Social media pervades every aspect of our lives... including fiction! The plots of these novels hinge on social media and the internet.
Akhtar, Amina, author
"Fashion editor Anya St. Clair is on the verge of greatness. Her wardrobe is to die for. Her social media is killer. And her career path is littered with the bodies of anyone who got in her way. She's worked hard to get where she is, but she doesn't have everything. Not like Sarah Taft. Anya's obsession sits one desk away. Beautiful, stylish, and rich, she was born to be a fashion world icon. From her beach-wave blonde hair to her on-trend nail art, she's a walking editorial spread. And Anya wants to be her friend. Her best friend. Her only friend. But when Sarah becomes her top competition for a promotion, Anya's plan to win her friendship goes into overdrive. In order to beat Sarah she'll have to become her. Friendly competition may turn fatal, but as they say in fashion: One day you're in, and the next day you're dead"--Dust jacket flap.
Weiner, Jennifer, author
Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn't spoken one word to Drue in all this time - she doesn't even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media - so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless. Drue was always the one who had everything - except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne's no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She's built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion.
Harms, Kelly, author
As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years. With her celebrity dog and gorgeous fiancé, she is planning the ultimate virtual wedding--expensive, elaborate, and entirely paid for by sponsors. But off-camera, her world is far from picture-perfect. After being jilted by her fiancé and faking her nuptials to please her sponsors, Mia finally has had enough. She heaves her phone off a cliff, ready to live--and maybe find love-- offline for a change.
Barber, Kathleen, author
Audrey Miller has an enviable new job at the Smithsonian, a body by reformer Pilates, an apartment door with a broken lock, and hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers to bear witness to it all. Having just moved to Washington, DC, Audrey busies herself impressing her new boss, interacting with her online fan base, and staving off a creepy upstairs neighbor with the help of the only two people she knows in town: an ex-boyfriend she can't stay away from and a sorority sister with a high-powered job and a mysterious past. But Audrey's faulty door may be the least of her security concerns. Unbeknownst to her, her move has brought her within striking distance of someone who's obsessively followed her social media presence for years--from her first WordPress blog to her most recent Instagram Story. No longer content to simply follow her carefully curated life from a distance, he consults the dark web for advice on how to make Audrey his and his alone. In his quest to win her heart, nothing is off-limits--and nothing is private.
Angelo, Megan, author
Orla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead-end job, writing clickbait about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Then Orla meets Floss--a striving, wannabe A-lister--who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they dream about. So what if Orla and Floss's methods are a little shady--and sometimes people get hurt? Their legions of followers can't be wrong. Thirty-five years later, in a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past. Despite her massive popularity---twelve million loyal followers--Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on-screen. When she learns that her whole family history is based on a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks.
Medeiros, Teresa, 1962-
After having a successful first novel, an Oprah pick no less, Abby Donovan's discovered that fame can be fleeting. Her publicist urges her to sign up with Twitter and start connecting with her fans through that medium. Then Abby connects with "college professor" Mark Baynard who shows her the ropes and soon a strong connection forms between the two. While Mark's touring the world, Abby begins to realize she may have met Mr. Right. That is until the truth about who Mark really is comes to light.
Brazier, Eliza Jane, author
Sera loves true crime podcasts. When Rachel, her favourite podcast host, goes missing, Sera knows it's time to act. Rachel has always taught her to trust her instincts. Sera follows the clues hidden in the episodes to an isolated ranch outside Rachel's small hometown to begin her search. The more Sera digs into this unfamiliar world, the more off things start to feel. Because Rachel is not the first woman to vanish from the ranch, and she won't be the last.
Rorick, Kate, 1978- author
It was the Mommy Meltdown seen around the world! Quinn Barrett's Instagram-perfect life turns inside out when her sons refuses to wear his handcrated costume to the Little Wonders Preschool Happy Halloween Parade and Dance Party. She loses it - complete with stomping, screaming, and costume destruction galore. Not her best day. And caught on viral video. Yep, "Halloween Mom" is now internet famous. The posting culprit: tattooed, blue-haired West Coast transplant Daisy McGulch Stone, out of place in the posh New England town and unable to blend with the other perfect mommies of Little Wonders Preschool. While she couldn't care less about organic snacks (paleo preferred) or the winter quarters of the Little Wonders chickens, she's not about to admit she's the one who accidentally brought Quinn's worst moment to the entire world - she'd be kicked out of town! But when Quinn and Daisy find themselves unlikely cohorts in the fight for Little Wonders Parent Association supremacy, they also discover they have more in common than they expected... but the internet is forever. Can Quinn live down her new reputation? And how far will Daisy go to keep the truth from coming to light?
