Sunday, February 2, 2014

Starlet's Web (The Starlet Series, #1) by Carla J. Hanna Review

Title: Starlet's Web
Series: The Starlet Series, #1
Author: Carla J. Hanna
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 306
Price: $2.99
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

Love. Lies. Acting. Hollywood entangles talented teen actress.

Liana Marie Michael writes her first memoir, Starlet's Web, as she deals with the consequences of being a teen actor, torn between mixed-messages from Hollywood's focus on being sexy. She talks in monologues and thinks in scripts as do her entertainment industry-consumed peers. Her love-interest, student athlete Manuel Biro, provides an alternative perspective. But as truths are revealed, what is real is in question.
I'm actress Liana Marie Michael. I won an Oscar at 17 but whatever. Really. Celebrity is what it is: marketing a product. I'm part of a tight-knit group of kids of celebrities. I keep to myself and don't complain about my life. I've been happy until lately.

Evan dumping me leveled me. Matthew shocked me. I knew he couldn't hurt me with my bodyguard so near, but his I have trust issues. Dating super-hot Byron didn't help clear the confusion either. I'm torn between going to church on Sunday and making a living from pop culture.

But experience builds perspective. My days of shutting up needed to end. First, I told Manuel. Then I told my mom. It turned out awesome until I learned the truth.

Now I'm screwed. Totally. Let's face it: Hollywood's web entangles everyone.

Winner of the January 21, 2013 IBD Award!
Gold Medal Winner, 2013 AUTHORSdb Book Cover Contest!

---Genres: YA contemporary romance, teen love and romance, young adult, coming of age fiction, new adult fiction, edgy inspirational romance, multicultural romance. Contains premarital sex and mild swearing.


It's refreshing to see a young adult novel that isn't paranormal. Not that I don't love young adult paranormal romances, but I feel that teens need a bit of variety in the genre and Starlet's Web certainly offers that. Reading this from my 30-year old perspective, I found the book quite enjoyable. I mean, who doesn't wonder what goes through the heads of teenage actors? I think teens looking for something different are going to really enjoy this book.

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