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on 9 January 2015
excellent book to read
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on 4 July 2013
The Lauren Conrad series books are amazing, such a good storyline to follow! Such an easy read and great as a holiday book!
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on 14 January 2013
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Title: Starstruck:A Fame Game Novel#2
Author: Lauren Conrad
Publication Date: 16th October 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins

Are they ready for their close-ups?

Madison Parker has discovered that not all publicity is good publicity. After turning herself in for stealing some bling, she's stuck doing some community service while her Fame Game costars soak up all the screen time. Not that newcomer Kate Hayes needs more attention ever since her breakout song became an overnight sensation she's suddenly acting like she's Katy Perry.
Aspiring actress Carmen Curtis is finally making a name for herself, but she's finding it harder than ever to get out from behind famous mother's shadow. And don't even get these reality stars started on their love lives. In Hollywood, leading men are a dime a dozen, but a good man is hard to find. So, when two of the girls have their eye on the same guy, that can mean only one thing: on-camera drama.
As their fortunes rise and fall, Madison,Carmen and Kate will have to prove they have what it takes to stay in the fame game.

From Lauren Conrad, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the L.A Candy series, comes a story of the complicated lives of TV's newest reality stars told with humor, heart, and a unique insight into Hollywood life both on- and off camera.

Lauren Conrad is my idol and I have loved other books that she has published, they were great reads indeed! Her first set of Novels were the L.A Candy Novels and they were brilliant! When I first found out Lauren was going to do another set of Novels where it is from another of the character's side of things I couldn't wait to grab a copy. This book is the 2nd book in the A Fame Game Novel Series!

We Meet the oh soo wonderful but snobby Madison Parker who if you read the last Series, You will know she turned herself in for stealing some bling however with a secret behind all that, she has to suffer by doing community service while her Fame Game costars soak up all the screen time. We have Newcomers Kate Hayes and Carmen Curtis who are new to the Fame Game, Kate Hayes being the singer who wants attention and to break free her singing career. Carmen Curtis is an aspiring actress who takes after her famous mother and is always lurking behind her shadow but wants to shine for herself and be known on her own not for being her Mother's daughter. We also meet Gaby Garcia who was also featured in the L.A Candy series, she is a bit of a wild party animal who is a complete and utter blonde who doesn't think before she speaks... All the girls are on a new reality tv show called The Fame Game owned by Trevor who has camera crew falling each of the girls and setting scenes...

I loved this book ever so much! It had me giggling straight away, I kept thinking how it compared to The Hills's when Lauren Conrad was on there. I loved all the characters in this book, I would say my favourite character would be Kate Hayes as she is just a bit of a quiet normal girl who just wants to be heard through music and let people love her music.

I loved the flow of the writing, all the chapters just flowed so easily and you could quickly follow each character in each chapter without getting confused.
This book is a definitely a must read and you will love these books i am telling you all! You must all grab a copy right now! If you love romance, drama, tears and friendships then this book is for you!
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Pure trash and I loved it. I read all three LA Candy books in a week and the first Fame Game book in a few days because I really enjoyed them and didn't want to put it down. The Hills (or any similar reality show) in book form. Obviously people are going to hate on this book because of Lauren or because of what it represents but if you just take it for what it is and don't get all serious then it's a very enjoyable read.

My favourite character in the book is Madison, and I can't believe I'm saying that because I despised her in LA Candy for the way she acted and the way she treated Jane. But in the first Fame Game book and again in this one you really get to know Madison and warm to her and as you learn more about her past you understand the way she is, she's a very fragile person living in the celebrity world and at times she struggles with it. So much so that the book ends on a cliffhanger! To prepare us for the third novel.

Unfortunately Madison is where the great character end and the rest of the cast just aren't as good. Sophia was basically a nonentity, Gaby was as hilarious and ridiculous as always but it's Kate and Carmen I can't take to. I found myself skipping their sections and dialogue because they are both boring, Carmen is a spoilt little rich kid who wants all the attention on her and Kate is a boring singer and acts about ten years of age. In fact it was Madison that held this book together for me and stopped me from giving up altogether.

