My review for
Lux and Lies
( Whitebird Chronicles # 1 )
5 out of 5 stars!
This book is so fantastic. I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to know what was going to happen. I even dreamed about it. Had to wake up and finish it. So took about two days of that.
Wren who is dying from cancer is offered a chance to get a cure when it becomes legal. But the catch is she has to pretend she’s some famous actress Sloan Lux who died. And VidaCorp doesn’t want that information leaked out to the public. Because there is an upcoming realality show that will be starting. So does Wren take it and make changes to herself and become someone else to live?
Wren decides to make that deal and that’s when things become so crazy that she begins to wonder if she can pull this off. With Hutton who was sort of friends with Sloan and her P.A. Wren begins to learn how to become Sloan. With Sloan’s on again and off again boyfriend Roman helping out they prefect Wren.
Then there is Bode head of security who is there to protect her so the new realality show goes off without any problems. However with the gang Whitebirds trying to stop vidacorp from making the cure legal. Which is Bode’s brother Hazen’s company and also who owns the realality show. Beau who is a presidential candidate who wants to push to legalize the cure and is on the realality show as well with Wren/Sloan.
Basically this book is so awesome because it has a twist that I didn’t see coming towards the end. One that thinks oh wait a minute, I want more.
I liked all the characters in some way or another.
Lux and Lies
by Meg Collett
Publication date: May 2nd 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult
Mr. Robot meets UnReal in a story of celebrities and anarchists, reality shows and evil corporations, romance and self-discovery.
Nineteen-year-old Wren Iver is nothing more than a dying girl with cancer, but when megastar Sloan Lux dies right before filming starts on the year’s most anticipated reality show, producers scramble to secretly replace her—with Wren. She’s swept into Hollywood and promised a cure by VidaCorp, the nation’s richest bioengineering corporation, for simply replacing Lux. It’s a deal Wren can’t refuse.
The decision could get her killed, because she isn’t the only cast member with ulterior motives
The Whitebirds, a social anarchist group, has infiltrated the show, and they’ll stop at nothing to use Sloane Lux’s fame to derail VidaCorp’s efforts to legalize their controversial, life-changing drug—a drug that might kill more people than it saves. Caught in the middle of a game between a powerful corporation and ruthless anarchist group, Wren will do anything to survive.
Will Wren secure the drug she needs to survive, or will she become another casualty in the anarchists’ fight against VidaCorp?