The Fame Game
May 5, 2012
I've just finished reading this ...
The Fame Game
author : Lauren Conrad
publisher : HarperCollins
In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison's ready for her turn in the spotlight and she'll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she's the star of a new show, but with backstabbing friends and suspicious family members trying to bring her down, Madison has her work cut out for her. Plus, there's a new nice girl in "reality" town—aspiring actress Carmen Price, the daughter of Hollywood royalty—and she's a lot more experienced at playing the fame game... When the camera's start rolling, whose star will shine brighter?
I've read LC's first trilogy, which were L.A. Candy, Sweet Little Lies and Sugar & Spice and I could tell you that they were all great. They were fun, fancy, bitchy, sweet and 'dirty' all in such combinations which Conrad brought into her writing. She got that rawness, spoiling, bold and loud writing and I love it. And plus, I honestly am a drama slash fancy whore so I basically like glitz and glamour of fame and wealth and all the dirts behind it, and yeah, Conrad brought it just well. Not to mention, the characters who were bitchy-backstabber-dumb-weak all mixed in such a formula plus real expensive things added, just well done! And the cover for God's sake, I love every cover of LC's book. It's simple and shopisticated. Féroce!
Easy guessed, when LC released her new book just then in April, I was eager to buy it and finally grabbed the book in my possession. First look : "The cover is awesome. Simple black mixed with hot pink (unfortunately, same font as LC's other books) and the cracked pink-stripes star lollipop is just perfect to represent the snatching title." The opening was great, as this new trilogy from LC is a spin off from L.A. Candy, which is telling us about Madison Parker's now-famous life after L.A. Candy's so-long-ago drama. She's now living a Hollywood life, getting her show "Madison's Makeover" becomes more famous than ever. Until, Trevor Lord from PopTV offered her a major breakout again in a reality show called "The Fame Game" along with Hollywood's golden daughter, Carmen Curtis, who's born to do fame, as a descendant of some Hollywood's darlings, and her old costar, the dumb Gaby Garcia who seems to get dumber and thinner each day, and an ordinary girl named Kate Hayes, a born talented musician who fortunately got strucked in a sudden fame by contributing in this reality show. In The Fame Game, we could see a so-called-big reunion between Madison and her bitchy sister, Sophia and shockingly, her was-told-to-be-dissepeared father, Charlie. And Carmen Curtis' glitzy life-love-family, Kate Hayes's starstrucks and her amazing talent, and ofc more of Gaby Garcia's dumbness.
The book began with a fan letter for Madison that I could say, a big strike for such a beginning. And then the story grew wider and wider. I love how LC used all Madison-Carmen-Kate-Trevor's point of views, like we were them, trying to steal all of Hollywood's glam, even with doing some dirts on our own. And I love how the characters grew, especially Madison and her family plus Carmen-Kate friendship and love-life. And it was fun to see new characters among them. But what I didn't like about this book was that it was incredibly boring in the middle and partically didn't make any sense, as the show hadn't aired but yet, they were struggle already. It seems like a long journey. But I love how LC brought up the tense, high enough in the end, which was a great play on an ending. Curious? Yes I am .. Eager for more? Hell yeah I am ..
and now I'm searching for the second book ..