However I can't wait for book three and to see where Madison ends up. She really is a great character and I hope Lauren eeps writing trashy books like these as I love reading them.
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on 19 April 2013
Starstruck, the second in the 'Fame Game' series of books, continues on where The Fame Game left off, following the lives of Madison (and sister Sophia), Kate, Carmen and Gaby. You definitely need to read the prequel before this one, so pick it up first if you can.

As the plot continues on, we find Madison beginning her community service, the result of covering up for a crime that she didn't even commit. Will this push the wannabee over the edge, or could the real work uncover a side of Madison that no one knew about? And what about her hot new boss? Is his bad attitude a personal slight to Madison herself, or can she coax him out of his gruff persona?

Carmen is shooting for her new movie, being rocketed into the limelight herself, rather than through her family name, but will she be able to hold it together when she realises how invasive fame can be? And will she ever really emerge from her singer mum's shadow, especially when Cassandra decides that the time is right to become a guest star of The Fame Game herself?

Trevor has Kate in therapy following her stage fright issues- but how far will Kate take this new found confidence, and will it really be a be all and end all, or just cause the singer to lose some of her girl-next-door charm? Will fame go to Kate's head, and how will she manage with her Hollywood crushes throughout this novel?

And finally, sweet Gaby spends even more time with bad boy Jay- will he end up dragging her down and how will Gaby survive the rollercoaster of that and her ever more apparent issues with food and prescription drugs? Will her friends provide her with the support she needs to ditch the baggage once and for all?

Starstruck is an engrossing novel that will suck you in. The characters are all well written and will have you forming opinions of them and their behaviour- you may find your view on each girl changes throughout the course of this novel, from how they were at the end of the first in the series. Packed with gossip, secrets, and the downsides of fame as well as the usual glitz and glamour, Starstruck takes a few twists and turns and shakes up the lives of the four main characters in new and exciting ways. This is a novel that will leave you wanting more and eagerly awaiting the next in the series.

Great teen fiction and touching on some real life issues, as well as having a touch of fairytale sparkle and an insight into Hollywood lives, this is one you can devour in no time and will please any fans of Lauren Conrad's, as she once again does what she does best and writes engaging characters and plotlines for young adults.
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on 5 December 2013
I am an avid Lauren Conrad fan following her from Laguna Beach to The Hills and owning all of her books!
I actually really enjoyed the first 3 books and liked all of the characters, it is a good girly read that I enjoy.
This book however proved less gripping and tbh, after almost 1 year I still have not finished it, not even reached half way.

I will make sure that I finish this book thoroughly, not sure if my lack of interest is due to Lauren's life no being shared with us all...
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on 21 June 2013
I have every LA candy book and the fame game series, I wasn't 100% feeling it at the beginning but the middle and end is BRILLIANT! Such a cliff hanger and makes you want the final fame game novel ASAP! Which I will buy within the next week!
This is SUCH a good read I have enjoyed every single book by Lauren Conrad including style & beauty, they are all such good reads and will recommend to anyone !!
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on 13 November 2013
Another great read from lauren conrad.

Lipstick, love & louboutins what more could a girl need, a great follow on from the fame game. Not as dramatic but a nice easy beach read!

Highly recommended, you need to read the fame game prior however or you won't understand it.
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on 18 May 2013
It's a great book with a fast-paced storyline that keeps you wanting more! Lauren Conrad's tales of Hollywood are insightful & the characters are fun & likable! Would recommend for a holiday read or to brighten up a dreary day!
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on 29 November 2012
If you liked the previous one or the previous LA Candy saga, you will keep liking this one. It is definetely not an art of work, but it will keep you hooked and thrilled for sure.
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