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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 practiThe 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....

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  • Lauren
    2018-10-31 16:05

    I have a confession to make. I don’t know who anyone is. By which I mean, famous people. I don’t know anyone. It’s why I depend entirely on my awesome readers for Fancasting. My friend Rebecca Serle, on the other hand, knows who everyone is. She’s kind of amazing that way, and that genuine love of pop-culture has never been clearer than in her new book Famous in Love; the beginning of a new series. Famous in love tells the story of Paige Townsen, a young actress who gets plucked out of obscurity to star in the film adaptation of the popular YA series, Locked. Paige suddenly finds herself in an entirely new world, filming in Hawaii with her two devastatingly hot co-stars, trying to find herself while she finds her character. There are so many things I love about this book! As a YA writer, I love the meta-aspects. The series within the series. The movies about the series in the series. Rebecca knows this world well, both as a writer and as a fan, and as both a reader and a viewer. She understands the world of these books as a creator, and a consumer. It gives the story a really unique point of view. It’s a love story, yes, but it’s just as much about Paige trying to live up to a book she loves, and the pressure and joy that goes along with that. In addition there is a great location, great writing, and two super hot dudes to swoon over!If you’re a fan of Romantic YA, celebrity gossip, or really fun awesome books, this is a good one to check out!

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2018-11-17 16:13

    This is trope heavy YA romance, and although there's not much to it, I kind of devoured this story. It's about a girl who lands the lead role in the movie adaptation of a popular YA book series, so it was full of a fandom vibe. It definitely took me back to the Twilight or Hunger Games adaptation days when everyone was waiting on bated breath to see how the actors would portray their favorite characters. It was complete fluff but it also felt self aware at moments where the main character would find her real life starting to reflect the tropes in the story she was acting out. Like she thinks love triangles are cheesy but then she finds herself in one.Speaking of the love triangle. It is alive and thriving in this book. It seriously gives the ping pong game love triangle from The Selection series a run for its money. The main character has active feelings for two guys and is trying to choose who to be with. If that's a hard pass for you, definitely skip this book. I rolled my eyes a few times, especially at how the guys would fight over her (she's not your posession!), but I personally don't hate love triangles so I wasn't bothered too much by it. Another trope used is the "bad boy" who's really just misunderstood. This is one I usually don't like, but I liked how it was used in this story. I mean, this book was exactly what it said it would be, so the tropes just kind of came with the territory.I'm definitely rating this one based on my enjoyment and because it is exactly what it claims to be. If you don't like tropey YA romance, definitely give it a pass. If you're wanting a YA romance about fandoms and Hollywood that has an addictive quality, check this one out. I picked this up because I read Rebecca Serle's debut years ago and enjoyed it and have been meaning to read more by her ever since. I definitely enjoyed it more than I thought I would and it made me want to watch the TV adaptation and read the sequel. It also made me wish the made up book series in this story was a real book! I see that Serle wrote it as a novella so I will be checking that out too.

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    2018-10-24 16:08

    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.I received a copy of this for free via Goodreads First Reads.

  • Giselle
    2018-10-23 12:04

    Being from a small town in the middle of nowhere, Canada, where we hardly get anything exciting happen more than concerts from washed up artists, stardom is really something like another world for me. I'm fascinated by their lifestyle and by how… wildly different living that kind of life must be. So while this book may not be the next Great American Novel, it's a whole lotta entertainment in a guilty pleasure sort of way. Paige is just your regular high school girl with big dreams, until one day these dreams become reality when she's cast in the next big Hollywood book-to-movie. This movie is clearly made to be akin to Twilight in how huge it is. And honestly, how is it not fun to imagine yourself being cast for the role of Bella (could you really be worse than Stewart)? How you would become one of the most known faces in the world in a few weeks flat? Not that I would want that kind of life, to be honest, but it's pretty crazy to think about. In this aspect, it's a fun read. I enjoyed seeing Paige get introduced to this kind of world and lifestyle. This average teenager with a relatable voice, combined with the simple writing style, makes it easy to put yourself in her shoes and imagine just what it would feel like. I found her struggles with accepting the reality of it all, as well as her lack of confidence while on the set, to be realistic (well what do I know, really? But they're struggles I easily picture many new actors having). As for the secondary characters, there's quite a few to keep track of. Some I kept forgetting their roles, her childhood friends are pointless, really, other than to show that life doesn't all revolve around her, but a couple of side roles do bring more life to the book. I particularly enjoyed Wyatt and his dedication to the movie and tough lovin' attitude. At the end of the day, though, the spotlight is on the love story, and this is where most of the problems lie. Think of the most clichéd romance involving all the tropes in YA, and here you have it. Don't get me wrong, I have definitely seen worse - this one is at least good for mindless entertainment - but I would lie if I said my eyes didn't roll a time or two. Paige gets two famous co-stars, both of whom she's attracted to (didn't see this coming, did you?): the bad boy persona and the supportive, caring good boy. What makes this triangle, if I dare say, a tad intriguing, is how the book starts with a flash-forward prelude where we see her admit to herself that whatever choice she made between them, it was the wrong one. So it makes you curious to see how this will play out. It doesn't mean you'll be satisfied in the end, though. While her intentions are good, being with someone just because they're living through a hard time while you're pining for another is beyond selfish - not to mention bound to blow up in your face which will ultimately make matters worse.Despite the not-so-perfectness of this novel, it is a great choice for when you're in the mood for some mindless entertainment. Yes it's got clichés and a lot of fluff, but it's fun in a too-good-to-be-true kind of fantasy love story. If you go into this knowing what to expect I think you'll enjoy yourself! :)--An advance copy was provided by the publisher for review.For more of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    2018-10-24 16:06

    CORA AND THE REREADS5 Words: Love, fame, family, friendship, sacrifice.WARNING: THIS BOOK IS TRASH.And I kind of can't help but love it.If you had me list out things I hate in books, this book would tick off a good 75% of them.Instalove ✓Poor little rich kids ✓Love triangle ✓Forced chemistry ✓Overly wordy descriptions ✓Romance, romance, romance ✓But you know what? I'm starting to lose count of the amount of times I've read this book. It's perfect for rainy days and escaping from the world.And I don't know why, but I just bloody love it.I can't even say it's the characters, because really they're not so good. I can't stand Paige. And don't get me started on Rainer. They're all such cliches that it's almost (but not quite) funny. I can't say it's the romance either. The romance is bland with unfathomable instalove and I can't read it without rolling my eyes.This is cheesy trash with a crispy-trope coating. And I need MOOORRRREEEE.

