Blacklist by Alyson NoelBlacklist by Alyson Noel


byAlyson Noel

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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Fans of Pretty Little Liars will crave the mystery and suspense in the second book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël’s Beautiful Idols series, where celebrity worship is a dangerous game.

Wannabe reporter LAYLA, aspiring actress ASTER, and fledgling musician TOMMY joined the Unrivaled nightclub competition for the same reason—they knew winning it would change their lives. They just never imagined that somewhere along the way they’d become entangled in the disappearance of mega starlet MADISON BROOKS.

Now each of them is smack in the center of a media frenzy that threatens to take all of them down.

Banding together to clear their names, the fierce adversaries become temporary allies and vow to dig up the truth. But when Layla, Aster, and Tommy team up with an unsuspecting insider, they will find that some secrets are best kept in the grave.

Alyson Noël writes young-adult novels including Faking 19, Saving Zoe, Kiss and Blog, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Cruel Summer, Laguna Cove and Fly Me to the Moon. She is also the author of the Immortals series. She has won numerous awards including the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenag...
Title:BlacklistFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.37 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062324551

ISBN - 13:9780062324559


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hollywood Drama with a Sprinkle of Mystery Blacklist by Alyson Noel is the sequel to last year’s YA Hollywood mystery, Unrivaled. Taking place not long after the first one, we find Aster in jail for the murder of Madison, Layla trying her best to clear Aster’s name, and Tommy trying to steer clear of all the drama as his music career is finally starting to take off. My Likes And the Plot Thickens As readers we all know that Madison is not really dead as we get her POV from the story. But things are starting to come together about who has taken her and why they are trying so hard to frame Aster for her murder. As the Scooby Gang continue to dive into this mystery of who, what, when, where and why, Madison is dire trouble. She is fighting to get out and find help. But how far is she going to have to push? Noel does a good job adding little tidbits here and there that add thickness to the plot without fully giving away too many answers. If it was any other regular mystery, I think it would fall pretty flat though. But with the added backdrop of Hollywood, the rumors, and the paparazzi, Blacklist is one exciting read! Tons of Drama Where there is Hollywood, actors, and models, you better believe there is drama right around the corner. Not only are the reporters and paparazzi hounding Aster, but the cops are right on their trail. With rumors flying around it’s hard to not getting a little stir crazy. Innocence only lasts until you’re caught. Character Developments Aster is in a pretty shitty situation at the moment, but we can see her growing up in a way that was different from Unrivaled. Not only is she not acting like a spoiled daddy’s girl anymore, but she is also starting to think of more than just herself. Meanwhile, things are starting to heat up between Layla and Tommy, and I am there for that. YES! Noel is going a great job making theses characters feel real in some way. It’s a hard thing to do when the backdrop is a murder mystery! So kudos to her. My Dislikes Not Very Mysterious? I’m a little underwhelmed with the “mystery” surrounding Madison’s disappearance and possible murder, because as a reader we know she’s not dead. I’m kind of anticipating a rather dull reveal when it comes down to it to be honest. I feel like it’s not going to live up to the hype that it hopes it’s building toward. I’m more into the character’s lives and the TV show feels that I get from Blacklist. I’m crossing my finger for some good stuff to come in the finale!
Date published: 2017-06-03

Editorial Reviews

“Like its predecessor, this is a suspenseful page-turner that is teasingly addictive. A good old-fashioned whodunit.”