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Sugar and Spice (L.A. Candy #3)

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  11,107 Ratings  ·  537 Reviews
For use in schools and libraries only. Reality television star Jane Roberts never imagined how celebrity would change her life, and now she must decide if the fame and glamour are worth the drama and deception.
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Oct 27, 2010 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Oh, Lauren Conrad, you may not be a fine author, but you still managed to sucker my into reading every page of your ridiculous trilogy. The L.A. Candy series is *gasp* about a girl who moves to LA from a smaller, Southern California beach community with her best friend. The two are "discovered" in a night club, cast into a reality television show and thrown into a world of gossip and celebrity that they are quite ready to handle. Sound familiar? The plot is addictive in the same way that Conrad' ...more
Dec 16, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I read this book and now the series is over. It was a tad short, 3 books a series does not make. I guess I am a little disappointed that it's over. With Scarlett moving to NY and Jane moving up in the event planning world how could LC call the series over. I would have liked to see how Jane and Scarlett did in their new elements but at the same time I understand that LC wants to write a different series about Madison, which I plan on reading. Even though I despised Madison as a character, I w ...more
Mar 30, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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Rebecca Finch
Jun 04, 2011 Rebecca Finch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I'm finally getting round to this. GO ME!

I have to admit I really liked how this series ended, but I can't help wondering what if?
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Lissa Chandler
Just like the others... sugary chick-lit that only takes a few hours to read. This one was a little more outspoken about how reality shows work, probably because the girls had already been on a season and they were realizing that Trevor controlled them a lot more than they initially thought, and I both liked and didn't like that. The plot became more involving in this book- things moved very fast and I forgot to wonder about who each character was based on.


I will say that, when Madison's sis
Nikki Marowelli
Jan 04, 2011 Nikki Marowelli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sugar and Spice is Fiction, but could also be a biography in some parts. I chose this book because I loved Lauren Conrad on the Hill's and I wanted to see if she could write.
The protagonists' name is Jane, and the supporting characters are Scarlet, Gaby, Caleb, and Braden. The antagonist is Madison Parker. After moving to Hollywood and going through her scandal of cheating on her boyfriend, and finding out that her friend Madison sold pictures of her to the magazines, Jane becomes very angry at
Tiffany Bolin
This is going to be a pretty short and simple review from me. I don't blame the book honestly. I think I was in the mood to read this series, and then by the time I got halfway through this book (the third and final book in the series) I was already out of the mood to read such whimsical girl drama. I feel like it took me days to get through this one and I was kind of bored throughout it.

I feel you just have to be in the teenage girl drama mood to really enjoy this series. If that's your mood,
Aug 26, 2015 Iolanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
Sadly I read this a couple of years ago and gave up because of the shitstorm that took place.

Lauren Conrad is the Queen of throwing shade at her ex-best-friend Heidi Montag, and this pathetic excuse for a novel proves to be just that. The Hills was an exciting after school activity for me when I was fourteen, so trashy but so engaging. But now I probably wouldn't give it the time of day. Apparently from this book, and the TV show, young women in Hollywood who are all close friends despite secr
Julianna Germono
The novel, Sugar and Spice, by Lauren Conrad, is about new reality television celebrity, Jane Roberts who finally figures out that Madison Parker is NOT her friend. After discovering that Madison is the one who betrayed her, not her best friend Scarlett, Jane and Scarlett are back to being inseparable. Because of the drama Jane has experienced, she has sworn off boys, however it becomes difficult when her high school boyfriend Caleb and her latest crush Braden both show up acting sweeter as ever ...more
Vivian Choi
There's nothing like a happy ending to finish up a YA trilogy!
Johnny Bobby
Dec 02, 2015 Johnny Bobby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookshelf
this series was actually really fun. i loved it. the first book was a bit slow but it gets better afterwards. although, i dont know if i want to read the spin off. i hated maddison! lol

it was like watching a whole season of the hills. if that was your thing, youll really like this series too.
The last book in the L.A. Candy series, and what a way to end things (it was good though!). But I wasn't always happy with how things went in this book.

