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Starstruck (Fame Game #2)

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  3,131 Ratings  ·  192 Reviews
As the drama surrounding Madison, Carmen, Gaby, and Kate is played out in front of the cameras and the relentless paparazzi, the girls quickly discover that fame comes at a price. Featuring hot new characters and old favorites from the #1 New York Times bestselling series L.A. Candy, the second Fame Game novel chronicles the rise and fall of Hollywood’s newest reality ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by HarperCollins (first published September 1st 2012)
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Oct 19, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
I think this is my favorite of all of L.C.'s books. I really enjoyed this installment! I just read it in a few hours this evening.

The characters are just more complex! Kate is no longer perfection personified, Carmen's impossibly great relationship with her mother has become realistic, Gaby's dangerous behavior has finally "paid off", and, best of all, Madison Parker is a human being. Obviously this storyline began several books back, but now it feels genuine. I feel so much sympathy for her now
Nov 02, 2012 Shaun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, 2012
Pure trash and I loved it. I read all three LA Candy books in a week and the first Fame Game book in a few days because I really enjoyed them and didn't want to put it down. The Hills (or any similar reality show) in book form. Obviously people are going to hate on this book because of Lauren or because of what it represents but if you just take it for what it is and don't get all serious then it's a very enjoyable read.

My favourite character in the book is Madison, and I can't believe I'm sayin
Nov 16, 2015 Freesiab rated it liked it
I actually thought this book was the best out of all the LC books. It had a little more dimension and character development but let's not forget we are hardly talking about a literary opus. Simply a quick and entertaining read.
Nov 18, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars

The Hills had been on for a while before I started watching it. Then one night I happened to catch an episode (it was when Lauren Conrad and Whitney went to Paris) and I was hooked. I found the concept so fascinating. And was always so curious as to how much of it was really real.

I read Lauren Conrad's LA Candy series. And now I've read the first two books of the Fame Game series. And I actually think that I like this series more than the first.

Kate is a sweet girl, a singer from Ohi
Thanks to me reading the L.A. Candy books not that long ago I finally got all the little references that were spread in the book. I knew now who Jane was. What L.A. Candy was and what happened to Madison. It made the books so much better and unlike the previous book of this series (before I read the L.A. Candy books) I wasn't confused! I was now mostly shaking my head or giggling at the little references.

As people probably know, I hated Madison over the course of the various books. But for magic
Feb 22, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Spoilers are definitely included in this one.

WHY? Why end like that?

I seriously love Lauren Conrad as a writer. I think she's absolutely terrific. I love reading books like these because they're so easy to read but they suck you in. I love this series just as much as her first series.

The character growth in this book was captivating. Especially with Madison. Who would have thought she would give up everything to protect her father? And I loved the storyline between her and Ryan. Ugh. Ryan. Ho
Sep 05, 2016 Tracey rated it it was ok
a rather dull plot with characters that didn't hold a lot of my attention. can't see myself reading any of her books again sadly.
Inês Gueifão
Same old story in the same old format with the same old characters. This trilogy is getting so boring I don't even know if I'll read the last book.
May 10, 2016 Cherry rated it did not like it
Nope. Couldn't finish. Just nope.
Kaitlyn Schmidt
Mar 12, 2014 Kaitlyn Schmidt rated it it was amazing
Starstruck, A Fame Game Novel is another addition to the bookshelf of Lauren Conrad’s work and the world of L.A. with her fictional characters. It will not disappoint as we dive deeper into the reality of the Fame Game for the four leading ladies. This book contains many changes of characters throughout it, for the good and bad.
Kate is a simple midwestern girl whose life completely changes just because of a Youtube video of her singing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. She is the relatable girl that
Dec 04, 2016 Deanna rated it it was amazing
This book continues to follow Madison, Gaby, Carmon, and Kate in a new season of The Fame Game pushing them to their limits with their friends, family and themselves. Find out what happens when Madison gets in some big time trouble and has her sister trying to steal her spotlight. Gaby being dragged around and walked all over by her boyfriend that none of the girls like. Carmon try to get out for the spotlight that has followed her since she was born thanks to her famous last name. As well as ...more
Nov 15, 2016 Samantha rated it it was ok
I generally enjoy LC's books, but this one, not so much. Maybe it was because I actually listened to it instead of reading, but it was my least favorite. Also, how many times do you have to say "love-ah"... Maybe book three of The Fame Game will be a bit different (and hopefully better).
Lady Light
Nov 08, 2012 Lady Light rated it it was amazing
Ah, it's been awhile since I wrote a review for a book. -_- But, anyway getting to the point. The second book of the Fame Game series by Lauren Conrad a book with drama causing complicated lives yet again. The cover is absolutely pretty with tiny stars forming the big star a symbol of fame perfect for the theme of the book since everybody is aiming to be the star of the show. Lies, deciet, and gossips are around the starlets Madison, Katy, Carmen, and Gaby. These unique girls will have to be ...more
Jan 14, 2013 Abbey rated it it was amazing
Title: Starstruck:A Fame Game Novel#2
Author: Lauren Conrad
Publication Date: 16th October 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins

