Introducing the Latest Release in Young Adult Fiction,
RISING STAR, Now Available !


RISING STAR is this year’s must-read young adult novel

The highly anticipated YA novel is the first in THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART SERIES from debut YA author Michele Kwasniewski.

Best Young Adult Fiction Novel Rising Star

About RISING STAR, a New Young Adult Novel

In the first book in THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART series, RISING STAR, fifteen-year-old Dani Truehart is living a life that is not quite her own. On the brink of discovery, doubts begin to creep into Dani’s mind as she questions her own desire for fame. She wonders whether she can trust the motivations of the adults who are driving her forward.

Isolated from her life at home and trying to stay apace with her demanding schedule, Dani struggles to find her voice as an artist and stay connected to those she loves. Finding herself unprepared to handle the pressures of her future singing career, Dani’s debut album and future stardom are at risk of falling apart.


While [Rising Star] is an obvious must-read for its YA audience, I think you will love it if you once were a teenage girl (I was not) or parent to one (I was).

J. Perez-Gillespie

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Such a great read!! Looking forward to book 2, I’m hooked!!

Suzi M.

April 13, 2021 – Hello fellow booklovers, I have another book review for you guys today. I have to say that I have been reading a lot of books that are a little bit out of my comfort zone lately. But this one felt right up my alley. I have always been intrigued by the entertainment industry, how a pop star is made, all the effort and hard work it takes… and this book has a lot about that, and so much more..

Rising Star by Michele Kwasniewski

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My first 5 star rating of the year and one I wasn’t expecting.
This book was really good at portraying the life of a pop star, from the early stages of her career to her road to making it big. We live it all through the eyes of Dani our main protagonist. her struggles, her dealings with an more than oportunistic mother who just wanted money and fame vicariously through her daughter.. and you will be thankful you’re not Dany let me tell you… it’s hard hitting, their relationship.. always pushing her, and pushing her and with less than good intentions.
We see her trying hard to mantain her relationships and how it’s quite a difficult task, due to long hours, tigh schedules and just simply being too tired to reach out..

We also see how important it is to have important people on your corner helping you deal with it all and supporting you as best they could by understanding your absence in a way.

It’s easy to see the background and research the author had on the entertainment industry.. You can feel the effort one has to go through to reach stardom.
The character development on this book is top of the line, it only enriches the story.

It starts a little on the slow side but once it picks up you’ll fly through it, it’s easy to read and very engrossing which I appreciate a lot because that’s what I’m looking for these days, to be taking out from my reality for a while.
Thank you to the author for gifting me with this book and I’m looking forward to reading more from her.

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