Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Blonde Book Review

I have a rather fascinating book that has a new spin on a "What If" theory. This is by no means a true story but, what if Marilyn Monroe was really a spy? Check out The Blonde written by Anna Godbersen and find out!
At the height of the Cold War, Marilyn Monroe was the most infamous woman in the world. But what if she was also a secret Soviet spy? 
In 1947, a young, unknown Norma Jeane Baker meets a mysterious man in Los Angeles who transforms her into Marilyn Monroe, the star. Twelve years later he comes back for his repayment, and Marilyn is given her first assignment from the KGB: uncover something about JFK that no one else knows.

But a simple job turns complicated when Marilyn falls in love with the bright young President, and learns of plans to assassinate Kennedy. More than anything, Marilyn wants to escape her Soviet handlers and save her love—and herself. Desperate, ruthless and brilliant, what she does next will leave readers reeling.

From New York Times bestselling author Anna Godbersen comes a whip-smart re-imagining of the life of Marilyn Monroe, set in a world of silver screen glamour and political intrigue. At once a crackling portrayal of Old Hollywood, an intimate portrait of the larger-than-life star, and a cat-and-mouse thriller, The Blonde is history rewritten as it could have—and might have been.
This was a really good story! I know I say that about several books, but you REALLY, REALLY want to read this one. It's an alternate story of what if Marilyn Monroe was a Russian spy and was told to get close to Kennedy and lots of other goodies in the book.
This is one huge roller coaster of a ride and the action never stops, it keeps going and surprising you with where things go when you thought you already knew. Of course, the final outcome can't be changed, as Kennedy was shot and killed but it's the story leading up to it that will keep you biting your nails to the end, even though you know the ending, at least for Kennedy you do, not so for Marilyn.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley, California and moved to New York to attend Barnard College. After graduating she worked in the literary department of Esquire magazine, where she also wrote book reviews. Her debut novel was the first installment of the bestselling LUXE series for young adults, which she followed with the BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS series. THE BLONDE, to be published by Weinstein in May 2014, is her first book for grownups. She lives in Brooklyn.


trishaboo said...

I think Marilyn Monroe would have known something. I think she was very intelligent and was very misunderstood. She could not show what was real.

Neshii S Smith said...

Absolutely. She was very open but she had a lot of secrets she took to the grave.

Gala said...

Yes, she did. She wasn't naive or stupid at all

Anita Yancey said...

I do believe that Marilyn Monroe knew something, and I think she was killed because of it.


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I too think she was much more intelligent than most people gave her credit for

Denise said...

Did she know something? Sure. She was close to a president, after all. Did it have anything to do with her fate? I doubt it.