Title: The F List
Author: Alessandra Torre
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Cash & Emma
Source: Courtesy of Author/Publisher – ARC
Blurb As per Goodreads
There was a lot I did to get to this point, to get 42 million followers. Some of it I was proud of, most of it I wasn’t.
There was a group of us, all internet celebrities, and everyone wanted in, which is how six of us ended up living in this mansion, a camera always on, the public always watching. Two months and nine carefully scripted TV episodes that would get us more of the three F’s we were desperately chasing.
Fame. Fortune. Followers.
I knew my role. I was Emma, the unlikeable one. The dark villain with the devious smile. The package of dynamite that would blow up any chance of peaceful living and harmony.
Cash knew his role. He was the good guy. The lovable one. The one that everyone, even the darkest cast member of them all, would fall in love with.
They were supposed to just be roles.
None of it was supposed to be real.
My heart didn’t get that memo.
The F List is different from what I have read so far from Alessandra Torre’s yet it was so good. This book is about the girl who dreams about having fame, fortune and followers. With the increase in social media influencers/obsessed these days this book tells about several realities. Even though it doesn’t have a strong story line it definitely felt more realistic. Execution made it more beautiful. Book didn’t drag anywhere much.
Book starts with how a simple girl Emma ends up with lot of fortune and how she became obsessed with getting fame and followers. The path she followed to reach there with no proper talent made it more realistic. Cash is a trust fund baby with an actress mother. He is an adorable boy who has fortune and fame, and even he is obsessed with followers. Every part of their life is always watched and dissected. They have met and they don’t like each other. When you sell every minute of your life on social media, what life do you really have? What is left of you?
When they are approached for “The Hall of Fame” Celebrity staged reality show, they know their roles, yet it felt real. This book shows what happens behind the scenes on reality shows. I totally loved the ending. I don’t want to go further in the story just go in blind and enjoy sarcasm, wit and have fun.
Overall, this is a light, quick read that lets you escape into a whole other world.
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.