“This is a suspenseful, scandalous, and consumable novel that is sure to gain instant fandom and leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment. A must-have selection for older teens.” (School Library Journal)
“...Readers looking for a breezy, glamorous look into L.A.’s underworld, this is the page-turner for the job.” (Booklist)
“Noel cycles among the stories of Layla, Tommy, Aster, and Madison in a gossipy, third-person narrative that makes for addictive reading...” (Publishers Weekly)
“Not all of LA’s beautiful people lead beautiful lives. Alyson Noel shows us with the details of an observant insider what they’re really up to, late into the night. Like a good celebrity, Unrivaled is mysterious and compelling and so gorgeous you won’t be able to look away.” (Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the Gossip Girl series)
“This glitzy, suspenseful, shamelessly addictive read offers an all-access pass to the glimmering world of Hollywood celebrity, where fame is a game, dark secrets are currency, and love doesn’t come without a high price.” (Margaret Stohl, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures)
“If you love Pretty Little Liars, you’ll love this sexy teen drama set against the backdrop of the glamorous LA club scene—where every choice poses a threat and nothing is what is seems.” (Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable)
“Unrivaled will have you hooked from the very first page. Everything from the glitzy setting to the suspenseful plot is pure gold.” (Jamie McGuire, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster)
“Unrivaled reveals the dark, grittier side of fame and leaves the reader caught in a web of suspense and lies.” (#1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout)
“Pulling back the curtain on Hollywood’s nightclub scene, Alyson Noel’s Unrivaled has it all-glamour, passion, scandal, and even a missing starlet. This book is exactly what YA needs. More please!” (Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finders series)
“Unrivaled is addictive! With a killer cliffhanger and twists around every corner, I couldn’t stop reading this novel. Now I’m impatiently waiting for the second book in the Beautiful Idols series.” (Anna Todd, bestselling author of the After series)
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël comes the first book in the Beautiful Idols series. With mystery, suspense, and an insiders-only look at Los Angeles that echoes Gossip Girl’s racy and real New York, fans of Pretty Little Liars and readers who crave pulse-pounding romance will love Unrivaled.
Everyone wants to be someone. Layla Harrison wants to be a reporter. Aster Amirpour wants to be an actress. Tommy Phillips wants to be a guitar hero.
But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her own a long time ago.
She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel.
That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.