Are they ready for their close-ups?

Madison Parker has discovered that not all publicity is good publicity. After turning herself in for stealing some bling, she's stuck doing some community service while her Fame Game costars soak up all the screen time. Not that newcomer Kate Hayes needs more attention ever since her breakout song became an overnight sensation she's suddenly acti
Dec 18, 2015 Elusive rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
‘Starstruck’ is the second book in ‘The Fame Game’ series. This time, there are significant developments as several things are happening: Madison is assigned to work at Lost Paws as part of her community service, Kate is turning from a sweet girl to a pill-popping diva, Carmen is finally getting recognized but her mother is beginning to steal her spotlight and Gaby has become a walking pharmacy (as stated by Madison).

Madison’s storyline is continued brilliantly as she still insists on taking the
I truly cannot stop reading these books, even as Spring Break arrives and I have multiple things I need to get done within a week's time. I tell myself that these are quick and harmless reads, which they totally are, and that even the busiest person needs a distraction now and again. And once again, I finished this book a few days ago but delayed adding it to the pile. I'm done being embarrassed. Even if this series is losing it's shine faster than LA CANDY did.

The book picks up right where it l
Jun 05, 2014 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who liked the first book in the series
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by:, public library
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the golden witch.
1.5/5 stars.

While the first book was interesting enough to keep me reading, I found "Starstruck" written so much in the vein of the first book that I found myself DNFing this one before I could get halfway. While the writing was actually good, it was the lack of progression in how the characters grew that bothered me the most, considering this is a character-driven and not a plot-driven series.

Or so, that's how it seems to me. Unfortunately, "Starstruck", while interesting like reality TV is and
Apr 30, 2014 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Starstruck, the second novel in The Fame Game series, follows the lives of 3 girls starring in a reality show. Madison Parker, after taking the fall for her father, must complete 300 hours of community service at an animal shelter. She soon realizes that there is such a thing as bad publicity. One of the best things about this novel is how Lauren Conrad portrays Madison’s character. In the first book of the series, Madison comes off as a cold, distant character only in it for the fame. In this ...more
Nov 07, 2016 Brittany rated it liked it
Fun simple mindless read or listen
Nov 18, 2012 Ariella rated it liked it
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This one is going to be a double book review since I don't see the point in doing two different ones. The Fame Game series, in my opinion, are full of popular girls who are trying to get to the top (as the most famous) by being a bitch.

I feel like the whole Fame Game thing has waaay too much drama in it though it IS a reality show so I think it's supposed to be that way.

