Tuesday, 29 April 2014

New Adult DNF Review: THE ACCIDENTAL SOCIALITE by Stephanie Wahlstrom

Author: Stephanie Wahlstrom
Publication date: April 15th, 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Number of pages: 330
Date read: DNF - April
Genre: New Adult
Source: Review copy provided by YA Bound Blog Tours
Format: Ebook
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(Description source: Goodreads)

Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks. 

But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer. 

Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all. 

When a trip back to Canada for Christmas reminds Paige why she left her old life behind, she returns to London with renewed vigor realizing that while jobs, flats and men may come and go, friends in London are forever.


Paige Crawford is twenty-two and has just up and moved from Canada to England, and is hoping to build up an amazing new life.
Things don't exactly go to plan, however, when she trips out of a club and is saved by a famous soccer player. Photos of this incident inspire rumours that Paige is having an affair with the married footballer, and propel her into the limelight...

Paige is not very lucky, especially when it comes to guys, she really doesn't have the greatest taste - Jason, for example, is an arrogant user who you somewhat would like to punch.

Paige was funny to begin with, though the pacing of her thoughts is at almost break-neck speed. Some cultural misunderstandings (Paige doesn't always understand European meanings) missed the mark for me.

The pace is too fast, Paige asks her self too many questions (constantly), and there is no real emotion shown.
This story was also told in a way that did not make for an enjoyable reading experience for me, with some parts of the narration being somewhat disturbing, and explained.

The best part of the novel (of what I read) is Paige's friendship with Lucinda, Lucinda is sweet to her from the get-go and treats her as a real friend would.

I liked the very beginning of The Accidental Socialite, but the reading experience for me quickly spiraled downwards - I won't be finishing this novel.

Did Not Finish!

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