Monday, March 30, 2009

The One by Ed Decter

Summary:

She doesn't know the rules.
But a girl like her doesn't need to.

Chloe Gamble knows three things: she's better than the tiny Texas town she grew up in; there's just one person she can trust; and she wants to be famous.

And what Chloe wants.... Chloe gets. (from Amazon)

Review:

Going into this I wasn't expecting a whole lot. Possibly a page turner, but mostly another small town girl gets famous kind of novel. Though, it was a decent book that shows promise in being a great new trilogy.

First off, I loved the beginning it was mysterious and fully captured my attention, holding it for the first hundred or so pages, but soon after everything just kind of went off pace. It got boring and went too in depth describing the whole Hollywood world, making it hard to get through. Though, towards the end it once again picked up speed and left a cliff hanger, of course.

The characters were interesting, but weren't that three dimensional. I liked how it was told in three point of views with Chloe's as the main narrative, her agent, Nika's Manuscript notes, and Travis's (her twin brother) emails. Since, it let you to get to know the characters well. Chloe was probably my favorite character overall, because I loved her determination to make it in Hollywood no matter what came her way.

Overall, The One was a decent opening to a new trilogy. I look forward to reading the sequel, VIP Lounge, which comes out this December.

Grade: B-

The One
is now out in paperback.

2 comments:

  1. Good review! I love the cover. Very eye catching.

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  2. The cover for this is awesome. The model is very pretty! :D Look forward to reading this book!

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