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Starlet's Web: A Hollywood Romance Novel (The Starlet Book 1) by [Hanna, Carla J., Hanna, Carla]
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Carla J. Hanna is the author of the STARLET young adult romance and women's fiction novels. A former housewife of Santa Monica, marketing communications executive, and graduate of Colorado State University with a Master of Arts, she lives in Colorado with her family. To read her blog, visit www.carlajhanna.com.

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As soon as I started reading this book I realised it would appeal immensely to many girls in their teens and twenties.

Set in Hollywood it has all the glitz of a Jackie Collins novel but with a young adult storyline.

Marie Michael's is a child star emerging into adulthood amidst the cutthroat cynical film industry, under the guidance of her very famous actor mother. A woman who has herself had to make hard choices and decisions in order to become successful, and make her career flourish in the spider's web of Hollywood.

The story begins with Marie learning from her handsome heartthrob star boyfriend Evan that she has to accept the studio's decision for them to endure a public break-up, for the sake of her career. Devastated, immediately we discover her vulnerability as she turns to her lifelong friend Manuel for comfort.

A child star and still a teenager, she has great support on set from her mother both emotionally and spiritually, fantastic prospects, and a great team behind her. However, Marie's love lies elsewhere, away from Hollywood, forbidden and secret, safe in a world so different from her own.

Weaved into the pages of this exciting novel are glimpses of the show business world. We are treated to peeps on set, and an insight into what life is really like in Hollywood behind the glamorous facade, the strict training schedules, fitness and food routines and dedication it takes to be a star.

The story follows Marie as she discovers how to handle the emotional and physical demand of her acting career, the Hollywood scene, and the attentions of her handsome heartthrob co-stars who are used to adoration wherever they go.
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As soon as I started reading this book I realised it would appeal immensely to many girls in their teens and twenties.

Set in Hollywood it has all the glitz of a Jackie Collins novel but with a young adult storyline.

Marie Michael's is a child star emerging into adulthood amidst the cutthroat cynical film industry, under the guidance of her very famous actor mother. A woman who has herself had to make hard choices and decisions in order to become successful, and make her career flourish in the spider's web of Hollywood.

The story begins with Marie learning from her handsome heartthrob star boyfriend Evan that she has to accept the studio's decision for them to endure a public break-up, for the sake of her career. Devastated, immediately we discover her vulnerability as she turns to her lifelong friend Manuel for comfort.

A child star and still a teenager, she has great support on set from her mother both emotionally and spiritually, fantastic prospects, and a great team behind her. However, Marie's love lies elsewhere, away from Hollywood, forbidden and secret, safe in a world so different from her own.

Weaved into the pages of this exciting novel are glimpses of the show business world. We are treated to peeps on set, and an insight into what life is really like in Hollywood behind the glamorous facade, the strict training schedules, fitness and food routines and dedication it takes to be a star.

The story follows Marie as she discovers how to handle the emotional and physical demand of her acting career, the Hollywood scene, and the attentions of her handsome heartthrob co-stars who are used to adoration wherever they go.
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I thought this book was a bit too adult to be classed as young adult; but then again these are the sorts of things that late teenagers are experiencing these days and it would be short-sighted of me to liken the experiences in this book to my experiences as a young adult. But parents please be aware that there are sexual references, and explicit language in this book, together with drug abuse and normal teenage angst experienced through the eyes of the 17/18 year old main protagonist.

It is nice to see this side of the ‘lovies’ industry, and as you would expect, to some degree she is quite self-centred but wants out of the industry but keeps getting pulled back in by her mother and her dedication to her staff. This novel shows both the up side and down side of fame and fortune. It also shows that sometimes actions taken with best intentions can result in the worst outcomes.

The main protagonist is a fairly usual teenager despite the Hollywood bent but her character, and indeed the majority of the characters, need more development. To be honest there are too many male characters treating the man protagonist list a piece of meat. She needs to decide who she wants to be with and stick to it. It appears that she is definitely a fly in the web of Hollywood.

There are also great monologues that occur in this novel which are equally unrealistic and overdramatic using language that is not age appropriate.

The sexual references make up a lot of the book and the man protagonist has to deal whether should she do it or whether she should she abstain and the pressures resulting from either of these choices. I feel that these continued references were overboard and unnecessary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Betrayl, Loss and Love 1 Nov. 2014
By Allison Hawn - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are looking for some excellent young adult romance writing, look no further. Carla J. Hanna's 'Starlet's Web' is a story of betrayal, loss and, ultimately, love.

