30 December 2015

Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24125430-famous-in-love
She fell in love with him in the books - now she has the chance to star opposite him in the film...

Paige doesn't think she's particularly special, but after getting the starring role in a massive film adaptation of the bestselling Locked trilogy, the rest of the world would disagree. Now she's thrown into the spotlight, and into a world of gossip, rumour and deceit. The only people who know what she's going through are her two male co-stars, and they can't stand the sight of each other.
Paige knows it's a mistake to fall in love on the set of a movie, but days of on-screen romance and intensity start to change her mind.
The question is, can she keep what happens behind the scenes a secret when the world is watching her every move?

Source: Purchase

5 Words: Fame, acting, love, friendship, change.

I'm a little torn about this book. On one hand it was quite fun and enjoyable, but on the other it was a bit lacklustre and felt a little overdone.

Paige was a little annoying at times, and sometimes quite shallow. But then all of a sudden she'd be this amazing, deep character who I loved to read. It was a little frustrating. Why couldn't she be awesome all the time? Instead of just for a few sentences here and there?

And it's safe to say that I wasn't such a fan of Rainer. Could not see the appeal at all. He was just... Add to that the other two guys in this weird love triangle/square/thing and it was just. Meh.

I think this book is more powerful as a standalone, but I can understand why the author wants to drag it out into a trilogy. The ending really stood out, and was probably the best bit of the book, and I think it's a bit of a shame that it won't be left that way. It just seemed so right, and so brave for a YA writer.
  

2 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting, but I don't know how it could be a trilogy. Maybe I'll pass. Great review!

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    1. It was actually pretty good. I just read the second one (prompted me posting this review haha) and it was excellent, a very pleasant surprise.

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