Título: Shopaholic to the Stars

Escrito por Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic to the Stars de Sophie Kinsella


Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood! It’s as if all her life has been leading to this moment. She’s hanging out with the stars . or at least she will be, when she finally gets to meet movie superstar Sage Seymour, whom husband Luke is now managing.

There’s so much to see and do! And getting Minnie through the hurdles for her A-list Hollywood pre-school will require some.er.help.

Becky sets her heart on a new career – she’s going to be a celebrity stylist. Red carpet, here she comes! But Becky soon finds it’s tough in Tinseltown. Luckily her best friend Suze comes over to keep her company, and together they embark on the Hollywood insider trail. But somehow…things aren’t quite working out as they’d hoped.

Then Becky’s big chance comes, and it’s an opportunity that money can’t buy. But will it cost her too much?


Formato del ebook: Kindle PDF EPUB MOBI
Tamaño del archivo: 2190 KB
Longitud de impresión: 400 páginas
Editorial/Editado por: Transworld Digital (25 de septiembre de 2014)
Idioma: Inglés

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This Shopaholic entry is lacking «star power»…
Becky is up to her old tricks, here in Shopaholic to the Stars. Luke has a job opportunity to work with a famous actress in Hollywood, and Becky sees stars- the opportunities are endless in LA for encountering celebrities, and the shopping isn’t bad either. She is gung-ho to find a celeb and act as their personal stylist. A seemingly perfect fit for Becky’s skills, and an excuse to shop to her heart’s content, because after all it’s a business expense and therefore necessary.
But as usual, LA is more than Becky bargained for. She wants her moment in the spotlight but is it really worth it? Maybe so, maybe not.
Even though I love the characters of this series, I felt like there wasn’t enough of them seen here. My favorite moments were with Minnie and the bff antics of Suze and Becky; I wanted more time spent with these chatacters than the vapid and shallow (annoying) Sage. I feel like Kinsella is running out of original material. This storyline feels familiar and it is missing the spark and humor of the first two (the best in the series, in my mind). Fans will find something to enjoy, but will be left hanging as the book ends with little resolution. Apparently another Shopaholic is soon in coming… We’ll see. I feel like the story was too long and drawn out to warrant this kind of ending…

Can Hollywood Handle Kinsella’s Shopaholic?
SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS, #7 in the Shopaholic Series, by the ever delightful Sophie Kinsella is a breath of fresh air. Of course with SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS being set in Los Angeles, there may also be a bit of smog and paparazzi to get through, but Kinsella forges ahead and triumphs again! As a Kinsella fan, I know when I want an easy, light, and fun chick-lit book, she won’t disappoint. While not all of this series were quite up to par, I believe readers should take them with a grain of salt (perhaps rimmed around a chilled Margarita glass–this IS Hollywood after all!) and just enjoy a few hours for fun! If you are looking for serious narrative with great depth, you are in the wrong section of the bookstore!
In #7, Becky (Bloomwoood) Brandon joins hubby Luke and moves to LaLa Land with bitty dynamo daughter Minnie. Becky believes she is finally where she was always meant to be. Luke is handling the career of a famous actress, Sage Seymour, and Becky sees her chance to become part of the excitement. With her background in fashion, aka shopping, she feels it is her fate to become the personal stylist to the stars, and why not start with Sage Seymour? However, as fans will not be surprised, problems arise for Becky and she must decide if she can balance work and those she loves. Luke loves Becky but even he has his limits! And what about Becky’s friends and family? Will they put up with one more fashion fiasco? With ever delightfully developed characters, Sophie Kinsella once more has brought her fans what they love–a novel with fun but also with heart.

A Fun, Diverting Read
I gave up the Shopaholic series after Shopaholic & Sister, which I thought was not just unfunny, but offensive. But for some reason I felt like I light read, so I chose this, and it’s good. Unsurprisingly, I haven’t really missed any plot developments except for her having a baby, who’s basically ignored in this book, so not a problem.
Look, if you want high literature, look elsewhere. But if you want light, silly escapades that strain credibility and a book you can read in a few hours, here’s the one. Becky is in LA here, and her new obsession is with celebrity. She’s decided she wants to be a stylist to the stars, and spends the book getting into one ridiculous situation after another in pursuit of the dream. When she stumbles into her own celebrity, she finds she likes the limelight herself, and takes it a bit too far, in typical Becky Bloomwood fashion.
The book’s only flaw is that it’s too long – over 400 pages, and though Becky has actually matured some, she still grates after about 300. There were too many subplots, some of which are not resolved by the end, so I can guarantee you another installment in the series. I don’t think I’ll be in a rush to read that one, or catch up on the books I missed, but this was a pleasant way to spend an evening.

26 septiembre, 2014 a las 12:27 pm por Ebooks
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