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Blurb (from Goodreads):
There’s a dark new trend in Tokyo’s fashion industry and it has nothing to do with little black dresses.
For three models sharing an apartment in Japan’s megacity, life couldn’t be more different. Jess can’t wait for the summer to be over so she can finally leave the business behind forever. Blake can’t wait for the week to be over so she can get back to partying at the latest trending nightclubs. And Hailey can’t wait for this casting to be over so she can cuddle up in a ball and cry.
The only thing they have in common: no one wants to think about those dead girls.
All plans are put on hold when Jess, Blake, and Hailey are selected to compete for an exclusive campaign that will transform one of them from commercial nobody to international ‘model of the moment’. Of course, nothing is ever what it seems in the fashion world.
As the trio embarks upon a series of bizarre challenges, they are forced to confront their deepest secrets and ask questions they don't want to know the answers to...like who really killed those girls? And are they going to be next?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“We have only one rule. You must not communicate anything about this competition to anyone – and that includes to each other. Violations will result in immediate expulsion.”
This was a YA contemporary story about three models living in Tokyo.
The characters in this were all okay, although at times Blake took the competition a bit too seriously. The other two girls weren’t quite so focused, and I was surprised at how often they almost got disqualified for talking about the challenge.
The storyline in this was about the three girls Jess, Hailey and Blake all being asked to take part in a modelling competition which would leave the winner with a 1-million-dollar contract. The girls were all in competition with each other though, and there did seem to be quite a bit of rivalry between them. This was an enjoyable story though, and it reminded me a bit of America’s Next Top Model with the challenges that the girls had to compete in.
The ending to this was okay, but did leave us with a bit of a cliff-hanger.
6.5 out of 10