Who knew modeling could be such a dangerous game?
Model Undercover: Paris by Carina Axelsson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Axelle Anderson doesn't care about fashion, in spite of her pushy fashionista aunt, Venetia. All Axelle wants to do in life is solve mysteries. But when top fashion designer Belle La Lune goes missing and Aunt Venetia becomes a prime suspect, Axelle must go undercover as a model to bring the truth into the spotlight.
About the Author
Carina Axelsson is a writer, illustrator, and former model. She grew up in California with her Swedish father and Mexican mother. After high school, Carina moved to New York City to model, then on to Paris where she published her first book. She currently lives in in the forests of Germany with four dogs and a very large aquarium full of fish.
If you want a fun book full of mystery, intrigue, suspects, spying, a possible curse, fashion, and undercover glam, that will take you back to your Nancy Drew reading days, you need look no further! Model Undercover: Paris definitely fits that wish list!
Well, first of all, I totally understood Axelle's dream to be a detective (I mean what reader of mysteries hasn't at least wished they could solve a mystery like Nancy Drew?)and her wish to stay out of the spotlight no matter the cost. How else can a person go completely undercover? Until her dedication to solving the mystery leads her right into the center of the frenzy of being in the spotlight, and she begins to realize that looks can deceive. Her investigation skills and passion for solving the case were admirable and just the qualities you would expect from a detective. Along with her two sidekicks, fashionista Ellie and Sebastien of the wicked smiles, they are a force to be reckoned with as they try to solve the case of the missing Belle La Lune. Oh, and does all this clue hunting mean that she's to busy for a little romance?
The setting also really came alive for the reader and makes you feel as if you are in Paris surrounded by the up and coming fashion, and discovering, investigating, and interrogating right along with them. The characters and suspects were described and suspicious enough to keep readers guessing (at least for a little while).
I must say that I really liked the end, and thought that it all wrapped up nicely. What's next for Axelle and her sense of detection?
I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.
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