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Genre: YA, Contemporary | Release Date: August 25th 2020 | Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
A YA novel about searching for answers, love, and your eccentric grandma in all the wrong places.
Following in the footsteps of her überfamous grandma, eighteen-year-old Evie Jones is poised to be Hollywood’s next big star. That is until a close friend’s betrayal leads to her being blacklisted . . .
Fortunately, Evie knows just the thing to save her floundering career: a public appearance with America’s most beloved actress—her grandma Gigi, aka the Evelyn Conaway. The only problem? Gigi is a recluse who’s been out of the limelight for almost twenty years. Days before Evie plans to present her grandma with an honorary award in front of Hollywood’s elite, Gigi does the unthinkable: she disappears.
With time running out and her comeback on the line, Evie reluctantly enlists the help of the last person to see Gigi before she vanished: Milo Williams, a cute musician Evie isn’t sure she can trust. As Evie and Milo conduct a wild manhunt across New York City, romance and adventure abound while Evie makes some surprising discoveries about her grandma—and herself.
I absolutely adored Forest’s first book, so I can’t be more excited for this one! I think it’s going to be a slightly different take than her first one, but I definitely can’t wait to dive into this! For sure, there is still going to be the swoons and the feels, and while I’m not the biggest fan of the “Hollywood” setting, I think this one will do a decent job, much like Geekerella. Plus, yet another stunning cover that I need on my shelf.
✔️ THIS BOOK IS RAPUNZEL APPROVED!
Teaming up for a manhunt is certainly up Rapunzel’s alley, and we’re both ready for a swoony duo like her and Flynn.
What do you think? Is this on your book TBR as well?