Review: The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

Book title and author name
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: April 3, 2012
Source: Finished copy for review from publisher
Series: The Fame Game #1


In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison’s ready for her turn in the spotlight and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she’s the star of a new show, but with backstabbing friends and suspicious family members trying to bring her down, Madison has her work cut out for her. Plus, there’s a new nice girl in “reality” town—aspiring actress Carmen Price, the daughter of Hollywood royalty—and she’s a lot more experienced at playing the fame game… When the camera’s start rolling, whose star will shine brighter?

Filled with characters both familiar and new, Lauren Conrad’s series about the highs and lows of being famous delivers Hollywood gossip and drama at every turn.

I read L.A. Candy a few years ago, when I had an idea of who Lauren Conrad was. I remember enjoying it, but for some reason or other never got around to reading the two sequels that followed. Then I was sent an arc of The Fame Game, the spin off series. It sat on my shelf for the last month though, until another copy arrived in the mail. I’d been in a bit of a reading slump, so I thought why not try this book.
Now first of all, let me just say that as much as I love reading, I don’t actually read at home all that often anymore. I mostly read on my breaks and lunch at work now. But I enjoyed this book so much that I stayed up late a few nights ago to finish it. There’s so much drama and I have to admit I am a drama whore. I can’t get enough of it. My favorite characters were Kate & Carmen. Kate is this “nobody” from the midwest who moves to L.A. to try and make it as a musician. Carmen was born from Hollywood royalty but is still human. Gaby wasn’t given much development since she’s just supposed to be the stupid/ditzy sidekick. I actually hope to see more development for her in the next book. Madison is that character you love to hate and hate to love. But there is a huge twist for her that will you shocked.
Overall, I’m definitely looking forward to the next in this new series by Lauren Conrad. I can’t wait to see what happens to The Fame Game after the shocking ending.

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