Book Review: The Tokyo Cover Girls by Jackie Amsden

Hey my lovelies, the second non spoiler book review of this week is the one and only The Tokyo Cover Girls by Jackie Amsden. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Title: The Tokyo Cover Girls
Author: Jackie Amsden
Publisher: Jackie Amsden
Pub. Date: May 1st 2016
Date Read:  9th September 2016
Pages: 449
Rating:  4/5 stars
Goodreads Summary: New York has Jacobs, Paris has Chanel, Milan has Versace and Tokyo has . . . Hello Kitty toilet plungers? With its cute-obsessed catalogue and magazine market, anyone who is anyone knows that modeling in Japan means being at the bottom of the fashion industry. Blake, Jess, and Hailey are doing their best to survive yet another casting where pigtails and toddler-impressions are a must when they stumble upon the opportunity of a lifetime. The prestigious Satsujin company has selected them to compete for a campaign that will transform the winner from commercial nobody to haute couture superstar faster than you can say Vogue Italia.
Of course, nothing is ever what it seems in the fashion world. Just ask all those dead girls . .


Tokyo Cover Girls follows three girls who moved to Japan for modelling for the summer. Except nothing is ever what it seems. The models know that this world is both backstabbing and ruthless, but don't know the full extent people are willing to go for some good entertainment. It also delved deep into the world of Japanese gaming and gangs. The girls find out they are being put into a competition where only one can win the chance to be the international face of a women's fashion company, ensuring their faces on the cover of British, Italian and French vogue. Only these challenges they face in the competition are a lot more conniving than they thought. 

Jess, Hailey and Blake are our main characters, each with their distinct personalities, in my head I categorized them as Hailey the naive, Blake the bitch and Jess the perfectionist. Another good thing is that from the writing alone, you could tell whose point of view you were reading. 

You can definitely tell that the author, Jackie Amsden, is writing this all from her personal experience as there are definitely little notes of realism in there that most books don't usually have. The writing was very good and fit the tone of the book perfectly. I especially loved the pace of the book, as there were definitely a lot of craziness going on.  


In conclusion, I really enjoyed it and would read any more books that come out in the series. 


I would recommend this to anyone who loves mysteries and/or the japanese modelling industry and culture (so much kawaii in this book)

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Jackie Amsden worked as a fashion model in China, Japan, and Taiwan before retiring at the age of eighteen after one too many agent threats, nude photo shoot requests, and self-loathing-induced Pocky binges. If you’d like to learn more about her decent into the darker side of Asia’s candy-coated modeling industry sign up for free installments of her upcoming memoir and get updates about the sequel to The Tokyo Cover Girls at

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A huge thank you to both Xpresso Book Tours and to Jackie Amsden for allowing me to read and review The Tokyo Cover Girls. 

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