Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Girl About Town

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Girl About Town - Adam Shankman & Laura L. Sullivan
Expected publication: May 3rd, 2016 by Atheneum
Pages: 304
Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Acclaimed film producer/director Adam Shankman and coauthor Laura Sullivan pen a sparkling, witty, romantic mystery inspired by Nick and Nora Charles and Hollywood glamour.

Not too long ago, Lucille O’Malley was living in a tenement in New York. Now she’s Lulu Kelly, Hollywood’s newest It Girl. She may be a star, but she worries that her past will catch up with her. Back in New York she witnessed a Mafia murder, and this glamorous new life in Tinseltown is payment for her silence.

Dashing Freddie van der Waals, the only son of a New York tycoon, was a playboy with the world at his feet. But when he discovered how his corrupt father really made the family fortune, Freddie abandoned his billions and became a vagabond. He travels the country in search of redemption and a new identity, but his father will stop at nothing to bring him home.

When fate brings Lulu and Freddie together, sparks fly—and gunshots follow. Suddenly Lulu finds herself framed for attempted murder. Together, she and Freddie set out to clear her name. But can they escape their pasts and finally find the Hollywood ending they long for?
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As of the late, I've been constantly saying how obsessed I've been with historical fiction and I think this solidifies that fact. New York's It Girl. A playboy. A murderous twist. I've been receiving Gatsby and Dead To Me feels and keep envisioning Jean Harlow on the cover. I'm almost worried over how it's going to end. Given, the grandiose murder mystery.

BTW, Adam Shankman is the director of the Hairspray remake, ala 2007, featuring the smexysexy Zac Efron, so this is obviously something to be excited about.
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6 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this one and it's probably not something I'd rush for?! BUT MAFIA YAY. XD And my sister is reading Gatsby at the moment and I feel like I should read it too so I know what she's talking about. XD

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. Yay for Gatsby! I've never read it, actually. I saw the remake with Leo DiCaprio and it was so devastating, and the soundtrack was A+, so I think I definitely have to read it, too! hahah.

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  2. This is the first that I've heard of this one but it sounds pretty good!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. It sounds so cool, right? I absolutely love everything about it & I hope you do, too! :D

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  3. I love this! So often with WoW you see the same 10 books over and over. I love seeing something that's a little different. Thank you!

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    1. Yay! So glad you learned about a new book. That's definitely what I aspire to do!

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