Hardcover ✓ Followers PDF µ

Hardcover  ✓ Followers PDF µ An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it foreverOrla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead end job, writing clickbait about movie star hookups and influencer yoga moves Then Orla meets Floss a striving wannabe A lister who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high profile lives they dream about So what if Orla and Floss s methods are a little shady and sometimes people get hurt Their legions of followers can t be wrongThirty five years later, in a closed California village where government appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past Despite her massive popularity twelve million loyal followers Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on screen When she learns that her whole family history is based on a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we ll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection Followers is a dual timeline story about the obsession and dangers of social media Never being off or away or checked out has its price Orla moves to NYC and dreams of being a successful writer In 2015, she meets Floss, who dreams of being a star Together they hatch a plan launching them into the world of fame, though things aren t always as they seem In 2051, Marlow is constantly on camera in the world she lives in, Constellation The network decides her storyline and she rarely has a m Followers is a dual timeline story about the obsession and dangers of social media Never being off or away or checked out has its price Orla moves to NYC and dreams of being a successful writer In 2015, she meets Floss, who dreams of being a star Together they hatch a plan launching them into the world of fame, though things aren t always as they seem In 2051, Marlow is constantly on camera in the world she lives in, Constellation The network decides her storyline and she rarely has a moment to herself Marlow begins to question things in her life and feels compelled to answer some of the unknowns The two stories flip back and forth, ultimately interweaving Though Followers is fictional, at the general rate of obsession with social media and content consumption in today s world, some of its elements don t seem too far off, though the story also includes other world aspects I stayed interested enough to see the story through, despite not caring for Floss and Orla as main characters, but felt the book s premise wasinteresting than the execution What I should be doing homeworkWhat I wish I was doing reading a bookWhat I am doing scrolling through goodreads to findbooks to read Sensational, futuristic, smart, entertaining, twisty, mind bending and surprising ARC reading I m about to slap myself because I waited at least three month to start this book and I let it drown at the bottom part of my growing NetGalley pile I think one day, they will send me glasses for my red rimmed eyes instead of future releasing yummy books all set to be devoured with two bites So welcome to the social media madness Everybody s lives depend on the likes and visual encouraging comments Sensational, futuristic, smart, entertaining, twisty, mind bending and surprising ARC reading I m about to slap myself because I waited at least three month to start this book and I let it drown at the bottom part of my growing NetGalley pile I think one day, they will send me glasses for my red rimmed eyes instead of future releasing yummy books all set to be devoured with two bites So welcome to the social media madness Everybody s lives depend on the likes and visual encouraging comments they take and raising number of their followers Yes, just an ordinary day of our lives The story is moving back and forth between 2015 and 2055 Future parts aredisturbing because the most elite celebrities living in Constellation not in the space, this is the name of secluded California town We re introduced with Marlow, feeding herself with her sponsor s branded drug made her look like all her emotions have been taken out from her heart and forced her act like Stepford wife meets over exaggerated botox application victim She is followed by cameras Her every move and every inch of her body fat are criticized by her followers She is not happy with her marriage and now her husband pushes her to have a baby for the celebration of pretentious, fake marriage And when we go back to 2015, we re introduced with Orla author has interesting name choices who is ambitious dreamer, pushing herself hard to write her first novel but stuck with her daytime blogging job at Lady ish website Her roommate Floss who has no proper ability or any gift of talent to keep her place at the race, wants her help to become celebrity Don t stop reading This is not KARDASHIANS BIOGRAPHY And Orla starts her Instagram campaign as Sooo What Does the World s Most Expensive Brow Gel Actually Do One Instagram It Girl Finds Out Please resume reading It s not Kylie or Kendall Jenner biography So she boosts her likes and followers and their paths cross, force them work together for aspiring and inspirational social media management.So those three women s connected with each other and the story gets too many surprising twists starting with the unbelievable success of Floss who has TV show with Orla And as soon as Orla finds out her longtime high school crush obsession she s social media stalker of the guy for years Danny leaves his wife and appears in front of their apartment.And in the meantime 40 years later actually Marlow starts to dig outabout her identity and begin searching who is her real father.The characters are vivid, lovely, sarcastic, moving and hilarious Marlow s not on drugs version isanimated, wild Remember the part she attacked the girl s face like a real blood sucker lost woman who needed to learn about her true self and her expectations from life.So after surprising twists and revelations later, three women meet at Atlantis Once upon a time this place was Boardwalk Empire I can hear Temptations Under The Boardwalk on my mind And ending is another epic moment of this book As a summary When Tarryn Fisher promotes a book on the social media, you shouldn t have any doubts, you just dive in without thinking a second We have a brilliant new author in the literary town Congrats Applause I already opened the Champagne bottle for celebration So my 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 for the originality, sarcasm, political, social criticism and intelligent creativity.Special thanks to NetGalley and Graydon House for sending me this incredible debut novel s ARC COPY in exchange my honest review bloginstagramfacebooktwitter From the first chapter, this book had me straightjacketed It snatched me up and held me rapt until the last word It s just, ugh, there is no word Oh wait, I got itIT S ELECTRIFYING using bad Danny Zuko John Travolta impression slinks away in shame Megan Angelo s writing is top notch.She has flawlessly woven a complex, multilayered and intelligent tale of the current state of social media and the dramatic effects it has on society some thirty years in the future Angelo offers up a m From the first chapter, this book had me straightjacketed It snatched me up and held me rapt until the last word It s just, ugh, there is no word Oh wait, I got itIT S ELECTRIFYING using bad Danny Zuko John Travolta impression slinks away in shame Megan Angelo s writing is top notch.She has flawlessly woven a complex, multilayered and intelligent tale of the current state of social media and the dramatic effects it has on society some thirty years in the future Angelo offers up a masterclass in character development There are a ton of characters in this story but I never once felt lost She fleshed out the three main characters masterfully while simultaneously creating peripheral characters that were real and memorable I really encourage you to read the description before diving into this one but not the reviews The author drops you off right in the middle of the lives of the main characters and reading the description helped me to quickly gain my bearings Just a friendly suggestion Side Note this cover has GOT TO GO It is entirely too uninteresting, especially considering the jewel that lies inside Plus, it reminds me of a trademark graphic for a feminine hygiene product Although Followers doesn t come out until next year, I already know it ll be in my top 10 It s just that damn good I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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