  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    2018-10-28 12:54

    For more reviews, Cover Snark and more, visit A Reader of Fictions.Well, Bekka put this in Sadie Hawkins hoping for a snarky review and oh ho is she going to get what she wanted. My intuition told me that Rebecca Serle’s writing would probably make me gag, but I thought I should give her books a chance and see for myself. This impulse was an incorrect one. If you’re a reader who ships romances where the characters have any sort of real connection, this is not the book for you. If you’re a reader who thinks loving two boys equally at the exact same time is bullshit, this is not the book for you. If you’re a reader who hates instalove (times two!), this is not the book for you. If you’re a reader who’s hoping for some clever satire of the worst romances in YA, oh dear kanye in recording studio is this not the book for you.Famous in Love starts badly and gets steadily worse, ending with some major headdeskery. I’m trying to think of something positive to say about Famous in Love. All I have to say is that it is entertainingly bad. I wasn’t bored because I was so busy laughing at some of the worst instalove I’ve ever seen, and that’s really saying something. This book seems like it wants to be saying something about Twilight and novels of its ilk, but it actually just repeats all the tropes, reinforcing those sorts of romances as the ideal. If that’s you’re thing, good for you, but I hoped for something the least bit original. Nope. Not happening. Then there are the metaphors, which make sense approximately five percent of the time.He’s unshaven, but I can still see his scar working its way down his jaw to the back of his neck like a hiker on a mountain trail.Unless the scar on his neck actually looks like a hiker or is moving, NO. Just no.Jordan looks at me, and there is something new in his eyes. Something more than that fleck of gold—a star in the night sky. His eyes look softer, too. More brown than black.Both Rainer and Jordan have magical color-changing eyes that sometimes go soft and squishy. I recommend that they seek an appointment with an ophthalmologist posthaste.…and when he reaches out and gently touches the screen I can feel his hand on my shoulder—like a spark plug.Man, I love the feel of spark plugs on my shoulder. It really just does something to me.We look at each other, and I swear the silence passes between us like water. It has depth, weight. I can feel it flow from my chest to his.This only makes sense if they’re on some intense drugs.His lips are like the silk ribbons tied around presents…The writing in Famous in Love is painful, as you can see (either that or you love it because we do not have the same taste in writing, which is cool bro). It’s in the really traditional style for this kind of book. Full of fragments. Like sentences are overrated. Overused. Overdone. Over. Why use one sentence when you can use fifteen fragments? This staccato construction can work well when used sparingly, but done so often is merely bad writing. Poor diction. Shitty syntax. Obviously, authors can and will do this and can sell books written this way. They even get really popular. That’s just the character’s narrative voice, people explain. Well and good, but this does mean that the first bit of character development I’m getting is that the heroine is an idiot who doesn’t understand grammar. Like for real she starts over forty sentences with the word “like.” Like so many in fact that Bluefire Reader’s search function couldn’t display that many results.Oh, in that case, maybe the writing is perfect, because Paige is definitely too stupid to live. At one point, she almost drowns to death (spoiler: she doesn’t actually die, but I totally thought she might because so convincing) because she didn’t listen to anyone’s advice about swimming in Hawaii. As she thinks she’s dying, she only wants to live when she thinks of a hot boy: “Because when I think about him, I don’t want to go.” (177 of the ARC). If you don’t have a hot boy in your life, you should probably just go into the light because really what use are you. Literally, she is too stupid to live because she would have let herself die.You should know more about Paige Townsen, though. First think you need to know is that she is very insecure. She doesn’t think she’s talented or beautiful, which is obviously why she was cast as the lead of this movie despite being an unknown. It’s also why all the boys want her. Conveniently, though, not knowing that she’s beautiful is what makes her beautiful. Let’s hope she never realizes or she might be one ugly girl. Of course, despite her insecurities, Paige really doesn’t care about clothing. She pretty much just wears jeans and t-shirts. For her first date with a hot movie star, she wears a skirt she’s had since sixth grade and doesn’t even shower beforehand. No new wardrobe was purchased with her first check. Nope, she tried to give the money to her parents and then, when they said no, gave some of it to charity, because this is what newly wealthy teens do.Paige also has the best taste. She doesn’t really read novels, except for Jane Austen or Catcher in the Rye (seven times since eighth grade). She reads screenplays, because she is very serious about her craft. She’s read every screenplay available at Powell’s book shop in Portland. We’re informed first that Paige loves classic films, then that she would rather watch a “thriller than a romantic comedy,” and finally that her favorite movie is She’s All That. So she’s a pretentious liar. Don’t you just want to like be her best friend? Just how obnoxious can Paige be?Some other things you should know about Paige. Her favorite food is coleslaw. She can pop an entire egg roll into her mouth in a single bite. I suspect she’s part snake. Also, she gets cold very easily, since she is freezing cold during the entire filming of the movie. In Maui, Hawaii. CONSTANTLY COLD. You know how Hawaii is known for being icy cold. Yup.You totally don’t want to be her best friends, Cassandra and Jake. See, even though Paige doesn’t actually like Jake, she assumes they’ll end up together so thus he is claimed for all of time. Then there’s the fact that she will totally not ever call you once she’s famous. Even though you should know that she’s totally not changed by fame or anything. She’s still completely normal and unchanged, as she will tell you over and over. She mostly forgets she has friends, right from the start, which is super charming, I think.The biggest problem with this novel, aside from my hatred of the writing and the heroine, is how little actually happens. For a romance novel, there’s very little time spent on Paige hanging out with the boys. It’s mostly her thinking about things, like her family, who serve basically no narrative purpose, or about random memories from childhood or about nature. Most of what happens doesn’t advance the plot. Instead of actually SHOWING Paige together with Rainer or Jordan, we’re gifted to nonsensical metaphors and pointless descriptions. Then we’re later TOLD about all the awesome things she did with the boys.Paige instaloves on both boys. She’s jealous of their pasts and jealous of her best friend Jake and has no idea who she wants. That’s the book basically. She can’t make choices and they all belong to her and that’s the book. Only you won’t see them together and they never talk about anything interesting or have any sort of a connection when they’re together. Then it all ends with this horrible speech: (view spoiler)[“I can feel him next to me. Jordan. But when I look at him, he doesn’t look sad or angry. His eyes are lit up, like the flashbulbs that are pointed toward us. And all of a sudden, I understand why. I’ve been wrong. About everything. Because the thing I didn’t understand about love—the biggest thing, the thing that makes it worthy of books and movies—is that epic, epic love is not about having someone. It’s about being willing to give them up. It’s sacrifice. It’s my mom’s theater tickets stuffed down at the bottom of her jewelry box. It’s Noah and August. It’s my sister and Annabelle. It’s Jordan and his mom, the truth he reserves to protect her. And see, that’s the thing I didn’t understand. The thing no one tells you. That just because you find love doesn’t mean it’s yours to keep. Love never belongs to you. it belongs to the universe. To the same wind that blows the surfers across the waves and the current that carries you back to shore. you can’t hold on to it because it’s bigger than anything you could possibly grasp with your own bare hands. It’s bigger than me or Rainer or Jordan. it’s bigger than everything.” *barfs everywhere* Choose the boy you don’t like as much because love is sacrifice. Yeah, that’s a good ending. Very enlightened. (hide spoiler)]Famous in Love pretty much fails across the board. But hey, it gave me some good laughs, so not a total loss, right? Update 10/15: Apparently this is the first in a trilogy, which explains the lack of romantic resolution. Well, sort of.

