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A ticket to luxury . . . or a one-way trip to the underworld?

A ticket to luxury . . . or a one-way trip to the underworld?

It's a simple twist of fate that catapults Australian teenager Lucie Rees from her ordinary life in an ordinary town to a strange, exciting job in Paris as friend to ultra-famous but troubled young pop star Arizona Kingdom. But it is more than a simple twist of fate that will see Lucie entangled in mysterious happenings that soon put her and Arizona in terrible danger.

Who can she trust? Will the holiday of a lifetime in Paris turn into her last days on earth?


It's a joy ride through Paris, French cuisine and teenage romance.

Herald Sun

With strong characters and intriguing plot played out against stunning Parisian locations, Pop Princess is a satisfying and suspenseful read. Continual twists and turns make it impossible to know who to trust … Recommended.

Sun Herald

Romance, intrigue and a fairytale ambience make this book, the second by Isabelle Merlin, a must-have for girls of lower secondary age.

Fran Knight, Magpies

Wow! What a book. I really enjoyed this book; in fact I read it twice. There were so many twists and turns and every time I tried to guess how it would pan out, something completely different occurred . . . There were so many occasions throughout the book where I was holding my breath and then heaving with a sigh of relief.

Erin, age 14, Random House Book Buddies Club

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    February 2, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    336 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    February 1, 2012

    RHA eBooks Child

    336 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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