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Where Beauty Lies (Sophia and Ava London #2)

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  380 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
The London sisters return in this charming new novel about love, friendship, and the perils of fame. Despite their very public arrest, Ava and Sophia London are about to discover that in L.A. there's no such thing as bad press. Suddenly, they are the hottest "It" girls in town and are one step closer to making their brand, London Calling, a household name. Their newfound c ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published July 2nd 2013)
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Oct 05, 2013 Justine rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, 2013
I definitely liked this way more than the first book. I’m even surprised at how much I really like this. If you liked the first book but you weren’t fully satisfied with the story, definitely read on to this one. I got through this much faster and it certainly was an easier read.

There were a few things that bothered me and a few things that I really enjoyed. The story didn’t really drag in places. Sophia and Ava were not as annoying as I thought they were in the first installment. The Contessa
Tiffany (About to Read)
Jul 29, 2013 Tiffany (About to Read) rated it really liked it
Where Beauty Lies had much more going for it that Beneath the Glitter (which I also enjoyed). Whereas Beneath the Glitter primarily focuses on two girls moving to LA, pursuing their careers, and falling in love, Where Beauty Lies has a healthy does of romance in addition to mystery and betrayal. The plot was more engaging, but it is still a light, fun read at heart.

Sophia and Ava are just as lovable as they were in Beneath the Glitter, but this time they are united instead of being torn apart by
Sep 10, 2013 Jessica rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
I haven't read the first book in this series, Beneath the Glitter, but the premise of this story seemed right up my alley. A YA book about girls dealing with love, fame, and friendship? And it has over a 4 star rating on Goodreads, so I decided to give it a shot.

After the whole fiasco with their animal fundraiser, Ava and Sophia London just can't seem to stay out of the spotlight. So when the offer to design a line for the New York Fashion Week, the girls can't believe their luck. The girls put
Janette Ramos
Nov 02, 2014 Janette Ramos rated it liked it
I liked this book. The second book made the story better even though a second book wasn't necessary. This could have been combined into one book.
I also liked the characters this time around. Very funny. There wasn't a big twist or anything. I think this was a cute story that didn't require any thinking.
Just a good girly time had by all.
Feb 22, 2014 Emih rated it liked it
This was the second book in the Elle and Blair Fowler series, which helped to wrap up the first book they co-wrote. I was waiting for this book to come out, not because the first novel was amazing, but because it left behind so many cliffhangers. There appear to be some real life references, but most of the book appears to be to VERY fictional. There were times while I was reading where I thought "when would this ever happen?" It was very cute and girly, with a little action added in to make thi ...more
Eboni Lee
Jun 18, 2015 Eboni Lee rated it it was ok
So this book was a good deal better than they first one in the series. The writing wasn't so mediocre and the story line was a little bit better. They even explained, well enough, a couple of loose ends they had left in the previous book. Overall it wasn't too bad. It could have still been better. I didn't have to constantly tell myself that it would get better though, so that's a plus. They actually had a story line to follow this time around, and their writing was more mature and in depth. I g ...more
Orla Sheridan
Apr 29, 2014 Orla Sheridan rated it it was ok
I thought it was very descriptive in some places but then skimmed over others. I found it a fun little pleasure read, I was able to read it in a day but I did like it :)
May 16, 2014 Danika rated it did not like it
Literately the most air-headed, rudimentary, basic book I've ever read. Don't know how I got through the first one but I definitely don't suggest this one.
I loved this book. I really enjoyed the first book but this one was even better :) It was really cute and a quick read.
Oct 28, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
What can I say? I just love this book ...more
Paige Bradish
Dec 10, 2013 Paige Bradish rated it really liked it
I borrowed Where Beauty Lies by Elle & Blair Fowler from my job, and this is my honest review.

This novel is the sequel to the first book Beneath The Glitter which I LOVED so you can imagine my excitement when I saw it at work and was able to borrow it. The sequel was a continuation from book one so I cannot really go into detail without spoiling the first book. But I will say that it involves a lot of crazy but entertaining drama! Now do not be put down when I say there is drama, because its
Vi (the Vi3tBabe)
Where Beauty Lies is the second book in the Sophia and London series and I have to say I liked it a lot more than Beneath the Glitter. I felt the drama was a bit more intense in this book compared to the first, although it still carried a light and fluffy feel to it. I breezed through this one just as quickly as the first and thought it was a decent end to their story.

I enjoyed the plot and characters a bit more in this book. Although, I didn’t like the Contessa at all and thought her character
Oh. My. Gosh. Where Beauty Lies completely surpassed the first book. Not that Beneath the Glitter wasn't great. It certainly was (see my review for proof). But this is the first time in a long time I've read a sequel that just made me want to rate it way out of my traditional scales. Like, giving it 10 out of 5, or jumping up and down on my bed and doing somersaults repetitively. Okay, that's a little dramatic. But that's just how much I've enjoyed the book.

