Thursday, 28 August 2014

REVIEW - Blame it on the Fame by Tracie Banister


A power-trippin’ bitch, a has-been, a skanky ex-model, a press-shy indie queen, and a British stage actress no one knows – that’s how the Best Actress hopefuls in this year’s too-close-to-call Oscar race cattily describe each other. Which of them will win the much-coveted gold statue and what price will they be forced to pay as they travel the red carpeted-path to Hollywood glory? 


Amidst all the press-schmoozing and angsting over which designer gown to wear, these Oscar contenders feud, commiserate, and face a succession of personal crises – scandalous secrets come to light, marriages implode, accidents land two nominees in the hospital while another receives news that could derail her career, all culminating on Tinsel Town’s biggest night when anything can happen, and does. 




Blame it on the Fame is a raucous read, it follows 5 women each extremely different and how their lives change following their Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

We have Danielle, a mega star actress who gives the impression of being a caring sharing mother but actually is a bit of a schemy bitch!

We have Phillipa an English theatre actress who is trying to avoid her Lothario of an ex Miles who is also nominated for Best Actor.

Next is Anaya, a gorgeous black ex model living the high life to the max who thinks an awful lot of herself.

Followed by Jordan, an actress from a illustrious Hollywood family who wants to shy away from the trappings of fame.

And finally Laurel a star whose light has been dimmed thrust back in to the limelight in her later years.

All of these women are up for this massive award and the world is looking at them whilst they are looking at themselves, Blame it on the fame follows all five of them in the lead up to the film industries most important night as they bitch, moan, party, partake in illegal substances, have lots of sex (not necessarily with the right people), eat horrific healthy food, exercise and act like diva's all to get that gold statuette.

Blame it on the Fame is a riotous, funny and touching read, plus it truly is spot on with it's film industry references, if you like your authors to give you ballsy, bitchy, funny, strong female characters then this will be for you!

And as for who won the Best Actress award well the winner was........

Blame it on the Fame awarded 4 out of 5


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