This book cover was what lured me in. It’s so cute! And then of course it’s about blogging, fandoms, and the evil that is the Trolls. When I saw this blog tour I knew I had to join.
Thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this Blog Tour, and letting me join in! Reading Internet Famous was so much fun!
About the Book: High school senior and internet sensation Madison Nakama seems to have it all: a happy family, good grades, and a massive online following for her pop-culture blog. But when her mother suddenly abandons the family, Madi finds herself struggling to keep up with all of her commitments.
Fandom to the rescue! As her online fans band together to help, an online/offline flirtation sparks with Laurent, a French exchange student. Their internet romance—played out in the comments section of her MadLibs blog—attracts the attention of an internet troll who threatens the separation of Madi’s real and online personas. With her carefully constructed life unraveling, Madi must uncover the hacker’s identity before he can do any more damage, or risk losing the people she loves the most… Laurent included.
Author: Danika Stone
YA Contemporary Romance
Swoon Reads | June 6, 2017
That was such a fun light read, which was apparently what I needed and I didn’t even know it. I enjoyed reading about another blogger, even if she was like the super blogger of the universe. Blogger goals, I guess. Anyway, MadLibs looked like a fun place to hang out and that half of the story was the true highlight of Internet Famous.
I really loved reading about MadLibs. I thought the effort she put into it and how friendly she was with her followers was awesome. It was inspiring. I also thought the story of the troll was a great antagonism for Madi and her online world. I loved the turn into cyber bullying and cruel online behavior. I thought Madi’s reaction, her panic, was true to how an attack like that would feel. When it came to Madi’s bully, I never once faulted her reactions, and I didn’t think anyone should have.
Unfortunately I did have some problems with the story. First, there was a lot of emphasis on Madi’s family being conservative which was fine. I just didn’t think their political views added to the story. Other than explaining why Madi was private, it didn’t really affect anything else. It was overkill. I also thought the relationship Madi had with her sister Sarah wasn’t as detailed and enhanced as it should have been. There was more there, more about why taking care of Sarah was so trying. I would have loved more to them and less of the romance between Madi and Laurent.
And finally, I thought Laurent himself (and their relationship) was far too perfect. It was so over the top charming that I kept waiting for the shoe to drop. Something about perfect Laurent felt creepy, and I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. It reminded me a bit of Hans from Frozen. I don’t think the romance was up to par.
Would I recommend this read? Yeah, I would. I don’t think everyone will have the same problems I had, and in the end I did enjoy the story. It was sweet, light and fluffy, and a great escape from my everyday existence.
Thank you to Swoon Reads for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Follow the Author:
Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens (All the Feels and Internet Famous) adults (Edge of Wild and Intaglio).
When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.
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lovely review! i have been seeing this book all around twitter and others have definitely been talking about it. the synopsis sounds like this book can be a fun read! i definitely understand where you’re coming from about the political views and sibling relationship. some things can make or break a book. thank you for this honest review! ❤
Thanks! I don’t even mind a book containing political views, or the type of relationship Madi had with her sister, so long as they aren’t in the story for no reason. I kept waiting for something that didn’t happen.
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i understand completely!
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This book has been catching my eye. I love that it was light and fluffy. Perfect for summer! Although, the political aspect of her parents’ views does have me hesitating just a bit. So much politics the past year that I am in need of a break for it. Hence, all the romances I’ve read this year! 😉
LOL, that’s is true. Although the politics were mostly there, without being a huge part of the story.
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