The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
Series: Fame Game #1
Release Date: 04/03/2012
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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?
Filled with characters both familiar and new, Lauren Conrad's series about the highs and lows of being famous delivers Hollywood gossip and drama at every turn.
Starstruck by Lauren Conrad
Series: Fame Game #2
Release Date: 10/16/2012
As the drama surrounding Madison, Carmen, Gaby, and Kate is played out in front of the cameras and the relentless paparazzi, the girls quickly discover that fame comes at a price. Featuring hot new characters and old favorites from the #1 New York Times bestselling series L.A. Candy, the second Fame Game novel chronicles the rise and fall of Hollywood’s newest reality stars.
Anyone who has ever wondered what it is like to make it in Hollywood will love this fun, addictive series written by someone who has seen—and lived—it all. Full of dishy details about young Hollywood that only an insider can reveal, bestselling author, fashion designer, and television star Lauren Conrad shows that the real drama happens behind the scenes.
This one is going to be a double book review since I don't see the point in doing two different ones. The Fame Game series, in my opinion, are full of popular girls who are trying to get to the top (as the most famous) by being a bitch.
I feel like the whole Fame Game thing has waaay too much drama in it though it IS a reality show so I think it's supposed to be that way.
I think all the characters were written accordingly. There were some parts that I thought didn't make so much sense. There was one scene where Madison lost her control pretty quickly and basically said, "F*ck you," to everyone. She didn't actually say that, but it felt like it. She was supposed to be trained like a star. A star doesn't lose her cool that quickly. There were two scenes like that I felt were unrealistic.
Kate actually pulled a Madison too (somewhere, not sure where). I was like, "Calm down, girlfriend. No need to be like Maddy." That, I felt, was waaay too much. Not Kate too!! I actually liked Kate.
Carmen was too much of a bitch for my taste. At first, I really liked her. But as we went through the two books, she turned more fame-craving and therefore was a bitch to deal with.
And then Gaby.. I don't even know what to say about her. Let's just say she's mentally retarded and demented. I don't think anyone without a mental illness can be that dumb. That's just way too much into the Dumb Blonde jokes.. Gaby is just retarded.
Plot-wise, this book had so much drama; I was mind-blown, seriously. I think this book is for anyone who LOVES drama like there's no tomorrow. There's a sexy catfight in this one :D (no, there's isn't). She should put a cat fight, that'd be SOOO interesting lol.
P. S. I feel like a potty mouth writing this review. But things need to be said, man.