Monday, July 25, 2011

Book Review: Fanfare

Author: Renee Ahdieh
Title: Fanfare
Publisher: Revolution Publishing Inc.
Publish Date: May 13, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: The publisher and the author
Book Blurb: Cris Pereira hates starring in a cautionary tale. Alas, her recent heartbreak relegates her to this unbecoming fate. The only good thing about being dumped a foot from the altar is the newest layer to her punchy sarcasm. All she wants is a do-over, but this is not your average fairy tale, and wishes don't come true in the real world.

One Sunday afternoon, she meets a movie star. Tom Abramson is intelligent, charming, and impetuous. In other words, he plays the role a bit too well. She isn’t falling for it. She knows better. All British men are not descendants of Fitzwilliam Darcy, and movie stars are genetic mutations gone awry: X-Men with statistical disadvantages and emotional handicaps. Keep your knight in shining armor. A modern girl can rescue herself, thank you very much. After all, dreams are for the foolhardy, nightmares are just a part of life, and . . . this is not your average fairy tale

Review:  This is quite possibly one of the most fun romances I've read in a long time. Tom seems to be a more personable incarnation of Rob Pattinson or at least that's who I saw Tom as, especially as he was an actor in a film about a hugely popular YA novel film adaptation.

All that aside, he was so lovable and the premise of the novel...Actor falls for a "not a fangirl" and sparks fly and iPods are taken and love blossoms. This is the fairy tale romance that every girl/woman dreams of. (Only I'd take someone like David Tennant, Johnny Depp or Colin Firth over Pattison)

Granted, there are times when Cris' fatalistic views get to be annoying, sure she had a bad relationship but you gotta move on!!  That's why, annoying or not you still find yourself rooting for her and Tom, because they are so perfect together.

If you love romance and a really fun story that will make you laugh and feel good, Fanfare is definitely the book for you. It also speaks to the fangirl in everyone of us that longs to have a celeb fall madly in love with us.

Rating: 4 flowers


Renee.Ahdieh said...

awesome review!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I absolutely loved the book Renee! Thanks for letting me review it!

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