I'd actually started Kill the Boy Band before picking up Ugly Love, but had set it aside to read Ugly Love because of a due date situation. So, once I finished Ugly Love and came back to it, I was quickly finished.
I liked Kill the Boy Band, which surprised me. I mean, yes, I'd picked it up to read so I must have thought I'd like it on some level, but it isn't the sort of book that usually calls to me. I'd seen a blurb about it and half thought, "Interesting" and the other half, "Kind of stupid," so I wasn't really sure which way it'd go.
Kill the Boy Band is told in first person by a die hard fan of The Ruperts, the latest phenom boy band. She is friends with three other Strepurs (Ruperts fans), each of whom has a favorite of the four and each with her one peculiar quirks. Over Thanksgiving weekend, they go in on a hotel room together in the hotel where The Ruperts are staying while giving a concert in New York. When one of them has an unexpected encounter with her favorite Rupert, things get out of hand.
It's part fangirl chaos, part thriller and part a hard look at fan dome. One of its blurbs says, "hilarious," but I have to say I don't agree with that. There were a couple of funny bits, but it was much more thriller/train wreck watching than hilarious. Still, it was a train wreck I was wanting to see through. I couldn't wait to read what was going to happen next for most of the book.
I've never been a huge celebrity follower (although I've gotten super geeky about some things - Harry Potter comes to mind and I was an adult then). I've only really had one celebrity fascination it wasn't/isn't enough that I've gone to a con even, so I can't say I've felt what these girls feel. I've never cared that passionately and it was a bit surprising to see. I think it's fairly realistic in that regard, considering some of the celebrity following I have noticed.
At any rate, it was an interesting and different sort of read. I'm not sure it'd appeal to all, but I liked it.