The story centers around the life of a young actress, Liana, who has all the success in her acting career that one could hope for. With an Oscar already under her belt, she has what appears to be a bright, star-studded, future ahead of her.

Liana's whirlwind stardom leaves the young woman lost in a sea of parties, interviews and publicity that leave her feeling isolated and miserable. Add in the pressures of being expected to act like a 'star,' and Liana finds herself overwhelmed. Will she be able to escape the web of fame with the help of the love of a longtime friend?

The characters in this book are easy for reader's to sympathize with and each one feels very human. The book has an easy, descriptive style that makes one feel like they should be reading it on a beach with a glass of iced tea in hand.

This book also does a good job of pointing out the downsides to fame and fortune, along with the fact that even the best of intentions can have the worst results.

With twists and turns throughout the book, Carla Hanna has created a work reminiscent of popular T.V. serial dramas like the 'The O.C.' and 'Revenge.' If you're looking for an interesting dramatic read, get this book!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To short 9 Nov. 2015
By tomas - Published on Amazon.com
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STORY

OK the plot was pretty simple. We are introduced to Marie (later known also as Lia), who is a successful actress. She is fantastical in her profession, but she had enough of it and wants to get out. She does this with the help of her boyfriend and her extended family. She's almost free when past sins of her mother come forward.

There was really a lot of drama going on. You had Marie-Manuel drama (Marie's inability to become aroused, even though she's deeply in love with him), Marie-wants-to-quit-acting drama, Manuel's-exes. Later when we found out what Kate did, I couldn't even remember who she was. There were a lot of characters in a mere of 280 pages, that sometimes I had trouble to remember who someone was. But at the least I knew who Marie and Manuel were, so bravo me.
Nevertheless the additional drama wasn't boring or whatnot. It was interesting and only added to Marie's depth, as a character.

CHARACTERS

I must let this out: almost every character was described as handsome/charming/beautiful etc. This was the only thing I didn't like from the characters. Their ethnicity was diverse, but if everyone is exotic and beautiful, nobody is.

I really liked Marie. She was a strong female character, a little indecisive at some moments, but nevertheless she was an interesting person to read about.
Her mother, on the other hand, I did not like from page one. From the beginning I had a bad feeling about her, and I was glad I was right. It's understandable what has she done, but that doesn't mean that she should be forgiven, not, a, chance.
Manuel was interesting character. He was Marie's childhood friend and later their friendship developed to something else. I'm glad for them.

For the other minor characters I haven't got much to say. Alan was interesting as well as Franz (does every male stylist has to be gay? Talk about cliché.).

OVERALL THOUGHTS

The book was interesting and entertaining. I never read a celebrities biography, so I did not know what goes behind the scenes. I never knew that Oscars were so political (I mean it still be fictitious, but I doubt it), I never knew that there was so much pressure on actors. What I was surprised about, was the photo-shooting in the mall, that really surprised me. But I never follow what celebrities do, but I know that I'm happy when something is leaked. I can say that this book "humanized" the celebrities to me.

Even though I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review, I loved the book so much that I decided to buy it. I must show the support at the least.

Can't wait to read the sequel.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dream life or nightmare? 29 Nov. 2013
By Jennifer Elizabeth Hyndman - Published on Amazon.com
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Liana Marie is 17 and surrounded by success, from her actress mother to her Hollywood hunk of a boyfriend, to her 2 million dollar home overlooking the canyon. She travels, acts, dreams and loves.

Liana' success has its repercussions. Everything that she 'is' must be painted for her, and her image hand-designed by Hollywood. After all, image is success, right? But, too much success and you will become a human target. Women have begun to hate her and her beauty. They hate her continual success and fame. Simply put, the public hates how everything goes so perfectly for the young starlet. Her hot hunk of a boyfriend, super sexy Evan, only fuels the female public opinion that Liana is too successful so, when Hollywood needs a change, it rewrites the script. These things, though we might not understand the gravity of that insane amount of pressure, play a big part in Liana's emotional confusion about her life.

[spoiler alert!]
Hollywood paints a break up between Evan and Liana, and she has no choice in the matter. Already their publicist has the pictures of Evan, and the model they paid to kiss him, in hand. In fact, the model is going to be Evan's date to the award ceremony THAT night! Hollywood needs Liana to be a victim, so that the world can love her again. The public wants to see her fail; they need to. Too much success draws the world's jealousy. Evan gives her the news, and she takes it well. Her maturity, though edged with youthful desires, is remarkably adult at time. At other times, her youth comes through in her emotional reactions.

