Book Review : The Beautiful Idols Series

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My Thoughts….

So I need the next book like right now!

These books are full of intrigue and juicy secrets. A-list parties, VIP areas and a dead body. Seriously, what more could a girl want.

The story follows four people who are trying to make a name for themselves in Hollywood, Layla (a blogger and wannabe journalist), Aster (an aspiring actress) and Tommy (a guy with a guitar, looking to make it big). When young starlet, Madison Brooks, goes missing from one of the clubs they promote things start to get interesting.

The author has done a great job with character building. All the characters in these books are believable and have some sort of depth to them, although mostly you really just want to punch them in the face. They make some seriously stupid decisions and do some shady shit!!

These books just drag you in from the start. They are full of blackmail, lies, deceit and parties. Noël manages to accurately portray the seedy underbelly of the Hollywood scene  whilst still managing to keep the glitz and glamour intact.

I would highly recommend these books, they are a quick, fun and easy read with a bit of mystery and suspense.

I would like to thank Edelweiss and the publishers for providing me with a copy of Blacklist.

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Unrivaled by Alyson Noël

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About the Book….

Unrivaled

(Beautiful Idols #1)

Published May 10th 2016

Goodreads Synopsis

Everyone wants to be someone.

Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.” Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad’s life.

But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch 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 glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a high-stakes 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.

Unrivaled is #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël’s first book in a thrilling suspense trilogy about how our most desperate dreams can become our darkest nightmares.

Hollywood Boulevard is a place best viewed behind a pair of polarized lenses and lowered expectations.

Yet if you know where to look (and if you’re fortunate enough to boast a spot on the guest list), it’s an oasis of the city’s hottest nightclubs—a hedonistic haven for the young, fabulous, and rich.

But there’s no exiting through the gift shop if you buy a ticket to this show. Once you push past the velvet ropes and pulsing crowds, you might never escape.

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Blacklist by Alyson Noël

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About the Book….

Blacklist

(Beautiful Idols #2)

 Expected publication: April 4th 2017

Goodreads Synopsis

In the second book of the suspenseful Unrivaled trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noel, Layla, Aster and Tommy have to unearth Hollywood it-girl Madison Brooks’ secrets before one of them takes the fall for her disappearance and murder.

Layla Harrison has finally found herself in the middle of a celebrity story worth reporting. Aster Amirpour’s name is in every tabloid—even if it isn’t the good kind of publicity she hoped for. Tommy Phillips is inches away from getting the girl of his dreams, which may be harder than scoring a VIP ticket to an Unrivaled nightclub.

But Layla, Aster and Tommy never imagined it would be because they’re entangled in the disappearance of Madison Brooks—a story that’s blinded the world like a starlet blinded by the flash of a paparazzi camera.
Now, Layla is receiving mysterious messages from an anonymous source, Aster’s looming murder trial is so huge even her parents’ lawyer can’t save her, Tommy is retracing his steps as the last person Madison saw alive, and Layla’s ex Mateo finds himself lured into the fold.
You can dig up dirt about celebrities that the tabloids miss if you search long enough. But when Layla, Aster, and Tommy team up with an unsuspecting insider to unearth the truth, they’ll find that some secrets are best kept in the grave.

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About the Author….

Official Bio from alysonnoel.com

Alyson Noel

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best-selling, award-winning, author of 23 novels including:  The Immortals,  The Riley Bloom, and  The Soul Seekersseries.

With 9 New York Times bestsellers, and over 8 million copies in print, her books have been translated into 36 languages, sold in over 200 countries, and have made the New York TimesUSA TodayLA TimesPublishers WeeklyWall Street Journal, NCIBA, and Walmart Bestsellers lists, and have won numerous awards such as: the National Reader’s Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer’s Choice 2007 Top Ten, appeared on the CBS Early Show’s “Give the Gift of Reading” segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine’s “Hot List” and Beach Book Club Pick.

Chosen as one of OC Metro magazine’s “20 Women to Watch,” she’s been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s “Women in Business Awards” as well as their “Excellence in Entrepreneurship” award. The dramatic rights for The Soul Seekers are optioned to Cheyenne Enterprises and Traziende films; the dramatic rights to Saving Zoë are optioned to actresses/producers Ellen Marano, Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth), Laura Marano (Austin & Ally), with Jeffrey G. Hunt (Vampire Diaries, Gotham) directing; dramatic rights to The Immortals are optioned to Gil Adler (Valkyrie, Constantine) & Jason Rosenberg.

Her new YA series, Beautiful Idols, beginning with Unrivaled, had a global release in 17 languages and 200 countries on 05.10.16. Her new MG, Five Days of Famous, debuted 12.13.16.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, she’s lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled back in Southern California.

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