Monday, December 7, 2015

Blog Tour: Center Stage! by Caitlyn Duffy

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Center Stage! by Caitlyn Duffy
Source: Xpresso Reads Book Tour
Format: ePub
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆


Allison Burch’s wildest dream is to become a famous singer. She can hardly believe her own good luck when she auditions for the reality television singing competition, Center Stage!, and is chosen as a contestant. She finally has a legitimate shot at fame, fortune, and a chance to go on tour as the opening act for her favorite boy band on their world tour.

However, Allison wasn’t counting on one of the celebrity coaches being Chase Atwood, the famous rock star father of her former best friend. Allison’s terrified that Chase is going to find out that she and his daughter have been in a fight for months, and it’ll ruin her shot at the grand prize. Making matters worse, Allison’s own coach, Country Western star Nelly Fulsom, intends to groom her into a Nashville superstar.

As Allison struggles to decide if she really wants to win on the show if it’s by resorting to dirty tricks and assuming the image that Nelly wants to create for her, she find herself falling hard for her biggest competition on the show: a brooding songwriter named Elliott Mercer. She’s not sure if Elliott’s interest in her is genuine, or if he’s just playing along with the producers’ strategy.

It’s up to Allison to decide: how much is she willing to lose in order to win?

Fans of Caitlyn Duffy’s The Rock Star’s Daughter will enjoy this tale about Taylor’s friend Allison and her journey to fame.


My Review
I liked this. Allison annoyed me in the beginning. She was addicted to wanting to be famous. It seemed like it was all she thought about. I also didn't like that one of the reasons it seemed she wanted to be famous was so that she could get away with being a brat. She definitely put celebrities on a pedestal. Sadly, I think that is the reason most people want to be famous. They never think about the downside of it.

I never understood why she didn't make up with her friend right after the fight. Allison really just struck me as a selfish person. The type who thinks the grass is greener on the other side. She just refused to see that having a famous father doesn't make him a father if he never chooses to visit his own daughter.

Anyway the story is really about Allison being on this "The Voice" type of show called Center Stage. It is meant to get a fictitious look at the behind the scenes of what could be going on  while filming reality tv. It has a very teen vibe to this book. It is a fun and fast read. In the end, Allison became less annoying but not my fav character for sure.

About the Author
Caitlyn Duffy is a private boarding school survivor and the author of The Treadwell Academy Novels, a series about privileged girls in an elite boarding school setting and the challenges they face. The series addresses issues common to teen readers including eating disorders, divorce, grief, heartbreak, first love, drug addiction and disagreements with parents. It was Caitlyn’s dream to create a series that mixed glamour and celebrity with the real-life problems that kids endure that could be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Her writing experience includes freelance editing for publishing houses and copywriting in the advertising industry.

When she’s not writing about the girls of Treadwell, she’s walking her semi-famous dog Maxim around Park Slope, Brooklyn and drinking too much coffee.

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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Bunnita!

  2. This looks like an awesome read! I love the colors on the cover too!