I often hear people discuss young Hollywood stars, calling them spoiled and out of touch with reality. And though, perhaps that is true, their reality is much different than that of the average person. This book is a testament to how little control they actually have in their lives, as their lives are owned by contracts and duties. Their very souls are laid bare for the entire world to judge. Their relationships are manufactured and their love is found in enamored eyes of people who see them for their roles, not for themselves.

I'm not going to lie. I got a little caught up in the whole Evan/Blake/Manny triangle. Just because money is not an issue in her life, does not mean that her heart does not have burdens. I was all about Manuel. I was much less about Evan and really may have swung over to Blake's court had Manny not been SO impossibly sweet (hot). (Pierre…no no no! You can't have her!!!!!)

Her soul belongs to Manuel, her childhood friend. But her heart belongs to Evan, the beautiful actor whom she can't date thanks to Hollywood and its 'brand'. She must live up to her 'brand' and improve her 'brand' if she is to climb the Hollywood ladder, or stay on it. Evan and Liana are forced to face a terrible reality, and in the end that reality proved to be the best thing to happen to Liana in a long time.

When starting this book, at first I saw a spoiled little rich girl whom I envied in every way. She is physically perfect, as far as Hollywood standards. This is not something she wished for, it was something her parents bestowed upon her. Perfect genes, for a perfect actress. Although, her mother secretly giving her daughter drugs may have caused some serious issues.

As an actress, except they prefer the term 'actor' as all performers are considered equal, the line between real and make-believe is not often clear. She's learned not to trust anyone, and having to deal with that burden at such a young age causes her intense loneliness. Her confusion at life in general may come off as whining and complaining, but here is a young girl bearing the weight of the burden of fame across her shoulders with no real choice. She'd like a choice, but when a contract worth more than most people make in a year binds you to a job, you just do it and try to smile your way through.

Not to mention, her hormones are incredibly 'out of whack', and the reason for her mood swings will bring her reality crashing down around her. Around everyone. How do you maintain control on such a crazy, chaotic life? How do you emotionally survive the type of news that Liana is about to hear?

I felt as if I were pressing forward with Liana into her life. I do not understand how anyone could not see the depth of character in this book. One reviewer stated that the character was shallow and whining. Of course she is! She has a horrific medical condition ravaging her endocrine system, creating emotional havoc in a world where emotional havoc is already an issue.

This author has painted us a beautiful young heroine. She has also effectively brought us into a world we can literally only dream about. But, is that world really a dream, or is it a nightmare. Read on, and judge for yourself.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable novel for YA readers! 5 Aug. 2013
By Jewel - Published on Amazon.com
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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

Starlet's Web (The Starlet Series, #1) by Carla J. Hanna takes us into the life of Liana Marie Michael, a 17-year old A-list actress. Liana is struggling with the obsession that Hollywood has with youth and power, and this obsession is set to destroy her future. As if the struggles of Hollywood were not enough, Liana has to handle what every other young women her age does: issues with boys. She is dating a Hollywood heart throb named Byron, but there is tension between her and a boy from her school named Manuel. Life is chaotic and Liana needs to learn how to cope ... will she?

Carla J. Hanna has created a fast paced, enjoyable novel for YA readers. Because of some of the language used I would suggest the older side of YA readers. The plot of this book is fun and very current. I think everyone knows there is a general obsession with Hollywood and I have often wondered how the younger actors and actresses cope. This is fiction, of course, but well written and you can see some of this playing out in real life.

Liana is a character that I think even the non-Hollywood people like myself can relate too. At the core, she is just a young woman who has struggles like the rest of us. There is more responsibility on her shoulders than most young adults her age. I was not much of a fan of Byron personally and loved the "normal" guy Manuel. All in all, I give this book thumbs up and I am glad it is a series because I cannot wait to read the next one.
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't get why people like this book...it's terrible. 30 Dec. 2016
By kmac - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really am shocked this book has good reviews (thus far). Maybe the author knows all of them? I love pretty much all YA and have pretty low standards when it comes to books but this one is terrible. The writing is so bad that I can't enjoy the book and the characters say and do things that are not remotely realistic. Can't even finish it.
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