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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Unrivaled by Alyson Noel

Unrivaled by Alyson Noel
"Everyone wants to be someone. Layla Harrison wants to be a reporter. Aster Amirpour wants to be an actress. Tommy Phillips wants to be a guitar hero.

But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her own a long time ago.

She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel.

That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies."- summary from Amazon

I was really excited to read this new book from Noel, the beginning of a new series for her, because of the celebrity and fame aspect of it. I enjoy all sorts of books dealing with the inside realities of fame. Noel's writing is extremely compelling in this book, going between the perspectives of Madison, Layla, Aster and Tommy, all of whom are fantastically realized characters. And she doesn't hold back in showing how far these people are willing to go to become famous. A warning though: the book ends with a crazy cliffhanger, making me extremely anxious for Book 2!!

FTC: Received ARC from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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