Wednesday, August 8, 2012

World of Fashion: Semi Charmed Life - Nora Zelevansky and GIVEAWAY!

Semi-Charmed LifeSemi-Charmed Life by Nora Zelevansky
Date Released: July 3, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 336
Date Read: July 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
Source: For Review by St. Martin's Press
Goodreads Synopsis:  In Nora Zelevansky’s hilarious debut, Semi-Charmed Life, an Upper West Side naïf, Beatrice Bernstein, gets swept up in the seemingly magical life of socialite Veruca Pfeffernoose, while ghost writing her blog. Veruca’s glitteringly opulent world soon seduces Beatrice away from her own insular, arty family with a promise of fancy parties, travel outside Manhattan (for once) and one desperately cute guy. But when her new glitzy lifestyle starts to take on dark undertones, Beatrice has to decide who she is—once and for all. With her own magical touch, Zelevansky deftly explores the world of rarified Manhattan in this sparkling modern fairy tale of first love, finding one’s voice and growing up

My Review:

Tagline: "Semi-Charmed Life dazzles you into the bittersweet world of fame and glory"

Semi-Charmed Life was a fun and great read, surprisinly! Even with it's slow beginning I was sweept up in Beatrice's world. I love New York and this book was no exception to like because of all the settings and places she travels too. And it reminded me of Devil Wear's Prada, the movie with the main character in similar situations so another reason I liked the book, which I completely love! :)

Beatrice Bernstein's life changes when she agrees to write famous socialtite, Veruca Pffernorse's blog during her trips, parties, galas, and fame. Her ordinary life takes a dark and bittersweet turn when she finds out all the lies and secrets of the popularity. I actaully was happy to like Beatrice! She was a times naive, tight, but also funny and relatable. It was fun seeing her journey from a ordinary girl to someone who stands up for herself. Also, there are other characters that add spice to the story and gives the book curveballs at times.(Kendra was supper annoying!) I also wished we could have seen a little bit more of Veruca and her life, but it was more of a left out thing Nora wanted to keep.

I was really happy to read this from St. Martin's Press (Thanks!) and the book showed how you can always find your way in the most dark situations, even with all the crazy and amazing things you want to do. Big thanks for St. Martin's Press for sending me in this book for review.

I'm also offering a copy of the book to giveaway!

Giveaway Policy:
-Must be 13 and up to enter
-US and International since St. Martin's Press with send it to the lucky winner

Just enter all the rafflecopter info and your all ready to go! :) Hope you enjoy your book! :D

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  1. I Loooved The Devil Wears Prada! I also Love this cover, sounds like a fun - cute book.

    Thank for the giveaway :)

  2. I've been wanting to read this. Thanks for the review and giveaway! Jenniferyoung at comcast dot net.

  3. This sounds like a fun book! It's been on my TBR list :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Wow,I need to add this book to my TBR. And thanks for the giveaway! :)

  5. Wow, I loved Devil Wears Prada! If this book reminded you of it, then it must be awesome.

  6. I need a book like this. I love books stetted up in New York and... I need some hope! :P The cover is amazing btw.

  7. Wow, this cover really draws me to want to read the book. Absolutely stunning!
    I loved Devil Wear's Prada, and Semi-Charmed Life sounds like something I'd also enjoy!
    Thanks for the review&giveaway!

  8. Great review. The book sounds interesting. I love this snarky style of synopsis. And the cover is intriguing, with the watercolor quality to it. I'm adding Semi-Charmed Life to my TBR list on Goodreads.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Look forward to reading this book :)

  10. This book looks so fun and your review makes me want to read it more. Thanks for the chance to win.


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