*spoilers may be present in this review*
I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did. This isn’t to say that it’s a favorite because it definitely didn’t blow me away and I have some major issues with it. However, as a fantasy person, bookish fangirl, and one who doesn’t really get why anyone would be obsessed with a real person- it was okay!
I really enjoyed how big a role Twitter played. I tend to use it a lot, and I’m fond of DMs, so to see a relationship form through that was pretty cool! Granted, I’ve never fallen in love with anyone through it, but I’ve definitely made some good friends, and it was cool to see at least a form of that used. Tessa and Eric really form a great friendship (at first, that is…) through chatting online, and that was fun to read! The book, in general, was really well written, and the storyline drew me in and didn’t let go.
However, as I said before, I had some issues not least being the whole celebrity-relationship thing. That might have been because this has now been two celebrity books in a row (The other one was Geekerella, which I really, really liked!), but I’m getting tired of it. The whole “I’m such a poor, tortured, rich, sexy male with tons of teenaged girls falling over each other to get to me” wears down on you so. much. I personally can’t see how someone would fangirl over IRL humans, but that might just be me. Also, it seemed to play off of the he-cured-her-phobia trope which is NOT TRUE AND PROBLEMATIC SO NO, and that was a MAJOR issue.
All in all, I did enjoy this! Issues, yes, but a good storyline that wasn’t shallow (a huge issue with celebrity books) and seemed pretty realistic*.
*for the most part.