Reviewed by Samantha March for Readers' Favorite
Holly(Woods) Volume 1 by Naomi Laeuchli sounded interesting enough to give it a read. The synopsis was brief but was still able to pull me in, lured by the world of celebrities and what might happen behind the scenes. Holly is our main character, but we do get insight from several others along the way. At first I had a little trouble connecting to the story. I didn’t really understand Holly’s motivation for moving to Hollywood, as someone who did not have a strong passion for acting or really any celebrity shenanigans in the past. It also seemed incredibly easy for her to simply move to LA and find immediate work as an actress, then as a regular on a popular show. But, if I were to look past that, the sub plot points were interesting and that’s what kept me in this story. The ending of the book in particular really started getting good, and I was a little surprised to see it end on such a cliff hanger.
Overall, I had a good time reading Holly(Woods) but certain areas could have been fleshed out a little more for a smoother read. It was entertaining enough that I stuck with the book and, because of the ending, I might pick up book two to see if we get the big mystery inside solved. If you enjoy Hollywood lit this might be a fun one for you to pick up. It is also fairly light-hearted, considering a murder plot point is a big part of the storyline. Interesting read.