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An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it foreverOrla 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 wrongThirty 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 Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we ll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection Followers

About the Author: Megan Angelo

Megan has written about television, film, women and pop culture, and motherhood for publications including The New York Times where she helped launch city comedy coverage , Glamour where she was a contributing editor and wrote a column on women and television , Elle, The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, and Slate She is a native of Quakertown, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Villanova University She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her family FOLLOWERS is her first novel.

10 thoughts on “Followers

  1. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    What I should be doing homeworkWhat I wish I was doing reading a bookWhat I am doing scrolling through goodreads to findbooks to read

  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Sensational, futuristic, smart, entertaining, twisty, mind bending and surprising ARC reading I m about to slap myself because I waited at least three month to start this book and I let it drown at the bottom part of my growing NetGalley pile I think one day, they will send me glasses for my red rimmed eyes instead of future releasing yummy books all set to be devoured with two bites So welcome to the social media madness Eve

  3. Felicia Felicia says:

    From the first chapter, this book had me straightjacketed It snatched me up and held me rapt until the last word It s just, ugh, there is no word Oh wait, I got itIT S ELECTRIFYING using bad Danny Zuko John Travolta impression slinks away in shame Megan Angelo s writing is top notch.She has flawlessly woven a complex, multilayered and intelligent tale of the current state of social media and the dramatic effects it has on societ

  4. Julie Julie says:

    Followers by Megan Angelo is a 2020 Graydon House publication Dark, clever, and contemplative This is the second book I ve read recently that had a science fiction element For the record, it s not the outer space type of sci fi It has a dystopian flavor to it so basically, what qualifies it for the sci fi category is the futuristic setting For me this is a big change of pace since I normally prefer historical fiction As before, I w

  5. Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    3.5 stars Timely Thought provoking Relevant How many social media accounts do you have How many online sites do you trust How much of your personal information is online waiting to fall into the wrong hands Scary questions, right This book will make you rethink your online presence told through a fictional story of two friends who find themselves at the height of online stardom This was one big step outside my comfort zone I don t usu

  6. Paige Paige says:

    Followers is a timely debut novel about the power of social media, the internet, and technology It demonstrates the effect it has on our relationships and the damage that can be caused because of its influence Have our friendships and family dynamics changed because of the prominence of social media How has the internet changed us What is the purpose of social media, and who is accountable for what is promoted on our pages feeds society

  7. Norma Norma says:

    Absorbing, futuristic, relevant FOLLOWERS by MEGAN ANGELO is a fabulous, timely, smart, and electrifying tale that was quite the entertaining and captivating read Once I started reading it I was absolutely hooked and so intrigued in the futuristic aspect of this storyline and the dystopian atmosphere that I was flipping those pages as fast as I possibly could MEGAN ANGELO delivers an original, intelligent, creative, intense, and well writte

  8. Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    3.5 starsSocial media and our future with it terrifies me Megan Angelo has created a scary social media future here and has given us some things to think about She challenges some dark realities with our need to be seen, how dependent people are on followers, following and liking on social media and how that affects the vulnerabilities of everyone involved She shows us a bleak reality of social domination that left me wondering if it could hap

  9. Talon Talon says:

    Now that I have had a day to think about this one, I have decided that I did not love Followers nor did I hate it In fact I really loved the premise of the story itself It s what encouraged me to read the book in the first place as well as the cover When it was all said and done, I felt like what I had read was two episodes of Black Mirror crammed into one book The mediocre ones.Followers was lengthy and wordy There I said it It was I think the w

  10. Brandice Brandice says:

    Followers is a dual timeline story about the obsession and dangers of social media Never being off or away or checked out has its price Orla moves to NYC and dreams of being a successful writer In 2015, she meets Floss, who dreams of being a star Together they hatch a plan launching them into the world of fame, though things aren t always as they seem In 2051, Marlow is constantly on camera in the world she lives in, Constellation The network decid

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