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!
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.
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