Synopses & Reviews
Even the innocent don't kiss and tell...
and#160; and#147;and#133;the quick pacing will keep readers engrossed in this series kickoff as Alice and Charlie try to sort through the soap opera that is their new lives and figure out who they can trust. Itand#8217;s Gossip Girl for Connecticutand#8217;s Gold Coast.
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The Innocents weaves a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery perfect for fans of ABC's Revenge.
Though they share the same blood, Alice and Charlie couldnand#8217;t be more different. Alice is older (by one year and one day), shy and reserved, a cool blonde, a painter, a reader, a thinker. Charlie is feisty and uninhibited, a wild brunette, the kind of girl who punches a bully right in the mouth. They hate each other. They love each other. They stand by each other, when no one else will. Theyand#8217;re sisters. and#160; Then their parents divorce. Soon, Alice, Charlie, and their mother are leaving their old life behind. Theyand#8217;re saying goodbye to their cramped Cambridge apartment and driving along the rocky Connecticut coastlineand#151;to their stepfather's summer estate in the wealthy town of Serenity Point. and#160; The minute they drive through the gates, they wish they never had. Their arrival reopens old wounds, memories of lost loves, best friendsand#151;and bitter rivals. The people of Serenity Point thought the past was dead and buried. They were wrong.
"Both hilariously funny and often heartbreaking. Everything about it rings true; this is a must-read." --Jeannine Garsee, author of The Unquiet and Say The Word
"Keenly observed, brutally funny, and bubbling over with heart. This is Robin Palmer at her best. I loved this ride through the intricacies of mothers and daughters, addiction and recovery, celebrity and reality, and love in all its many fabulous forms." --Jennifer Castle, author of You Look Different in Real Life and The Beginnings of After
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“A big heart + an insanely keen sense of humor = exactly the sort of book I love to read!” —Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of TTYL and Thirteen, on Cindy Ella
“This fairy-tale-based romance will be a favorite with girls, mostly because Cindy is such a wonderful character— thoughtful, intelligent, pretty, and kind.” —School Library Journal, on Cindy Ella
“The perils of popularity are showcased in a lighthearted contemporary novel filled with snappy dialogue.” —Publishers Weekly, on Geek Charming
“Robin Palmer takes a classic fairy tale and spins it on its head! Little Miss Red is funny and full of heart. You wont be able to put it down.” —Jen Calonita, bestselling author of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series and Sleepaway Girls, on Little Miss Red
“Fairy tale veteran Palmer delights with a feel-good Snow White update. A must for Grimm enthusiasts!” —Romantic Times, on Wicked Jealous
“Palmer retells the story of Snow White in her own quirky, hilarious style.” —Booklist, on Wicked Jealous
Praise for Everybody Knows Your Name:
"This book is like your favorite reality show come to life on the page. Andrea Seigel brings her patented wounded angel noir vibe and fuses it with Brent Bradshaw's blunt pathos. Together their voices pack a pretty punch. It's a sexy, funny, and poetic book about reconciling your dreams of the future with the drama of your past. I loved it."--Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, co-screenwriter of Legally Blonde and 10 Things I Hate About You, author of Trinkets and The Geography of Girlhood
"The best voice I've read in years. Everybody Knows Your Name is a razor-sharp, hilarious, and surprisingly sexy tale of life in front of the L.A. lens. Read it immediately."--Rebecca Serle, author of Famous in Love
"Funny, entertaining, and above all, honest, Everybody Knows Your Name examines the trials and tribulations of 'reality' TV, instant fame, first love, and finding out who you are . . . especially when the cameras stop rolling."--Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club
"You'll fall hard for these characters. If you're looking for the humor, wit, and heart behind 'reality' TV, it's here in this book."--Melissa Walker, author of Unbreak My Heart
"A fun and fast-paced novel for music fans or readers looking for a rock and roll reality romance.”—Dana Reinhardt, author of We Are the Goldens
"A must-read for fans of light romance."--School Library Journal
"Funny, poignant and worldly-wise with a light touch."--Kirkus Reviews
"Fresh, funny, and sometimes wrenching, Populazzi
nails what it's like to try to find yourself while navigating the crazy world of high school. I loved it." —Hilary Duff
"Populazzi is a fresh, fun peek behind the popularity curtain. Elise Allen is a welcome new voice in YA fiction." —Eileen Cook, Author of The Education of Hailey Kendrick
"Populazzi is a smart, fun, and energetic ride through the twisting hallways of high school popularity." —Deb Caletti, author of The Secret Life of Prince Charming
"Hilarious, physiologically chewy, downright Machiavellian, and heartfelt in all the most satisfying ways." —Matthew Quick, author of Sorta Like a Rock Star
"In her first solo novel, Allen (coauthor of Elixir with Hilary Duff) offers a smart mix of hilarity and tragedy in this Macbeth—meets—Mean Girls tale."—Publishers Weekly
"The story unflinchingly depicts the dark and dangerous side of high-school popularity, making it a captivating read."—Kirkus Reviews
"Satisfying chick-lit...This brilliantly titled novel delivers exactly the right escapist fluff while remaining clean and innocent enough to appear on both junior high and high school shelves...and it should." —School Library Journal
Los Angeles is all about the sweet life: hot clubs, cute guys, designer . . . everything
. Nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts can't wait to start living it up. She may be in L.A. for an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she works, and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun.
