Monday, May 19, 2014

Review: Spin by Catherine McKenzie

Spin by Catherine McKenzie

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 448
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Kate's To-Do List: 

1. Go to rehab 
2. Befriend/spy on "It Girl" 
3. Write killer expose 
4. Land dream job 

Piece of cake! 

When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, The Line, it's the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate—and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It's no surprise that she doesn't get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she'd be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow "It Girl" Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop—and complete the thirty-day program—they'll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to 
develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she'll have to pay.

Kritters Thoughts:  Katie Sandford may not admit to having a drinking problem, but throwing up in the interview of a lifetime due to an evening out the night before may warrant a second evaluation.  Thankfully the magazine is willing to give a second chance and challenges her to enter rehab where a well known starlet is also getting treatment and she must get the inside scoop.  Challenge accepted!

Sadly, I am a celebrity news junkie!  So this book appealed to me on many levels - I love this author, I love the concept and I like a little celebrity behind the scenes (even if it is fiction!)  I loved Katie for her naive sense of taking the job and not admitting to herself, although it is obvious to the reader that she needs just as much help as the rest of the patients around her.  

Even though no certain celebrity is pinpointed as filling the shoes of the character Amber, I think we can all name a few that have had some issues and had to take a breather to get things straight.  I loved that Amber portrayed how a celebrity is surrounded by people all the time that want things from them and it may be hard to sit back and really prioritize your own life.

A Catherine McKenzie book that I have had on my shelf for far too long and when I was offered to read and review a novella sequel, I jumped at the chance to read this first one first and the sequel!  I don't keep many of my books, they are usually sent on and on, but this one and the novella will be staying on my shelf for the long haul!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel (review up later today of novella sequel)

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