Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Pretty App (App #2) by Katie Sise

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Pretty App (App, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Poor Blake Dawkins! She's rich, she's gorgeous, and she's the queen bee of Harrison High. The girls want to be her; the boys want to—okay, enough said. But it turns out Blake’s life is not so perfect—just talk to her dad, who constantly reminds her that she's not up to par, or to her ex-bff, Audrey, who doesn't even look her in the eye.

Then Harrison—and every other high school in America—becomes obsessed with posting selfies on the ubiquitous Pretty App. Next: Leo, an adorable transfer student, arrives at Harrison and begins to show Blake that maybe being a queen bee doesn't mean being a queen bitch. And though Audrey suspects somebody’s playing foul, Blake finds herself catapulted to internet fame after being voted one of the prettiest girls in the country. She's whisked away to star in a reality show—in Hollywood, on live TV. But she doesn’t know who to trust. Because everybody on the show wants to win.

And nobody is there to make friends.

The Boyfriend App author Katie Sise spins another irresistible tale of technology, secrets, and big-time romance in this story of what it takes to be #trulybeautiful.


The Pretty App by Katie Sise

My rating: 312 of 5 stars


The Pretty App (App, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

This was an interesting sequel, but I didn’t like it as much as book 1.

I found it a bit weird that Blake was the main character in this book, after she was so awful in ‘The Boyfriend App’. Even though she talked about changing, and made out like she was a better person, I just couldn’t help but think that it was all a ploy, and that she was going to turn out to be totally evil again! The author must have done a really good job with the characterisation in book 1, because I just could not believe that Blake was going to suddenly turn out to be nice!

The storyline in this book was okay, but it wasn’t great. I felt a bit bored of the whole reality-show-beauty-queen thing, and pretty app or not, that’s what the story basically boiled down to; a beauty pageant.

There was some romance in this story, but I didn’t love it. I have to admit that I didn’t see the twists in the romance storyline coming though.

The ending was okay, but after everything that had happened, I still didn’t trust Blake!
6.25 out of 10


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