An Extreme Do-Over
“There are only two ways to survive Internet infamy: drop offline and play dead or give everyone something bigger and better to talk about. I’ve tried the first strategy. Now it’s time to try the second…”
A year and a lifetime ago, Riley Ozaki was just an ordinary high school junior in San Francisco, stressing over boys and grades. But an ill-conceived editorial in her school paper brought her an Internet avalanche of public-shaming and ruined her life.
Now Riley’s on a helicopter dropping into a deserted island with nineteen other teens, to star in a reality show that will be her redemption. She has no other choice. National attention was what got her into this mess, and only the same level of exposure can get her out. Besides, Riley has a few tricks up her sleeve.
With a cast of vivid characters who will stop at nothing to win the show, a cursed island setting, and a priceless treasure waiting to be discovered, Reality Gold will drop readers right into a scheming web of lies, love, and betrayal.
"Brooks’ riveting, multidimensional characters drive the story...this lambent, indelible cast outshines any gold they might find." --Kirkus Reviews
"A fast-paced romp through tropical jungles and into deep, dark caverns where allies may not be who they say they are and legends abound." --Chanticleer Reviews
"Riley Ozaki is a protagonist for today's readers. In the middle of a lush and captivating setting, here's a smart and resourceful young woman on the ride of a lifetime." --Chanticleer Reviews
"This young adult adventure is filled with all the mystery, suspense, backstabbing, romance, and personality clashes that one would expect in a reality show. Combine that with the thrill of an honest-to-goodness treasure hunt and Tiffany Brooks’ Reality Gold is a surefire winner. The diverse cast of characters gives everyone someone to root for, and the thrill of a treasure hunt makes for a page-turning read." --Francine Zane, Readers Favorite
Awarded the Gold Award from the LIterary Titan Book Award, July 2018.