Supermodeling Ain’t Easy

Especially when you work for an evil corporation….

Being Nikki

by Meg Cabot

airhead2Age: Young Adult
Series: 2 of 3
Contains: swearing, modeling-related near-nudity, underage drinking, PG-13 level of sexual references (even then, not that many)

No one has ever died of embarrassment-never, not once in the whole history of time.

Book-a-likes: Skinned series by Robin Wasserman (though Skinned contains more mature content than this series) and Zombie Blondes by Brian James (Also, a little bit of Young Frankenstein, but that’s a movie, not a book, so…)

 

Short catch-up from book 1: Em is normal. Gets brain stuck into supermodel’s body.  Now all boys want her.  Except former best friend who’s in love (possibly) with the dead version of her.

Got it?

Okay.  So in book 2 we have Em (as Nikki) who’s stuck doing all kinds of crazy modeling jobs for Stark Enterprises, her family feels she’s cutting them out, Nikki’s dumb philandering ex wants her back, a up-and-coming rock star she’s met like 5 times wrote a new song about her, Christopher still won’t acknowledge her, she’s going to have to do a lingerie fashion show, her sister’s being a fame-whore twit still, and oh yeah, turns out Nikki’s got both a brother and a mother she never told ANYONE about, and now mom’s missing and bro’s here trying to find her.

Life is never simple, is it?

Being Nikki is a solid follow-up to Airhead.  Em is struggling to balance her new “family” with her old one.  When she finally gets Christopher to pay attention to her it’s only because he wants her help in bringing down Stark Enterprises because he’s now on some super-villain-esque rampage against them.

Though I’m all the way through to the end of book 2 and I still don’t like Em’s little sister, Frida.  Even when she does something nice, I don’t believe it.  I’m pretty sure all she’s about is using her sister’s new famous body to make her cooler and get her near celebrities she’d previously only seen in magazines.  Even when she gets herself in a bit of trouble and claims to have learned her lesson?  I still don’t buy it.  I sense trouble for her ahead.

I don’t want to give away the ending to this book, but suffice it to say there are some surprises in the last 1/4 of the story and they’re kind of crazy.  Even if you suspect some of them, there’s a devious person among the ranks you won’t see coming.

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–Bronto Incognito

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Don’t forget to check out my review of Book 1!

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Or some of my other reviews!!

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