks, the connections, the money, the boys. As the daughters of three of the most prestigious families on Philadelphia's Main Line (read: old money, and lots of it) and the ruling juniors at Bradford, nothing can stand in their way...except, perhaps, their own dark secrets. Madison feels plenty guilty for sneaking around behind Spencer's back with Spencer's long-time boyfriend, Tyler. But what Spencer doesn't know can't hurt her, right? Too bad nothing at Bradford stays secret for long...
These books are such guilty pleasures! I love reading the blog, Twitter, and IM format that Ostow uses in writing the books- it's an interesting way of telling a story. What I also like is that they're very Gossip Girl-esque, but are WAY better than GG. They share similarities and one of them involves the whole drinking/drugs/sex aspect, which turned me off from the GG series (as you all know, I have no problem with seeing it in teen books, but that's like ALL that happens in those books and that's way too much), works well here because while it does happen, there's other actual plotlines happening and I feel more of a connection to these characters. It's a quick read, very funny, and scandalicious (which I found out yesterday is actually the title for the third book- isn't it awesome?). And who doesn't love a good scandal? So go out and get this book, along with its prequel, Golden Girl, and have a fun, scandalous read!
I'm a 30 year old male who started a book blog over on Myspace back in June 2007. I have since moved completely to Blogspot as of July 2009- feel free to follow me on here! I mainly review YA books, but will also do the occasional MG or adult title, as well as interview authors and sometimes have them guest blog.