I think all the characters were written accordingly. There were some parts that I thought d
Tiffany (About to Read)
Nov 15, 2012 Tiffany (About to Read) rated it really liked it
There is something about Conrad’s writing that just sucks me into her stories. I am happy to say that Starstruck was just good as The Fame Game and I am impressed with the growth we’ve seen in Madison’s character. There are far less reality TV driven scandals in this series than there were in L.A. Candy, which makes the two series similar, but also very different. While L.A. Candy is very much plot driven, The Fame Game is actually more character driven

My favorite character in The Fame Game was
Jul 12, 2014 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Starstruck ist Teil 2 der Fame Game Trilogy von Lauren Conrad.
Die vier Mädels Gaby, Kate, Carmen und Madison stehen immer noch vor der Kamera für Season 1 ihrer Reality TV Show "The Fame Game" während alle nebenbei versuchen ihre Karrieren und ihr Privatleben zu meistern.
Carmen ist fast den ganzen Tag am Set und muss sich danach noch mit ihrer Mutter rumschlagen, die sie in den Schatten stellt. Madison muss damit klarkommen nicht mehr so gefragt zu sein, nach ihrem Skandal und sie darf ihre meis
Jul 06, 2013 Kendall rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This book was another great addition to the series. Starts of with Madison at her trial. She is assigned 300 hours of community service at a humane society kind of place. She is not very prevelant in this book because Trevor does not want to shoot her because of her community service. She starts dating Ryan her boss, but due to not wanting to be in the media because he got in a car accident that killed his best friend he breaks up with her. I actually really liked Madison in this book. Instead ...more
Paula  Phillips
Jan 19, 2014 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it
Reality TV and all it's pros and cons comes as second nature to Lauren Conrad after starring on the hit reality TV show "The Hills". So it's a no wonder that she has released a couple of series featuring girls on reality TV shows. The Fame Game Series is a spin-off from her LA Candy series featuring Madison who came into play in the last LA Candy book. In Starstruck , it seems Madison's fame game is on the way down and she is being publicly flounced for the fraud she is after an expensive ...more
Tracy Pham
Jun 09, 2013 Tracy Pham rated it it was amazing
This was the sequel to The Fame Game and it was just as dramatic as the last book. It starts off with Madison being blamed for stealing an expensive necklace when it was really her father who stole it because he was having money issues. I felt so bad for her because she really cared about him and even though he left without saying goodbye, she still took the blame for him, even though this meant it was going to be bad publicity. She ends up having to do community service at a pet place and she ...more
Dec 30, 2012 Shea rated it liked it
I'll be the first to say, I read Conrad's first book just because I was curious as to what it would be about, and if it'd be any good. I didn't really think I'd keep reading, but I've gotten sucked in to both of her series. And I really think her writing is getting better, and her character development is improving as well. You can tell it's a young author writing the books but when it's targeted at a young audience, that's not necessariliy a bad thing. Do I think Conrad's going to win any ...more
Jun 05, 2016 Ema rated it it was amazing
*mini review*

My ultimate guilty pleasure series! The Fame Game along with L.A. Candy. I started The Fame Game ages ago, and I mean ages—2+ years—but I could so easily pop back into the story line.

And everything felt so real! The characters were heightened—as were their flaws. Kate's issues finally caught up with her; Gaby finally got what was coming to her; Carmen and her mother finally had "the talk" and the repercussions of the discussion will be game changing, and Madison. Oh my goodness. In
Apr 27, 2013 Katie rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013
If you enjoyed Laguna Beach, The Hills or The City, you will enjoy Lauren Conrad's books. Starstruck is the second book in the Fame Game series and follows the girls cast in PopTVs Fame Game reality TV show. Madison has just taken the fall for her dad, who stole expensive jewelry and skipped town; Carmen is struggling to keep up appearances in a showmance and find a way out of the shadow of her famous mother; Kate continues to suffer from debilitating stage fright-which is a real problem since ...more
May 29, 2014 Nina rated it liked it
Starstruck was filled with so much drama, it made my head dizzy. Drama-licious, friends. Drama-licious.

With Startstruck you get to know the girls better. There's a bit more depth to them. Just like a reality TV serie there are characters you just don't like, or just don't care for. With me, those characters are Kate Hayes and Carmen Curtis. Madison is the most fun character, the one I like to read about and I don't skip paragraphs in 'her' chapters just to get it over with. I seriously think tha
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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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