Thrillers
  • Title: The Favorite Sister
  • Author: Jessica Knoll
  • Edition: Kindle Edition
  • Published: May 15, 2018
  • Page Count: 384 pages

“When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder… Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her castmates. Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret. Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt. The Favorite Sister explores the invisible barriers that prevent women from rising up the ranks in today’s America—and offers a scathing take on the oft-lionized bonds of sisterhood, and the relentless pressure to stay young, relevant, and salable. (Synopsis from Goodreads)”

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Film/Television, Lists

4 Young Adult Book Series That Would Make Great CW Shows

The CW has a track record of adapting young adult books into compelling television shows. Series such as The Vampire Diaries, The Secret CircleThe 100, Gossip Girl and the short-lived The Carrie Diaries all came from novels. I’ve put together a list of four other young adult book series I think The CW could adapt into fantastic shows, which would not only boost ratings, but give us a much needed reprieve from the many superhero shows clogging the network.

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Thrillers
  • Title: The Perfect Nanny
  • Author: Leila Slimani
  • Edition: Paperback, Penguin Books
  • Published: January 9, 2018
  • Page Count: 228 pages

“When Myriam, a mother and brilliant French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband are forced to look for a caretaker for their two young children. They are thrilled to find Louise: the perfect nanny right from the start. Louise sings to the children, cleans the family’s beautiful apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late whenever asked, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment, and frustrations mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. (Synopsis from Goodreads)”

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