Review: Starlit


Starlit
by Lisa Rinna
reviewed by Kelly Y. Smith, Guest Reviewer
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Starlit finds Tally Jones, a young, beautiful, auburn haired waitress/actress trying to make it in the glittery world of Hollywood. Accompanied by her friends, Mandy and Sadie, they all take the required acting classes and wait on the stars at high profile Hollywood functions, convinced that if they can all just get one shot, they’ll make it in Hollywood. Well, not so surprisingly, Tally, Sadie and Mandy each get their shot, albeit in different ways. Tally, being the main character, quickly gets discovered and makes her way to the upper echelons of the Hollywood rich and famous. Continue reading Review: Starlit

Review: L.A. Candy

I won’t lie – I used to watch The Hills religiously every week when it was on and I’m a fan of Lauren Conrad’s. So of course I was going to buy a copy of her first book L.A. Candy, which happened to be a teen chick lit novel.

Set in the glamourous LA/Hollywood area, L.A. Candy was a fast and fun read about two girls who have just moved to LA together: Jane Roberts, who has just started an internship for celebrity event planner Fiona Chen, and Scarlett, an intelligent and outgoing beauty who is attending USC.

The girls are overwhelmed and enthralled with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood life. One night at a club, a producer approaches them about starting their own reality series, a “reality version of Sex and the City”. Continue reading Review: L.A. Candy

Review: The Truth About Diamonds


The Truth About Diamonds
by Nicole Richie
Regan Books
2005
4/5 Stars

Meet Chloe, the main heroine of The Truth About Diamonds. Although Nicole Richie is actually telling the story in first-person narrative, the book is about Chloe. At the beginning of the novel, Chloe is not yet famous, except for the fact that she has grown up in a privileged family, is addicted to drugs (namely Xanax and some uppers), and hangs out in clubs regularly. She is one of those people that everyone is drawn to. She has style, but has a bad habit of hanging out with guys who are bad for her. One day she is approached by Simone Westlake, a gorgeous socialite who is famous for being famous. Simone, who is clearly portrayed as Paris Hilton, is vicious, stuck-up and manipulative. She quickly sucks Chloe into her inner circle and arranges for her and Chloe to do a reality commercial series which portray them as best friends and spokesmodels for a cosmetic line. Continue reading Review: The Truth About Diamonds