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Review: Fangirl! by Angel Lawson

Fangirl! by Angel Lawson

Review copy requested by me from the author

Synopsis from Goodreads
When Ruby Miller and her best friend, Iris, post an amateur video on their Zocopalypse fansite, neither expect the film to go viral, to be invited to lead the FantasyCon parade or meet Gabe Foster, the creator and artist behind the graphic novel.

Gabe announces Zocopalypse’s adaptation to a television miniseries and pegs college-bound Ruby to play iconic zombie hunter, Alexandra. She reluctantly accepts, pushing aside her summer babysitting job and plans to lounge around the pool in favor of negotiating with agents, hot actors and the paparazzi.

Attending zombie boot camp and memorizing lines is hard enough, but Ruby must learn to trust her instincts in a world where the line between fiction and reality ceases to exist, and the two worlds blur into one.

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 In a lot of ways this book reminded me of Between The Lines by Tammara Webber. Also there are no actual zombies here, peeps. So if you don't like zombie books, don't be afraid to read this one.

This novel was so funny and very close to my heart. It talked about crazy fandom, it involved text messages and silly Twitter conversations, Internet drama blown out of proportion and worry about stats, hits and website advertising...

All in all anyone who blogs or actively communicates on the web will be amused by the world of FanGirl!

Ruby Miller is your average girl who together with her friend Iris blogs about Zocopalypse - their favorite comics on their fan website Z.net. They are as crazy as Twilight fans in what they worship, but obviously much geekier.

When they decide to recreate a scene from Zocopalypse with zombie-fighter extraordinaire Alexandra, that video goes viral, they receive some sort of celebrity status and are invited to lead a parade on FantasyCon.

From now on Ruby and Iris's lives change, as the comics creator Gabe Foster invites them to take part in his upcoming TV series, specifically Ruby to play the role of Alexandra and Iris to cover the whole thing through their website.

Funny, sharp and fab. 

I would say that it's a book in New Adult genre, because Ruby is 18 and most of the other characters are around this age. She is plunged into an unknown world of jealousy, paparazzi and hatemail, she also finds incredible people,  takes her own measure and falls in love, all in course of one unforgettable summer.

Fangirl! is an amazing geekfest, which I invite you to join, especially, because the book is currently FREE on Kindle.

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Классная книженция, легко читается, весело и задорно.

Она немного напомнила мне книгу Таммары Уэббер "Между Строчками", так как действие в основном разворачивается на съёмках минисерий на тв по популярному комиксу Зокопалипсис - о конце дней, зомби и тинэйджерах, пытающихся выжить.

Руби Миллер - обычная девчонка, фанатеющая от вышеуказанного комикса, которая вместе с лучшей подругой Айрис, ведёт фанатский вебсайт - Z.net.

Когда девчонки решают снять видео по одной из сцен Зокопалипсиса, оно мгновенно становится популярным и разлетается по интернету. И вот уже сам создатель комикса предлагает им возглавить парад на ФэнтэзиКон, а Руби - сыграть роль главной героини комикса, Александры, в будущих мини-сериях.

Руби вместе с Айрис погружается в мир голливудских актёров, мелодрамы, папарацци и ревности, любви и ненависти фанатов комикса. И страшно и неловко, и жутко смешно. Сплошные смски, сообщения на Твиттере, драматические посты в сети и очаровательный Гэйб Фостер - создатель Зокопалипсиса...

Очень советую!


Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

this one sounds fun despite the lack of zombies!

Christina said...

Yay! Thanks for alerting me to the freeness of this title. I totally grabbed it. Very exciting. Pop culture references are made of so much win. That is pretty much my life.

Also, fandom. Oh fandom.

Blodeuedd said...

So this is not a book I would pick up, but your review changed my mind :) and that is why I read reviews in the first place

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh this does sound like a fun read, and a dream come true! :D Thanks!

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