Release Date: May 20, 2014
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Keywords: romance, celebrities, music
Format Read: ARC via publisher in exchange for honest review
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This was my first book by the author (even though she's got a ton of cute-looking contemporaries out), and I was not disappointed.
Each chapter begins with the number of Ethan's followers, which I loved. It was such an interesting way of measuring time and how much has happened since the last chapter, and it really brought a whole different look to how I read the sections.
What stood out the most out of this book was the characters. They were detailed and real and had personalities I really came to understand and know. Though I didn't love every aspect (the MC emailed authors to tell them about typos in their books. That would make me feel TERRIBLE as an author, and yes, I do notice typos everywhere, but I would never tell an author about a typo in their book), I really loved that they were real and emotional and flawed. I also loved Sterling's best friend Georgia (though she made some stupid mistakes too), and her love of plants and wildlife was adorable.
There were a couple things that kept me from loving this book more than I did, including the ever present instalove. There were some things that happened, and I thought the beginning of the book was timed very well, but all of the sudden it felt like things were way more advanced than they were (you'll know what I mean if you've read it).
There were also a couple of ramblings that didn't really seem to fit well where they were in the book. Some of the paragraphs just didn't flow to the next, and I felt like there was a lot of info-dumping, especially in the very beginning.
Read When: This was a quick one, and it's good for when you don't really want to think about anything and get away for a few hours with some fun characters and some fun reading.