Followers free read Õ 9

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Followers free read Õ 9 ☆ An electrifying story of two ambitious friends the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it foreverOrla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead end job writing clickbait about movie star hookups and influencer yoga moves Then Orla meets Floss―a striving wannabe A lister―who comesHady and sometimes people get hurt Their legions of followers can't be wrongThirty five years later in a closed California village where government appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past Despite her massive popularity―twelve million loyal followers―Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on screen When she learns that her whole fam. Followers is a timely debut novel about the power of social media the internet and technology It demonstrates the effect it has on our relationships and the damage that can be caused because of its influence Have our friendships and family dynamics changed because of the prominence of social media How has the internet changed us What is the purpose of social media and who is accountable for what is promoted on our pagesfeeds society or individuals In Followers a dystopian atmosphere is painted to show different outcomes that could occur if balance is not reached Chapters alternate between Marlow and OrlaIs privacy only an illusion In Marlow’s world in 2051 her life almost seems to be choreographed in order to keep her followers online But can likes replace loneliness Marlow’s world consists of pleasing a tyrannical pharmaceutical company Hysteryl who helped create her brand Marlow starts to uestion the difference between friends and online followers How can her life feel so empty when she has millions who watch her every move When asked to take the next big step in her life in order to pacify the public Marlow realizes that she amounts to than publicists branding and marketing How will she escape when the program can track her bots can automatically identify anyone in passing and everyone recognizes her from the mediaOrla a struggling writer in 2015 lives in an age promoting endless distractions Until she creates a name for herself she feels that she must rely on trends and the rich and famous to maintain a prolific workflow in New York as a budding blogger Meanwhile her new roommate looks for fame and wants to market herself on social media as a career Constantly buried in their devices how different are they really What is the value of their work and how does it influence their relationship and those around them Rating explained I really enjoyed this novel and recommend it to readers who enjoy dystopian fiction This was 4 stars for me instead of 5 because there were several subplots that caused the intensity of story line to subside In the end there was a big moment where I had to suspend belief regarding a city in the future called Atlantis especially concerning the economics involved Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy Opinions are my own More on this Watch Megan Angelo talk about 'influencers' that provides insight and background for her bookEntertainment Exclusive's article on Followers

Megan Angelo ¾ 9 read

Ily history is based on a lie Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth no matter the risks Followers traces the paths of Orla Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval At turns wry and tender bleak and hopeful this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we’ll never meet what we really crave is genuine human connecti. Now that I have had a day to think about this one I have decided that I did not love Followers nor did I hate it In fact I really loved the premise of the story itself It's what encouraged me to read the book in the first place as well as the cover When it was all said and done I felt like what I had read was two episodes of Black Mirror crammed into one book The mediocre onesFollowers was lengthy and wordy There I said it It was I think the words in this one took over and at some points you don't even know what is going on because the author gets so long winded I had to start paragraphs over multiple times But maybe that was just meI think the ending really killed this one for me That's all I will say about that Moving onHOWEVER with me saying all of the above I really loved the concept of this story and the way it was laid out I think for me it was a very realistic story that fits into the world we live in today For an author to write that out it was fascinating to meThus concluding I believe it's definitely possible to enjoy Followers and not be annoyed by what annoyed me There were some great elements and like I said above the premise of the book as a whole was so interesting I just wished the writing flowed a little better for me And about 2000 words were removed

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FollowersAn electrifying story of two ambitious friends the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it foreverOrla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead end job writing clickbait about movie star hookups and influencer yoga moves Then Orla meets Floss―a striving wannabe A lister―who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high profile lives they dream about So what if Orla and Floss's methods are a little s. From the first chapter this book had me straightjacketed It snatched me up and held me rapt until the last word It's just ugh there is no word Oh wait I got itIT'S ELECTRIFYINGusing bad Danny ZukoJohn Travolta impression slinks away in shame☆ Megan Angelo's writing is top notchShe has flawlessly woven a complex multilayered and intelligent tale of the current state of social media and the dramatic effects it has on society some thirty years in the future ☆ Angelo offers up a masterclass in character development There are a ton of characters in this story but I never once felt lost She fleshed out the three main characters masterfully while simultaneously creating peripheral characters that were real and memorable ☆ I really encourage you to read the description before diving into this one but not the reviews The author drops you off right in the middle of the lives of the main characters and reading the description helped me to uickly gain my bearings Just a friendly suggestion ☆ Side Note this cover has GOT TO GO It is entirely too uninteresting especially considering the jewel that lies inside Plus it reminds me of a trademark graphic for a feminine hygiene product ☆ Although Followers doesn't come out until next year I already know it'll be in my top 10 It's just that damn good I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review