Review – Reality No-Show by Kiersten White

POSTED ON December 20, 2016 BY Austine IN Book Review

Review – Reality No-Show by Kiersten White
Reality No-Show
by Kiersten White
Series: ReMade #1.6
Published on October 19, 2016 by Serial Box Publishing
Format: eBook
Pages: 46
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Teddy, a teenage heart-throb and reality TV star, is used to being followed by cameras and waking up in strange beds with strange girls. But robot cameras with no operators, beds made of plastic, and girls that have no desire to be in bed with him? That he very unused to. Suddenly trapped in a weird alt-version of his own life – with a rare definitively non-fangirl – the teen star seeks questions, and a way out.

You live. You love. You Die. Now RUN. ReMade is a thrilling sci-fi adventure that will take readers past the boundaries of time, space, and even death.

This is the 6th episode of ReMade, a 15-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Kiersten White.

ReMade Season One: In one moment the lives of twenty-three teenagers are forever changed, and it’s not just because they all happen to die. “ReMade” in a world they barely recognize – one with robots, space elevators, and unchecked jungle – they must work together to survive. They came from different places, backgrounds, and families, and now they might be the last people on earth. Lost meets The Maze Runner in this exciting serial adventure.

Knight's Judgment
Writing Style

You know, I was FINALLY getting used to this story and the style in which it’s told. But clearly that was the best time to throw everyone for a loop and bring in NEW characters because obviously there weren’t enough.

I both liked and disliked this episode. For starters, it’s focusing on these new people but the story didn’t seem like it would connect to the others, as though there are now two timelines running through this universe that may or may not intersect. which had me constantly wondering what was really going on. Considering how annoyed I am with the lack of information to-date, this kind of sucks because I was hoping that maybe this episode would pick up where the last left off and move the story away from that cliffhanger from episode 5.

Teddy was… interesting. He was a reality show actor and thinks he’s going to go insane. Real positive outlook there. Which makes the entire scene he wakes up to something he believes his imagination conjured up. It was an interesting take on the new world and this scene didn’t make any sense to me. He and the other character, Inez, are supposed to act out scenes from his show but… why? What does it have to do with anything???

I think Inez was my favorite character of the two, possibly the series so far. She’s pretty freaking awesome. And so very different from Teddy so the dynamic between them really worked

But getting back to the random story. This episode felt like it didn’t belong. Especially with how the previous episodes have been set out, following the same timeline and bringing each character to the forefront but not randomly so after the first episode. Though this episode was good, I’m not sure how I feel if the next few continue like this.

So far I think this has been my favorite episode. The pace is quick and the characters diverse and interesting. And even though it caused more confusion than not, the new direction offered a different take on the story that I appreciated, breaking things up a bit. Once more, this series left me with more questions than answers, double this time with the whole new story and wondering how it will connect past the ending scene. I mean, it is going to connect more than that… right?

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2 responses to “Review – Reality No-Show by Kiersten White

  1. I found the first installment of this series at Goodwill and I was wondering if it was worth reading…but it looks like it is!
    Do you need to read all the episodes together? I’m guessing?

    • Yeah you definitely want to read them in order and probably back-to-back since they’re so short. It’s confusing enough even doing that, let alone attempting to read them randomly