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Review - Hollyweird

Thursday, June 7, 2012
by Terri Clark

Publication: May 8th, 2012
Pages: 240
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Publisher: Flux
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Aly King is about to fall for the fallen

My best friend, Des, and I totally freaked when we won the contest to meet THE Dakota Danvers in Hollywood. But now we’re finding out he’s SO not the angel everyone believes him to be. In fact, Dakota is the son of Satan, wreaking havoc on Hollywood and creating an evil army hellbent on world domination.

Lucky for us, Dakota’s super-cute personal assistant, Jameson, is a fallen angel trying to get his wings back, and he’s working undercover to squash his demon boss’s plan. If Jameson hadn’t taken me under his wing I’d be in serious trouble, because I’m a total newb when it comes to conquering evil. But, truth be told, that sexy angel’s got me all aflutter and may be one temptation I can’t regret.

I picked this up in search of humor, and I found it. Aly and Des are your typical teenage girls who watch shows for the swoonworthy boys. When Aly wins a trip to meet hot sensation Dakota Danvers, the two girls freak out. Their dream trip to Hollywood turns into a nightmare when they find out that Dakota is the son of Satan on a mission to wreck lives. Told through the alternating perspectives of Aly and Jameson, Hollyweird follows their lives as they work to figure out Dakota's big plot.

While it was fun seeing Hollywood through the girls' worshipping eyes, I did find many of their actions and reactions naïve and without thought. They act based off pure emotion and don't think about their lack of special abilities when they push Jameson into accepting their help. If events didn't conveniently work in their favor, they could have easily lost their lives. Jameson was easily my favorite character. He's new to his work, but he acts with experience and reason.

What I did like about this story is easily the humor. Hollyweird is a quirky supernatural read filled with laughs and giggles. The characters are pretty generic, groomed for their roles in poking fun at Hollywood. Because of the humor, I found it funny how events conveniently worked in the characters' favor, and the girls' naïeveness made the story all the more interesting. The book is short and can be easily finished in one sitting. Recommended if you're looking for a quick, generic read and laughs.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher. No payment was received in return for a review. The receipt of the book had no influence on the opinions expressed in my review.
6 comments on "Review - Hollyweird"
  1. love the title, and the plot seem interesting

    1. It is interesting. The focus on more on humor than plot depth though. It makes for a fun, light read :)

  2. Thanks for your review of Hollyweird. I'm glad you enjoyed the humor. I enjoy making people laugh. :)

    1. Hollyweird was a fun read. Thanks for writing it :)

  3. I have this book and have not had a chance to read it yet. Great review.


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