Liking fantasy books means you end up trying a lot of new things. I can only read so much about wizards, elves and princes before I start getting antsy for something different. I never thought I’d like books about werewolves, vampires or the undead, but here I am, loaded down with books by Patricia Briggs and Stephanie Meyer (don’t judge 🙂 ).
It seems the fantasy genre wants to continue to push my perceived limits: Tyra Banks is publishing her first fantasy YA series, Modelland.
I’m really not sure how I feel about celebrities publishing fiction novels- especially when it seems like they can just slap their name on a ghostwritten book and go to print. But, I ‘ve never read a fiction book written by an celebrity, so I can’t justly form an opinion.
I’m doing my best to keep an open mind and am really interested to see how Modelland holds up to classic YA fiction.
Title & Author: Modelland by Tyra Banks
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Description: “Have you ever seen her? The girl whose face you’d never in a million–no trillion–years describe as beautiful? The girl whose eyes are too wide, hair too wild, head too enormous to ever be noticed? Well, she’s been chosen for something girls only dream of . . . to be a part of Modelland . . . a place where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye. . . .
Inspired by Tyra’s real-life experiences and her creative imagination, the story centers on an awkward teen girl who gets selected to attend the exclusive Modelland academy, where magical Intoxibellas, the world’s best models, are trained. A spot at the academy is woefully out of reach for most girls, so why has quirky Tookie De La Crème, of all people, been selected?”
You may be surprised (like me) to discover these other celebrity fiction authors:
- Elixirby Hilary Duff
- The Truth About Diamonds: A Novel by Nicole Ritchie
- The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
- Palo Alto: Stories by James Franco
- Swan by Naomi Campbell
- Friends for Life! #1 (English Roses, The) by Madonna
- Shopgirl: A Novella by Steve Martin
What do you think about celebrity authors? Are you pro or con? What celebrity author books have you read or would you be willing to read??
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