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Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

Posted by Caitie F on May 5, 2014

Title: Blonde Ops 18404316
Author: Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
Hardcover: 288 pages
Pub Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Rating: ++++

Summary from pub:

Expelled from yet another boarding school for hacking, sixteen-year-old Rebecca “Bec” Jackson is shipped off to Rome to intern for Parker Phillips, the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s top fashion magazines. But when a mysterious accident lands Parker in a coma, former supermodel and notorious drama queen Candace Worthington takes the reins of the magazine. The First Lady is in Rome for a cover shoot, and all hands are on deck to make sure her visit goes smoothly.

Bec quickly realizes that Parker’s “accident” may not have been quite so accidental, and when the First Lady’s life is threatened, Bec is determined to uncover the truth. On top of that, Bec must contend with bitchy models, her new boss, Candace, who is just as difficult as the tabloids say, and two guys, a hunky Italian bike messenger with a thousand-watt smile and a fashion blogger with a razor-sharp wit, who are both vying for her heart.

Can Bec catch the person who’s after the First Lady, solve the mystery of Parker’s accident, and juggle two cute boys at the same time?


This book is the perfect fun summer read. It’s got danger, traveling to a foreign country, and cute boys. What else do you need in a book that you should take to the beach?

I had so much fun reading this book! Bec is a super cool character. She is smart and funny. I would totally want to hang out with her, especially if it was in Rome.

If you like fashion, there is probably a lot you will appreciate that I didn’t in the everyday talk at the magazine. If you are like me and don’t really care, it isn’t so much that you are uninterested in the book. No matter which side you fall on about fashion, you will want to spend some time with the amazing people who work there. Their lives did seem really glamorous when no one was trying to kill them.

The mystery kept me guessing – I had no idea who to trust. It made for a fun and action-packed book that was never too obvious. It was nice to see that the adults weren’t a bunch of bumbling idiots, which happens often in mysteries for YA readers.

If you are looking for a book to take with you to the beach or on vacation this summer, this is the book for you!



One Response to “Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman”

  1. This sounds adorable!

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