Author: Alyson Noël
Published: May 10th, 2016
Publisher: Mira Ink
Find the Author: Goodreads
I received this book for review! As always, my reviews are fair and unbiased.
Alyson’s novels have always been around me, right from the start of my blog. I always see her novels in book stores and that proves just how popular she is. When I was offered the chance to read her new series that was similar to the likes of Gossip Girl and a sleek, chic VIP world of Hollywood, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to be #OnTheList for sure.
Throughout Unrivalled, we follow four very different characters who along the timeline of the novel have varied motives, actions and personalities. There’s Layla, who’s the most likeable of the four. She runs a blog, which ultimately makes her more understandable to me, although with her dream of becoming famous, it’s to be a reporter. Aster’s character took some delving into to see beneath the surface of her true self. At the start, she seemed to be chasing fame at every chance she got, but when parts of her story and true self peak through, I liked her more and her struggle to step outside the family beliefs and tradition were very believable. The next character, Tommy, I had the most difficult time getting to know. His secret made him interesting, although not as intriguing as Layla and Aster. I can see his character development probably becoming more lengthily and compelling as the series continues.
Then we have Madison, who is the focal point of Unrivalled. She is wise and knows what she’s doing, and it’s gotten her far in Hollywood. But when she goes missing quite soon into the novel, her disappearance isn’t the only mystery that needs to be solved because all the characters have something mystifying about them that makes Unrivalled go from a mystery to a twisting cliffhanger that echoes the realness of the price to pay for fame and the consequences of the secrets we hide.
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