Bookish Beginnings on Friday| Spoiler Alert – Olivia Dade

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve done a Bookish Beginnings on Friday, so I thought it was time for another one. This meme was created by Rose City Reader. The idea is to post the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading. After that you talk about your initial thoughts about the sentence, book or anything to do with that.

I’ve talked about Spoiler Alert a few times on the blog and I’m finally going to sit down and read it. So it’s the perfect time to write this post! Let’s take a look.

Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own. 

Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, Gods of the Gates, he’s known to fanfiction readers as Book!AeneasWouldNever, an anonymous and popular poster.  Marcus is able to get out his own frustrations with his character through his stories, especially the ones that feature the internet’s favorite couple to ship, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone ever found out about his online persona, he’d be fired. Immediately.

April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s hidden her fanfiction and cosplay hobby from her “real life” for years—but not anymore. When she decides to post her latest Lavinia creation on Twitter, her photo goes viral. Trolls and supporters alike are commenting on her plus-size take, but when Marcus, one half of her OTP, sees her pic and asks her out on a date to spite her critics, she realizes life is really stranger than fanfiction.

Even though their first date is a disaster, Marcus quickly realizes that he wants much more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. And when he discovers she’s actually Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to hide from her.

With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?

“Between takes, Marcus did his best not to acknowledge the obvious: this was a stupid-ass way to die.”

I can’t really form an opinion on a sentence like that, haha. It’s an interesting start though that does make me want to read more. Reading the synopsis makes me excited. I’m a big fan of books that have to do with fandoms and anything like that. And I love that both of these characters write fanfiction. I can’t wait to see how everything plays out and how the romance will develop.

I have to say talking about this book makes me want to pick it up right away. I will soon, but have to get a few things done before I can. If you’ve read Spoiler Alert or anything by Olivia Dade let me know what you thought in the comments!

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