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Reality Gold (The Shifting Reality Collection Book 1)

Tiffany Brooks

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Reality Gold (The Shifting Reality Collection Book 1)

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“Reality Gold” is a fast, fun read. I was surprised by how well-written it was given that it is a debut novel. The novel throws you right in to the action and doesn’t let off the accelerator.

The book is a bit predictable but the characters make up for what is lacking in the plot department. The main character, Riley, is looking for a way to escape from what she thought was a tough life by signing on to a reality TV show. The book takes you along for the ride of being a contestant on the show through the various characters. Just like the shows that inspired the book, you learn to love and hate certain characters as the plot progresses.

As I said, the characters drive the story more than the plot. As the characters’ behaviors and actions are revealed, your view of them changes and keeps you guessing about their motives and drives you to want to finish the book.

The most interesting character, as you might imagine, is the most fully-developed main character—Riley. Her experiences on the TV show open her eyes to the experiences and lives of others that she seems to have been completely sheltered from in her pre-show life. She grows and learns from others’ experiences and gains a better perspective on her own life that quickly wears the annoying, whiny edges off of her character.

Overall, if you enjoy character-driven, YA novels, this one is a fun read. If you enjoy a thick, twisting plot, maybe look elsewhere.

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