  • Jen Ryland
    2018-11-01 16:13

    A-ha -- there's a sequel. Because I was like "what kind of an ending was that?" So ... mixed feelings. I loved the setting (Hawaii!) and I really liked the idea of the whole story-within-a-story -within-a-story aspect of Paige making a movie based on a series of YA books that feature a love triangle while also having a relationship with one (or more!) of her real-life co-stars. Got that? Good.Unfortunately, the romance in this was all over the place. Instalove, and the kind of "OMG I'm so ordinary! I can't believe so many guys are in love with me" heroine that can make me grind my teeth. There were three guys who had a thing for Paige -- a friend from school who's crushing on her and two actors. But that love square was a bit too much drama for me, especially because Paige seems to want to have ALL the guys. She didn't want to hurt anyone but of course she was stomping all over everyone's feelings and pretending she wasn't. Underneath all that, I could see a glimmer of a Pride and Prejudice style romance, in which Paige is taken in by one guy and misjudges another, but the book was heavier on romantic angst than character development, which made it hard to root for anyone.

  • Sophie
    2018-11-17 15:55

    I first read this book not long after it was published last October, and remember really enjoying it. I thought I would reread it before the publication of Truly, Madly, Famously, and enjoyed it just as much the second time around.In Famous in Love, the main character, Paige, has always dreamed of one day become a proper actress. When she lands the role as the female lead in the film adaptation of a best selling series, it's as if all of her dreams have come true. She is now a recognised name across America, and is set to become a major star. However, this doesn't mean life is now easy and carefree. Paige's male co-stars, Rainer and Jordan, have a log history between them, and are at odds with each other. Paige is drawn inexplicitly to both of them, but can't afford for any behind the scene trouble, lest she ruin her career before it begins.Paige's character was one I loved reading. She seemed like an honestly real person, with real issues, etc. - the only difference being that she is now famous. Even when filming came to an end, she still couldn't understand that she was an honest to god star, and her life would never be as it was before. She never really changed, personality wise, which I enjoyed. She was just a normal teen girl, who was having feelings for two different guys, and trying to come to terms with these emotions. She had family and friends issues, just like anyone else, and the teen angst was not lacking. Famous in Love was just like any other romantic YA contemporary, set with a Hollywood backdrop, in the best way.The little interspersed information about Hawaii, and the happenings of Hollywood, and all it entails, helped to spread out the angst. I loved that Serle seems to have really done her research into this topic. She showed that Hollywood isn't all glitz and glammer, rather, it is hard work, and it takes tons of people to create a blockbuster.The male protagonists were very different from each other. Out of the two my favourite was Jordan, as I felt he more understood Paige, and really wanted to help her through the process of creating a film. Rainer, on the other hand, seemed too old, and too 'star'-y for Paige. He didn't really get her when she wanted to be normal, and I sort of feel as if their relationship was more one sided. To me, Rainer was kind of using Paige for more publicity, etc., and to get one up on Jordan. Whenever Jordan was around, Rainer was really touchy-feeling, and possessive over Paige, and that just wasn't on.The ending was, for me, a bust. I didn't agree with Paige's choices, but considering it's a trilogy, the angst needed to be set up for future books. I hope Paige comes to her senses in either book 2 or 3, and makes the right decisions. Even saying this, I still really enjoyed Famous in Love. It was just a nice, easy book, with lovable characters, and a realistic storyline/plot. It's a book I don't regret re-reading, and I'm sure I'll probably go back to it in the future and re-read again. I would say contemporary lovers would enjoy this, and I'm so excited that Truly, Madly, Famously is out in October!

  • Mimi
    2018-11-09 08:56

    A nice and fun read . It was pretty exciting to find out who exactly was Paige going to choose. Unfortunately it was kinda of a cliffhanger.But I enjoyed it !! Can't wit to read the next book

  • Rachel(APCB Reviews)
    2018-11-12 16:20

    Read the full review @ A Perfection Called BooksI'm a sucker for Hollywood movies. I love the glitz and the glam. I love showbiz. I love the cameras and the set up and the prep and the filming. I love it all! I got so into this book that I made popcorn (on multiple occasions) so it seemed like I was watching them film the movie as I read it. Yikes did I really just admit that?The writing was simplistic and clear. The writing and plot lacked a complexity that I would have liked, but then again this is just a purely entertaining, fluffy contemporary. The story is just so addictive! It's not deep and powerful, it's just fun. Setting-wise this book gets an A+. Thank you for catapulting me back to Hawaii, Mrs. Serle! I love that place, and Serle did an amazing job of describing it. I felt like I was there again!You won't find deep characters in this book. They're not too well developed, but they are likable for the most part. The romance was cute, if a bit confusing. You never know with these celebrities if they're just acting for the cameras or if something's genuine! The love triangle is interesting and since there's no real plot or problem, the love triangle is a good attempt to distract us readers. I didn't mind it since there's really no other pressing matters to attend to in this book.This book could have easily been a stand alone but alas, this shall drag on. I love the pop culture aspect of Famous in Love and the movie theme, so I'll probably read the subsequent books.If you're in the mood for a fun, light read then kick back and read this little gem! If you're looking for a thought-provoking book with rich writing and a wonderful storyline, then you might want to skip this and come back later.

