Unrivaled by Alyson Noel

Unrivaled (Beautiful Idols, #1)

by Alyson Noël

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël comes the first book in the Beautiful Idols series. With mystery and suspense, fans of Sara Shepard, Kimberly McCreight and E. Lockhart will love Unrivaled.

Everyone wants to be someone. Layla Harrison wants to be a reporter. Aster Amirpour wants to be an actress. Tommy Phillips wants to be a guitar hero.

But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her own 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 world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a 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.

Reviewed by Suz @ Bookish Revelations on

4 of 5 stars

I actually ended up enjoying the air of mystery and the character development a lot in this book and I can't wait to see what's in store for the next book in the series. Sometimes I waffle between Alyson Noel's books and my opinions have definitely changed about them through the years, as it is now 2018 and I'm just getting around to updating this. I should be ashamed of myself, but in my defense A LOT has happened within those years. So, yes...definitely a full review is coming soon.

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