Orenstein, Hannah, author
Eliza Roth and her sister Sophie co-own a jewelry shop in Brooklyn. One night, after learning of an ex's engagement, Eliza accidentally posts a photo of herself wearing a diamond ring on that finger to her Instagram account beloved by 100,000 followers. Sales skyrocket, press rolls in, and Eliza learns that her personal life is good for business. So she has a choice: continue the ruse or clear up the misunderstanding. With mounting financial pressure, Eliza sets off to find a fake fiancé. Fellow entrepreneur Blake seems like the perfect match on paper. And in real life he shows promise, too. He would be perfect, if only Eliza didn't feel also drawn to someone else. But Blake doesn't know Eliza is "engaged"; Sophie asks Eliza for an impossible sum of money; and Eliza's lies start to spiral out of control. She can either stay engaged online or fall in love in real life. Written with singular charm and style, Love at First Like is for anyone growing up and settling down in the digital age.
Lotz, Sarah, author
A quiet bookseller learns that his family has been keeping secrets about his uncle, and begins searching for the truth with the help of an online community of armchair detectives dedicated to matching missing-persons cases with unidentified bodies.
Smythe, J. P. (James P.), 1980-
ClearVista is used by everyone and can predict anything. It's a daily lifesaver, predicting weather to traffic to who you should befriend. Laurence Walker wants to be the next President of the United States. ClearVista will predict his chances. It will predict whether he's the right man for the job. It will predict that his son can only survive for 102 seconds underwater. It will predict that Laurence's life is about to collapse in the most unimaginable way.
Christopher, Andie J., author
Jack Nolan is a gentleman, a journalist, and a would-be investigative reporter. Due to a combination of good looks and lucky (or unlucky?) breaks, he's become the how-to guy for a buzzy, internet media company instead of covering hard-hitting politics. Fed up with his fluffy job and the app-based dating scene as well, he reluctantly agrees to write an article on how to lose a girl in two weeks. Easier said than done when the subject of his experiment is Hannah Mayfield, and he's not sure he wants to lose her... Hannah is an extremely successful event planner who's focused on climbing the career ladder. Her firm is one of the most prestigious in the city, and she's determined to secure her next promotion. She's made a name for herself as the go-to Girl Friday for any event that's likely to get raucous. But the somewhat prickly Hannah has a bit of an image problem: she needs to prove to her boss that she has range, including dreaded, romantic wedding receptions, if she wants a corner office. When she meets Jack, he seems like the perfect man to test her romance knowledge on. Little does she know, he also has an ulterior motive.
Kelk, Lindsey, author
Follows a young woman who makes a promise to the boy next door but wonders what will happen to that promise when he never comes back.
Lloyd, Ellery, author
"A ... suspense debut about an ambitious influencer mom whose soaring success threatens her marriage, her morals, and her family's safety." -- Publisher's description.
Tschida, Sam, 1979-, author
When Mia wakes up in a Long Beach hospital with a head wound, she knows everything there is to know about the Kardashian-Jenner family but almost nothing about herself. Instagram tells her that she lives in a Millennial-pink duplex that would make Kylie Jenner jealous. As Mia works backward through her Instagram to figure out who she really is - and find anyone who knows anything about her - she discovers an ugly truth buried within her perfect social media image. Is it too late to undo her lies online and become an IRL good person?
Maher, Stephen, 1965- author
Candace Walker is thrilled when she lands a great new job at a hip Manhattan tech company and gets a brand-new iPhone. A week later, everything is at risk: Candace is the target of a mysterious harasser and an internet smear campaign. But Candace hasn't come this far - and gone to such lengths - to submit to what is happening to her without a fight.
Shraya, Vivek, 1981- author
Everyone talks about falling in love, but falling in friendship can be just as captivating. When Neela Devaki's song is covered by internet-famous artist Rukmini, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins. But as Rukmini's star rises and Neela's stagnates, jealousy and self-doubt creep in. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes, one career is destroyed, and the two women find themselves at the centre of an internet firestorm.
Reid, Kiley, author
Alix Chamberlain is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night. Seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, a security guard accuses her of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. Emira is furious and humiliated and Alix resolves to make it right.
Hibbert, Talia, author
Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relive all that career-driven tension. When big, brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it's an obvious sign: they are destined to sleep together. Dani's plan is simple, fake a relationship in public, and seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf's secretly a romantic.