Thursday, July 10, 2014

ARC Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

Release Date: October 21, 2014

Publisher: Poppy

Pages: 336

Received: Giveaway

Star Rating: ★ ★ ★  

                 When seventeen-year-old Paige Townsen gets plucked from obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a bustling movie set on the shores of Maui, and she is spending quality time with her costar Rainer Devon, one ofPeople's Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie's famous love triangle, Paige's crazy new life begins to resemble her character's.

My Thoughts:

After reading the synopsis, I was convinced that this was the perfect book for me. I was wrong. Even though I read it in one sitting, doesn't mean I love it. I fairly liked it. Originally, I was going to rate this two stars, but the ending was satisfying. 

Paige Townsen begins as a normal girl. She has a passion for theater and acting. One day a bestselling book to movie adaptation is holding auditions near her, and she tries out. No surprise, she gets the main role. While on set, she meets her fellow cast members. Rainer is every girl's dream. He is hot, funny, and intriguing. Soon after, Paige meets Jordan. He is mysterious and cunning. There is universal drama between Rainer and Jordan. Paige finds herself looking into their past.

I liked the concept that Paige, Rainer, and Jordan resemble their characters in the film. The plot was mediocre and didn't wow me. The problems I had were the characters. I liked Paige in the beginning. But then I just couldn't connect with her. The actions she does annoy me. Rainer was pretentious and cocky. I really like those characteristics in a guy, but too much annoys the heck out of me. Jordan was bitter and mysterious. These characters were the reason I couldn't get into it. Also, the stereotypical elements were something I could not grasp.

There ARE things I liked about it. But there weren't many. I liked the resemblance of the characters to the characters they were playing. But most importantly, the fact how they take tabloids and false information. The characters know their back story and they don't give out easy hints of it. 

FAMOUS IN LOVE is a novel that is best for lovers of cliches and stereotypical elements. Even though I didn't love it, I know there will be readers that will. The synopsis is everything it says it is. If you're really interested, mark your calenders! 


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