Lux and Lies (Whitebird Chronicles, #1)
by Meg Collett
Mr. Robot meets UnReal in a story of celebrities and anarchists, reality shows and evil corporations, romance and self-discovery.
Nineteen-year-old Wren Iver is nothing more than a dying girl with cancer, but when megastar Sloan Lux dies right before filming starts on the year’s most anticipated reality show, producers scramble to secretly replace her—with Wren. She’s swept into Hollywood and promised a cure by VidaCorp, the nation’s richest pharmaceutical company, for simply replacing Lux. It’s a deal Wren can’t refuse.
The decision could get her killed, because she isn’t the only cast member with ulterior motives.
The Whitebirds, a social anarchist group, has infiltrated the show, and they’ll stop at nothing to use Sloane Lux’s fame to derail VidaCorp’s efforts to legalize their controversial, life-changing drug—a drug that might kill more people than it saves. Caught in the middle of a game between a powerful corporation and ruthless anarchist group, Wren will do anything to survive.
Will Wren secure the drug she needs to survive, or will she become another casualty in the anarchists’ fight against VidaCorp?
Sloane Lux dies and a cancer-stricken girl from Sunshine Heights is sought to replace her. Wren looks a lot like Sloane, you’d think she was her twin sister! When VidaCorp tells her she’s going to undergo some alterations and would eventually star as Lux, she can’t say no. Because the cure to her cancer lies in Hazen Bafford’s hands – the miracle drug Pacem that can stop her illness and prevent her from dying in twenty three days.
The question now is, will she pass as Sloane Lux in the reality TV series?
OMG OMG OMG!
Yes, that’s me after I got to the last page of the book. To say that I was shocked with the turn of events is an understatement. Truth is, I was blown away! How could I have totally overlook the clues and evidences?
Lux and Lies is a very engaging book, every page thrilling, every character captivating. This can be classified as sci-fi dystopian, but seriously, whatever genre this falls in, this book deserves a special spot in my shelf. The Favorites shelf!
Meg Collett is simply outstanding. I love the variety of stories she offers to her readers. No series or book is ever the same. From fallen angels and demons, to war veterans and construction magnates, from little girls and ponies, to aswangs and night ghouls, and now, to drugs and robots? The possibilities are endless with Meg Collett! Lux and Lies already surpassed my expectations. And this is only the beginning!