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by Alyson Noel

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LoveReading View on Unrivalled

June 2016 Book of the Month.

Oozing with ambition, glamour and more ruthless Hollywood backstabbing than you can shake a designer stiletto at, this is the sassy first instalment of Alyson Noël’s Beautiful Idols series.

Everyone in LA either is, or aspires to be, a somebody and few are more driven than ambitious young things Layla, Aster and Tommy. Blogger Layla dreams of studying journalism in New York, while strictly-raised rich girl Aster is desperate to make it as an actress, and country boy Tommy has set his sights on becoming a Grammy-winning musician. They share one thing in common: the desire to succeed at any cost, which is what pushes them to enter a contest to promote LA nightclubs to an A-list clientele. Enter Madison Brooks, the Hollywood starlet who’s shunned her past, “seized control of her destiny and made it her bitch”, and whose presence at any club brings a whole lot of kudos, not to mention press. When the lives of the three contestants entwine with Madison’s, they get a whole lot more than they bargained for after she goes missing and they’re implicated in a suspected homicide.

Part thriller, part racy peek through the keyhole of the dark side of celebrity-worshipping culture, this novel is as exhilarating and seductive as the world it depicts and dissects, posing the million dollar question: how far will a person go to get what they want?

In a Nutshell:  Hollywood glamour | Ambition |Thriller


Unrivalled Synopsis

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noel comes the first book in the Beautiful Idols series. With mystery, suspense, and an insiders-only look at Los Angeles that echoes Gossip Girl's racy and real New York, fans of Pretty Little Liars and readers who crave pulse-pounding romance will love Unrivalled.

Unrivalled Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Lesley Hart - 'I flew through this page-turning book and just couldn't put it down, often waking in the night to continue reading!  Characters and plot are well thought out and believable, keeping the story moving.'
  • Joy Bosworth - 'From the first page I was hooked.'
  • Nicola Kingswell - 'Hollywood Teen Spirit with a mystery twist.'
  • Natasha Motton - 'A page turner that grabs you from the first page and takes you behind the scenes of the murky world of club promotion. Nothing is as it seems and everyone has secrets!'
  • Nicola Underwood - 'An interesting read which is well written, it's a shame about the lacklustre ending. Not a standalone novel.'
  • Jacki Moorcroft - 'Wow, this book has everything you could want. Love, Hate, Greed, Sex, Deceit, Intrigue and possibly Murder! Alyson Noel brings it all together in this compelling tale.'
  • Catherine Jenkins - 'The perfect beach read - especially if the beach is a Los Angeles sun kissed one, where the perfect beach body the veneer for a darker story.'
  • Alison Bisping - 'This is the first in the series of The Beautiful Idols and I look forward to seeing the following books – I want to know how the whole story ends!'
  • Jocelyn Garvey - 'This is a book about the young and lovely, where life is a game with no consequences until it catches up with them. A fun summer read.'
  • Sarah Tilley - 'I raced to the end and was left desperate to read the rest of the trilogy, can't wait to see how the story unfolds, the suspense is killing me!'
  • Carrie Jones - 'I think teenagers upwards would enjoy this book with its mixture of glamour & secrets.'
  • Julie Evans - 'The plot thickens as the book progresses leaving you wanting more...I just hope that this is part of a series of books so that the story continues!'
  • Humaira - 'A great book but just not my taste...I think people who enjoy this genre would obviously love it and would recommend it them.'
  • Anonymous Reviewer - 'This gripping story with an enthralling line is a perfect representation of competition taken too far.'

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ISBN: 9780008185497
Publication date: 10/05/2016
Publisher: Mira Ink an imprint of Harlequin (UK)
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008185497
Publication date: 10th May 2016
Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: Mira Ink an imprint of Harlequin (UK)
Format: Paperback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,

About Alyson Noel

Alyson Noël is the author of nine books for teens, including Saving Zoë, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, and the brand-new bestselling series The Immortals. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book.

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