Orla Cadden dreams of literary success, but she’s stuck writing about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Orla has no idea how to change her life until her new roommate, Floss―a striving, wannabe A-lister―comes up with a ...more
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So welcome to the social media madness. Everybody’s lives depend on the likes and visual encouraging comments ...more
It's just, ugh, there is no word. Oh wait, I got it...
*using bad Danny Zuko/John Travolta impression* *slinks away in shame*
Megan Angelo's writing is top notch.
She has flawlessly woven a complex, multilayered and intelligent tale of the current state of social media and the dramatic effects it has on society some thirty years in the future.
Angelo offers up a ...more
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I have other ARCs that I should have been reading before this one (deadlines, yo), but after reading a few pages of this book to "sample," I ended up not being able to put it down. I picked up FOLLOWERS because it sounded a little like Dave Eggers' THE CIRCLE, only without the terrible sex scenes and unrealistic protagonist that made THE CIRCLE seem like a social media version of RED SPARROW (i.e. exploitative and bad).
FOLLOWERS is coming ...more
I was intrigued by the premise, the novel has elements of scifi and explores social media, privacy rights, connectivity, and female ...more
In 2051, we follow Marlow, one of the inhabitants of Constellation, an entirely artificial town where everyone is a reality show star; their lives are streamed to the world 24/7. Marlow has grown up in Constellation and is the face of an emotion-suppressing ...more
It's set in a really cool future world where there has been a digital crisis and everything is kind of turned upside down in terms of technology and privacy. The book jumps between present and future, and it's a bit of a mystery (which I love!) in figuring out how the two worlds interact.
I'd definitely recommend ...more
Followers was lengthy and wordy. There. I said it. It was. I think the words in this one took over and at some ...more
I'm not sure where to start with this one. I liked this book very much although it did throw some hurdles my way. I initially passed this book over twice when requesting titles from NetGalley. The cover art didn't entice me; after just one glance, I had already decided that the book was women's literature -- not my favorite. The cover's saving grace, and what drew me in, was the Austin Powers - ...more
Orla Cadden wants to be a writer, but not just the gossip column writer she is today, she wants to be known in the literary world. A publishing deal seems impossible until her wanna-be famous roommate shares a plan that could catapult them both into success. Floss is willing to throw ethics out the window for her A-List dreams and Orla finds herself along for the ride, her ...more
What a wonderful and captivating story from the very first page. Honestly, I didn’t go into this expecting anything spectacular, but that is exactly what I got. The author wove such a detail orientated book about how social media and technology affects our lives, and it was just amazing. I don’t have enough words to describe this book.
Followers is told from two POV (which I love), one of the point of views is Orla and that ...more
DISCLAIMER: I was given an ARC of Followers for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Y'all, I had such high hopes for Followers.
Between the glowing reviews on Goodreads and the premise of the book itself, I went into it thinking this would end up being a five-star review. In fact, the first half of the book was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed Marlow's perspective on Constellation, the closed California village, and the in-depth look into what it really ...more
Don’t we all like to be noticed? Face it, how often do you post something on Facebook and eagerly keep checking to see how many likes it got?
This book is a commentary on that. On how far people will go to be in the limelight.
It also shows how a mistake can follow you forever and make you a pariah.
And what the future could bring. As wanting to be liked so much means having everything you do dictated by others.
Social media does consume much of society. Look around ...more
The author Megan Angelo has some interesting name choices that I have never heard of: Orla, Marlow, Floss, Honey.
“Folowers” comes out 1/14/20 and I’m telling ya, this book will be all OVER our social media feeds ...more
I was haunted by this in ways that I haven't been in a very long time- maybe ever. While it's clearly a work of fiction, there's just enough of "now" in it that makes it feel like maybe there's a possibility we could really end up in Marlow's world someday. It's a wildly creative story, but also a very sobering one. I almost think I'd have to read it again to really appreciate every aspect of it, but I would definitely recommend this to ...more
When a super-speed reader doesn't have a car for a month due to a predatory car insurance industry, you can get a LOT of reading done!!
I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .
An electrifying story of two dream-chasing friends, the dark choices they make, and the profound moment that changes ...more
This book drew me in, guided my opinions, and kept me on the hook with the skill and mastery of an Instagram influencer. I turned each page with the frenzied anticipation of a YouTube subscriber watching their favorite personality's freshest video.
"Followers" is a scathing comment on today's social media and celebrity culture, with alternating chapters set in a government-run Internet future. The author lays out for the reader the current reality - insta-fame, "reality" stars - ...more