Right off the bat, something is not right with Nikki - er, Em's - life, even after being put in the body of a supermodel. Brandon Stark still wants to get back together with Nikki, being ex-boyfriend and all, but things instantly spiral down a little bit since Em was already in love with someone. Someone who hates Stark Enterprises with a burning passion, which is Nikki Howard's basic job office. Not only that, at school, Em has to keep being pushed out of school because of her agent and can't seem to keep up her education, someone seems to be sending Justin Bay these emails saying she's Nikki (it's actually weirder than you think) and a whole ton of other conflicts that may make the book cluttered, but to me it's a good kind of cluttered.
The main conflict is her relationship with Christopher, who actually brings an all new wave of suspense to the series in this sequel. Though Em keeps saying how Stark Enterprises knows everything; like they're some sort of anti FBI that never shuts it's lights off, I never really believed in the importance of Em keeping her secret to Christopher, to the point where it sometimes got ridiculous. However, I was kind of forgiving when I found out where all these plot points were going. In short terms, this book has heart, and I mean unlike books like The Game and Heart of Dread, the heart is real and endlessly touching. There's a side story that started in Airhead about Em's sister Frida going out for cheerleading and I never really saw why her mother was completely against it, but Frida adds a certain emotional bite to the book that makes her stand out on her own and hopefully we can see her getting far in her dream. I was close to giving this a 3 and a half or perhaps even a 4, but the ending was just like the end of Catching a Sorcerer very debatable and discussion-worthy, maybe even more so. It also made me a little nervous to read the last instalment Runaway, but I will eventually.
If this series were to be made into a movie, Taylor Swift would probably be the best choice for Emerson Watts. I may perhaps be a good choice for Christopher, only my opinion. And the reason I think this would make a chick flick movie that stands out from the average is not just it's honesty, but it's addictive little mystery that will make you go, "Oh my god, why didn't I think of that before?"