Waiting on Wednesday #5 – Scripted by Maya Rock

Posted November 19, 2014 by Lillian in Features / 1 Comment

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating.

Today’s pick that I’m eagerly anticipating I first saw on Edelweiss (for those that do not know what that is…Edelweiss is a digital galley website for bloggers, reviewers, and book sellers to look at upcoming releases and request advanced copies to review). The cover initially drew me to it, but look at the synopsis!!!! A dystopian set on an island that people are watching you on TV…ummmm…sign me up please 😀 You know I can’t resist a dystopian novel! Plus this one was all the makings of a potentially good book and it releases close to my birthday in February (hint-hint honey 😉 ).

It is currently available for pre-order with most retailers, links below.

Waiting on Wednesday #5 – Scripted by Maya RockScripted by Maya Rock
Published by Penguin on 2015-02-05
Length: 336 pages

Reality TV has a dark future in this thought-provoking thriller To the people suffering on the war-torn mainland, Bliss Island seems like an idyllic place. And it is: except for the fact that the island is a set, and the islanders’ lives are a performance. They’re the stars of a hit TV show, Blissful Days—Characters are adored by mainland viewers, yet in constant danger of being cut if their ratings dip too low. And no one really knows what happens to cut Characters.

Nettie Starling knows she’s been given the chance of a lifetime when a producer offers suggestions to help her improve her mediocre ratings—especially when those suggestions involve making a move on the boy she’s been in love with for years. But she'll soon have to decide how far she's willing to go to keep the cameras fixed on her. . . especially when she learns what could happen to her if she doesn't.

About Maya Rock

Maya is a freelance writer and editor living in NYC. "Scripted" is her first book.

Maya went through a reality TV junkie phase and was intrigued by its evolution--from seeming somewhat authentic to totally scripted. She started out with the idea of teens on a show who received individual ratings marks and would be cut if those marks fell too low. Then she moved to the idea of two girls, one who finds it effortless to keep her ratings up and one for whom its quite difficult. Everything else grew out of that, not necessarily in the most straightforward way.

What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday?

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