Monday, April 8, 2013

Gateway to Reality: Scavenger Hunt Blog Tour and Review!

Hello! Today I am hosting Becca J. Campbell for her Gateway to Reality Blog Tour. This tour is a little different since there is also a scavenger hunt included. You can get your Clue below, but first I'll post the blurb and my review!
The Blurb:
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.


The Review:
Gateway to Reality is an amazing read. There is so much here that makes you think twice about the world we live in.

Becca J. Campbell's world building is especially remarkable. The craziness of the "real world" is close to what we would associate as a dream and our main character quickly discovers that unexpected things happen quite often and the people in the Existence have to be ready for anything at any moment.

The main character is easy to relate with. He's just figuring out that everything he knows is flip-flopped.

The story is full of twists and turns and keeps you interested. I read this book very quickly because I had a hard time putting it down!

The science fiction aspect is awesome. There is a little mystery and romance. There is action and adventure. The book is very well-rounded, I'd say.

This book will challenge your mind and I can't wait to see more from the series. I give it 5 stars and recommend this book to people who like psychologically challenging science fiction.

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 5th Write for Life
April 6th S.M. Boyce
April 10th Jade Kerrion
April 12th Now is Gone
April 15th FU Only Knew
April 17th Sarcasm and Lemons
April 18th Brandon R. Luffman

Your Seventh 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 SEVENTH WORLD: Sea Clearly
Continue with your hunt tomorrow at Lisa Is a Bookworm. Good luck!


Find Becca J. Campbell:
Find me at Inspiration for Creation: http://www.beccajcampbell.com
Twitter: @beccajcampbell
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