Blonde Ops

Pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets James Bond for teens, featuring a fashion magazine intern in Rome who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady.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 mPitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets James Bond for teens, featuring a fashion magazine intern in Rome who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady.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 Blonde Ops is a fun, action packed romp through the hallways of a fashion magazine and the cobblestone streets of Rome.
Blonde Ops Pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets James Bond for teens featuring a fashion magazine intern in Rome who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady Expelled from yet another boarding school for hack

  • Title: Blonde Ops
  • Author: Charlotte Bennardo Natalie Zaman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Review originally posted at: mostlyyalit/2014/0I was really excited for Blonde Ops and I'm really, really sad to say that it wasn't my cup of tea. In theory, it seemed like the perfect book for me: I love fashion, I love spies/heist scenarios, and I love travel. This book had all of those elements, but somehow, it just failed to really make me care about the characters or the story.The basic premise is that the main character, Bec Jackson, is a hacker who has just been kicked out of yet another [...]

    2. Blonde Ops promises a lot of fun and shenanigans but delivers very little of either. When Rebecca Jackson is expelled from yet another boarding school, her executive mother (the readers are never told what her parents do though we gather from the hints given that they are prominent in the business world) ships her off to Rome where one of her friends, the editor of a fashion magazine, is. This friend has settled in Rome temporarily while working on an issue based in Rome.Bec gets a nasty surpris [...]

    3. Models. Hackers. Plots. And Rome. Need I say more?Blonde Ops is a fluffy adventure ideal for fans of Ally Carter and Robin Benway. The characters are fun and entertaining, the plot is exciting although a tad predictable, and the setting is awesome!The main character, Bec, is a hacker just kicked out of a boarding school for the umpteenth time. I absolutely loved reading from her POV! She is smart, quirky, and how can I phrase this? very meddlesome. Additionally, Bec was refreshingly enthusiastic [...]

    4. Once again, here is a book that doesn't suck too much, but because of the typical plot, characters, and romance, things end up not so well. I also was kind of skim-reading through the last 50 pages or so. It's hard for a book like this to keep my interest. So all in all, this is just another typical spy novel.

    5. What a cute, fun, and keep-you-on-your-toes YA thriller! You immediately love Bec, the main character, who is smart and unconventional. I truly didn't know who the "bad guys" were until the end. Great YA read!

    6. 1 starOh dear. Blonde Ops where did we go wrong? To be fair, I didn't have EXTREMELY high hopes for this as being like some kind of mindblowingly awesome adventure story, but I hoped for some fun, some intrigue, hopefully some lovely wanderlust-evoking passages about Rome, and maybe a cute romance. Sadly, I didn't really get any of those things.First off, the main character is bland as fuck. I can't get a grip on her personality, because one minute she's cool and defiant, but the next she just d [...]

    7. I won a copy from First Reads.Oh, my goodness. I'm totally in love with Blonde Ops. I mean, the mystery, love, intrigue, and characters were all perfect. I thought this book was absolutely fabulous. I warn you: It's addicting and lovely.Yes, there's the CIA involved. Along with Interpol and a whole bunch of other people. It's espionage, but Blonde Ops isn't exactly espionage. Yes, Parker is a hacker, but she isn't skilled enough to be a professional. Still, I would label this book as espionage, [...]

    8. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.)What I expected from this book – a smart, savvy heroine with a few tricks up her sleeve, and a nose for uncovering the truth, and keeping herself out of trouble.What I got – a slightly stupid heroine, who had no idea how to cover her tracks, and was more interested in dating two different guys than working out who the evil-doers were.I have to say that Rebecca ‘Be [...]

    9. I didn't know what to think going into this book. I had never read anything by this author before and I have not read a lot of spy books. There were parts of this book that I enjoyed, however I struggled to get through most of the book. The only reason that I am giving this 3 stars is the fact that I enjoyed the fact of trying to figure out the mystery and the fact that this book wasn't normal. (view spoiler)[The story opens with Bec getting kicked out of another school. She had been hacking. He [...]

    10. Excuse me for a moment.That's how it feels to finally read a book that is just pure fun. I feel like I've been reading serious books, after serious books--or books that try a little bit too hard to be funny. Reading Blonde Ops was like a breathe of fresh contemporary air. I haven't read a young adult contemporary novel in a long time and I'm so glad I took a moment to read this one. Blonde Ops isn't perfect, but it's a heck of a lot of fun. While I would have liked a more clean-cut ending (It ki [...]

    11. As the publisher's description states, Blonde Ops is "a fun, action-packed romp through the hallways of a fashion magazine and the cobblestone streets of Rome." It's a light-hearted YA read with enough spying, hacking, fashion, and traveling to please almost everyone.That being said, it didn't feel as authentic as some of the other books in the young adult spy genre. I know, I know, teen spy novels aren't exactly realistic anyway, but the background, situations, and characters in some feel more [...]

