I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Starlet's Web by Carla J. Hanna
Love. Lies. Acting. Not just another young adult romance for new adult & college readers.
Do you think you know what it is like to be a famous teen star? Think again.
Discover the Starlet Series and uncover the life of a talented actress caught in Hollywood's web of lies. Starlet's Web reads like a superstar's memoir about a girl in love and coming-of-age in a confusing world.
First of all, I want to express how much I really love this series. Carla J. Hanna is a genius when it comes to writing. This story flowed seamlessly from one page to the next. I found it extremely hard to put this book down for longer than a minute or two, which led to me finishing in a few short hours. Liana’s character automatically pulls you into her world and takes you along for the ride. You are guaranteed to feel every single emotion that her character encounters good and bad.
Liana wants to be treated like normal teenager, not Marie as she is known in Hollywood. I liked Liana’s character the most because she dealt with the same problems and insecurities as most teenage girls and the fact that the story didn’t just revolve around shallow Hollywood issues. Liana’s character was down to earth; she had you invested in her life and hoping for the best until the very end.
Manuel was another character that I liked right off the bat. He was Liana’s best friend and would do anything in the world for her. He and Liana had so much chemistry, but for reasons, I couldn’t understand they always tried to deny their feelings for each other. I’m hoping they get up their nerve and just get together in the next book. (Fingers Crossed). I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that Liana’s Mom drops a horrible bombshell that will have you running for cover. I still can’t believe what I read.
Overall, this story was amazing from start to finish, when you think finally things are going one way the ceiling comes crashing down and leaves you speechless. I would recommend this book for ages 16+ because of some explicit language and sexual references that wouldn’t be appropriate for younger readers!!
I gave this book 5 stars and look forward to reading the next installment in the Starlet Series!!!!