  • Jasprit
    2018-11-17 11:03

    Imagine finally getting your chance to shine, after little bit parts, getting that massive role which will thrust you in the limelight. This is what happens to Paige, she ends up auditioning for one of the roles for a book to movie adaption and ends up getting the part. She’s whisked off immediately to Hawaii to start filming, leaving behind her family and best friends and gets to work on set with heart throb actor Rainer. Rainer has been an actor from a young age, so he knows what’s it like, how to deal with fans and having paparazzi constantly buzzing around you, misinterpreting images of you. This is Paige’s first big chance, so she’s not had to deal with this before, but Paige was great, she wasn’t one of those people who let the limelight immediately go to her head. She actually struggled to become the actress that everyone wanted her to be, she felt isolated from everyone else, her best friends were back home doing who knows what and she didn’t really have the confidence in herself, she didn’t realise the reason she was cast was because she was that good.When it came to the potential love interest I really didn’t know what to think, even though he seemed genuinely nice, I didn’t feel that his feelings for Paige were truly genuine. One minute he would be mucking around with Paige and the next he’d be sharing deep feelings for her. Don’t get me wrong, he was really a nice character, but probably not my favourite character. Then there was the other potential love interest, who I actually was really intrigued about, he wasn’t the big actor everyone loved, but he really kept himself to himself, when he did open up, I was kind of left wanting to know more about him, he was at times down to earth and quite humble, despite this whole different story being created about him. Also when he was around Paige I could feel the tension between them, and the desire they felt for one another that could take them who knows where if they would act upon these feelings!The love triangle could be tiresome at times, especially when these three characters were together, it did at times bring out the obnoxious side to some characters and so the reason I much preferred it when two characters were together instead. Also I was actually really interested in whole making the movie storyline, I liked learning about everything that went into making a movie in the first place, how it wasn’t as easy as everyone assumed, seeing photo shoots take place, how lovely it could be away on set. And I even wanted to know what would happen to the characters in the book that made this book to movie adaption happen in the first place (the book series the movie had been was a roaring success, it featured a love triangle, and fans would finally find out, who the character would end up choosing in the final book) but details like these were skipped upon and a love triangle ended up happening on set too!Serle is certainly one talented author, this story was written beautifully and that is one of the main reasons I ended up reading until the very last page. Famous in Love was not one of my favourite reads maybe because I was expecting a lot more, but ended up being bothered by a few frustrating decisions or actions that some characters made. However I’m still willing to give Serle’s books another go, here’s hoping I’ll end up enjoying them even more.This review can be found on: The Readers Den

  • Nasty Lady MJ
    2018-11-18 09:00

    To see full DNF round up click here.I actually didn’t check this one out at the library I received a sample from Amazon because I was unsure whether or not I wanted to purchase it.Thank God for samples.I think my expectations did not meet this one. I wanted a book that was a bit of a satire on YA in the movies. This wasn’t remotely satire. The first five chapters were full of insta love and cliches. Which I guess is typical for these sorts of books, but makes it less than enjoyable.What DNF’d it for me was the main character. Paige just felt a little too goody goody for me to be true. I’m sorry, unless your name is Mother Teresa you’re not going to be like-oh, I don’t need any of that nasty money I made from my movie-go give it all to the homeless. Never mind, I’m wearing a dress I’ve had since fourth grade on a date with a movie star. Ho, hum, hum….Just no.If a book makes me feel like a terrible person because I bought something at Anthropologie last month then I really don’t need to read it.

  • Abbie
    2018-11-15 14:19

    (I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.) I didn't realize that the book that was mentioned in the blurb was a real book until i started this. If i had known, i probably wouldn't have read this as the book in question wasn't a very good read. Due to the fact that i wasn't a fan of it, the first 10% of this one really annoyed me, as it was mainly just saying how amazing the book was. The rest of the book wasn't that great either, unfortunately. Paige wasn't a character that i liked. She was quite dull and had plenty of annoying moments. The other characters weren't brilliant either. With the constant "Locked is amazing" talk, the main character being annoying, and the pacing being slow, i spent the majority of the book bored, and wanting it to be over. Overall, Boring and annoying. It was a relief when i got to the ending.

  • Nancy The book junkie
    2018-11-13 15:19

    Review to come!

  • Liza Wiemer
    2018-11-17 10:58

    I swooned. AND . . . .SURPRISE: What makes this novel incredibly clever is that Rebecca Serle wrote LOCKED, which is the "hit" novel—novella in this case—that FAMOUS IN LOVE was based on, and it was released under a pen name: Parker Witter. See my review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... When you read the novella first, it really has a HUGE impact on your perspective of FAMOUS IN LOVE. Can you read FAMOUS IN LOVE without it? Sure you can. But, if you want the full impact and to delve into how amazing the connections are between the novella and this novel, then I recommend you read LOCKED too!"I've never walked the red carpet before! Are we supposed to run?" (There's no running on the red carpet in this novel, but it reflects the excitement of the experience for Paige!)Imagine what it would be like if you were an ordinary YA auditioning for a Hollywood teen movie based on a bestselling YA series. And . . . YOU GET THE PART! You're plucked out of obscurity and right into the world of fame and fortune. Hot guys, hard work, gorgeous film location. You leave your friends, your family, your job and go from ordinary to having people recognize you and ask for your autograph. You get to kiss handsome co-stars! Your life revolves around learning lines, acting (which isn't so easy, especially with a director who yells at you and expects perfection), studying for your GED, hair, makeup, wardrobe, and publicity shots, and interviews. Now add two hot actors into the mix, both interested in you. Both with problems and issues to overcome. This is Paige Townsen's life when she gets the lead female role in a blockbuster book trilogy. I don't think Rebecca Serle could have done this better. I was transported onto the movie set and into Paige's life. It felt authentic and most definitely like I was reading an autobiography or a diary of Paige's experience. Please don't cringe when I say this . . . but I can imagine what it was like for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. I loved it. LOVED IT!!!!!

