Langston, L. (2014). Hot new thing. Victoria, BC: Orca.
When Lily gets her big break in a Hollywood movie, she is swept away from her high school life in Vancouver to the luxurious lifestyle of a hot and young actress. But, when she gets to Los Angeles and starts to work on the movie, she realizes that there is a lot more to Hollywood than acting, nice clothes, and pretty faces.
Who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to be a celebrity? Readers get a chance at finding out what this is like by living vicariously through Lily. The story wastes no time in roping in readers, and they’ll be left flying through the pages to find out what happens to Lily. Anyone interested in the lives of the stars and looking for a short and entertaining read should check this novel out.
The teaser of the text left me expecting a generic and clichéd story. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this novel. The concept may have been done before, but Langston offers a unique and engaging take on it. In all, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I would give it a 4.5.