Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lola's Blog Tours Book Tour: The Girl On Camera

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This is my stop during the blog tour for The Girl on Camera by Morgan Dun-Campbell. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 6 till 26 August. See the tour schedule here.

The Girl on CameraThe Girl on Camera
By Morgan Dun-Campbell
Genre: Thriller
Age category: New adult, Adult
Release Date: March 14, 2018

Reality TV is about to get real...

"Are you ready to win the heart of the nation? Compete with seven other contestants for the cash prize? Change your life forever?"

Twenty-six-year old Rory Stevens is thrilled to be selected as one of eight contestants for new reality show: The Retreat.

However, on the second day of filming - during a televised broadcast from the show's host - all power shuts off with no explanation: leaving the contestants, quite literally, in the dark.

Completely stranded, it is now up to Rory and her seven companions to figure out what is happening.

And then one of them disappears...

For fans of Naomi Alderman, Dave Eggers and John Marrs.

You can find The Girl on Camera on Goodreads

You can buy The Girl on Camera on Amazon

Review:  I don't think I've really watched a reality show since the first few seasons of The Real World. So yeah, not a fan of that type of tv, yet this book really attracted my attention, because the nature of the entertainment, I could definitely see that happening.

I liked Rory, except I kept getting a visual of Amy Pond's husband in Doctor Who. I could understand her motives, and wanting to do something different with her life. She's trying to decide what she wants to do with her life. That's how she ends up replying to the email for The Retreat.

I really liked the other characters. They definitely felt like real players in show, even though I've never watched anything like that myself. Mariah was totally nasty, Freddie was more than he appeared to be. Carl was nice in an unexpected way.  Everyone's personality fit into what you'd expect to find on a reality show.

When Jess, a less stable cast member turns up missing after a revelation and a loss of power things start to get really weird.

This wasn't a thriller in the sense that you were on the edge of your seat, but there was enough strangeness and stuff to make you question what in the heck is really going on to keep you interested.

The mystery was solid and it paints a picture of why these shows are popular and that speaks volumes of what society is becoming. Its kind of a sad picture too.

The ending was not what I was expecting either, and that was part of why the book is so good.

Rating: 5 flowers

Morgan Dun-CampbellAbout the Author:
Morgan Dun-Campbell lives in London. She has an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing and Publishing, has participated in two Arvon literary writing courses, and has worked as an intern for numerous publishing houses, including Penguin Random House and Bloomsbury. The Girl on Camera is her first novel.

You can find and contact Morgan Dun-Campbell here:
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Amazon

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Girl on Camera. Five winners will each win a prize bundle including a signed copy of the book The Girl on Camera, a bookmark, and a small box of Celebrations. Giveaway is UK and US only.

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