The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

This book is a backlist book that I’ve loved for the longest time! Whenever I have time, I give this book a re-read, because the story is so well done, and the characters so relatable, that I couldn’t get sick of this book if I tried!

Author: Jim Brown

Overall Score: 💖💖💖💖💖

Ok, so I am honestly kicking myself for not having posted about this book before. It’s one of my very favorite books, and I will read it over and over. I hope I do this book justice with this review. And I hope you love it as much as I do.

Casey has been invited to appear on a reality show. The show, ironically enough, is called 24/7. The contestants are filmed at all times, and is set on an island. The trees even have cameras, so it’s impossible to go anywhere on the island without being on camera.

Casey is a last minute arrival to the group, but she refused to turn down the opportunity because of one thing: her daughter. The winner of this survivor-type reality show gets a million dollars and his or her heart’s desire. Casey’s desire is for her daughter to receive a very expensive surgery.

On Casey’s first day on the show, they meet in the voting room to receive the rules of the game. Suddenly the entire crew gets sick and drops dead. A voice comes out of the speakers…”I am Control.” Control tells the players that instead of voting along with America on who leaves the island, they will be voting on who dies.

Fortunately, all is not lost. Each player has a unique puzzle that, if solved, will give the player up to 5 stones that the player can use to negate up to 50% of the vote against him or her.

Casey is literally fighting for her own life in order to fight for her daughter’s.

I give this book 5 💖’s because the author tells this story in such a way that the reader is invested from the very beginning. The reader is given people to love, people to hate, and people to love to hate. Once I start reading this book, it’s almost impossible to put down until I have reached the closure. Whether that closure is in the beginning, middle or end, I’ll leave up to you. I recommend this book highly and really hope you give it a chance. Please let me know below if you’ve read it or if you’re adding it to your TBR list. I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time, bookworms!

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