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Unrivaled

(Beautiful Idols #1)

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3.45  ·  Rating details ·  2,367 ratings  ·  532 reviews
EVERYONE WANTS TO BE SOMEONE.

Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.” Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad’s life.

But Madison Broo
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Hardcover, 420 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Asia Dukowitz-Peretz its all in third person but its pretty clear whos view they are portraying it from
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Laura
This felt like one of those books I have loved since middle school; Gossip Girl, Private, and pretty much anything by Sara Shepard. It had that fun beach read sort of feel and hit that guilty pleasure part of my brain.

Unrivaled begins with a prologue that features the main mystery of our story, the disappearance of Madison Brooks. It then backtracks to a month earlier where we first meet each individual character. The story is told in third person from the perspective of each of the main cha
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“The general rule in Hollywood was that you were only as good as your last project.”



This was a YA contemporary story set in Hollywood.

I had a bit of a hard time keeping track of which character was which in this book, but I did get it eventually. Layla was a wannabe reporter, desperate to make it and to make her blog a hit. Aster wanted to be an actress, and to not get m
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Taylor Knight
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
This book just wasn't for me. For the most part, there wasn't really anything "wrong" with it but it just wasn't that great. The concept was cool but I felt like the writing style was lacking something. I can't really think of what it was lacking but it was just... plain.
I was pretty disappointed in the characters. They didn't have a lot of depth and, like the writing style, plain. To be honest, after page 13, I wasn't into this book at all. Layla was the first character we meet and sh
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Josu Grilli
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-1-abril
Una novela espectacular en muchos aspectos: increíblemente bien escrita, con unas tramas de infarto y unos personajes llenos de oscuridad que juegan en todo momento con el lector.

Las novelas de Alyson Noël por lo general siempre me han gustado, y en este caso me ha demostrado por qué. Es capaz de crear historias enrevesadas presentadas de manera simple, sencilla y directa . Consigue que todos los personajes de la historia jueguen papeles importantes, sin dejar a unos por detrás de otros, y hacie
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Fame, money, family, relationships, mystery.

So, I read this in one sitting. I picked it up and that was me. Lost. Gone.

And that hasn't happened in a while.

I think this book was exactly what I needed. It's fun and flirty and full of Pretty Young Things and just a little bit trashy.

The thing I loved the most about this book was the blend of Young Hollywood and mystery. Not all of the characters were Poor Little Rich Folk, there was a refreshing blend of circumstances and a hefty dose of c
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Gabby
I have such mixed feelings about this book. I liked it, but I didn't really like it at the same time. I feel like this book is getting a lot of bad ratings + reviews for one reason: it's marketed wrong and the description of the book is not really what this book is about. This book is marketed as a "thrilling suspense" when really it's a contemporary novel set in Hollywood with some scandal and blackmail thrown in, and then at the very end (the last 50 pages) it sort of becomes a thriller.

This b
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Ezgi Tülü
Bu yorum Athena'nın Güncesi'nde de paylaşılmıştır.

Bir süredir elimde kitap tutmakta zorlandığımdan, tabletime ve her geçen gün genişleyen e-kitap arvişime sarılmış durumdaydım. En sonunda Dex'in temmuz ayında çıkarttığı Rakipsiz'i okuyarak bu döngüyü kırmış oldum. Bu açıdan Rakipsiz, benim için önemli bir kitap olsa da, ne yazık ki 400 sayfalık kitabın, 250-300 sayfasını sıkılarak okumamı görmezden gelmemi sağlayamıyor. İşin kötü yanı, kitabın böylesine uzun bir bölümünde sıkılmamın engellenebil
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Kyoko SWords
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nada mal. El libro no está nada mal.
Bienvenidos a Gossip Girl versión Hollywood. Donde les importa un carajo mantener el anonimato porque lo que todos quiere en L.A. es la fama y la fortuna, cueste lo que cueste.
Un libro sorprendentemente adictivo, que mantiene tu interés desde el mismísimo primer momento. Con personajes bien definidos y con contextos fuertes. No tenemos mártires, no tenemos monjas; este libro está lleno de personajes ambiciosos y astutos que aunque saben lo que quieren, no siem
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Kate (GirlReading)
Mar 18, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5*
A fun, easy and quick read.
To be honest, the majority of this book was relatively uneventful. The first 60% or so was mostly introducing the characters and the 'Unrivaled' Nightlife competition. Although not a lot happened, it wasn't tedious, since it read so easily. I will say it felt a little as though the book had been cut in half. It seemed to finish just as it was about to get exciting/interesting. It was a good set up for the series to come and did leave me wanting more. I'm sure I wi
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Yaiza
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, favoritos-2016
Me ha encantado. Es una novela que reúne varias de las cosas que me gustan en un libro: Intriga, romances, drama... Me puse a leerlo y cuando quise darme cuenta ya estaba metida de lleno en la historia. Es para leerlo del tirón, para cogerlo con tiempo porque no podrás parar una vez lo empieces. No puedo esperar para leer la continuación.
Hannah
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book!