Where Beauty Lies is fast paced, humor
Dec 03, 2013 Molli rated it it was ok
Much like the first book in this series, this installment is cute, fun and fluffy, but very much tailored to a particularly audience that I don't really fit into. From a literary perspective, there really isn't much in the way of plot, theme, or even depth (or, perhaps more accurately, elements that transcend the otherwise shallow-seeming industry the story takes place in). Most plot-twists stop just short of posting a neon sign way, way beforehand. Most of the resolutions to their challenges ar ...more
Megan Bradley
Oct 01, 2013 Megan Bradley rated it liked it
Recommends it for: middle schoolers
Okay, let me start off by saying, it was a good book, with many of the chapters ending in cliff hangers, but this book should NOT be in the teen section of Barnes and Noble. I picked up the first book in this series, Beneath the Glitter and was fairly amused. It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't great.

Where Beauty Lies reminded me of when I was younger, like flashback to 5th grade when I read about all I wanted to be when I grew up, younger. I can honestly say, that this book is more or less set
Isabella Lococo
Nov 01, 2013 Isabella Lococo rated it really liked it
I usually have a hard time trying to find a good book to read that I am going to be interested in and want to read. While I was in the book store searching for a book to read I came across Where The Beauty Lies, I picked up the book and started to read the back and right then and there I was hooked.

Where The Beauty Lies is one of those books that you just can't seem to put down, or at least I think it is. It's one of those books where you just crave to know what is coming next. When I picked up
Lisa Ottone
Sep 02, 2013 Lisa Ottone rated it liked it
I received an ARC of Where Beauty Lies and Beneath the Glitter from a Goodreads giveaway.

Review contains minor spoilers!

I started with Beneath the Glitter and really liked it. It was girly and fun. Where Beauty Lies was as well, but it was a little more confusing.

Plot: Fun and creative but unrealistic. I found the drama with the dog and cat to be unbelievable. I know it's fiction, but that twist was a little too much for me. I think Elle and Blair could have come up with something a little more
Phoebe Lim
Jul 25, 2016 Phoebe Lim rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-fiction
I enjoyed this more than the first book. The good thing about this book, it was more unpredictable, compared to the first one. I feel that they improved a lot on the storyline. Though there were some loose ends, the ending gave a sweet closure to the series!
Feb 06, 2014 Heather rated it liked it
A very fun and intriguing book! I wouldn't say it's one of my favourites but it was fun for the time being. I'd recommend this for someone who wants a quick read and not too much commitment.
Oct 15, 2013 Robin rated it liked it
This sequel was a little more action oriented than the original book in the series, Beneath the Glitter, so I rated it slightly higher. There was a huge disconnect between the two books. This book did not even discuss the major events that happened at the end of the first book until well into the book, which was disconcerting. The reader was left to wonder why a crime was blamed on a major character from the last book, who doesn't even seem to merit any mention in the first chapters of this book ...more
Feb 14, 2014 Rotem rated it really liked it
Better than expected, way better than the first one- but still a mindless chickflick...
Shanna Kirchner
Apr 13, 2014 Shanna Kirchner rated it really liked it
Easy chick-lit, and I loved it!!
Amanda Noel
Mar 01, 2014 Amanda Noel rated it really liked it
I HAD to get this book as soon as I finished the first (Beneath the Glitter) the way the chapters end with a small cliff hanger and the LonDOs and LonDON'Ts...made this one nearly impossible to put down! And I completely admit to getting a little teary eyed at the end. I really hope there are more books to come from the Fowler sisters :) until then I will keep following along on YouTube :D
Sep 29, 2013 Lauren rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book by Elle & Blair, Beneath The Glitter, and I loved this one even more. Way more drama, suspense and action. I love the AS Girls concept and how everyone came together. I totally recommend this book! I so wanted there to be a third, but I don't know if there will be. Where Beauty Lies had a wonderful ending so I'm definitely satisfied.
Sep 25, 2013 Jeanne rated it liked it
This was the second book in the series. It was a quick, easy read. I found there to be more drama in this book. but still a fun story line. I enjoyed the two sisters and how they believe in themselves and their talents. It has a "feel good" theme. This would be a great read for young girls.
Brittany Pickett
Sep 19, 2013 Brittany Pickett rated it it was amazing
Wow This book was soo good. The characters had so much depth. At the end of the book I was tearing up because of how happy I was for the London sisters. I felt so much love. I want to be in love like Ava and Dalton are. Elle and Blair did a really good job!
Sheila Cohen
Oct 02, 2013 Sheila Cohen rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I liked this book a lot better than the first one. It kept my interest a lot more and I read it much faster. I'm tired of the Lon do's and don'ts so I pretty much skipped over them. The story was good even though it was predictable.
Ashley Monette
Aug 18, 2013 Ashley Monette rated it really liked it
This book was really good and very mysterious. It kept me on my toes the whole time wondering if I could trust anybody. It was very very good. If you read the first one, I recommend reading this one.
Jan 26, 2015 Leah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I really enjoyed these books! They are just really quick girly reads. Definitely not for everyone, but if you like that type of thing, then you should check these out. Overall very enjoyable.
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