Review: Reality Ends Here by Alison Gaylin

Reality Ends Here by Alison Gaylin
Published: June 10, 2013
Format: E-Arc provided byNetGalley
Publisher: Pocket Star
Rating: 3/5

Summary via Goodreads
With a major crush on an adorable pop star, annoying younger siblings, and a mom and stepdad who are too strict, Estella Blanchard is a typical teenage girl-except that her daily struggles are plotlines on the reality show, Seven Is Heaven, which relentlessly documents her life as the older half-sister of sextuplets. Estella's an Oscar-worthy actress at hiding her true feelings from the camera.

However, she can't outrun the spotlight when she receives a Christmas present from her biological father...who died ten years ago under mysterious circumstances. Blamed for this "sick prank," Estella is placed in an unorthodox support group for troubled child stars-including a twenty-three-year-old has-been, a backstabbing drama queen, and a super-cute (but very off-limits) boy bander. And, as weird as the group is, when a creepy paparazzo starts stalking her, claiming that her dad is actually alive, Estella's going to need their help to uncover the truth and stay alive.

My Thoughts
All in all I thought this book was ok. I didn’t love it but it wasn’t awful either. It’s a very quick read, read it in just one sitting. I liked the premise of the book I just felt something was missing. I felt the “romance” between Estella and her love interest was well lacking…romance. I didn’t feel the connection between these two. No sparks, I thought they made better friends than potential boyfriend/girlfriend.

I did feel that it captured the right feel of the whole reality television vibe that’s going on right now. Showing how everything isn’t as it seems, that in actuality “reality” isn’t really real at all. Everyone it seems wants their 15 minutes of fame; even if it means hurting and exploiting those they “love”.


  1. Ah, this does sound like just an okay read from your review. Being a short read, I'm sure there must be loads of unanswered questions. Great review!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  2. It's just that "ok". I just felt it was a wild goose chase that really lead nowhere.

  3. I got the book as an ARC and I had some trouble getting it finished.

    1. I know what you mean but I hate to not finish a book.