I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review! Was really excited to read it as blurb sounded really promising!
Also today is the publication day of this book, so whoop whoop happy book birthday!

THE WORLD: Okay so we have California where all the glamorous things happen. I would say the world is just like ours but really it is the world of celebrities and wanna be celebrities. The people we read about in tabloids, yeah tha
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Patty
Mar 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
** 2.5 / 3 Stars **
OPENING LINE
Layla Harrison could not stop fidgeting.

Sigh.

I’m was actually very exciting for Unrivaled when I came across it at the Indigo Summer Preview Event. I haven’t read any of Alyson Noel’s other books but the synopsis and promise of suspense and mystery sold me. I’m still on the fence on how many stars I want to give this, it’s a tie between 2.5 stars and 3 stars. In all honesty I almost DNF this about 5 times, but I was determined to finish it. I assumed that maybe the
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Jen Ryland
Cheesy and completely implausible but enjoyable in an airbrushed US Weekly kind of way. If you love the idea of an over-the-top reality show set in Hollywood, you might like this too.

The premise is a competition about club promotion (not quite as boring as it sounds) in which a group of eighteen year-old Hollywood wannabes is gathered together by a rich guy who owns a string of hot Hollywood clubs. In reality TV format, they battle it out to lure the most celebrities (and patrons) to their assig
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Meli
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eher 3.5/5

Ira Redman, der Besitzer der Unrivaled-Clubs, veranstaltet einen Wettbewerb: Jugendliche sollen seine Clubs in Hollywood promoten und haben dadurch die Chance auf einen unglaublichen Geldgewinn.
Layla lästert auf ihrem Gossip-Blog über die Promis, ist aber überhaupt nicht zufrieden mit ihrer Lage. Sie möchte eine richtige Journalistin werden und sieht in dem Promoterjob eine Möglichkeit, sich einen Namen zu machen und außerdem ihr Studium zu finanzieren. Nur leider ist ihr Freund überha
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Anny
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Un 2'5, en realidad. No ha sido un mal libro, porque es entretenido y rápido de leer, pero los personajes no me han convencido, ni tampoco la historia que no entendía hacia dónde iba. Eso sí, el final es muy abierto, pero no sé si leeré la continuación.
Denise Bücherwunderland
Titel: Beautiful Idols – Die Nacht gehört dir
Autor: Alyson Noel
Verlag: HarperCollins
Erscheinungsdatum: 10. Juli 2017
Sprache: Deutsch
Seitenzahl: 416
ISBN-13: 978-3959671217

Klappentext

Mach diesen Sommer einen der Unrivaled-Clubs zum Hotspot der Stars und sichere dir die Chance auf einen unglaublichen Geldgewinn!
Drei sehr unterschiedliche Jugendliche folgen der Aufforderung und hoffen auf die Erfüllung ihres größten Traums – aber sie ahnen nicht, wie hart das schimmernde Parkett wirklich ist, auf
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Cassie-la
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
ORIGINALLY POSTED: https://bibliomantics.com/2018/03/18/...

