Review: The F List (Alessandra Torre)

The F List
Author: Alessandra Torre
Publication Date: April 29, 2020
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


There was a lot I did to get to this point, to get 42 million followers. Some of it I was proud of, most of it I wasn’t.

There was a group of us, all internet celebrities, and everyone wanted in, which is how six of us ended up living in this mansion, a camera always on, the public always watching. Two months and nine carefully scripted TV episodes that would get us more of the three F’s we were desperately chasing.

Fame. Fortune. Followers.

I knew my role. I was Emma, the unlikeable one. The dark villain with the devious smile. The package of dynamite that would blow up any chance of peaceful living and harmony.

Cash knew his role. He was the good guy. The lovable one. The one that everyone, even the darkest cast member of them all, would fall in love with.

They were supposed to just be roles.
None of it was supposed to be real.

My heart didn’t get that memo.

If you’re looking for a fun book to take your mind off things, look no further. You’ve found it. The F List is a uniquely written take on two celebrity influencers who hate each other. They end up on a reality show together, and it was non-stop entertainment.

I loved the way this book was written. It gave us both Emma and Cash’s thoughts. They told us what it took to get where they are.  It gave us quotes from people around them. All of this made for a dramatic (but not too dramatic) look at everything that went down. It was all sorts of crazy fun.

Emma and her whole back story drew me in. I didn’t necessarily like her all the time, but somehow she managed to win me over anyways. Cash was instantaneously likable. His situation was very different from hers. Every moment between them would have been true camera gold — if they were real people. It was real book gold as it was. I could totally see this book being made into a TV series or movie. It would be perfect for that.

So, like I said, if you’re looking for a fun way to escape, read this book. If you like reality TV, read this book. If you’re big into Instagram influencers, read this book. I would just recommend reading this book. It’s so entertaining.

29 thoughts on “Review: The F List (Alessandra Torre)”

  1. That is a fun concept. Torre is one of those romance authors I keep meaning to try, because she has a really big following. I will have to put this one my TBR.

    1. This is probably her most innocent book I have read. I really liked it. I’ve also liked a bunch of her other ones.

  2. I read this book in one sitting, and really enjoyed the social media aspect of it all.

    1. It was just so fresh and fun without being annoying like some of the books I’ve read with influencers.

    1. Yay! I hope it’s one of hers you like. It’s not her provocative or twisted tales.

  3. Well this one sounds like total entertainment. 🙂 I’m not much for reading about celeb culture but sometimes it’s fun for the sheer escapism factor. This sounds perfect for that.

  4. Great review! This almost seems like an adult version of Tweet Cute. Sounds like a fun read, and it’s been a while since I’ve picked up one of her books.

    1. You know, it really depends on which one you read with her. The Ghost Writer was a great psychological thriller. She has other books that are more provocative and then some that are right in the contemporary romance and romantic suspense area. This one was “cleaner” (for lack of a better word).

          1. I just haven’t been able to listen to books since March. No school = 12 year old ears around all the time.

          2. I have some in my car. I just need to go dig them out. 😉

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