Thu, October 23, 2014

Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle Review

Famous in Love book cover

Famous in Love book cover

Famous in Love (Famous in Love #1)
By Rebecca Serle
Publication date: Oct. 21, 2014
Poppy, 336 pages
Source: Publisher

The romantic story of a girl who gets plucked from obscurity to star in the next major feature film franchise based on a book and the ensuing love triangles she gets entangled in on—-and off screen.

Meet Paige Townsen, Rainer Devon, and Jordan Wilder…

When Paige Townsen, a young unknown, gets cast 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 crowded movie set on the shores of Maui, and is spending quality time with her co-star Rainer Devon, one of People’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 gets even crazier.

In this coming-of-age romance inspired by the kind of celeb hookups that get clever nicknames and a million page views, Paige must figure out who she is – and who she wants – while the whole world watches.

— Goodreads.com description

Eep, I keep mixing up this book in my head with Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan!

I loved the concept on this one — how Paige is plucked from obscurity and thrown into stardom and how that affects her current relationships and point of view.

Paige is cast as the star in a movie based on a book trilogy…and I hear Rebecca Serle is going to write that book next. What a fun twist!

As for the book itself, I liked the behind-the-scenes setting, but I just didn’t get Paige’s romantic motivations. It was a love triangle of the roughest kind: blurred lines, maybe cheating, and an odd ending I still haven’t processed.

So: Good concept, fun meta book-in-a-book thing, Hollywood setting. But, blech love triangle and iffy ending. TORN!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Anna Weimer (@lostbraincell) said:

    Ugh. Love triangles. I get so sick of those. And not understanding a characters motivations is a huge turnoff. I hadn’t really thought this book was for me based on the description and this review confirms that.

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  2. Lauren at Bookmark Lit said:

    Agreed! This one was iffy for me too. I hated the ending, but then realized it’s going to be a series now.. so hopefully the next book(s) get better. I’m with you on the love triangle – it was rough! I’m okay with love triangles if it’s clear that the person is really only meant for one of them, or if it’s fleshed out so I can understand WHY the character likes both people.

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