Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss
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Lacey Barnes has dreamed of being an actress for as long as she can remember. So, when she gets the opportunity to star in a movie alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, she doesn’t hesitate to accept the part. Lacey quickly learns that life in the spotlight isn’t as picture-perfect as she imagined. With her entire future riding on this movie, Lacey knows she can’t afford to get sidetracked by anything. Specially not a ...more
What bothered me the most with this book is that it is n ...more
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Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss follows Lacey, a new, seventeen-year-old actress, as she stars in a zombie film opposite a renowned actor, named Grant. Since signing onto this film, she’s had a rift with her father, who wants her to focus on school and not get caught up in show business. Her father ends up hiring a tutor from the local school, who happens to be an entertainment (a.k.a. film) ...more
Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss is a Young Adult contemporary romance. It is the second book in a set of three standalone books with crossover characters. The first book was Abby's story in Love, Life, and the List.
This book can 100% be read as a standalone. Abby has a small part in this book. But you don't need to know anything about Love, Life, and the List to enjoy this book. I actually have read Love, Life, and the List, but had no idea while read ...more
I love Kasie's books because they are just so much fun and I can get fully lost in them. They're the pinacle of having a good time. Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss was no different. We follow Lacey Barnes as she's set to start alongside a major Hollywood heartthrob in her breakout role. There's an adorable romance, onset drama, and tentative friendships that develop organically. I do think I liked Love, Life, and the List a bit more, but this was still a ...more
Am I a bit shook since I already got approved for another arc yesterday? Maybe
But let me tell you, two arcs in 2 days, I could get used to that kind of life.
West has added a bit of mystery to the plot of this book, which was nice because it was an extra element that she doesn't usually include in her books. This mystery sideplot made the book a bit more entertaining than her books have been lately, since I've been finding them t ...more
The good news? I was definitely less disappointed in this than I have been in this author's recent books.
The movie set setting and "mystery" of who was trying to make poor Lacey look bad kept me mildly interested, but in the end it had the very low-stakes feel of a middle grade mystery. But it was hard to care that much about who disliked Lacey and was sabotaging her when she w ...more
This was just average all around for me. The characters were okay, but I don’t feel like I truly connected with any of them. I related to a couple characteristics, but for the most part they were each pretty bland. One exciting thing would surface about one of them, but it never was fully developed.
The plot was decent. I liked the aspect of the career sabotage, but I felt like the person behind it all was a bit obvious from the beginning. It was nice to read about an actress and behind th ...more
OH LOOK I WAS RIGHT OH MY GOD I'M GOOD.
I'm also digging the cover and the short synopsis we have.
3/15/18 (Before Reading)
I had to recheck my review before jumping to conclusions, but I am 100% sure this is Lacey's book. Knowing that she's an actress and the word "fame" is in the title, I'm all the more ready.
West better come and slay again.
As usual for a Kasie West book, this was cute. Could it have been better? Yes, definitely. Could it have been worse? Hell yeah.
I liked that the main character had a lot of, well, character. Often times in YA contemporaries, the main character is quiet, shy, awkward and plain. This one was the exact opposite. She was spunky. She was super peppy, and actually put a smile on my face.
The love interest was cute but ...more
This book is cute, but the plot and characters are superficial. I'm so disappointed. It was my first Kasie West!!??
This book would be great if you're looking for the lightest read ever. (Look, ma! I'm positive af!) c:
I've never started a book and finished it in under a day. We can all agree that this might be one of my top three Kasie West books. This was an all-around fantastic read. I can't wait for everyone to fall in love with Lacey and Donovan.
Being an actress is hard. You have to be the role you have and not let anything stop you from living th ...more
Another great story from Kasie West! All of her stories are always so cute. This was not my absolute favorite by her, as I found it hard to connect with Grant. Lacey was extremely childish throughout most of the book, but I understand she is growing up a Teen in an adult world. I loved her with Donavan and the movie scene was a cool aspect. You can’t go wrong with Kasie!