Thursday, March 10, 2016

Model Undercover: London

Model Undercover:  London by Carina Axelsson felt like a very contrived novel.  Axelle Anderson is a fashion model, but she prefers mysteries (solving them).  It has been three months since her last case in New York and Axelle is itching for a new mystery.  Axelle is hired by the Tallulah Tempest.  Her brother, Gavin, is a fashion photographer and he was recently attacked.  The police believe it was a random mugging, but Tallulah believes it was a deliberate attack.  Her theory is proven when Gavin’s flat is also searched.  Someone is searching for something!  Gavin had given Tallulah a flash drive which she gives to Axelle.  It contains photos from a shoot on fashion designer, Johnny Vane.  There is one pic of an old photograph on the flash drive.  Why does someone want to hide this old photo?  Axelle sets out to find out what is so important about the photo and who is behind Gavin’s attack.

Model Undercover:  London is a young adult novel.  Unlike a lot of young adult novels, this novel is definitely not for adults (too immature).  We get pages of Axelle thinking (about herself, her looks, boys, modeling, and a little bit about the mystery).  The novel felt fake.  I give Model Undercover:  London 2 out of 5 stars.  The novel lacked depth (lacking in details).  I just found the book to be boring.  There was not enough mystery in this mystery novel.  There are other books in the Model Undercover series, but this novel can be read alone.  Information from the other books are repeated a few times in this novel (especially at how well Axelle did at solving the mysteries). This novel is definitely for a younger generation. 

Other book in the Model Undercover series are Model Undercover:  New York and Model Undercover:  Paris.  I received a complimentary copy of Model Undercover:  London from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review of the book.

I hope everyone has a nice, relaxing evening.  I am off to read Mother Knows Best by Karen MacInerney.  Take care and Happy Reading.  

The Avid Reader

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