I was so excited to receive a proof copy of Idol by debut author Carrie Duffy. This is one of the best books I have read this year and easily one of the most exciting debuts.
Idol follows the lives of childhood rivals Jenna Jonsson, an international pop star and Sadie Lane, an aspiring dancer.
Jenna has already found fame and fortune, but a chance meeting with rock band Phoenix could catapult her to superstardom. However, tensions between Jenna and the band make things not run as smoothly as she anticipated. For Sadie fame is still a dream, but an unexpected situation takes her to Las Vegas where her life changes in an instant. In Las Vegas, Jenna and Sadie are re-acquainted, but can they put events in the past behind them and work together to help one another?
Idol will take you on a non stop journey to some of the world’s most famous A-list destinations, from the recording studios of London to the laid back luxury of Ibiza and on to dizzying capital of gambling; Las Vegas. I loved Jenna’s character, despite her fame she comes across as very personable, whilst I liked Sadie, I found that I didn’t warm to her as much. There is lots of romantic detail in the book and although events seem to move quickly, there are a few twists and turns that surprised me.
Glamorous, exciting and romantic, I found that I couldn’t put this book down. It is a perfect holiday read and I certainly wanted to book a trip to Las Vegas straight after reading this! I am really looking forward to reading more books from Carrie Duffy.
Highly recommended for chick lit fans, Idol is this year's hottest read!
Idol will be released on the 18th August 2011.
Many thanks to Harper Collins for sending a proof copy.