Omtale; Pictures of Dorianna by Catherine Stine

Last year I recieved a press copy of the novel Pictures of Dorianna by Catherine Stine through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good.
Until it transformed into a terrifying reality she couldn’t stop

When her father is jailed, her mother ships lonely, plain Dorianna to her aunt’s in Brooklyn, NY. There, Dorianna yearns to build a new identity, but the popular Lacey bullies her—mostly for getting attention from her ex, Ander.

Ander takes Dorianna to Coney Island where Wilson, a videographer, creates a stunning compilation of her. She dreams of being an online sensation, as she’s never even had a birthday party, and vows she’d give anything to go viral. Wilson claims he’s the Prince of Darkness and offers her the beauty and fame, even love she’s dreamed of—warning her that a pledge has its downsides. Dorianna has no idea of how dire those consequences might be.

She’s thrust into the spotlight, and an incomprehensible nightmare. Not only is she prettier, she’s gaining harmful powers of manipulation. When her dark forces grow beyond anything she can control, she’s desperate but clueless as to how to stop them.

My Thoughts on the Book
Pictures of Dorianna was almost like a Faustian Gossip Girl retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Although I found Dorianna's complaining a bit repetitive at times, the novel illustrates how power can corrupt and fame isn't always what you wish for. I might add that I really liked the character Bailey for some reason.


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