Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blog Tour: Internet Famous - Danika Stone

Internet Famous
Danika Stone
Series: n/a
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

High school senior and internet sensation Madison Nakama seems to have it all: a happy family, good grades, and a massive online following for her pop-culture blog. But when her mother suddenly abandons the family, Madi finds herself struggling to keep up with all of her commitments.

Fandom to the rescue! As her online fans band together to help, an online/offline flirtation sparks with Laurent, a French exchange student. Their internet romance—played out in the comments section of her MadLibs blog—attracts the attention of an internet troll who threatens the separation of Madi’s real and online personas. With her carefully constructed life unraveling, Madi must uncover the hacker’s identity before he can do any more damage, or risk losing the people she loves the most… Laurent included.

I am total a fan of Stone's last book, All the Feels It was such a fun story with a cute romance, and Stone has done it again with Internet Famous.

There were so many things to love about this charming story.

Madi and Laurent

I was a Madi fan. How do you not love a girl, who was driven out of an online community by a ruthless troll, and then turned her expulsion into clickty-click cash? I know I couldn't help but admire how Madi made lemons out of lemonade, created a warm and welcoming online community, and became a sort of internet celebrity. I found Madi to be very sweet, a good sister, and a good daughter.
Laurent was so sweet and charming. He was bursting with enthusiasm and wore his heart on his sleeve. Both he and Madi had all these adorable quirks that made my love for them grow more and more with each page.

Madi's Blog: MadLibs

I as a teen in the 80s, so when MadLibs did an 80s movie re-watch marathon, I was whole heartedly onboard. I had so much fun being a part of this blog from the live tweets to the MadLibber meet ups, this was a fun fandom to be part of.

The Mixed Format

This book integrates so many life-on-line elements, and they just added to the fun. There were texts, blog posts, emails, and even Snapchat like posts. I thought Stone utilized these elements quite well. She even took us on a virtual date, which was absolutely adorable.

The Romance

Madi and Laurent were so cute together. Laurent was such  suave geek! I felt like he really put himself out there. He was sweet, adoring, endearing, supportive, and a phenomenal book boyfriend. So. Many. Swoons.

My overall feelings for Internet Famous were overwhelmingly positive. I adored the exploration of first love and family dynamics, as well as the good and bad sides internet fame.  I think there may have actually been some tears of joy with that awesome conclusion. In the end, this book left me with a happy heart and huge smile on my face.

**I would like to thank the publisher for the advanced copy of this book. Quotes are from an ARC and may change upon publication.

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Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens (All the Feels and Internet Famous) adults (Edge of Wild and Intaglio). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.



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One of MadLib's events is a re-watch of various 80s movies. I was a teen in the 80s, so I loved hearing about all these films again. 

Do you like 80s movies?
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  1. I have not heard of this one before but your review has me interested. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I first encountered Stone with All the Feels, and knew I wanted to read this. She delivered another super cute story, and I still get all giddy thinking about that ending. ❤❤❤

  2. I don't think I've heard of this one before but it sounds cute! I want to check out these MadLibs!

    1. If you like cute contemporaries, you should enjoy this one

  3. Aw this sounds adorable. I want to read this and her other book too. Great review!!

    1. This was such a sweet romance. All the Feels was really funny, but also sweet

  4. I am about half way through and am really enjoying this book! I do love the online community interacting in real life and things coming together. Great review!!

    1. I kind of wanted to be a madlibber myself. 😊

  5. This sounds like such a fun and sweet contemporary. Love the sound of Madi. And an 80's movie marathon? I'm an instant fan. :)
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    1. It was cute and I liked the way Stone let the family issues play out too. Lots of resolutions and closure for me.

  6. This sounds super cute and I love 80s movies!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. It was and all that 80s stuff just made me nostalgic

  7. This does sound like a really cute romance. All of the parts relating to being online would really add to the delivery. Great review!

    1. This is another book which shows the good and bad parts of internet fame. It has this very nefarious plot arc, but I was all about the romance. It was adorbs!

  8. I find it really interesting when a book explore our online personas versus our real life ones. I personally don't think they have to be the same per se, they are just different facets of who we are. Glad you enjoyed this one!

    1. This book joins a few I have read lately: Follow Me Back, Eliza and Her Monsters, At First Blush, 180 Seconds. I guess it makes sense that more and more books are exploring this, since having an online presence is so prevalent these days.