There are four main characters in Unrivaled: Layla (a blogger dreaming of being a reporter), Tommy (wants to be a musician), Aster (wants to be an actress) and Madison (who is already famous but has a lot of secrets).
I liked Layla the most, probably because we have the most in common: I used to work as a reporter. That said, I didn’t always agree on her reasoning and decisions, but that’s okay—she’s not me! ;-) I also found Madison very intriguing and can’t wait to find out what she’s hiding.
Alyson Noël doesn't disappoint with this first book in a new series called Beautiful Idols. Unrivaled is a fun read that I recommend to fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. A great summer read!
Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.” Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad’s life.
But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch a long time ago.
She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel.
That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.
Unrivaled is #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël’s first book in a thrilling suspense trilogy about how our most desperate dreams can become our darkest nightmares.