When a simple twist of fate catapults Australian teenager Lucie Rees from her ordinary life to a strange, exciting job in Paris as friend to ultra-famous but troubled young pop star Arizona Kingdom, Lucie can't believe her luck! But it is more than a simple twist of fate when Lucie becomes entangled in mysterious happenings that soon put her and Arizona in terrible danger.
Who can she trust? Will the holiday of a lifetime in Paris turn into her last days on earth?
Isabelle Merline knows her audience well, and in Pop Princess she has delivered a second stunning book that is a modern-day fairytale and exciting thriller that teenagers girls love! Not only does Merlin weave romantic storylines with her stunning Parisian backdrops, she also incorporates a unique interactive web element to her books. Readers are able to become 'friends' with characters of the novel on social networking site, Bebo, and can listen to the pop princess herself, Arizona, singing to original music composed for the book. Merlin has skillfully given her teen girl fans a fabulous follow-up novel to Three Wishes but also created an online world in which they are able to extend their Pop Princess experience.
"Wow! What a book. I really enjoyed this book; in fact I read it twice. There were so many twists and turns and every time I tried to guess how it would pan out, something completely different occurred... There were so many occasional throughout the book where I was holding my breath and then heaving a sigh of relief!"- Erin Gear, aged 14, Random House Book Buddies Club.
Isabelle Merlin The first stories Isabella Merlin remembers are the traditional fairy tales told to her by her French grandmother. Later, she heard family stories, which proved to her that magic and romance and terror don't only appear in fairytales: like the romantic story of the beautiful ancestor who caught the eye of the Sun-King, Louis XIV; or the amazing story of the wily ancestor who went from being a poor peasant to a multi-millionaire; or the tragic story of the curse of madness and misfortune that pursued other ancestors; or the spooky story of the chain-rattling ghost that haunted the family home deep in the green countryside of France. It's no wonder that she grew up with a head full of stories and a burning desire to become a writer. Isabelle lives in Australia with her family.
Random House Australia
Author: Isabelle Merlin