Eve's time as a fashion model nearly destroyed her-now she's determined to build a career behind the camera lens. But landing a coveted photography internship brings her face to face with her dark past-a ...more
Julie Cross is one of my go-to writers when I'm in need for a fabulous new adult romance, so when I found out that she had another book coming out (a collaboration--so awesome), I immediately added it to my wishlist. And I'm happy to announce that Halfway Perfect did not disappoint!
First off, let us begin with the most fabulous thing this book has to offer: the romance. There was no insta-love. *cheers* When Eve and Alex first met, they were dr ...more
What Julie Cross and Mark Perini offer us is a gritty and wide-eyes worthy incursion into the modeling world, and for that fact alone, Halfway Perfect is worth reading in my opinion.
Truth be told, I never thought that the modeling world was that great. Guess what? It seems that I was right. A book about what hides behind glitter and glamour written in collaboration with a former model? I'll take that.
Also, I can't remember a time where I wanted to punch the antagonist so hard like I did here. And I think that's saying something because I'm actually not a violent person.
Full review will be posted on HER BOOK THOUGHTS. ...more
I was pleasantly surprised by this... a thing I've about a few books lately but not any less true here.
Eve I was drawn to right away. I admired her for doing the best she can to make something of her life, and not letting what happened set her spiraling down with no way out.
Alex was a cocky guy in some aspects but also sweet... he's a family guy and would ...more
Review originally posted at Mostly YA Lit
Eve Castle was an up-and-coming supermodel at the tender age of 15, but on the eve (haha) of gaining a major campaign, she suddenly quits modeling and disappears. The press say she was in drug rehab, but what no one knows is that Eve had a secret affair with her much older agent, Wes Danes. Now Eve is back in the city, following her dream of being a photographer, and she ends up ...more
It’s rare that I pick up a Young Adult book, but the moment I saw Julie Cross’ name on the cover it was impossible for me not to pick it up. I’ve only read one of her books, Third Degree, but I completely fell for the super smart, socially awkward girl and the incredibly sweet and protectiv ...more
Halfway Perfect is a sweet love story between an ex-upcoming-superstar-model-turned-photography student and a Calvin Klein underwear model who is more than he appears, and the conflicts that arise when the underwear model has to fake date a fourteen year old future superstar.
I don’t know much about modelling. The extent of my modelling knowledge comes from Zoolander and the time I binged watched half a season of Americ ...more
Halfway Perfect is a young adult novel by Julie Cross and Mark Perini. It is about the not so pretty underside of the modeling world. I loved that Julie Cross paired up with a model turned writer to collaborate on this book. I thought that both Julie Cross and Mark Perini did an excellent job. I felt like I was at the castings with Eve, Elana and Alex. And while this book was darker than I initially thought it w ...more
This is very hard for me to rate. I think that overall this is an important story and one that should be told. However, I don't agree with some things. I think I'm going to settle for a 2.5 Stars.
This book deals with the modeling industry. In particular when it comes to photoshoots for commercials e.g. magazines and billboards etc. The story focusses a lot on the negative sides of modelling. It follows two perspectives of models who have been in the i ...more
Eve walked away from a successful and expanding career as a model and was determined never to look back. But an opportunity to study under a great photographer leads Eve straight back into the world of fashion. There is she ...more
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"Halfway Perfect" gave me an in depth look at an industry I normally wouldn't think much about. Of course I've heard of the pressures that models face, but most of the focus has been on weight, and occasionally age, at least in the stories I've read. I really liked that this book brought attention to a completely different side of the industry, the side where young girls, chil ...more
I will say that I am a huge fan of Julie Cross and will read anything she chooses to write. And I love that she can write in multiple genres and sub-genres! So when she teamed up with Mark Perini to write this book, I knew I wanted to read it!
I have no clue about the modeling world. I only know what I've seen on TV and read in maga ...more
I love Eve's determination. She was such an inspiring character, and I want there to be more gals like her in literature. Halfway Perfect s ...more
Alex's arms go around me, and my face is buried in his shirt, and my life is rewinding itself inside my head and showing me colors I've never seen before and none of it is pleasant. It's so ugly I feel sick to my stomach and completely unable to draw in enough air to my lungs.
Halfway Perfect is a sweet contemporary romance that is perfect for those who are looking to get out of a reading slump or bookish hangover. While introduc ...more
I received a copy from Sourcebooks (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review!
In Halfway Perfect Julie Cross joins forces with male model and author, Mark Perini, to produce an honest, and at times dark, look into the world of modelling and the fashion industry.
Eve left her career as a fashion model under a huge cloud and a lot of secrecy. She has spent the last few years trying to move on and dreams of becoming a photographer. When the chance to work with a hugely respected photographer ...more
Eve, had her reasons and one person she wanted to stay away from, her former agent Wes Danes. Eve is able to get an apprenticeship and it puts her i ...more
Thankfully, Halfway Perfect doesn’t have too much drama because Eve and Alex were pretty open with each other and knew right from the start that if they decided to have a relationship, it would have to ...more
Julie Cross and Mark Perini make a great writing team with Halfway Perfect. It has everything from photography, fashion, the not so pretty side of modeling, and a sweet romance, which made for an engaging YA novel.
This has a double perspective of both Eve and Alex. While I enjoyed both voices of the characters, but there were certain times where I felt the story was dragging just little. Other than that it was quite the ...more
Once again, a book by Julie Cross has made me laugh, cry, gasp and ponder my life within a span of 100 pages. I've had the hugest girl crush on her since I read "Letters to Nowhere," and my appreciation for her elevated after "Whatever Life Throws at You." I'm even a proud member of her Street Team (obligatory disclaimer: my role in her street team does not influence my opinion of her writing in any way)!
"Halfway Perfect" contains all the usual ingredients that make up a typical Julie Cross c...more
This is Alex and Eve's story. Eve is a breakthrough model from years ago. She hit the scene very early and then abruptly left. Alex is new to the world. And he's the current latest and greatest guy wading through modeling's ugly waters.
Eve is brought back to modeling with her love of photography and a teacher in college with connections.
I like that Eve wasn't all good and light and sunshine ...more
I enjoyed all of the characters and their development within the story.
I liked that Eve was both strong and weak—it seemed that the author tried to highlight this with most of the main characters. It was intriguing and a good balance.
I really liked some of the sub-characters like Finley (and she has her own story!), Steph, and Alex’ brothers.
I really liked that the male protagonist was written by a man and the female by a woman—yet the transitions between v ...more
Eve Nowakowski left the modeling world behind many years ago. Now, as she pursues a career behind the camera, she is thrown back into the world she avoided for so long. But she doesn’t have a choice if she wants to impress a world-class photographer and if she happens to see people she’d rather not, so be it. Enter model Alex Evans, who is gaining recognition and climbing the ranks. For that to continue, he must maintain a fake rela ...more
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