For instance, the whole Jane stuff. Once again she is stuck between boys. You would think scandals and the like would teach someone not to double-date, but it seems that Jane isn't one to learn.
In this book we have Caleb and Braden. Yes, you read that right, Braden. I was hoping with all the stuff going down in the previous books, that Braden wo
That's right, folks. I wandered right back to that farmhouse and got taken in pretty handily for the last adventure of Jane and Scarlett. I will admit, I was just as surprised as anyone that I got into these books, given my disdain for so much 'reality' television and THE HILLS, but I will once again tout the talents of Lauren Conrad. She knows how to write a pretty entertaining story filled with drama. SUGAR AND SPICE wraps up the series fairly well, though I will admit that I didn't feel as sa ...more
Jan 06, 2011 Ana705 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I knew Caleb was a player! he was and still, is. Seriously he can't just do that. But, Gabby her like publicist was very provoking and she made Gabby do things that she didn't want to do such as the 'Caleb Story' Wow, and also i NEVER thought Jane would leave the show... like, yeah when Jane found Trevor's 'notebook' i could see i coming up. I like Jane a lot, she has very good karma, like when Sophie (Madison's little sister) spread that really big secret about Madison's identity like, Jane bro ...more
Jan 09, 2011 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves great entertainment :D
I'm a little sad that the series is over. It totally surprised me the way Conrad ended it but overall it was a awesome story. At first I thought Jane was just so vulnerable the way she gave into Caleb and Braden, but just like every girl out there, we sometimes are foolish and dumb and believe things we know we shouldn't. But once we realize we were wrong, we often just see it as a lesson learned. It really changed the way I look at the whole reality tv stuff. although I was soooo obsessed with ...more
Jan 06, 2014 C rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's over. What do you say to a book like this? I think SLL was definitely the worst thing humans have done. This one managed to, in true Elsie fashion, invent new methods of torturing me. If 1 was Jane exposed, and 2 was Jane betrayed, 3 is Jane walked on. The worst bit of the book is Madison taking credit for some stupid event planning idea Jane had. It's totally pointless, but instead of responding like a human being, not a single person in the room slaps her in the face. Instead Jane just so ...more
Jul 28, 2012 Akhila rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 11, 2014 Ben rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So this is more so a review for the entire six books, L.A. Candy through Infamous, as I read them all this past month.

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Jul 06, 2014 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part 3 of the LA Candy Trilogy

