First I will be posting my review, and then I'll add in the Scavenger Hunt post and Rafflecopter form again, so be sure to scroll to the end!
Gateway to Reality review
Author: Becca J. Campbell
5 out of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Speculative Fiction
Reading Level: New Adult (references works written to appeal to ages 18 – 23)
Recommended for: People who enjoy a mind-trip of a story
Trigger Warnings: Violence and destruction, assault on a woman
My Thoughts: The idea behind this book really appeals to me. I frequently have very vivid dreams, dreams that feel more real to me than reality. I recall one when I realized I was starting to wake up where I actually grabbed onto another person in the dream and begged them to help me stay in the dream world! So, the idea of the sort of dream world that Wes experiences... it appealed to me.
This book is often really trippy. That fact that so much of it reminded me of some of the crazy-vivid dreams I've had in the past freaked me out at times. But I really enjoyed it overall. I was a little bothered by the fact that there was no resolution to the Brune/Destructives issue, but it didn't take away from the enjoyment of the story—and I remind myself that not everything in life is neatly resolved, either.
If you like a story that will seriously twist your mind, you will enjoy Gateway to Reality. There is really no easy way to explain it; you simply have to experience it. So do so today!
Blog Tour and Blog Stops: I have several blog posts associated with this book. Each will be linked here (on sites where formatting allowed; if you are not reading this on one of those sites, please visit my blog, Now is Gone, a link to which is in my profiles on all sites).
Cover Reveal: I posted a cover reveal for this book on January 22, 2013
Blog Blitz: I hosted Becca J. Campbell for a Blog Blitz on March 26, 2013
Scavenger Hunt Schedule: I posted up the schedule for the Scavenger Hunt on March 30, 2013
Scavenger Hunt: My stop on the Scavenger Hunt will be April 12, 2013, which will also feature this review and the Rafflecopter form for the giveaway (also on the Blog Blitz post)
Disclosure: I received an e-book ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review, and am taking part in the blog tour. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: Talented artists shouldn’t be waiting tables, scraping by, and living mediocre lives. But that’s exactly what art school graduate Wes Teague is doing.
Then he wakes from a bizarre dream, haunted by the sense that his life isn't real. A harrowing truth presents itself—the real world lies in his dreams, not when he's wide awake.
The dream world he enters each night is rich and vibrant. Chicago appears the same on the surface, but chaos runs rampant as gravity, physics, and other laws of nature become fluid, changing unexpectedly. There, Wes's parents, brother, and sister are strangers. His girlfriend Emily doesn’t recognize him. Wes longs to return, to unlearn the truth about his dual reality.
Wes would sacrifice almost anything to get back to blissful ignorance in a false world.
But now he has feelings for the real Emily.
SCAVENGER HUNT Schedule and CLUE!
The Scavenger Hunt Blog Tour
You can enter the giveaway now, but to really amp up your odds at snatching one of these prize packs, check out each site along the blog tour.
April 1st Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Reviews
April 2nd The Peasants Revolt
April 3rd Catharsis of the Bogue
April 4th The Pen and Whisk
April 5th Write for Life
April 6th S.M. Boyce
April 8th Paranormal Lounge
April 9th Lisa Is a Bookworm
April 10th Jade Kerrion
April 11th Paper Book Princess
April 12th Now is Gone
April 13th Worlds Away Book Blog
April 15th FU Only Knew
April 17th Sarcasm and Lemons
April 18th Brandon R. Luffman
Your Eleventh Clue
Wes visits many worlds in the Existence. Here’s your challenge in this scavenger hunt:
Collect the names of the fifteen worlds in Gateway to Reality (one will be revealed each day).
Following the schedule above, collect a world name at each stop, and when you have them all, plug that list of 15 worlds into the giveaway below to win a BONUS TEN ENTRIES.
HERE’S YOUR ELEVENTH WORLD: Free Fall
Continue with your hunt tomorrow at Worlds Away Book Blog. Good luck!