  • Juhina
    2018-10-25 15:20

    Famous in Love was a definite roller coaster. Overall I really enjoyed it but I was so frustrated with the ending. I NEED a sequel. Backtracking a bit, I initially picked up Famous in Love for its premise.. an average girl gets picked to be the next Jennifer Lawrence (The main lead in a huge book trilogy turned into movie chain). Paige was very down to earth and also very awestruck by the life she currently leads. Most of the book is set during her filming the first movie with Rainer and late comer, Jordan. Yes, there is a love triangle, but it is very different from what I usually expect of YA books.I loved the setup in the book. Hawaii. Ah, I would love to travel there. The scenery is beautiful, the way it is described.. the beach, the ocean, the trees, and the mountains (volcanic?). Some scenes were so serene.. especially in the early hours of the morning when Paige would go swimming. However, Paige's life is so hectic, she's insecure in her acting, especially compared to Rainer (think the lovely Dylan O'Brien now). I loved Paige and Rainer's friendship initially and its slow progression to something more. However all the problems start with Jordan's arrival. Jordan is a typical bad boy and I really didn't like him. I felt that Paige fell into inta-lust with him, and not the good kind. The whole time I was like "RAINER! RAINEEEEER IS RIGHT HERE! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?". While I wasn't a huge fan of the romance conflict, I still liked everything else about the book, including Paige and her struggles with the acting and just everything else that has drastically changed in her life. The ending though? it was a killer. I totally didn't expect it. Famous in Love is one of the few contemporary books that I read and can't seem to read fast enough to know what happens next. I truly was flipping the pages frantically wanting to know the end result and wow, Serle really pulled one on us. I need a sequel. Please Serle and Poppy, make it happen. Sincerely, a desperate fan.

  • Sarah
    2018-10-31 13:04

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley.)I really liked ‘When You Were Mine’ by this author, but every book I have read since has been a huge disappointment. Including this one.Paige was a little dull. All she cared about was movies and acting, and she bored me. Then, she finally gets cast in a major film production, doesn’t turn up to work on time, and is surprised when the press start taking her picture and spreading rumours. Surely she should have been expecting that?The storyline in this bored me, and it got worse the further into the book we got. I didn’t really care about what was going on on the film set, and I just got bored!The romance was in the form of a love triangle, square… triangle, er square? This girl had 3 guys who she was trying to juggle, and she got all upset when one of them started dating someone else. I mean, how many guys do you want at once? Surely one of them can get with someone else considering he’s not exclusively your boyfriend? I mean, ugh. Just make up your mind! Or at least be honest that you’re snogging more than one person at a time?The ending to this didn’t feel like much of an ending, but I was just glad that it was over. I am tempted to read ‘Locked’ just to see what all the fuss is about, but if it’s anything like this, I’m just going to be bored. I don’t think I want to read the next book in this series.Overall; dull,6 out of 10.

  • Tatiana
    2018-11-04 15:15

    Начала смотреть сериал снятый по роману. Конечно, драма-банана, но черт мне нравится! Хочу теперь прочитать.

  • Madi (TheBookNerdDiaries)
    2018-11-12 10:53

    This was the definition of mediocre.RTC.

  • Stephanie
    2018-10-24 14:59

    Famous in Love was a really quick, easy read. I read about the first half of it one sitting and only stopped because I made myself go to bed since I had work in the morning. While neither the writing or the plot really blew me away, there was something about it that I just couldn’t stop reading.Paige is an average high school girl who is plucked out of obscurity during an open casting call for the next big movie franchise, based on a best-selling Young Adult book series (think the Twilight phenomena). She starts filming with the very famous and charming Rainer and a relationship begins to blossom. Then Rainer’s arch-enemy Jordan is cast as the second male lead and Paige starts to have feelings for him, too. Requisite love triangle angst ensues. But to keep the story interesting (because really if this was just another love triangle story I don’t think I could’ve made myself finish it) there are glimpses of what happens behind the scenes of making a movie and Paige begins to grow up.Paige was a mostly likable character. Throughout the whole book she stayed pretty grounded and while she did realize her life was going to change, she never really let the idea of fame get to her head. She learned about forgiveness and sacrifice and what’s really important in life. While she still has a lot of growing up to do, I think she did get a good start during the course of the book and I appreciated that.I was kind of ambivalent about the love triangle. At various times I leaned in the direction of one or the other, but for the most part I wasn’t ever really Team Rainer or Team Jordan. I liked how easy-going Rainer was and that he really did seem to want to help Paige navigate the business and take care of her. I didn’t really like the 5 year age difference – he’s 22 and she’s 17. It almost seemed like he was manipulative at times or, like, preying on her naiveté and youth. At the end of the day, I don’t think he was that calculating, but it still rubbed me the wrong way a bit. Paige and Jordan’s relationship was far too insta-lovey for me. I never felt the connection between them that Paige was always talking about. He was kind and sweet, but for the most part he was just kind of broody and I don’t think I got to know him well enough to ship him with Paige.Another thing that kind of threw me off a bit was how large parts of the plot were just skipped over. In one scene Paige is auditioning for the movie and the next she’s already been on set for awhile. While I can appreciate the “just-get-on-with-it” attitude, I felt like there was a lot missing not seeing her find out she was cast, preparing to leave her family and friends and home, her first day on a movie set, and etc. While I don’t think we need to see every single day from the audition to the premiere, we did jump large portions of time and it was a little jarring. I also thought it was kind of odd that for wanting to be an actress she didn’t really know anything about celebrities.Overall, I did enjoy Famous in Love. I wanted to read to see if I would be interested in watching the show when it comes next year and I am, though I’m already a little annoyed about how different it looks from the book. I wanted something light and fun and this definitely fit the bill. I enjoyed the behind the scenes look at making a movie and the Hawaiian setting (fun fact, when I was very young I lived on Maui for a couple years where the movie set is) and it was the perfect bit of escapism I was looking for.Overall Rating (out of 5): 3.5 Stars

