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Sand, Sequins & Silicone

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I absolutely love Pia Mia and her music so I was super excited to find out she had a book coming out! Sand, Sequins & Silicone is about Princess who moved to LA to share her music and find real love but Hollywood wasn’t what she thought it would be. The book was such a light and easy read. It gives you a glimpse of the highs and lows of fame in the music industry. Thank you NetGalley and Wattpad WEBTOON Book Group for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Sand, Sequins & Silicone" offers a captivating blend of entertainment, inspiration, and practical wisdom. Pia Mia's genuine voice and diverse experiences make this book a standout in the genre of personal development. Whether you're a music aficionado, intrigued by the entertainment world, or simply seeking an empowering read, this book is sure to resonate with you.

This story is a gripping journey of self-discovery and resilience. Pia Mia's raw and honest storytelling takes readers through her struggles with body image, self-esteem, and the demanding entertainment industry. As she navigates these challenges, Pia Mia's narrative becomes a beacon of hope, inspiring readers to embrace their true selves and pursue their dreams unabashedly. Her story is a testament to the power of perseverance and self-belief, making "Sand, Sequins & Silicone" a captivating read for anyone seeking inspiration on their own path of self-discovery.

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Princess is a new upcoming artist in Hollywood trying to figure out fame, love, friendship, and everything else that can come with attention in that hectic industry.
It’s very detailed so you really get to know everything about everyone in the book. The writing isn’t the best, there are too many details and words explaining every thought and moment happening. The characters feel immature and surface level in my opinion. I do like how transparent the book is though. It gives a lot of good insight of the industry as Pia Mia said it is an auto biography.

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This book is the perfect summer read. I love Pia Mia so when I saw she was releasing her debut book I was like I need to have this. I absolutely loved it.

If you love a beach setting, coming of age, heartbreak, friendship and betrayals then this book is the one for you

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I just love that Pia wrote a book and this was so fun. Such a light and perfect summer read. The best book to share with a friend to take on a summer trip or to the beach.

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This was a cute read. I liked how the book peeled back the curtain and showed what its like to be a pop star working in the music industry. I found the time jumps to be a bit confusing and there were too many secondary characters but overall thought this was a fun, fast read!

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I truly really wanted to love this book, but it just did not live up for me. I think a lot of people will end up loving it, but it just fell flat for me.

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Pia Mia delivers a captivating debut novel with 'Sand, Sequins and Silicone,' offering readers an intimate glimpse into the highs and lows of fame in the music industry. Set against the backdrop of sunny Los Angeles, the story follows Princess as she navigates the complexities of stardom, friendship, and love in the glittering world of Hollywood.

From the outset, Princess's journey is both exhilarating and bittersweet, as she grapples with the pressures of fame while striving to stay true to herself. Pia Mia's insider perspective lends authenticity to the narrative, immersing readers in the fast-paced world of celebrity culture and the music industry.

The dynamics of Princess's relationships, both with her friends and with the enigmatic blue-eyed man who captures her heart, are beautifully depicted, adding depth and emotional resonance to the story. While the glamour of Hollywood shines brightly, the novel also explores the darker side of fame, delving into themes of loneliness, betrayal, and the quest for authenticity in a world defined by illusion.

I found myself drawn to Princess's journey of self-discovery and resilience, rooting for her as she navigates the challenges of fame and finds her own voice amidst the noise of the industry. While the spice may be light, the story is rich in heart and emotion, making it a compelling and engaging read from start to finish.

Overall, 'Sand, Sequins and Silicone' is a captivating tale that will appeal to fans of celebrity culture, romance, and music. Pia Mia's authentic voice and heartfelt storytelling shine through, making this novel a must-read for anyone looking for an insider's perspective on the realities of fame and the power of staying true to oneself. Thank you to Wattpad Webtoon Book Group for providing this book for review consideration via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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This is Pia’s debut novel, and it’s such a cute, fluffy, beach read, just in time for summer. I wasn’t sure what to expect when going into this, and was pleasantly surprised. This just left me happy, and was a fun escape from reality. Recommend to anyone looking for a beach read in time for summer!

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I thought this book was okay but it wasn’t my favourite. If I was to recommend this book to someone I would recommend it to someone who is trying to get into reading. This is because it is quite easy to follow

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You know how sometimes someone is spilling the tea and you can just TELL they are twisting the narrative to make themselves the sweet innocent victim and everyone else is the Big Evil Villion? This book read like that. I don't actually know who Pia Mia is, but a quick Google shared the fact that she would be asked to sing lullabies to friends at sleepovers, which comes up in the book, so I'm inclined to think there's aspects of this that are drawn from her experiences and I mean... this kinda feels like a diss-track in novel form. Who hurt you, Pia?

Characters: I don't trust a word out of Princess's mouth or a thought in her head, but I found her voice enjoyable. 7/10 (x2)

Atmosphere: The rising popstar vibe was REAL. 8/10 (x2)

Writing: There was a bit of time jumping that didn't feel smooth, and parts that read a bit awkwardly, but overall it was decent. 7/10 (x3)

Plot: Predictable, but not boring. 7/10

Intrigue: There wasn't any point where I didn't want to pick it back up, but I'm also not DYING for a sequel. 7/10

Logic: It all made sense, for being a dramatic overblown pop star story. 8/10.

Enjoyment: I enjoyed the ride. 8/10 (x3)

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC!

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I just reviewed Sand, Sequins & Silicone by Pia Mia. #SandSequinsSilicone #NetGalley. I normally like reading about Hollywood but I found this book really hard to get through. At first, I thought I missed the first couple of chapters and I went back and redownloaded it. Of course, I didn't. I also found there was too many characters. I found myself flipping back to see who that person was in relations to the main character. I normally would have DNF this book but since I received it as part of of #NetGalley, I felt compelled to finish it.

