According to a Source by Abby Stern

According to a Source

We live in a society obsessed with celebrity, but have you ever wondered who is on the inside gathering the best celebrity gossip and how do they get access? According to a Source: A Novel by Abby Stern dishes on this behind the scenes world in a way that only a Hollywood insider could. Ella Warren works for celebrity news website, The Life, as a club reporter. She’s assig...

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ISBN:1250106796
Number of Pages:304 pages

According to a Source Reviews

  • Cindy (Thoughts From a Page) Burnett

    According to a Source is an entertaining, light read for those who love celebrity gossip and the lengths that people go to to obtain such stories. Abby Stern’s style of writing is hilarious, and she has names for all the various “types” of celebrities such as: “Romantic Comedy Actress Who’s Had Bad Luck With Men” and “Former A-List Hot Mess Actress”. However, while I thought I would love this book, I am really not interested in celebrity gossip and what it takes to obtain the gossip so in the en

    According to a Source is an entertaining, light read for those who love celebrity gossip and the lengths that people go to to obtain such stories. Abby Stern’s style of writing is hilarious, and she has names for all the various “types” of celebrities such as: “Romantic Comedy Actress Who’s Had Bad Luck With Men” and “Former A-List Hot Mess Actress”. However, while I thought I would love this book, I am really not interested in celebrity gossip and what it takes to obtain the gossip so in the end it was not the book for me. I think it will appeal to those who like reading about Hollywood drama, etc.

    Thanks to Thomas Dunne Books and NetGalley for the chance to read this in exchange for an honest review.

  • Melissa

    I have always been a big celebrity gossip fan. This is why I absolutely LOVED this book. You want an easy read, full of gossip and a roller-coster of emotions, read this one!

    Thanks to the author for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review !

  • Cindy

    * I won this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway. It was my decision to read and review.

  •  Martin

    Life in the rag business sure is stressful for Ella when her new boss...

  • Donna

    I've been reading gossip magazines from the supermarkets since I was a teenager. I currently subscribe to People magazine as well as OK and Star magazines so I think I'm pretty current on Hollywood gossip. Reading the blurb on Goodreads, I was happy to get this one in one of their giveaways.

    Ella Warren works for The Life which is a celebrity gossip rag and website. Ella goes undercover as Bella. She hits nightclubs and other places where celebrities gather and writes columns on what she observes

    I've been reading gossip magazines from the supermarkets since I was a teenager. I currently subscribe to People magazine as well as OK and Star magazines so I think I'm pretty current on Hollywood gossip. Reading the blurb on Goodreads, I was happy to get this one in one of their giveaways.

    Ella Warren works for The Life which is a celebrity gossip rag and website. Ella goes undercover as Bella. She hits nightclubs and other places where celebrities gather and writes columns on what she observes. She is the anonymous source that we all read about in the magazines. Fortunately, she is best friends with Holiday Hall, a rich debutante who is breaking into an acting career and that opens many doors for her. A new boss takes over and Ella's job is in danger if she doesn't record more scandals.

    I didn't like Ella in the first part of the book because she was totally self absorbed. The author does a good job of writing and, gossip hog that I am, I was entertained in this fairly predictable book.

  • Kate

    3.5. If you love celebrity gossip magazines and the whole glam thing, this is a cute take on that-using no names but descriptors for celebrities (you can mostly guess who they are). It's pretty standard chick-lit fare and predictable, but it's a nice light read-perfect for the beach this summer. You might not learn anything new, but it will entertain you for a bit.

  • Deborah

    2.5 stars?

    There's nothing necessarily bad about this book but there also wasn't anything that I really enjoyed. I didn't like any of the characters. Most have their moments but not enough to make me invest in them. The dynamics between characters were strongest when there was no romance involved. And while I liked the plot idea, I didn't like how things turned out during the conflict climax. I didn't think it made a lot of sense. It also made every character unlikable. My favorite part was proba

    2.5 stars?

    There's nothing necessarily bad about this book but there also wasn't anything that I really enjoyed. I didn't like any of the characters. Most have their moments but not enough to make me invest in them. The dynamics between characters were strongest when there was no romance involved. And while I liked the plot idea, I didn't like how things turned out during the conflict climax. I didn't think it made a lot of sense. It also made every character unlikable. My favorite part was probably how the addressed celebrities by their trope/caricature; it was a perfect descriptor and great comedy moment. Overall, this book was fine. It was fun enough and enjoyable enough that I'd recommend it but don't have your expectations set beyond what this book is meant to be.

  • Kim Kardash

    I feel dumber after reading this. So bad. Bad writing, stupid shallow characters. Predictable.

    DONT READ IT.

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