Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Booksanistas: SPOILED

Once upon the time, back when I had a desk job and no kids and an entire lunch hour to kill on the interwebs I discovered blogs. I have no memory of how I found these blogs (Probably I was bored enough to spend my time googling things like "hilariously bad celebrity fashion." Yes, seriously.) but eventually I ended up with a file of 30 or 40 bookmarked blogs that I scanned during boring conference calls. At some point along the way, bloggers became my rock stars. They were funny, entertaining, witty and amazing writers to boot. The Fug Girls were (and are) at the very top of my list of blogstars (see what I did just there?). 

I love them. I aspire to be as funny as they are. I want to skin them and wear them as last season's Versace. Ok, maybe not that last part, but The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiers next week and I couldn't resist.

Just when I thought I couldn't love La Femme de Fug any more than I already do they went and wrote a YA book called SPOILED. My worlds collided and my brain exploded with awesome when Gretchen McNeil sent an ARC my way. 

Here's what the back cover has to say:
Sixteen-year-old Molly Dix has just discovered that her biological father is Brick Berlin, world-famous movie star and red-carpet regular. Intrigued (and a little terrified) by her Hollywood lineage, Molly moves to Los Angeles and plunges headfirst into the deep of Beverly Hills celebrity life. Just as Molly thinks her life couldn't get any stranger, she meets Brooke Berlin, her gorgeous, spoiled half sister, who welcomes Molly to la-la land with a smothering dose "sisterly love"...but in this town, nothing is ever what it seems. 

Set against a world of Redbull-fuelled stylists, tiny tanned girls, popped-collar guys, and Blackberry-wielding publicists, Spoiled is a sparkling debut from the writers behind the viciously funny celebrity blog GoFugYourself.com

Lila's Take:
I predict SPOILED will be the book to be seen with on the beach this summer. I mean, Midwestern gal + Hollywood Celebutante in Training ÷ Fug Girls humor = WIN. The characters are engaging, the plot zips right along and nothing is what it seems in Hollyweird. I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out which celebrity the unintentionally hilarious Brick was based on and I adored the many celeb cameos and asides. Molly is relatable and engaging while Brooke is flat out hilarious. But what I loved most about SPOILED is that it's not a book about superficial mean girls and it's not a book about a girl falling head over heels for a boy. It's a book about sisters and friendship and figuring out that people aren't always what they seem. Fug Nation fangirls are going to flip for SPOILED. Pick up your copy June 1st!

Check out what the other Bookinistas are up to this week:

Click here to join The Bookanista Book Club at The Reading Room where you can check out all the books we're buzzing about! 

Elana Johnson visits Dark and Hollow Places
Christine Fonseca has a passion for Possession – with giveaway
Shannon Messenger marvels at Moonglass – with giveaway
Jamie Harrington adores Invincible Summer
Shelli Johannes-Wells is in the grip of Possession
Scott Tracey bathes in Blood Magic
Carolina Valdez Miller interviews Invincible Summer author Hannah Moskowitz
Jessi Kirby praises Playing Hurt
Bethany Wiggins delves into Divergent
Shana Silver presents a Guestanista gushing over Between Here and Forever
Carrie Harris sings out about Shift
Rosemary Clement-Moore applauds Abandon
Sarah Frances Hardy enjoys Me Jane
Matt Blackstone loves Like Mandarin
Corrine Jackson delights in The Duff
Stasia Ward Kehoe discusses Displacement

12 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

Normally something like this would not be for me, but if it's half as funny as you all are, it might be worth the effort.

Carrie Harris said...

I MUST get my hands on this book. Expect me on your doorstep in a few hours.

Jessi said...

Sounds fugtastically fun! Looking forward to it!

Summer Frey said...

YES! I've been a Fug fan for years! I saw a mention about this on their blog a couple weeks ago, but didn't know details! Thanks!

Melody Valadez said...

Okay, you convinced me! I'm putting this on my TBR! :)

Tracey Neithercott said...

What a fun cover! Because you promise it's funny, it's going on my books-I-want-when-the-self-imposed-book-buying-freeze-is-over list.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I haven't seen this one yet! Thanks, ladies. :-)

Rosemary Clement-Moore said...

I want this book. I love the Fug Girls, and I'm so happy (and relieved) to hear that it's actually really good! (Funny in a blog doesn't always equal funny in fiction. I'm glad to know it does in this case!)

Stephanie said...

LOVE them! Adding this to my list!!

Rebecca Knight said...

How did I not know about Go Fug Yourself??? Now, I feel like a shut in for not following their blog.

If they are half as hilarious as you guys, I have to be a part of it :).

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I need to spend more time on their blog. The few things I've read are freaking hilarious. The book sounds like a great read as well. Especially because of this: "It's a book about sisters and friendship and figuring out that people aren't always what they seem." Yes! This is what I like to see. Love it. Great review!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a fun read! Love the cover too :)