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Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good.
Until it transformed into a terrifying reality she couldn’t stop

When her father is jailed, her mother ships lonely, plain Dorianna to her aunt’s in Brooklyn, NY. There, Dorianna yearns to build a new identity, but the popular Lacey bullies her—mostly for getting attention from her ex, Ander.

Ander takes Dorianna to
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Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published October 23rd 2019 by Konjur Road Press
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Sapphyria
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
As if high school isn’t hard enough for those who’ve spent their entire lives in the same school district, coming in a someone new is down right treacherous. When Dorianna is sent to the east coast to live with her incarcerated father’s sister, Dorianna longs to start again with the new people in her school. She lacks confidence, doesn’t have the most popular clothes, nor comes from an affluent family. She’s okay with all of that as long as no one learns about her past. She garners the attention ...more
nadia | notabookshelf
Jun 09, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
netgalley better understand that i am the biggest dorian gray stan there ever was and so i need to read this book literally for research purposes to AT LEAST pepper in the fact of this book's existence to one of the two profs with whom i've takem classes on oscar wilde ...more
Christine Rains
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is Dorianna's second chance. She's the new girl at school, and this time, no one will tease or ignore her. When the mysterious Wilson tells her to pledge her soul for beauty and popularity, Dorianna doesn't think he's serious when she does so. She becomes Sungirl and acquires a huge internet following. People adore her, she has a cute boyfriend, and it's everything she hoped it would be. Until her videos grow dark and twisted. Nothing she can do stops them. Her vow to Wilson was more than a ...more
Jo Dawson
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Adolescences is never easy, added to that hell is a father in jail and relocation. Dorianna did not have a normal childhood and got used to living outside the norm, but when she moves in with her aunt, she desires not just a normal life, but a supreme life. Be careful what you wish for......

This was a great YA read, I enjoyed the characters and the development of the story, there wa a lot of creative license to take Dorianna to new highs and lows and it is overall effective and a fun book.
Ravenous Reader
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Pictures of Dorianna" is a very fresh twist on Dorian Grey, with the first female Dorian. It also has a sexy and unpredictable villain in Wilson, and an edgy love triangle. I loved the creepy Coney Island setting as well. ...more
Tonja Drecker
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was excited to see a twist on The Picture of Dorian Gray and happy to dive into this read.

After watching her father land in prison, Dorianna's mother sends her to live with her aunt for awhile. Dorianna isn't certain things will go well but is ready for a fresh start where no one knows of her father's horrible past. Determined to make life better, she hits the new high school and tries to remake herself into what she thinks she should be. Of course, things don't run as planned, but she discove
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Billie
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good.
Until it transformed into a terrifying reality she couldn’t stop
When her father is jailed, her mother ships lonely, plain Dorianna to her aunt’s in Brooklyn, NY. There, Dorianna yearns to build a new identity, but the popular Lacey bullies her—mostly for getting attention from her ex, Ander.
Ander takes Dorianna to Coney Island where Wilson, a videographer, creates a stunning compilation of her. She dreams of being an online sensation, as she
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Grace
Jun 16, 2020 rated it liked it
I received an arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was just okay. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t amazing either. It was a really good view of how power corrupts and fame isn’t as great as it seems. The ending, 18 years later, was really good and I enjoyed that a lot. I also liked the different characters. Bailey and Cole were my favorites. One of the things I didn’t like about it was that it was kind of repetitive. It was her being mean and “the beast” encouraging her. I
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Kenna
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 50% - I really wanted to like this book (I love the Dorian Gray story) but eventually I had to drop it. The setting tries to be modern while feeling very dated, and the characters have no personality, existing only to drive the plot and disappearing the moment they're not needed. All the action feels staged, like a poorly acted play, which makes it difficult to suspend my disbelief.
It seems like a good take that would probably interest anyone who isn't put off by how dry it is.
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Alan D.D.
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Macabro, con una dosis de humor y encanto suficiente para atraer a los más jóvenes a la novela original. No fue tan oscuro como esperaba pero fue un homenaje muy bien construido a la obra de Wilde.
Pronto a reseña completa.

Macabre, with a dose of humor and charm enough to attract the youngest to the original novel. It was not as dark as I expected but it was a very well constructed tribute to Wilde's work.
Soon I'll share the full review.
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Kristin
Pictures of Dorianna was almost like a Faustian Gossip Girl retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Although I found Dorianna's complaining a bit repetitive at times, the novel illustrates how power can corrupt and fame isn't always what you wish for. I might add that I really liked the character Bailey for some reason. ...more
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