  • Sarah (What Sarah Read)
    2018-10-31 12:01

    Please visit What Sarah Read for this and many more reviews!Famous in Love is the kind of book I just adore; sweet and fun, allows me to daydream…escape. I don’t know about you, but there have been plenty of times when I have wondered what it would be like to be plucked out of my perfectly ordinary (and wonderful) life and set into a completely different life filled with celebrities, luxury and exotic places.I really enjoyed losing myself in the fantasy of the story of a girl who feels out-of-place and awkward, and watch her get thrust into the glamorous and often times crazy celebrity life. She finds a friend in Rainer, the super-famous and super-swoony young actor and they form an immediate friendship. Rainer can’t help be taken with Paige – he appreciates that she’s down to earth and the fact that she’s unjaded by Hollywood, unassuming and real. Rainer takes her under his wing to support her and help her navigate the new world she finds herself in.Rainer’s character is a real treat, he’s kind, thoughtful, flirty and sweet, but Serle keeps the reader on its toes as she subtly shows us the differences between Rainer and Paige. Rebecca Serle really crafted a compelling parallel between these two and as soon as we get comfortable with that narrative, we’re introduced to Jordan. The resident “bad boy”, who has a complicated history with Rainer and a Hollywood gossip back story that could be more than meets the eye. Jordan is the total opposite of Rainer; he’s private, quiet and keeps to himself. Serle gives us two totally different swoony guys in this book and she made it really hard to pick just one.I’m going to be honest with you, I reallllly wanted to hate the potential of a love triangle in this story. That’s not saying I’m anti-triangle, I honestly don’t mind them, but I was so firmly invested in my OTP for this book and then all of a sudden something happened and it threw my whole world into a frenzy. Ok, maybe not my whole world, but it definitely threw me for a loop. Even when I finished the book I wasn’t so sure about the ending. Buuuut, then I thought about it for a while and realized that, wouldn’t you know, it actually works really well for the plot and I was totally on board!Serle gives us a fantastic cliff-hanger at the end; Paige is at a tipping point in her career and she needs to make decisions that will shape the next few years of her life. Will she go the safe and easy route or will she take a chance with the unknown? It’s a difficult choice that involves heavy sacrifice and this development creates a great shift in the plot. I can’t wait to see where book two takes Paige, Rainer and Jordan.

  • Valentina Markasović
    2018-11-03 16:13

    Famous in Love, a young-adult contemporary romance, was a really quick read. The writing style, although sometimes a bit repetitive (in the sense of using the same adjectives for the same things over and over again), was easy to follow. The setting (Hawaii!) was beautiful and painted as such, and the idea of the story was interesting - we get to see how a blockbuster, based on a popular young adult trilogy Locked, is made.Although I'm not that into love triangles, the relationships didn't feel like insta-love. The book doesn't lack in hot guys to choose from, either. First we have Rainer Devon, who I imagined like this: And then Jordan Wilder is suddenly pushed into the story.I wasn't really rooting for either of them, though, so the ending left me feeling pretty indifferent. I'm ready to bet on how this whole things ends for the three of them. Their story is basically the story of Locked characters.Overall, it was pretty entertaining.

  • Lori
    2018-10-26 10:57

    I'm pulling the plug on this one for now and calling it a DNF. I just can't get into it. At all. I don't like the characters, I don't like the relationships that are happening, I don't believe that she's the one they would pick for this role nor do I like that we completely missed out on the anticipation of the auditions and the excitement of getting the role, and I just don't really care what happens. I wanted to be able to appreciate this for the fluffy, fun romance that it was but all I could think about what how much it felt like a peek at what was going on behind the scenes during the filming of Twilight. The high-profile YA book turned movie, a love triangle, and a bunch of things that I just don't care about. I hope that maybe someday I'll be able to pick this back up and enjoy it for what it is, but today is not that day. I hope you guys can enjoy it more than I did!

  • Debby
    2018-11-08 13:53

    2 starsI don't think there will ever come a day when I'm NOT interested in a teenage celebrity romance story. Seriously. The instant I heard about Famous in Love, I knew I'd be reading it. And I knew that, like most of these stories, it probably wouldn't end well. This really is guilty pleasure territory (though I somewhat hate that term) because it's so entertaining while at the same time it's so horribly bad.To be fair, the first half of Famous in Love is really strong, and I was enjoying myself immensely. Paige is a nobody who somehow lands the lead role in the movie adaptation of a massive YA book trilogy. She knows hardly anything about the business and, as such, is kind of innocent and naive. But her co-star, playing one angle of the book's love triangle, Rainer, is experienced and sweet and helps her navigate this strange new world of movie sets, paparazzi, and tabloid mania. Soon it seems he's quite interested in her. She's a bit hesitant, but she can't help but develop a crush on him. Meanwhile she's also struggling with her crush back home, whom she's separated from while on set. They're moving on with their lives and drifting apart. I was engrossed in her story and it was compulsively readable.When things start to advance with Rainer, I was on board. I was mostly reading this for the swoons, and I will admit that Serle can write an engaging romance with heaps of chemistry. The problem is that she makes this book almost a parody of itself, because then Jordan, playing the other angle of the triangle, comes in and in no time he and Paige also develop a certain attraction. There's a love triangle in the books/movies. And now there's a love triangle behind the scenes. Can we say cliché? Even worse, the sweet guy in the movie is dark and mysterious in real life, and the mysterious guy in the movie is the sweet one on set. Paige gets tugged in both directions and on top of all that, there's also the question of whether Rainer is really such a good guy, or just a fame whore. (Personally, I think he's just a controlling asshole.)*sigh* It's a bit exhausting. To be fair, Paige does have a certain chemistry with both leads, so when your nose is buried in the book and you're reading at lightspeed, it's easy to get caught up in the swoons. But it's just so. goddamn. cliché. And the sap. Oh god. But when you think about this whole story at a distance, why would Paige even put herself in this position? As someone who wants to make it as an actress so badly, you should be avoiding on set romances as much as possible, and she should be really wary of celebrity romances. They're such great actors on set, who says they're not acting in real life? (And I believe they kind of are. Which means both guys have like three layers of identity, which is just, ugh, my brain hurts.) It didn't make sense either that the director was so paranoid about their relationships. Hello? Anyone in Hollywood would JUMP at the opportunity of your movie couple getting together in real life. Think of all that free publicity! I'm still firmly of the belief that this happened with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, at least for part of the Twilight era.What it really comes down to is this. There is romance and it can make you swoon. There are really nice kissing scenes, and I loved the experience of seeing a YA film adaptation get made and all the strings that come attached to that. (Though, seriously, it sounds like the whole movie only had 3 people in it, so I wouldn't care to actually watch it in real life. It sounds like a fucking boring story tbh.) But the romance is essentially a love triangle of instalove spawned by another love triangle. And all of that together makes it a lump of sap and clichés, and I just ended up wanting to SHAKE Paige and tell her to LIVE HER OWN FUCKING LIFE and JUST FORGET ABOUT THOSE BOYS and ACT PROFESSIONALLY FOR ONCE. At times it seemed she was going to show a backbone, but then it just gets so hackneyed and all is lost again. Ugh.Summing Up:I wanted to like this so badly, and at first I did. It's compulsively readable, and there are some swoons. But then all those things I mentioned: too many clichés, a main character who can't stand on her own, and the triangle of instalove. I like the behind the scenes peek at the YA movie industry though. Something about that world still holds a kind of magic to me, and that made the story, though so sickeningly cliché, very entertaining. Qualitatively this book is not very good, but I really enjoyed... parts... of it. It's the first in a trilogy, and to be honest, in spite of my lackluster rating, I could see myself picking up the sequels on a rainy day. It's a nice kind of comfort read, where you can just turn off your brain and seek out the swoons. But honestly, Team Jordan. (Oh god, am I doing that now? What even, Debby. What even.)GIF it to me straight!Basically, I feel like I have a love/hate relationship with this book.Recommended To:Fans of... love triangles? Hollywood romances? I guess?*ARC received in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the contents of the review.