When Jane and Scarlett are approached by a producer who wants them to be on his new series, a "reality version of Sex and the City," they can hardly believe their luck. Their own show? Yes, please!
Soon Jane is TV's hottest star. Fame brings more than she ever imagined possible for a girl from Santa Barbara—free designer clothes, the choicest tables at the most exclusive clubs, invites to Hollywood premieres—and she's lapping up the VIP treatment with her eclectic entourage of new pals. But those same friends who are always up for a wild night are also out for a piece of Jane's spotlight.
In a city filled with people chasing after their dreams, it's not long before Jane wakes up to the reality that everyone wants something from her, and nothing is what it seems to be.
L.A. Candy is a deliciously entertaining novel about what it's like to come of age in Hollywood while starring in a reality TV show, written by a girl who has experienced it all firsthand: Lauren Conrad.
Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie.
Their family falling apart never would.
Until they got to Serenity Point.
The Innocents is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weave a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery.
meets Postcards from the Edge
crossed with L.A. Candy
Sixteen-year-old Annabelle Jacobs never asked to be famous, but as the daughter of Janie Jacobs, one of the biggest TV stars in the world, she is. Growing up is hard enough. Having to do it in public because your mother is a famous actress? Even harder. When your mom crashes and burns after her DUI mug shot is splashed across the internet? Definitely not fun. Then your mom falls for a guy so much younger than she that it would be more appropriate for you to be dating him? That’s just a train wreck waiting to happen.
From Robin Palmer, author of Geek Charming and Wicked Jealous, this is a novel about the most complicated relationship a girl ever has: that with her mother.
Her father's dead, her boyfriend's ditched her to commit himself more fully to surfing, and her mother's depressed because she can't get cast on The Real Housewives of Orange County. All Magnolia wants is to reinvent herself.
Half his family is in jail, the other half probably should be, he shoplifted his way into a job at a record store, and his brother pawned his 1953 Telecaster for a quick buck. All Ford wants is to reinvent himself.
Ford, meet Magnolia.
When the two teens are cast in Spotlight, a reality TV singing competition, both see it as their chance to start anew. With each episode, as they live together in a Hollywood Hills mansion and sing their hearts out, Ford and Magnolia fall in love. But how genuine can that love be when a television audience is watching their every moveand when their pasts are catching up them so much faster than they can run?
Perfect for fans of Pitch Perfect, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Mindy Kaling, and Meg Cabot, Everybody Knows Your Name is a romantic comedy that delivers an unforgettable cast of characters (and way more laughs than any episode of American Idol).
Cara has to climb The Ladder of guys to become the most popular girl in school, in a hilarious, heartbreaking, and hopeful coming-of-age story by the co-writer of Hilary Duff's first novel for teens, Elixir.
Cara has never been one of those
girls: confident, self-possessed, and always ready with the perfect thing to say. A girl at the very top of the popularity tower. One of the Populazzi. Now, junior year could change everything. Caras moving to a new school, and her best friend urges her to seize the moment—with the help of the Ladder. Its rungs are relationships, and if Cara transforms into the perfect girlfriend for guys ever-higher on the tower, shell reach the ultimate goal: Supreme Populazzi. The Ladder seems like a lighthearted social experiment, a straight climb up, but it quickly becomes gnarled and twisted. And when everything goes wrong, only the most audacious act Cara can think of has a chance of setting things even a little bit right.
About the Author
Lauren Conrad is best known for starring in the MTV hit series The Hills
. She is the author of several New York Times
bestsellers, including the L.A. Candy
series as well as Lauren Conrad Style
and Lauren Conrad Beauty
, her fashion and beauty guides. In 2009 she launched LC Lauren Conrad, exclusively for Kohl's, and the line has since expanded to shoes, accessories, and sunglasses. In 2011 she debuted her newest clothing line, Paper Crown, which is a modern take on classic style. In summer 2012 Lauren Conrad launched her BlueAvocado XO(eco) line of sustainable lifestyle products, marking the first celebrity portfolio designed entirely to reduce waste and conserve natural resources.
She has been featured on the covers of Elle, Glamour, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Shape, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. She lives in Los Angeles.