Friday, 12 August 2016
Book Review: All About the Hype [Jessie Jefferson #3] by Paige Toon
All About the Hype is the final book in the Jessie Jefferson series, and this has to be my favourite of the series so far. The previous two books in the series give us a look at Jessie's life before and after her rise to fame, and All About the Hype lets us really get into the action as she adjusts to her new life, where she has security wherever she goes, paparazzi wanting to get photos, and magazines wanting to interview her. Jessie is becoming a house hold name and I really enjoyed seeing this all through her eyes.
Jessie definitely hasn't had it easy, along with losing her Mum, and finding out who her real Dad is, Jessie now has to deal with the fame that comes with it, and she handles is surprisingly well. She takes everything in her stride, even attending a new school and having her fellow classmates recognise her, but also leaving her star struck too. Although Jessie has grown throughout the series, I think we see the most in All About the Hype, especially when Jessie has to take a step back and really see what is going on.
The relationship between Jessie and Jack is one that isn't perfect, with Jack wanting to keep it secret from the band, not many people know about them, and with words of friends Jessie is beginning to doubt Jack, especially with his track record. This led to a lot of crossed wires, hurt feelings, and a lot of doubt. Happily this situation is resolved and I really liked how this progressed. The journey for several characters involved in this book isn't easy, and I really liked getting to see the HEA for quite a few of them.
All About the Hype has to be my favorite book out of this series, and although this is the last book in this series I would love to see the future for Jessie or other characters, maybe in a spin off series, or a short on the authors website.