Friday, February 27, 2015

Madeline Cain: Adventures In Fashion Review

Adventures in Fashion was all that but also a lot more! I had not read the first book but that wasn't a problem as this book can definitely hold its own. I didn't feel like I missed anything that made it impossible to read this second installment in this series but I will definitely be going back to read up on Emily's adventures in book one!

I was super intrigued by the way the book was written as a large majority of it was as if you were reading the main character's Facebook page and since we are such a social media obsessed society, I felt like it was very appropriate. It was admittedly a bit difficult to get used to at first but once I fell into a rhythm, it was very easy to read.

The story was interesting and kept me guessing because I could never anticipate what would happen next. I also had quite a few laughs over the things that happened and the posts that would appear on her Facebook wall. I especially liked how her mother would chime in every so often and somewhat unexpectedly at times.

I do enjoy Aussies so this book was definitely a pleasure since Madeline is an expat living in one of my favorite cities in the world. A cute and fun read that is sure to please!

Emily Craven was first inspired to placed pen to paper when she was 12, after she learnt her favourite author, Isobelle Carmody, began her first novel at 14. Emily finished two manuscripts while completing a Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics and Geophysics) at the University of Adelaide. So technically, she can claim to be an astrophysicist (stars), geophysicist (rocks) and writer (crazy). She writes YA fiction, Fantasy and non-fiction. Emily lives in Australia and yes, back when she was a teenager her high school had its own herd of Kangaroos. She's been to almost every continent (Africa being her weakness in continent-domination) and has the pretty photographs to prove it (though probably less professional than Madeline Cain...).

Unusual talents and hobbies include: Getting excited at the thought of sky diving (though if you try to attach her to the end of a bungee cord she will take you down with her). She loves belly dancing, singing, is a self-confessed Trekkie, and will never pass up a good bar of chocolate. If you put her anywhere in the vicinity of snow, she turns into a five year old.

Emily has a website and two blogs, one on writing ( and one on independent publishing and digital storytelling ( You can find her on Twitter @TheMadelineCain or on Facebook at