Yet another trilogy is upon us. No, it won’t be as great and mesmerizing as The Hunger Games. Nor will it be as adult and erotic as Fifty Shades of Grey. Nonetheless it will likely sell well because of its author: Lauren Conrad.
As previously reported, Conrad — of Laguna Beach and The Hills fame — was set to publish her second young adult trilogy, entitled The Fame Game. According to this article by Entertainment Weekly, the first book is now out in stores.
The Fame Game, like Conrad’s previous L.A. Candy series, tells the story of four girls trying to make it in Los Angeles and Hollywood. It’s a spinoff to her L.A. Candy series, which achieved bestseller status. This trilogy will follow the character Madison Parker — a Heidi Montag-like character.
Though I’m sure the trilogy will sell well, I doubt it will do as well as L.A. Candy. When Conrad published L.A. Candy, she had just completed her run on The Hills. At the time, the public was much more in tune with Conrad. The storylines from the MTV reality show were still fresh in people’s minds. Now — not so much. Not to mention, it’s a spinoff, which means if you haven’t read L.A. Candy, you probably have little interest in reading The Fame Game. So what do you think? Will the trashy book sell well like most trashy books do? Or is the whole “Lauren Conrad: Author” status a thing of the past?