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    Followers ePUB ð Hardcover dream about So what if Orla and Floss s methods are a little shady and sometimes people get hurt Their legions of Followers can t be wrongThirty five years later, in a closed California village where government appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past Despite her massive popularity twelve million loyal Followers Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on screen When she learns that her whole family history is based on a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we ll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 380 pages
  • Followers
  • Megan Angelo
  • English
  • 22 January 2018
  • 1525836269

10 thoughts on “Followers

  1. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    What I should be doing homeworkWhat I wish I was doing reading a bookWhat I am doing scrolling through goodreads to findbooks to read


  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Sensational, futuristic, smart, entertaining, twisty, mind bending and surprising ARC reading I m about to slap myself because I waited at least three month to start this book and I let it drown at the bottom part of my growing NetGalley pile I think one day, they will send me glasses for my red rimmed eyes instead of future releasing yummy books all set to be devoured with two bites So welcome to the social media madness Everybody s lives depend on the likes and visual encouraging comments Sensational, futuristic, smart, entertaining, twisty, mind bending and surprising ARC reading I m about to slap myself because I waited at least three month to start this book and I let it drown at the bottom part of my growing NetGalley pile I think one day, they will send me glasses for my red rimmed eyes instead of future releasing yummy books all set to be devoured with two bites So welcome to the social media madness Everybody s lives depend on the likes and visual encouraging comments they take and raising number of their followers Yes, just an ordinary day of our lives The story is moving back and forth between 2015 and 2055 Future parts aredisturbing because the most elite celebrities living in Constellation not in the space, this is the name of secluded California town We re introduced with Marlow, feeding herself with her sponsor s branded drug made her look like all her emotions have been taken out from her heart and forced her act like Stepford wife meets over exaggerated botox application victim She is followed by cameras Her every move and every inch of her body fat are criticized by her followers She is not happy with her marriage and now her husband pushes her to have a baby for the celebration of pretentious, fake marriage And when we go back to 2015, we re introduced with Orla author has interesting name choices who is ambitious dreamer, pushing herself hard to write her first novel but stuck with her daytime blogging job at Lady ish website Her roommate Floss who has no proper ability or any gift of talent to keep her place at the race, wants her help to become celebrity Don t stop reading This is not KARDASHIANS BIOGRAPHY And Orla starts her Instagram campaign as Sooo What Does the World s Most Expensive Brow Gel Actually Do One Instagram It Girl Finds Out Please resume reading It s not Kylie or Kendall Jenner biography So she boosts her likes and followers and their paths cross, force them work together for aspiring and inspirational social media management.So those three women s connected with each other and the story gets too many surprising twists starting with the unbelievable success of Floss who has TV show with Orla And as soon as Orla finds out her longtime high school crush obsession she s social media stalker of the guy for years Danny leaves his wife and appears in front of their apartment.And in the meantime 40 years later actually Marlow starts to dig outabout her identity and begin searching who is her real father.The characters are vivid, lovely, sarcastic, moving and hilarious Marlow s not on drugs version isanimated, wild Remember the part she attacked the girl s face like a real blood sucker lost woman who needed to learn about her true self and her expectations from life.So after surprising twists and revelations later, three women meet at Atlantis Once upon a time this place was Boardwalk Empire I can hear Temptations Under The Boardwalk on my mind And ending is another epic moment of this book As a summary When Tarryn Fisher promotes a book on the social media, you shouldn t have any doubts, you just dive in without thinking a second We have a brilliant new author in the literary town Congrats Applause I already opened the Champagne bottle for celebration So my 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 for the originality, sarcasm, political, social criticism and intelligent creativity.Special thanks to NetGalley and Graydon House for sending me this incredible debut novel s ARC COPY in exchange my honest review bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  3. Felicia Felicia says:

    From the first chapter, this book had me straightjacketed It snatched me up and held me rapt until the last word It s just, ugh, there is no word Oh wait, I got itIT S ELECTRIFYING using bad Danny Zuko John Travolta impression slinks away in shame Megan Angelo s writing is top notch.She has flawlessly woven a complex, multilayered and intelligent tale of the current state of social media and the dramatic effects it has on society some thirty years in the future Angelo offers up a m From the first chapter, this book had me straightjacketed It snatched me up and held me rapt until the last word It s just, ugh, there is no word Oh wait, I got itIT S ELECTRIFYING using bad Danny Zuko John Travolta impression slinks away in shame Megan Angelo s writing is top notch.She has flawlessly woven a complex, multilayered and intelligent tale of the current state of social media and the dramatic effects it has on society some thirty years in the future Angelo offers up a masterclass in character development There are a ton of characters in this story but I never once felt lost She fleshed out the three main characters masterfully while simultaneously creating peripheral characters that were real and memorable I really encourage you to read the description before diving into this one but not the reviews The author drops you off right in the middle of the lives of the main characters and reading the description helped me to quickly gain my bearings Just a friendly suggestion Side Note this cover has GOT TO GO It is entirely too uninteresting, especially considering the jewel that lies inside Plus, it reminds me of a trademark graphic for a feminine hygiene product Although Followers doesn t come out until next year, I already know it ll be in my top 10 It s just that damn good I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  4. Julie Julie says:

