Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wish List Wednesday 24


The Julian Game

by Adele Griffin

Pub. date: August 2010
All new girl Raye Archer wants is a way into the in crowd, so when ice-queen Ella Parker picks her to get back at her ex, the gorgeous Julian Kilgarry, Raye is more than game. Even if it means creating a fake Facebook identity so she can learn enough about Julian to sabotage him. It's a fun and dangerous thrill at first, but Raye hadn't counted on falling for Julian herself--and igniting Ella's rage.

As Raye works to reconcile the temptress Elizabeth with her real-life self, Ella serves up her own revenge, creating an online smear campaign of nasty rumors and trashy photographs. Suddenly notorious, Raye has to find a way out of the web of deceit that she's helped to build, and back to the relationships that matter.

Adele Griffin's riveting novel explores the issues of generation Facebook: the desire to be someone else, real versus online friends, and the pitfalls and fallouts of posting your personal life online for all the world to judge.

What drew me to this book was the cover, which I saw on someone's sidebar one day and thought looked insanely cool. Though, after looking it up and reading the synopsis, I wasn't that interested. In fact, I was a little disappointed because it sounded like a fairly shallow book. But then I read some reviews, and found out the synopsis doesn't do it justice, which made me reconsider my first impression of it. Obviously, I decided it sounded good, otherwise I wouldn't be writing this post about it.

1 comment:

Nadia Murti said...

Sounds interesting. Love the cover!