Model Undercover: Paris by Carina Axelsson
I’ve loved a good sleuthing mystery since I was a little middle grade reader myself, which is why I jumped at the chance to review Model Undercover: Paris. I loved it! While I personally had a few issues in the start suspending belief that any 16 year old girl wouldn’t want to be a model (WHAT?!), I really loved the story. I enjoyed how dedicated Axelle was to her detective work and how resilient she was in the face of pressure to give up her dreams. The fast-paced cutthroat world of fashion during Paris fashion week makes a splendid backdrop for a mystery. The city itself is a great setting full of secret passageways and creepy catacombs. Of course, there are new friends, a cute boy, and clothes to die for. I highly recommend this book for fans of mystery, fashion, or just a fun story!
Model Undercover is out now from Sourcebooks! Get your copy here. And check out the next book Model Undercover: New York here
A Crime of Fashion…
Nancy Drew meets The Devil Wears Prada in the debut of this action-packed mystery series
Author Carina Axelsson, is a former professional model and draws her inspiration for this teen sleuth series from years of experience on the catwalk and a long time love ofScooby Doo.
Axelle Andersen wants nothing more than to be a teen-sleuth despite the influence of her pushy fashionista aunt, Venetia. So when top fashion designer Belle La Lune goes missing, and Aunt Venetia becomes a prime suspect, Axelle must go undercover as a model during Paris Fashion Week to uncover the truth behind Belle’s disappearance and clear her aunt’s name.
She’s thrust into a frenetic world of castings, photo shoots, and sequins, while struggling to fit in and track down clues. Can Axelle solve a kidnapping and survive the world of fashion?
With educational back matter that includes information about the fashion industry and a glossary of fashion terms, Model Undercover: Paris is a marriage of fashion and mystery that is perfect for aspiring fashionistas and teen sleuths alike.
About The Author:
Carina Axelsson Carina Axelsson is a writer, illustrator, and former model. She grew up in California with her Swedish father and Mexican mother. After high school, Carina moved to New York City to model, then on to Paris where she published her first book. She currently lives in in the forests of Germany with four dogs and a very large aquarium full of fish.