DETAILS: Anne of Hollywood by Carol Wolper. Copyright 2012. Chick lit.
SUMMERY: A rendition of the story of Anne Boleyn set in modern day Hollywood.
PROS: This was a good "escape" book or beach read. I liked the way she had the story divided between four narrators, with three of them in third person and Anne's in first person. It was clever and it worked.
CONS: I felt like Ms. Wolper tried too hard sometimes instead of just letting the story flow naturally. The sex and drug references, while not unrealistic, felt forced and awkward. I also thought she tried too hard to draw perfect parallels from the real story of Anne Boleyn, when the reality of a modern day adaptation is that sometimes you have to tweak the details.
BOTTOM LINE: This was okay if you're looking for a light, fun book, but I expected a little more. Three stars out of five.