For those of you who enjoyed Spin by Catherine McKenzie (which is EVERYONE I think since it was so great) you are sure to enjoy this short novella about Amber Sheppart, It Girl and celebrity train wreck from McKenzie’s reader-favourite novel, Spin.
About The Book:
Life has been rough for starlet Amber since leaving rehab. She’s been two years sober, but no one seems to believe her — not the gossip media, not casting agents, and most certainly not her spotlight-loving parents. With her friendships ruined by betrayal and her career at a standstill, Amber’s just trying to get her life back on track. It doesn’t help that her former love, movie star Connor Parks, keeps trying to draw Amber back in, not just to their relationship but to his hard-partying ways. One fateful night, Amber breaks down and agrees to join him on board his private jet as it readies for take-off — a decision that will change her life forever and expose her to a whole new level of scrutiny and heartbreak
I couldn’t love this more! This story doesn’t take place right after Spin left off, so there is a bit more story to tell other than the previous book from another perspective. Things change and life goes on, but does history repeat itself for Amber? How does she do outside of rehab? What happens to Camber (the cutesty name for her relationship with Connor Parks) and where does her career lead to? I am not usually a fan of novellas because I feel like if they are good, I want more in terms of story. And if they are not that great, I wish they could be added as an epilogue somewhere else. Spun is a great stand alone story as well as a sequel to the first. There are so many shocking moments, its a fun read, but addicting as well. Be prepared to read it all in one sitting. You won’t want to put it down.
Verdict: 5/5 Stars.
Author: Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
April 29, 2014
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