  • Andi (Andi's ABCs)
    2018-11-09 16:10

    I wanted this book and I wanted it badly. As soon as I heard Rebecca had a 3rd book I needed it to be mine. You see, her first two books were fantastic; such depth and emotion in them. Really heavy, realistic reads that made you, as the reader, have all the feels. She has a way about her writing that just sucks you in and pulls you along. With Famous in Love having a different kind of vibe to it I wasn’t sure how it would fit. Would it still be Rebecca that I heart or would it feel off in some way? Happily I report that Famous in Love did not let me down. I heard Rebecca’s voice loud and clear and I loved every minute of it.Famous in Love is the story of Paige, a girl that has dreamed about being an actress. She read scripts and stars in small plays, but has always lusted after the big screen. When an opportunity presents she finds herself auditioning for the role of a lifetime to star as the heroine in the latest YA trilogy to be adapted into a movie. When she lands the part she is whisked off to Hawaii to begin filming and everything changes. Suddenly Paige finds herself not only playing a girl in a love triangle but being in an actual one herself with her two sexy costars Rainer Devon and Jordan Wilder. As this get more and more complicated Paige has to figure out how not only to navigate her new life, but to navigate her love.What I loved about this book is how totally Rebecca it is. If you follow her on Twitter or Tumblr you can see just how much of a pop culture junkie she is. She loves all things Hollywood and the fact that she created a book out of that love just made me smile. She hit on all the important things a good YA, Hollywood story needs too. She got the love triangle, the pop star references, the small town girl making it big, the YA trilogy that people devoured made into a movie. She even managed to capture the feeling a reader gets when a 3rd book is about to be released and you NEED TO KNOW HOW IT ENDS! It amazed me how she managed to capture all of that in just over 300 pages and to do it at the level she did.The other thing about Famous in Love was Paige, Rainer and Jordan. It felt genuine to me. Paige was a girl that was on this roller coaster. Her life was upside down and she was living in a world that was so foreign to her. And here were these two hot guys that had been in the business for a long time that she is attracted to. It was 100% natural that she would grab on to them and feel the things she did and for them to reciprocate. It all had a follow to it that added to the beauty and the tension to the story that elevated the whole book for me. I found myself invested in what would happen and how everything turned out which is important when reading a book. At least for me anyway.My word of advice to readers is that you don’t go into Famous in Love expecting to have the same kind of journey you had in Rebecca’s 2 previous books. This book is a different kind of journey in the way that it is told and how the characters get from A to B and how everyone ends up. It isn’t as heavy as The Edge of Falling and doesn’t have the Shakespeare vibe of When You Were Mine. It is its own book and one that works when all the pieces have clicked into place. It made me smile and almost miss my train stop. It made me what to savor reading it and hurry up and finish. And it made me want to read the fake book it is based on and find out what the heck happened in the last book. It cemented my love of Rebecca Serle and now I sit and wait for her next book to arrive whenever that may be.*note: Just found out this will be a trilogy so SCORE!

  • Leah
    2018-11-05 09:56

    You guys, I think I have a book hangover. Ugh. UGH. I have just finished Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle and I am swooning all over the shop. Not only is the cover one of the BEST BOOK COVERS EVER – it even sparkles in the sun, but the inside of the book is EVEN BLOODY BETTER. Ughhhhhhhhhhhh. I am in love, and much like Paige, I’ve got no idea if it’s with Jordan or Rainer because they’re both delicious in their own way. Rainer’s so sweet and lovely but Jordan’s a bad boy who’s not bad at all and I LOVE bad boys who are really not bad at all. Can’t you just SEE my dilemma?!?I absolutely love books set in the movie world. It’s just something you wish to see, y’know? I’d love to go see a movie being shot one day, to see if it’s really as it’s portrayed, so it was so cool that Famous In Love was set in that world. Books about movies and celebrities and love triangles are just THE BEST. And Famous In Love was pretty damn impressive. I flew through it in one sitting, and I wish I had the sequel RIGHT NOW DAMN IT. Because much liked the fans of Locked, I want to know how this love triangles ends.Really, love triangles aren’t usually my thing, especially since there’s usually always a pretty clear winner, but Paige’s feelings are clearly so complicated that it could be either or. Her chemistry with Rainer is amazing and he’s so sweet and caring and I can see why that appeals to Paige, when she’s about to take this huge step and become this famous movie star; sometimes you need someone to take care of you and guide your way. But then there’s Jordan, who is not at all how I expected him to be. Sure, he’s brooding and delicious, but he’s got SUCH a good heart and you just want to hug him. And both are easily pickable. (Is that even a word? I doubt it). Both captured my affections. I’m as torn as Paige!!!!!!!!One of the best things about Famous In Love is the whole story-within-a-story thing. I LOVE THAT. And I love even more than Rebecca has actually written a Locked novella, as Parker Witter, that makes me love her a million times more, because obviously she must know how that story goes, at least a little bit, and I’m always dead curious to know how she saw her story-within-a-story (and I REALLY WANT TO KNOW HOW THE LOCKED TRILOGY ENDS). WHO DOES AUGUST CHOOSE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD?!?!?! I doubt the Locked novella will tell me that, but I appreciate that it’s been written because it’s like getting a sneak peek of something you never get to see (like I wished John Green had written Imperial Afflictions!!!)Can you tell I loved this book? I did. So much. I can’t believe it took me so long to read it, but I FINALLY DID AND IT WAS ALL I WANTED AND MORE. I swooned, I laughed, I loved the behind the scenes look at movie making and I adored Paige. (And Jordan. And Rainer). I can’t wait for Truly, Madly, Famously (and I LOVE that it’s like the Savage Garden song Truly, Madly, Deeply hehehehe). If you love books about movie stars, and love triangles (THE GOOD KIND) and awesome characters, this is the book for you. It’s GREAT.

