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Do you love novels about Reality TV Shows and what really goes on behind the scenes? Growing up Maddie hated music and anything to do with it , as all her life she was known as the daughter of the duo Pineapple Mist.
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So Maddie applies to star and wham, bam she gets it. All is well in the beginning as things start to take off but soon the head manager Archie leaves , a new bar hand Alex appears out of nowhere with a fake CV and the director of the show Evan is a nightmare to work with. With her faithful staff divalicious drag queen Ruby, shy barman Simon and wannabe actress Jasmine she'll transform the bar into a huge success.
Executive Producer Evan Bergman knows that scandal sells.
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It's no coincidence that he hires cool, attractive Nick Craven as director. Evan wants drama on screen - and he'll do anything to get it. As the series builds to a live finale, will Maddie see the truth in a Careless Whisper? Will Nick be able to keep his Poker Face?
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One thing's for sure: we all do things at karaoke that we regret. Review Text A fizzy, funny, brill girls'-night-out of a book Jenny Colgan show more. Ella Kingsley is such a fresh and funny new voice. Pass her the mic, we want more! About Ella Kingsley Ella Kingsley is the pseudonym of a women's fiction author.
Rating details. Our customer reviews I was lucky enough to win this paperback book from a giveaway run by Btweenthesheets on Twitter. I hadn't heard anything about this book previously but I loved the fun, girly cover and was looking forward to reading it.
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This was a bit of a slow starter for me, it began with a brief introduction to Maddie's life and swiftly moved on to her current situation - being dumped by her boyfriend in a rather hurtful way. When Maddie's crazy parents decided to go on tour again they left Maddie to take charge of their karaoke bar, understandably this made her feel a bit overwhelmed and unprepared.
After a suggestion from the bars resident drag queen, Maddie decided to throw herself into trying to revive the place. This was the point where it started to get interesting for me. Each chapter was headed by a song title, this was a really nice touch and, even though there were a few I didn't know, I found myself singing along to those that I did.
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This book highlighted the darker side of reality TV and a particular betrayal showed Maddie that she may have made the wrong choice in getting involved with the show. A fun story with lots of drama and a good old happy ending, perfect if you're looking for a laugh and a sing-song! Confessions of a Karaoke Queen is a fun enough novel, but it wasn't one I loved. I think that at this moment in time 8th July I've hit a Chick Lit wall and nothing is amazing me.
I wanted Confessions of a Karaoke Queen to do that, I desperately did. And it did. For a while. I absolutely swallowed up the first pages or so but then it started to veer towards predictable and there's only so many times you can read about a TV producer who turns out to be evil and an ex-boyfriend who suddenly comes crawling back apologising. It's not Ella Kingsley's fault, or the books fault, but if it's something you've already read a million times before Well, it gets boring and it makes me roll my eyes. The premise of the novel is brilliant.
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There aren't that many Chick Lit novels that I've read that are set around karaoke or reality TV shows I could perhaps could them on one hand and I loved the unique aspect there. I liked how Maddie wasn't a singer herself, how it was left to her parents, the 80s duo Pineapple Mist BTW, that's the most awesome band name ever, I loved it. I liked how the reality TV show aspect came into it, too. I love reading about reality TV shows and how, most of the time, they're never actually that 'real'.
It worked well and I definitely enjoyed that aspect of the novel, although I do question Maddie's inability to realise just how evil Evan was. I knew it from the off, even more so when Alex came into the novel and the naivete shown by Maddie was quite something! I found the characters fascinating.