    Followers by Megan Angelo is a 2020 Graydon House publication Dark, clever, and contemplative This is the second book I ve read recently that had a science fiction element For the record, it s not the outer space type of sci fi It has a dystopian flavor to it so basically, what qualifies it for the sci fi category is the futuristic setting For me this is a big change of pace since I normally prefer historical fiction As before, I went in blind, thinking this book wasof a current da Followers by Megan Angelo is a 2020 Graydon House publication Dark, clever, and contemplative This is the second book I ve read recently that had a science fiction element For the record, it s not the outer space type of sci fi It has a dystopian flavor to it so basically, what qualifies it for the sci fi category is the futuristic setting For me this is a big change of pace since I normally prefer historical fiction As before, I went in blind, thinking this book wasof a current day cautionary tale As it turns out, this story has a dual timeline 2015 and 2051 The story begins in 2015, with Orla Cadden, currently working as a blogger for Lady ish.com Her pieces are usually gossipy celebrity driven articles, but her real goal is to become a novelist although her goals tend to stay on the back burner due to the many gadgets based distractions in her life However, her entire world is upended by her roommate, Floss, who wants to be a star Orla agrees to work her Influencer magic for Floss, creating an image out thin air, which is how talentless celebrity is formed Fast forward to 2051 A catastrophic event called The Spill an online data breach or meltdown, of sorts has entirely changed the dynamics of society Yet being famous for being famous, and reality television still reigns supreme, but is now regulated by the government in the form of a village called Constellation , where all the celebrities reside and are on ad supported camera 24 7 The residents have multitudes of followers, and their lives are discussed and commented upon, in the same way we are familiar with, except they aren t allowed to respond or participate in the conversation But for Marlow one of the most popular celebrities, with a healthy twelve million followers, makes a shocking discovery that tempts her to go rogue This is a wickedly sharp and timely satire that puts our current society in front of a mirror Do we like what we see Is it possible for our future to come to his point Could an event on par with The Spill prompt the government to step in and attempt to restore our trust Are we really this shallow and celebrity obsessed Ha Yes But the story examines a few other serious topics, along the way, framing the heaviness in a darkly comedic vein The story is one that required my undivided attention and presented me with a little bit of a challenge It was a little confusing at times and I had to read slowly and carefully to figure out how the past and the present were connected and to keep up with the people and developments The pacing is also a bit uneven but under the circumstances that might have been an advantage for me personally The slower portions probably saved me from having to re read passages But I have to say I thought the story was brilliant It will really make you think about the internet and how society has changed since social media has overtaken our world In many cases it has become the basis on which so many people live and die by its double edged sword Although the future doesn t look all that pleasant, the story isn t entirely without hope, and it definitely gave me pause This is still a cautionary story for the present and the future It s a frightening and topical tale, but also highly entertaining Overall, this is a smart, impressible debut from Megan Angelo 4 stars


  5. Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    3.5 stars Timely Thought provoking Relevant How many social media accounts do you have How many online sites do you trust How much of your personal information is online waiting to fall into the wrong hands Scary questions, right This book will make you rethink your online presence told through a fictional story of two friends who find themselves at the height of online stardom This was one big step outside my comfort zone I don t usually read books set in future times, but this one wo 3.5 stars Timely Thought provoking Relevant How many social media accounts do you have How many online sites do you trust How much of your personal information is online waiting to fall into the wrong hands Scary questions, right This book will make you rethink your online presence told through a fictional story of two friends who find themselves at the height of online stardom This was one big step outside my comfort zone I don t usually read books set in future times, but this one worked for me The concepts presented throughout this story are extremely relevant and eye opening The affects of social media and the openness of the internet have a large impact on the world and these characters are living the afterlife once the internet breaks Very interesting concepts The writing was great I enjoyed the characters The storyline was a bit too long and therefore, my attention wavered slightly in the second half Overall, an intriguing and thoughtful provoking read I think many will love this This was a Traveling Sister read with Brenda and Norma Thank you to Harlequin for sending us physical review copies Followers is available now