  • ALEXA
    2018-11-05 12:03

    FIRST THOUGHTS: I'd give this a 3.5-3.75 stars, really. I enjoyed it a lot, though I did want a little more of a connection to Paige! But I think it was really fun for what it was, and I'm definitely curious to find out what happens in the sequel.REVIEW:(Originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)If you happen to be a reader in search of a lighter read, a novel that combines fun and drama all in one go, Famous in Love is perhaps just the novel you need. This is the story of a girl named Paige, who is plucked from obscurity when she is cast in the role of August, the main character in the best-selling YA novel Locked’s movie adaptation. As if that wasn’t enough to reel you in, dear reader, there is also the promise of being introduced to two attractive guys and it’s set mostly in Hawaii. Famous in Love might not have been a particular favorite, but it was pretty dang enjoyable.The biggest reservation I have regarding Famous in Love rest heavily on the characters. It is Paige, in particular, that stands out, solely because readers don’t really get the opportunity to know her. It would have been great to connect with her in a way that would have made her story read a whole lot differently, but alas, we are all held at an arm’s length despite being privy to her thoughts on her film experience. Still, it does make one wonder if that was a deliberate ploy on Serle’s part to imitate the way most young Hollywood stars are treated – as if they’re creatures in a cage and we’re examining them from afar. The pages are filled with all of the things Paige experiences as an actress in one of the most-anticipated movies of the year – the pressure to perform well, the strangeness of an actual film set, a blitz of promotions, and the care and caution one has to take with their every move. It makes for an interesting read, really, though it does feel more like a tabloid account of Paige Townsen and her life. While her friends and her family add a sense of reality to ground things, it really carries the vibe of the glamour, glitz and gossip of Hollywood more than anything else.While Famous in Love certainly isn’t perfect, it’s really fun. The hint of romance (side note: I’m totally rooting for one guy, and I’m fairly certain you can guess who if you’ve read it!), the craziness of celebrity, the inability to look away from Paige Townsen’s story – all these things made Famous in Love good. Famous in Love is really meant to be pure entertainment – and it was that, if nothing else.

  • Tiffany (About to Read)
    2018-11-04 08:54

    This review first appeared on About to Read. Visit abouttoread.com for fairytale fashions, reads, and reviews.***Famous in Love was a fun, fast read and I’m looking forward to the sequel despite the annoying characters and lack of a strong plot. Famous in Love is exactly what it sounds like. A girl who is famous falling for her co-star. Both of them, possibly. Which means if you don’t like love triangles, you can walk away from this book right now.I happen to love a good love triangle. Yes, they can go south pretty easily, but when they’re done well they can really add a lot to a story. So how did we do with Famous in Love? Meh. At first Paige has feelings for Ranier and I just found it hard to buy into them couple. I didn’t particularly like Ranier and while the two had chemistry, it wasn’t mind blowing or anything.  Then we meet her second co-star, Jordan, and the story starts to get a lot better. I really liked Jordan’s character and he added a lot to the story.Paige, however, is pretty annoying. I’m the type of person who can still enjoy a novel and not like the main character, so Famous in Love doesn’t lose too many points with me for this. It’s not even that Paige is torn between two people that bothers me. What bothers me is that in the end she knows what she wants but makes her decisions despite her true desires. It just seemed so irrational. I feel like the main reason behind choosing something she didn’t want was to add more conflict for future novels and I hate that.Sometimes you find a great book and you get to the end and you’re just disappointed. Sometimes someone, somewhere decides to take a perfectly fine (and possibly excellent) stand alone and turn into a series. As a reader, you’re going along and everything is great and then BAM we work in the most unnecessary plot twist ever and our wonderful book loses pieces of what it could have been thanks to the ever-present, not-always-necessary sequel. I know a lot of us went through this when we read The Selection link and I’m sad to see happen again with Famous in Love.

  • Emma
    2018-10-28 08:56

    REVIEW BY ELLA 8:5Famous in Love is a great engaging book I enjoyed very much. It was fairly long but it certainly didn't drag on. I loved every word. Famous in Love fitted into my favourite plots ever list, but if you don't enjoy romantic stories then this book is sadly not your cup of tea. The only thing that put me off was the front cover, it reminded me of child books and fairy tales, and so it definitely doesn't reflect the content inside. Please don't judge the book by its cover.The story follows the life of Paige Townsen. Paige is an aspiring actress, whose dreams come true when she finds herself in a lead role in a movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series. Her life changes overnight, she went from an ordinary frizzy hair teenager working in a small shop. To the most liked, know and dreamed about girl in the world. If her life hadn’t changed enough her two co-stars both steal pieces of her heart. Who will Paige choose to give her whole heart to and when will she tell the world that is watching her every move???Generally, with this type of genre you usually have the same ending and predictable storyline, but Famous in Love is different, it isn’t predictable with many twists and turns to hold the reader's attention. The ending shocked me the most and I guarantee it will surprise you to. It may sound cheesy but it isn’t, Rebecca Serle has very cleverly adding some real problems that many teenagers need to solve, which again adds more depth to the plot which then adds to the realism.My favourite has to me Rainer is a hopeless romantic and is also Paige's co-host. He is so understanding and caring towards Paige whilst trying to win her heart. He can be an idiot at times but he always made me laugh. I also love the way he appreciates and respects all women, especially Paige, like every gentleman should. Paige is very lucky.In conclusion Famous in Love is amazing, and as long as you are a hopeless romantic like me be prepare for your heart to melt from the words that have been written, and your mind will be longing for the those many questions to be answered!

  • Katie
    2018-11-13 11:10

    No.Okay, so for most of this book, I was enjoying it well enough. It has a love triangle and I didn't think either side of it was built well, but I liked the movie stuff (even while wanting more of it).But it gradually got worse for me as the book went on. The love triangle was really annoying. See one guy is really nice and stuff. The other starts off as the "bad boy," but SHOCKER, turns out he's nice, too! AND she has chemistry with him. GO WITH THE NICE, CHEMISTRY-FULL BOY. But no. We must drag it on and on.And, um, ON AND ON, as this is a trilogy, so things are left very unsettled. Ending spoilers: (view spoiler)[So she went with the guy she doesn't have chemistry with, basically, to be nice to him. YEAH, SURE. THAT'S A REAL NICE THING TO DO. (hide spoiler)]The worst part about this book is that you don't find out how the books the movie is based on end. I want to read the sequel just to find that out.