Guest Editor, Tina Gamble
So, you just found out your boyfriend, who by the way, told you he loved you, has been sneaking around with your best friend behind your back. What do you do? Mope around, and cry your pretty little heart out, or decide they\’re not worth your time, and jump at the chance to go to Paris, to be in the original world of romance, glamour and magic.
Well, when the opportunity arises, Lucie Rees is on the next plane out of Australia, to join international pop star Arizona Kingdom, as her paid companion.
Is it strange that an ultra famous star has to pay for her friends? Perhaps. But with the threat of danger lurking around every corner, Arizona\’s guardians have learnt to be cautious, fanatically so.
All Arizona wants is a little freedom, one perfect day, without guards, shadows, or seething gorgons to follow her every move. Is that that too much to ask?
Together Lucie and Arizona, plan their escape for a perfect day, to go shopping, sit in quaint French cafes, and to take in the sights and sounds of this magically city. Perhaps even find a little love along the way. What could possibly go wrong?
“Our everyday lives, they are like a curtain. Behind it there is something else. Something big and strange and frightening&”
In Pop Princess, Isabelle Merlin\’s second novel, we enter the glamourous world of Paris, where romance, mystery and delicious food, is just one step outside your door.
Lucie Rees, has the job, that most girls can only dream of, to actually be paid to live in a Champs Elysees, one of the most beautiful streets in the world, and spend your days hanging out with an actual down to earth famous pop star. Could anything be better?
With her skill for mixing intrigue, and adventure, (and as always a hint of romance), it is no surprise that Merlin\’s Pop Princess is such a delightful read. Perfect for a sunny day or even a cold winter night; be transported into this delicious thriller that will have teenager girls everywhere enthralled.
“The most important moments of your life aren\’t the ones you plan for. They\’re the ones you don\’t see coming, that hang on an accident of timing, a simple twist of fate. It\’s like in that old Gwyneth Paltrow movie, you know, Sliding doors, where what happens to her character depends on whether she manages to catch the train before the sliding doors close, Or not.”
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- Interview with Isabelle Merlin | 1 November , 2009