The Tokyo Cover Girls
(The Tokyo Cover Girls , #1)
Publication date: April 28th 2016
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult
New York has Jacobs, Paris has Chanel, Milan has Versace and Tokyo has . . . Hello Kitty toilet plungers? With its cute-obsessed catalogue and magazine market, anyone who is anyone knows that modeling in Japan means being at the bottom of the fashion industry. Blake, Jess, and Hailey are doing their best to survive yet another casting where pigtails and toddler-impressions are a must when they stumble upon the opportunity of a lifetime. The prestigious Satsujin company has selected them to compete for a campaign that will transform the winner from commercial nobody to haute couture superstar faster than you can say Vogue Italia.
Of course, nothing is ever what it seems in the fashion world. Just ask all those dead girls . .
THE TOKYO COVER GIRLS
When I started reading this book I didn’t know I would be completely surprised.
I knew we would have an insight into a culture and the modelling world.
We have three young girls from different home environments, coming to an unknown Country to become a successful models.
The book is told from three points of view, Hailey is very naïve and has never been away without her mother.
Blake who has been to Tokyo before, and had some success in the past.
Jess has been modelling since she was fourteen and has a lot of experience.
The story emerges gradually through the girls, being manipulated all through book to isolate them and make insecure.
This rapidly turns into a suspense as the girls compete for a million dollar modelling contract.
This book put you in with all the action, and makes you realise What would you do for a million Dollars?
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Jackie Amsden worked as a fashion model in China, Japan, and Taiwan before retiring at the age of eighteen after one too many agent threats, nude photo shoot requests, and self-loathing-induced Pocky binges. If you’d like to learn more about her decent into the darker side of Asia’s candy-coated modeling industry sign up for free installments of her upcoming memoir and get updates about the sequel to The Tokyo Cover Girls at http://www.jackieamsden.com.