    12. Blonde Ops was set around Rome and the glamorous world of fashion. When Bec was expelled from school for hacking, her parents sent her off to stay with Parker, a friend of her mother, who was also the editor of Edge magazine. But when Parker is injured in a car accident, a former supermodel, Candace Worthington took over Edge, and the custody of Bec. When Bec realized that there are something suspicious about Parker’s accident, she started to investigate the people around her.This book was a v [...]

    13. Rebecca "Bec" Jackson was just kicked out of another school and sent to Rome to intern for her mother's friend, Parker Phillips, who works at one of the top fashion magazines. When Parker is in an accident under curious circumstances, Bec is determined to get to the bottom of it. On top of trying to figure out what happened to Parker, the First Lady is going to be visiting the studio. When the First Lady is threatened, Bec decides to try to figure out who is responsible. Bec has her hands full a [...]

    14. This is a pretty good read, but keep in mind it's a pretty light read. The main character, Bec, finds herself kicked out of another private boarding school and in trouble with the parental figures yet again. Her mother comes up with a unique solution, though send Bec to Rome for the summer to work as an unpaid intern to her old college friend. Enter the college friend who seems pretty cool and easy to be with. The job is with a fashion magazine, which Bec loves, but it's high-paced and crazy. Th [...]

    15. This book was very unique. But i was not invested in the characters i liked the main lead, Bec . i did not however like Kevin. i was really bored for most of the book and did not care what happened to the characters. my favorite was the ending . the fashion element was not as drawn out and as enjoyable as i thought. i thought the spy element was good but could have been better. the plot and pacing were a bit slow. i was not very invested in the mystery as much as i would have liked.

    16. DNF @ 11%I know. I'm horrible. I've been a DNFing machine lately and trust me, I don't like it at all. :/ It makes me think just how evil I am. I have no idea if this is because of my reading slump or if I just didn't get the story at all. I wanted to love this. Honestly, I did. But urghh, I can't shake thisis unsaturated feeling inside my head.

    17. This book delivered in all aspects: action, mystery, and romance. When Bec, the main character journeys to Rome, each scene set in the city portrays the historical beauty of Italy. The mystery Bec attempts to solve never leads to an obvious solution, but instead leaves the reader guessing, and suspecting characters during all points of the story. Overall 5/5 stars; there better be a sequel!

    18. I won a copy of this through a FirstReads giveaway on GoodReads! This fast-paced and engrossing book is a fun YA read. Totally unbelievable, but thrilling once it gets going.

    19. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. It was fun, fast paced and entertaining. And I loved the main character right from the start!

    20. Thank you Good Reads First Reads for having given our school the chance to win this book. Once it has been added to our collection a student review of the book will be added.

    21. 2-1/2 stars.After being kicked out of yet another prep school, hacker Bec Jackson gets shipped off to Rome to do an internship with her mom's friend, Parker, who is the head of a fashion magazine. Shortly after Bec arrives, Parker is in a terrible accident that maybe wasn't so accidental. Parker's replacement is a Miranda Priestly-wannabe, and Bec is determined to find out what really happened to Parker. Throw in a couple of cute boys and some action-packed scenes, and you've got Blonde Ops.I wa [...]

    22. This book had SO many things I love to read about including fashion, spies, hackers, and not to mention that it takes place in ROME. It was just a bundle of joy and a book that you can just fly through, filled with sass, clothes, architecture, the secret service, et cetera. The main character is Bec Jackson, who always gets kicked out of boarding schools because of her love for hacking. Her mother sends her to intern for an old friend at a fashion magazine in Rome, and come on, who wouldn't love [...]

    23. 2.5It's not that I hated it, because I truly didn't. It's just that there could have been improvements. First off, it was a little longer than needed, and therefore, it was slow going. I'm sure if some pages had been cut off (mostly about her work in the Edge Magazine that had nothing to do with her own investigation), it would have flowed more. Reading this book took me quite a while. Longer than I thought it would. Algo, the synopsis seemed a little bit misleading: You think it's kinda this te [...]

    24. The first thing I'm going to say is: I know this book was published in 2014, so there's probably no hope of getting a sequel, even though I want one. The story was pretty good; I really enjoyed Bec's sassy character- she reminded me a lot of me. Always curious and always has something sarcastic or sassy to reply. I thought that some of the characters, however, could've been a little more fleshed out, like Sophie, Kevin, and Serena. I really liked the dynamic between Bec and Candace, and Bec's wi [...]

    25. Blonde Ops is a great and super exciting novel about a girl named Bec. After being expelled from a boarding school, her mother sends her to Rome to work for and be under watch of a famous person in the fashion industry, Parker. But after Parker gets put in the hospital, Bec is sure that the car accident wasn't just an accident. After Parker gets replaced by strict and bossy Candace, Bec starts using her hacking skills to find Parker and get to the bottom of this mystery. And at the same time, Be [...]

    26. The main plot was interesting. I could see it being an action movie in the future: foreign country, plots, hacking, fashion, love triangles. I kind of liked the main character too.On the other hand, I thought the other characters were flat. And each chapter had a "tip" which didn't work for me. The tips were fashion-based, and related to the chapter, but Bec isn't at all a fashionista, so I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be sarcastic. I didn't like them.Did not resolve all the way - I assum [...]

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