Jane and the rest of the girls are filming season 2 of their reality show. While Jane has to deal with her ex-boyfriend from Highschool being back in her life and Madison being her new co-worker at Fiona Cheng, Scarlet struggles in her relationship with Liam. Even Madison is happy about getting more air time now, she is shocked to find her younger sister stomping into her life and threatening to tell the world about who she really is. Their "Reality" Show life and t
Jul 25, 2012 Vendea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Když tak přemýšlím, jak moc se mi to v porovnání s ostatními díly líbilo, tak ani nevím. Kniha nebyla moc dlouhá, a tak jsem jí měla asi za dvě hoďky přečtenou (přehlédnu fakt, že jsem jí dočetla o půl 3 ráno). Příběh byl svižný, opět se hemžil kluky (jak jinak) a tentokrát nás autorka chtěla varovat před velkým vlivem médií na člověka. Jak jsem se zmínila u předchozích knih, příběh se mi líbil (kazila to trochu jen Gaby, která se změnila a lezla docela na nervy).
Sugar and Spice was a great ending to the L.A. Candy series. Finally Jane and Scarlett and even Gaby and Madison start to take control of their lives after careful scheming and planning against each other. Scarlett finally meets her true love even though Jane might never. Sophie/Sophia ruins Madison/Madelyn's image and L.A. Candy is in turmoil after the absence of 3 of their stars as well as the fourth close to leaving.
Oops! I read this one thinking it was book #2, and didn't realize until I was finished that it was actually book #3! Strangely enough, It fit perfectly with the ending of book #1, so I'm not sure what would have filled up a whole book in between the two. Kind of bummed that I don't have another book now, because I don't want to go back in the series. Guess I'll have to start her next series...
Helena Oh
Apr 29, 2015 Helena Oh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When high school sweetheart Caleb and L.A. crush Braden both show up, Jane has a difficult time remembering her no boys rule. She really WANTED to stop whirling herself into boy drama.. And for the first time EVER, Scarlett has only one guy in her mind, Liam. Liam, who used to be one of the camera boys for L.A. Candy. But being on the show, the talent and crew should not mix, and Liam isn't allowed to be shown on the show. That means she has to hang out with other guys on camera, and Liam is not ...more
Feb 15, 2014 Aggy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Let's be honest. It's the third and the last book of the series and I'm glad Jane Roberts' stories end here because I can't stand it anymore (but I can't seem to put this book down because, well, I need a guilty pleasure) so then I proceed to read the book who were loosely based on LC's life on the hills. I don't think I'm capable of reviewing what I just read since it's plainly absurd and the plot jumps around here and there. Basically it's Jane who were totally angry to Madison, scraping her o ...more
Jul 07, 2013 Elizabeth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book a number of years ago for my then teenaged step-daughter who was into "The Hills." I'm not sure she ever read it and I can see why. I'm sure my adolescent self would have loved it, but my adult self is wondering if my project to read all the unread books lying around my house was such a good idea.
Blow Pop
Sep 24, 2015 Blow Pop rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff, reviewed, 2015
Content warnings: slut shaming, alcohol use, girl on girl hate, alcohol abuse

UGH! Where do I start with this clusterfuck?

So we have Madison figuring out who is stalking/blackmailing her.

We have Madison's sister show up who Madison also slut shames.

We have Madison hating her sister and Jane.

We have douchebag producer dude deliberately creating conflict between Madison and Jane even though it's known that they don't like each other.

Instead of ranting about the girl on girl hate I'm going to share
Jun 16, 2015 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was bad. In my defense, I bought this way back when my cousin was obsessed with The Hills and I like Lauren's hair and it was on sale for like 1 pound or something. And the cover looked pretty. So when I was 17 I read the first book and it was bad. But entertaining. I never got the second book and I found this one in my room the other day and I was like well it's been here for years I might as well read it. AND OMG... this was bad. I remember liking Scarlett back in the day and now I just w ...more
Sep 14, 2014 Jaimie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knowing that the characters would all go on after the ridiculous drama of their television lives made reading this book a lot more reassuring, because I could focus on how they would change their lives to get to the finale rather than focus on how they would survive the drama. Change is really the major theme of the series, as all of the girls have to grow up and start being more in control of their own lives so that they can be happy. In that sense the books can actually be rather motivational ...more
Sophia Brown
Mar 17, 2014 Sophia Brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really addicting and a real page turner I couldnt put it down. Jane Roberts is a celebrity - she is treated like a queen, has couture clothes and amazing looks. She also has the tabloid scandals, fake friends and paparazzi. Now that Jane has survived her first reality show.Hollywood is full of people trying to use her - especially her current co-star, Madison Parker. So Jane is trying to surround herself with the people she knows love her for her. Like Scarlett, her best friend. An ...more
Oct 27, 2014 Nikki rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am a reader who loves to get swept away on story lines and emotionally attached to the characters. This series was completely unable to make me even come close to that. The storyline lacked a good build and seemed to float aimlessly around and the characters felt very flat. Although the idea of this story had potential Conrad fell short, although with some practice she could do better.

This is an incredibly light read and would only recommend it when you're in the "hangover" phase after a diff
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Lauren Katherine Conrad, often referred to as "L.C.", is an American television personality and an aspiring fashion designer. She is best known for being featured in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and for her spin-off show, The Hills, which follows her personal and professional life as she pursues a career in the fashion industry. She earns an estimated $1.5 million an ...more
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