  6. Paige Paige says:

    Followers is a timely debut novel about the power of social media, the internet, and technology It demonstrates the effect it has on our relationships and the damage that can be caused because of its influence Have our friendships and family dynamics changed because of the prominence of social media How has the internet changed us What is the purpose of social media, and who is accountable for what is promoted on our pages feeds society or individuals In Followers, a dystopian atmosphere i Followers is a timely debut novel about the power of social media, the internet, and technology It demonstrates the effect it has on our relationships and the damage that can be caused because of its influence Have our friendships and family dynamics changed because of the prominence of social media How has the internet changed us What is the purpose of social media, and who is accountable for what is promoted on our pages feeds society or individuals In Followers, a dystopian atmosphere is painted to show different outcomes that could occur if balance is not reached Chapters alternate between Marlow and Orla Is privacy only an illusion In Marlow s world, in 2051, her life almost seems to be choreographed in order to keep her followers online But, can likes replace loneliness Marlow s world consists of pleasing a tyrannical pharmaceutical company, Hysteryl, who helped create her brand Marlow starts to question the difference between friends and online followers How can her life feel so empty when she has millions who watch her every move When asked to take the next big step in her life in order to pacify the public, Marlow realizes that she amounts tothan publicists, branding, and marketing How will she escape when the program can track her, bots can automatically identify anyone in passing, and everyone recognizes her from the media Orla, a struggling writer in 2015, lives in an age promoting endless distractions Until she creates a name for herself, she feels that she must rely on trends and the rich and famous to maintain a prolific workflow in New York as a budding blogger Meanwhile, her new roommate looks for fame and wants to market herself on social media as a career Constantly buried in their devices, how different are they really What is the value of their work, and how does it influence their relationship and those around them Rating explained I really enjoyed this novel and recommend it to readers who enjoy dystopian fiction This was 4 stars for me instead of 5 because there were several subplots that caused the intensity of story line to subside In the end, there was a big moment where I had to suspend belief regarding a city in the future called Atlantis, especially concerning the economics involved Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy Opinions are my own More on this Watch Megan Angelo talk about influencers that provides insight and background for her book.Entertainment Exclusive s article on Followers


  7. Norma Norma says:

    Absorbing, futuristic, relevant FOLLOWERS by MEGAN ANGELO is a fabulous, timely, smart, and electrifying tale that was quite the entertaining and captivating read Once I started reading it I was absolutely hooked and so intrigued in the futuristic aspect of this storyline and the dystopian atmosphere that I was flipping those pages as fast as I possibly could MEGAN ANGELO delivers an original, intelligent, creative, intense, and well written read here that is told in two timelines and altern Absorbing, futuristic, relevant FOLLOWERS by MEGAN ANGELO is a fabulous, timely, smart, and electrifying tale that was quite the entertaining and captivating read Once I started reading it I was absolutely hooked and so intrigued in the futuristic aspect of this storyline and the dystopian atmosphere that I was flipping those pages as fast as I possibly could MEGAN ANGELO delivers an original, intelligent, creative, intense, and well written read here that is told in two timelines and alternating perspectives between our main characters, Orla and Marlow Orla is the present timeline and Marlow s is in the future I would say that I was equally drawn to both timelines perspectives I thought that the author did a fabulous job with creating a futuristic world that was so easy to visualize that was both so fascinating and horrifying to read The story did lose a little bit of steam for me and I was getting a little impatient for the story to move forward near the end but all in all it was quite the entertaining and immersive read for me Norma s Stats Cover Beautiful, effective, eye catching, intriguing, and a fitting representation to storyline Title Clever, suspenseful, intriguing and a fabulous representation to storyline I love the title of this book So good Writing Prose Well written, compelling, smart, and readable.Plot Clever, intriguing, fresh, intense, timely, thought provoking, relevant, suspenseful, steadily paced, absorbing, enjoyable and entertaining.Ending The ending was satisfying although some of the revelations were easy to predict because of some foreshadowing and the subtle clues interspersed throughout It was also easy to see where the story was headed with the plot shift but I found that it was an extremely satisfying tactic though.Overall 4.5 Stars It was such an intensely irresistible, enjoyable, and entertaining book to read that reminded me so much of The Jetsons Just because I always thought that show was ahead of its time, well I think this book absolutely nails it here with how relevant and timely this story was The concepts that were presented in this book is scary stuff that s for sure Read this book This was a Traveling Sister read with Brenda and Lindsay Thank you so much to Harlequin for sending us physical review copies Also, thank you so much to HarperCollins Canada for sending me a finished copy of this book so I could partake in the Bookstagram Takeover on Instagram on Saturday, January 18th..coincidentally my granddaughter s first birthday