The first book in Alyson Noel’s Beautiful Idols series — the only one with a good cover might I add — is basically Gossip Girl, but set in Los Angeles (which is not a dig at all). While Unrivaled still has the fun and frothy backstabbing you look for in all your teen dramas, it is sadly lacking in fun fashion because almost everyone is poor.
Freakajules
Alyson Noël ist mir seit ihrer „Evermore“-Reihe ein Begriff, deren ersten Teil ich vor Jahren mal gelesen habe. Damals konnte mich das Buch nicht wirklich überzeugen, weswegen ich die Reihe auch nie weitergelesen habe. Trotzdem bin ich immer neugierig auf die Neuerscheinungen von Autoren, von denen ich mal Bücher gelesen habe, selbst wenn dies Jahre her ist und/oder sie mich nicht wirklich überzeugen konnten. Deshalb hatte ich mir den Klappentext von „Beautiful Idols“ durchgelesen und festgestel ...more
Liz Barnsley
Really REALLY enjoyed this in a bang on, bright and bubbly way. Like Pretty little Liars meets Gossip Girl with a glossy engaging cast, a bit of mystery and a lot of life. Full review to follow.

Also big book love for Tommy. And his guitar.

Syndi
Apr 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
*dumbfonded*
what the heck just happened?? this is so far the worst book i ever read.

DNF
Kirsty-Marie Jones
More 3.5-4 than a solid 4 but it's so trashy it's good.
Juan Vorágine
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-5-mayo
Una muy buena primera parte de trilogía.

Reseña: http://voragineinterna.blogspot.com.e...
Paula  Phillips
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you get when you have a town full of wannabe celebrities? Ones that are willing to do anything to get their shot at fame which could lead to bigger and better things? For a group of five, they will do anything that they can. Ira Redman is the man to have an "in" with when it comes to Hollywood and LA. He is also the owner of several clubs and has a competition to help promote his clubs, kind of similar to Donald Trump's The Apprentice show. Here we meet Layla, Tommy, and Aster. Layla is ...more
K.K. Summer
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 Sterne!

Ich muss wirklich sagen dass mich dieses Buch positiv überrascht hat mit unterhaltsamen Charakteren, und zum Schluss doch immer mehr Spannung.
Leider hat es sehr lange gebraucht um richtig Fahrt aufzunehmen, allerdings war das Ende dann wirklich fesselnd.
Trotz des Abzuges an Sternen kann ich dieses Buch nur weiter empfehlen und denke, dass es mit FOrtschritt der Reihe immer besser wird.

Die Autorin beweist mal wieder, dass sie schreiben kann, egal ob im Fantasy oder Contemporary-Thr
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Leen Gilis
Een goed boek met een krachtig verhaal! De eerste pagina's lazen traag en ik was al aan het twijfelen om een ander boek te gaan lezen. Gelukkig heb ik me verder geworsteld in het verhaal en na een tijdje vond ik het op sommige momenten moeilijk om het boek weg te leggen. Zeker naar het einde toe werd het spannend en moest ik gewoon verder lezen. De cliffhanger maakt me heel nieuwsgierig naar het tweede deel. Dit boek krijgt van mij drie sterren!
dessie
Review also posted on Samodivas


I received a free advanced copy from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

In Hollywood, nothing is ever as it seems – not even the glamorous night life. When the biggest head of the LA club world announces a competition with a prize too good to pass up, many dreams and hidden desires find an opportunity to be unveiled, if only they are good enough to win, of course. Bringing together a celebrity blogger with a dream of studying journalism
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Karla (eltiempoentrepalabras)
Ok, debo admitir que me gusto, no es la gran historia, pero si tiene una trama bastante interesante, con personajes muy bien escritos y ese final es de infarto e intriga total, me dejo con ganas de querer leer la segunda parte!!!

Reseña completa: http://karlajgalindo.blogspot.mx/2016...
Pam
Jul 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pues muy diferente de lo que me esperaba pero al final ha conseguido engancharme bastante !!
Kayla (Kayla's Book Nook)
In spite of seeing quite a few rant reviews on Unrivaled (as well as some gushing ones), I was ultimately intrigued by the synopsis, so I decided to give it a go. California? Models? Mystery? What could be better?

Unfortunately, as with many of my reads lately, this one didn't particularly meet my expectations. I found it to be rather long and boring with many undeveloped characters.

For a brief summary, Unrivaled revolves around models Layla, Aster, Tommy, and Madison, who is the most well-known
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