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First of all, I’m a fan of Pia Mia! I enjoyed reading this book because I feel like it gives me a glimpse of her Hollywood life specifically in the music industry. Her song keeps playing in my head while I read this, Princess and Touch if you know, you know! It reminds me a lot of my teen age years <3

But as a romance reader, I’ll give this book 4 stars. It’s doesn’t perfectly match my interest when it comes to romance books but hey! This is not bad for a debut novel. I’m not into celebrity life/gossip type of story but again, I’m a fan of the author that’s why it caught my interest and I am smiling at the ending of the book.

Also, I wanna know what happens next, I’m left hanging on the ending that’s why I only gave it 4 stars, but I think that’s what the next book is for! According to Pia Mia’s tiktok live this is a series and I can’t wait to read the next part of this book.

I also hope we get a point of view of her friends, I mean if they will be having their own story just like the other series that looks like interconnecting that would be so much fun.

I recommend this book if you want a light feel good novel, gossips, contemporary romance, music, betrayal, and friendship. I feel like this is more like a chick lit novel which is also one of my fav genre, there’s a little bit of spice and it’s perfectly balanced compared to those exaggerated “spicy romance” books that sometimes I hate because you learn nothing.

This is a good cleanser if you came from reading a heavy written novel or stories that are too much to handle.

I would still buy a physical copy of this book, if only I’m not having a hard time ordering it since I’m from the Southeast Asia. I badly want to pre-order the signed copies and I hope I’ll be able to get one.

I will be posting my book review too on my Booktok Account :)

Thank you so much NetGalley and Frayed Pages x Wattpad Books for the ARC! <3

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Thank you Pia Mia and Wattpad Webtown & Frayed pages for this ARC.

As someone that doesn’t get too involved in the entertainment industry, this books was very intriguing. I mostly follow relationship gossip when it comes time celebrities; to an extent. I go look and I don’t obsess. Although I know there are a lot of people out there that completely obsess over celebrity gossip and their life. So I can totally see why paparazzi is everywhere, not saying it’s okay. I do often think, gosh how awful that must be to have everyone watching your every move. The curiosity in this lifestyle is fascinating, so this story is intriguing.

As Pia Mia first romance novel, I would say it’s a fairly decent story. It’s very light easy read. If you’re looking for spice there’s not much in here but it’s not something that I feel was lacking or needed. For me the take away is mostly the consequences of fame rather than a love story. These elements were more interesting to me.

Will post review publicly closer to release.

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Thank you NetGalley/WattPad for providing an ARC of Sand, Sequins & Silicone

While I appreciate the premise of this book which highlights the reality of fame/stardom and what it’s like to first hand be a witness to how toxic Hollywood can be from the perspective of an up and coming starlet. I believe the author, Pia Mia, used a lot of her own life experiences when she was writing the book.

I found this very boring, it reads more like a teen/YA than an adult romance, the story did not capture my attention very well and I often found myself skimming through some for the dialog. The writing was honestly not for me, the characters were very surface level & lacked depth.

Overall 2⭐️.

I personally wouldn’t recommend this & I will not be continuing the series. But if you want a really quick, light fluffy read and enjoy the ins & outs of Hollywood, this might be for you!!

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Hollywood, fame, best friends, heartbreak, betrayal and excitement all in one book.

Sand Sequins Silicone
By @piamia is coming real soon.

This is Pia’s debut romance novel.
I honestly can’t believe she wrote a romance book.!

Sand, Sequins & Silicone is the most perfect summer read.

This world was so intoxicating, addictive to read, I couldn’t get enough of it. Princess world just completely captivate me from the first chapter.

I am someone who follows celebrities, musicians and to see an inside into this type of life was a real eye opening to these types of industry. It’s quite raw read at times. There is one particular time I did get a little teary. You feel the realness when reading it. Hence the high rating. I was completely pulled in and I love everything minute of it.

The spice is light, but it’s there and I wasn’t expect that at all if I’m honest. It was a nice surprise. As I love a spicy romance.
There is a bit of tension and build up for the next book. I can’t wait for it.
I’m actually kind of dying to read more of Win and Pia.

If you like….
🤍Summer romance
🩵Beach setting
🤍Coming of age
🩵Heart break
🩵Music industry
🤍Betrayals 💔

Make sure you read this book.


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I just couldn’t finish this, it was all over the place and the writing felt very amateur. I went to look up the author and began wondering if this was a real author or a ghost writer ? I don’t know but I just couldn’t get into it.

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Sands, Sequins, and Silicone by Pia Mia is the perfect beach read this summer. With a mix of romance, friendship, and the harsh realities of the music industry, this book will keep you entertained and wanting more. Princess's journey to success and finding true love will have you rooting for her every step of the way. Grab your sunglasses and a cold drink, because Sands, Sequins, and Silicone is the ultimate summer page-turner.

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a true insight into hollywood, influencers and fame from pia mia’s perspective through her alias “princess”

this book was well written, funny yet shows how fickle hollywood can be. the fact pia mia uses her own experiences of fame and hollywood really shows and makes the story even more realistic to the reader. from backstabbing friends, stalker fans to relationships falling apart this book is perfect for a summer read as it’s simple yet each page sucks you in deeper. overall for a debut novel and a first time author pia mia’s work really shined and i’m excited for her other works to come.

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A fun and easy read about a girl strugles with normal everyday things in a not so normal everyday life.

This book is the perfect summer read to just relax and dive in. The characters suck you into their life and make you see it all in your mind. I'm gonna reread this soon!

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