  8. Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    3.5 starsSocial media and our future with it terrifies me Megan Angelo has created a scary social media future here and has given us some things to think about She challenges some dark realities with our need to be seen, how dependent people are on followers, following and liking on social media and how that affects the vulnerabilities of everyone involved She shows us a bleak reality of social domination that left me wondering if it could happen.The story is told in two timelines, where we s 3.5 starsSocial media and our future with it terrifies me Megan Angelo has created a scary social media future here and has given us some things to think about She challenges some dark realities with our need to be seen, how dependent people are on followers, following and liking on social media and how that affects the vulnerabilities of everyone involved She shows us a bleak reality of social domination that left me wondering if it could happen.The story is told in two timelines, where we see how one character controls followers by creating an influencer and another character is controlled by the government for her followers There is a lot of depth here to the story and things to question and think about Megan Angelo shows us how easy it is to create the fake and how hard the real is to achieve A lesson I learned quite quickly from my time on social media She provokes some questions and a few things to think about however, at times, I did become distracted from those thoughts and questions I wanted to explore Things got a little complicated and I started to lose focus, and the story moved a bit slow for me.In the end, I am not sure the dark realities of social media were seen or if anyone cares I guess that the realist thing of all.Followers makes for a great group read for readers who love to ask questions and think deep into the story I highly recommend.I read this one with my Traveling Sisters Norma and Lindsay We received copies from the publisher


  9. Talon Talon says:

    Now that I have had a day to think about this one, I have decided that I did not love Followers nor did I hate it In fact I really loved the premise of the story itself It s what encouraged me to read the book in the first place as well as the cover When it was all said and done, I felt like what I had read was two episodes of Black Mirror crammed into one book The mediocre ones.Followers was lengthy and wordy There I said it It was I think the words in this one took over and at some Now that I have had a day to think about this one, I have decided that I did not love Followers nor did I hate it In fact I really loved the premise of the story itself It s what encouraged me to read the book in the first place as well as the cover When it was all said and done, I felt like what I had read was two episodes of Black Mirror crammed into one book The mediocre ones.Followers was lengthy and wordy There I said it It was I think the words in this one took over and at some point s you don t even know what is going on because the author gets so long winded I had to start paragraphs over multiple times But maybe that was just me.I think the ending really killed this one for me That s all I will say about that Moving onHOWEVER, with me saying all of the above, I really loved the concept of this story and the way it was laid out I think for me, it was a very realistic story that fits into the world we live in today For an author to write that out, it was fascinating to me.Thus concluding I believe it s definitely possible to enjoy Followers and not be annoyed by what annoyed me There were some great elements and like I said above, the premise of the book as a whole was so interesting I just wished the writing flowed a little better for me And about 2000 words were removed


  10. Brandice Brandice says:

    Followers is a dual timeline story about the obsession and dangers of social media Never being off or away or checked out has its price Orla moves to NYC and dreams of being a successful writer In 2015, she meets Floss, who dreams of being a star Together they hatch a plan launching them into the world of fame, though things aren t always as they seem In 2051, Marlow is constantly on camera in the world she lives in, Constellation The network decides her storyline and she rarely has a m Followers is a dual timeline story about the obsession and dangers of social media Never being off or away or checked out has its price Orla moves to NYC and dreams of being a successful writer In 2015, she meets Floss, who dreams of being a star Together they hatch a plan launching them into the world of fame, though things aren t always as they seem In 2051, Marlow is constantly on camera in the world she lives in, Constellation The network decides her storyline and she rarely has a moment to herself Marlow begins to question things in her life and feels compelled to answer some of the unknowns The two stories flip back and forth, ultimately interweaving Though Followers is fictional, at the general rate of obsession with social media and content consumption in today s world, some of its elements don t seem too far off, though the story also includes other world aspects I stayed interested enough to see the story through, despite not caring for Floss and Orla as main characters, but felt the book s premise wasinteresting than the execution


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Followers➲ Followers Read ➺ Author Megan Angelo – Liversite.co.uk An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it foreverOrla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead end job An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it foreverOrla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead end job, writing clickbait about movie star hookups and influencer yoga moves Then Orla meets Floss a striving wannabe A lister who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high profile lives they dream about So what if Orla and Floss s methods are a little shady and sometimes people get hurt Their legions of Followers can t be wrongThirty five years later, in a closed California village where government appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past Despite her massive popularity twelve million loyal Followers Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on screen When she learns that her whole family history is based on a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we ll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection.


About the Author: Megan Angelo

Megan has written about television, film, women and pop culture, and motherhood for publications including The New York Times where she helped launch city comedy coverage , Glamour where she was a contributing editor and wrote a column on women and television , Elle, The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, and Slate She is a native of Quakertown, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Villanova University She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her family FOLLOWERS is her first novel.